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post #3441 of 5998
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This is on water actually.

So am I a lost cause?
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There are some 580's that can't even hit 900 on the core with 1.1V, and they have more robust circuitry. The next step would probably be to flash to a BIOS that allows for higher voltage, but that is a risk that you would need to decide if it was worth it or not.

For what it's worth, you're unlikely to see any significant performance gain in frames per second for your games, even if you could hit 1GHz.

Nice setup by the way. I like the twist in the tube leading from the bottom GPU to the RX240.

Well, as Covert said, some cards can go high, others not so unfortunately. I know that I won't see anything higher than 900 and to actually even hit that I'm still skeptical. My cards trade off a bit of voltage to run the double density ram and keep the reference design. So these guys weren't design to be overachieving overclockers and I'm cool with that.

If you want to risk the flash, its up to you. Only experience I have flashing is flashing the amd 6950s to 6970s but these guys had dual bios as a backup if you fudge it up. Flashing fermis has a risk and some manufacturers will void/deny your warranty if they find out its a bricked card. If you want some serious oc'ing, sell them and shell out for the 570 Classy. I'm sure these guys can hit more than 900 and retain the reference design to put your blocks on them .

edit: my cards were able to hit 815core on the stock voltage, so not a bad start
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Gainward Twin Fan 580s in SLI, 870/1033 is about as good as mine get. Makes me sorry I didn't do the extra dollars for some sort of super OC variety. I got more hardware points on the Bot for my 460s than for my 580s - though the 580s got more Globals.....
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Gainward Twin Fan 580s in SLI, 870/1033 is about as good as mine get. Makes me sorry I didn't do the extra dollars for some sort of super OC variety. I got more hardware points on the Bot for my 460s than for my 580s - though the 580s got more Globals.....
Just saw the "Phantom" ones. Is that a passive 2.5 slot cooler . Noticed the have a 3gb version too
Edited by wermad - 8/18/11 at 4:53am
post #3444 of 5998
last night i hit 900MHz with my card's one air and another on wet Proof 3Dmark11 i tried 2 times and i notice that i had 2 diferent bios GF110-70.10.17.00.73 on my first card and GF110-70.10.17.00.76 on the new card i got yesterday i usewd nvflash win to flash my firts card with the same bios as the new one and i did run couple of benches and i was able to be stable whit both bios GF110-70.10.17.00.76, I dont know if make any difference buth form me it did maybe i had a bad moded bios buth for single card was good , but no for sli.

3Dmark11 Score's Bellow remember one Air and other water. just checked my new VID-NX580 will be here friday 19

797MHZ stock

850 MHZ

900MHz
Edited by skyn3t - 8/18/11 at 4:59am
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Just saw the "Phantom" ones. Is that a passive 2.5 slot cooler . Noticed the have a 3gb version too
The fans are hidden underneath the heatsink. I forget the orientation, but I believe they blow upward to push air through that giant piece of metal.
     
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post #3446 of 5998
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Just saw the "Phantom" ones. Is that a passive 2.5 slot cooler . Noticed the have a 3gb version too
I think the phantoms have three pwm fans hiding under those coolers, and they are 3GB.
Mine are the "vanilla" 1536MB with two fans as stock, but i added the EK blocks.
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Ahh well I don't think I'll probably be flashing my firmware. Seems like to much risk. Although I do have one old card and one newer one, so that makes me wonder if there might be some gains to be made there having them running the same firmware. I realize that I won't gain anything gaming just been benching a little and wanted to push harder. So I guess I'll just decide to be happy with what I have. Thanks for all your comments/compliments!

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Hey everyone, Going to be building my rig soon. Can I have a few opinions on this? (Will be running at 2560x1440, No overclocking)

Gainward 3GB GeForce GTX 580 Phantom

Is there any problems with Gainward or the Phantom Cooler? It doesn't seem that popular compared to others. (But not everyone needs the 3GB version which includes this cooler )

Might SLI later down the road

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Just saw this deal and I'm actually going to Microcenter tonight to pick up some other stuff:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354622

Should I???

It seems like Zotac is not a big fan of watercooling as opposed to EVGA:

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http://www.zotac.com/index.php?optio...100018&lang=un

Does water-cooling or installing a third party cooling solution on my video card void the warranty?

Any modifications to the ZOTAC hardware will void the warranty on our products. The ZOTAC warranty does not cover any tampering with the physical hardware -- example: replacing the factory fan with third party cooling solutions such as different fans or water cooling solutions. Any physical damage such as burn marks, water damage or physical damage to the PCB will void ALL warranties.
Maybe I should just pay the extra for peace of mind and flexibility with EVGA.
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Just saw this deal and I'm actually going to Microcenter tonight to pick up some other stuff:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354622

Should I???

It seems like Zotac is not a big fan of watercooling as opposed to EVGA:



Maybe I should just pay the extra for peace of mind and flexibility with EVGA.
I rma'd two 470s that were on water. As long as you put everything back, you should be fine. I would recommend to use Arctic Silver 5 since that resembles the gunk nvidia adds as paste to the cards.

You can get a Galaxy reference card from td.com for $409 after mir and may avoid sales tax: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...947&CatId=3669
Edited by wermad - 8/18/11 at 11:58am
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