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NVIDIA Inspector question?

post #1 of 10
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In NVIDIA Inspector overclocking mode, it offers 3 different "Performance" modes where you can overclock the card. I'm only familiar with the last one...

Here's what it says:

Level 0 (P12)

GPU Clock: 50MHz
Memory Clock: 135MHz
Shader Clock: 101MHz

Level 1 (P8)

GPU Clock: 405MHz
Memory Clock: 324MHz
Shader Clock: 810MHz

Level 2 (P0)

GPU Clock: 797MHz
Memory Clock: 2025MHz
Shader Clock: 1594MHz

What is the difference between the 3? Should I attempt to overclock all 3? I'm confused :?

EDIT: NVIDIA Inspector allows you to change the voltage? I thought this was only affected by the IOHv in the BIOS? What is the maximum voltage I should be using for SLI'd GTX 580s while also keeping them safe - KEEP IN MIND: My CPU and RAM are also pretty overclocked?
Edited by xyeLz - 2/24/11 at 10:19pm
post #2 of 10
I only mess with the Level 2 clocks. Voltage is up to you. I doubt they really need be overclocked much for general usage and gaming.
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someone can correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it's idle, 2d & 3d clock speeds. There is no max safe volts more like max safe temps. Keep your card under 90c and all will be ok! but you must remember that running kombuster and things like that will work your cards harder than any game. So temps under 90 while stress testing will give you great gamming temps.
Edited by Hodgy1971 - 2/24/11 at 10:34pm
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Originally Posted by Hodgy1971;12517570 
someone can correct me if I’m wrong but, I believes it's idle, 2d & 3d clock speeds. There is no max safe volts more like max safe temps. Keep your card under 90c and all will be ok! but you must remember that running kombuster and things like that will work your cards harder than any game. So temps under 90 while stress testing will give you great gamming temps.

Must disagree with bolded part, at least with the 570. I blew my VRAMS at 1.15v with temps well under 90c. The problem is these boards dont monitor VRAM temps.
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post #5 of 10
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This is a little bit off topic but are GPUs on the same voltage scheme as the CPU voltage? Like in order to not exceed 12v. Do I include GPUs in that or is that completely different?

Sorry, somewhat of a first time overclocker here.

By the way, I'm also on water. Does anyone have any GTX 580 stats of theirs under water?
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Originally Posted by Shredicus;12517626 
Must disagree with bolded part, at least with the 570. I blew my VRAMS at 1.15v with temps well under 90c. The problem is these boards dont monitor VRAM temps.

But the guy doesn’t have a 570, he has a 580.

If you are water then disregard the 90c. I think you really don’t want to push temps over 70c while on water. Just watch your temps, if they begin to get out of control you know you have found your max volts.
Edited by Hodgy1971 - 2/24/11 at 10:52pm
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What's a normal GTX580 overclock like, on air or water?

I want to be safe so I was thinking 900/2100 at stock voltage but is that TOO under? Should I shoot for something more like 920/2100 at stock voltage? Or 940/2150 at 1.0v??? I just don't know?
post #8 of 10
I can tell you if you are only running a single u2411 then you will not need to overclock, a single 580 will eat that resolution. I think you need to just start upping the core speed until it becomes unstable. If you were to use afterburner and kombuter at the same time upping you core clock till it becomes unstable then adding a little volts and keep on doing that until you meet your goal. but I suspect if you have not unlocked your volts in your bios you will run out of volts before anything else. You don’t need to worry mate just start doing it. Up the core speed check for stability if its stable up the core speed again check for stability if you find its unstable then up the volts keep on repeating this until you meet your goals.
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Thanks mate smile.gif

Yeah I'm only concerned about overclocking because I can't run BlackOps in full NVIDIA settings while also having full Black Ops settings and still get 125 FPS. So I'm working on it =/
post #10 of 10
Have you change the config file in black ops? I think black ops is locked at 90 fps. You will find the config file under, program files x86, steam, steamapps, common, call of duty black ops, player. You will see two config files one for mp one for single. You then use the find funtion and look for max fps.

Edit

The u2411 runs at 60hz why do you want 125fps? You would be only working your cards harder than they need to!
Edited by Hodgy1971 - 2/25/11 at 4:09pm
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