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post #161 of 230
are you too lazy to go through this thread and figure that out?
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8909...ners-club.html

And how's your auction coming along?
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post #162 of 230
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I read through it but I just did not see it.
Only that a guy with a EVGA had 1000MHZ core clock.

So please just tell me which 580 brand overclocks the best?
And do they all have a Voltage Controller so I could do a Volt Mod?

Auction is going fine the price did not increas dramatically but it ends in 2 hours so I would like this information now so I can make a final decision
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post #163 of 230
your also assuming your sli will scale 100%
and no sli will scale 100% 75% is the highest ive seen
even with drivers micro stutter is there even in newer cards
asus and evga are prolly the best overclockers, to my knowledge all the 580's have voltage control
if not i know asus does as its there trademark
in the end just get what makes you happy as others opinions/ knowledge really dont affect your decision from the 17 pages i read
and for the vram it wont use both cards vram ever and 2 cards in 1 still is 2 cards not 1 it will only use 1 cards vram
Edited by solar0987 - 2/28/11 at 11:15am
post #164 of 230
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I think I will go for EVGA because I can return it when a newer card comes out and switch it out with a newer card^^.

But I live in Austria ...is that just limited for the USA?
Also do I lose the warranty if I install a waterblock on it?
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post #165 of 230
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Can someone confirm that Asus and EVGA are provide 580´s with the best overclocking ability?

Also will I lose my warranty if I install a waterblock on it?
And is the feature that I can just return the card for a newer one limited to USA??
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post #166 of 230
no you wont void your warranty
unless they put a sticker on it to make it so you have to break the sticker to take off the factory cooler
if they dont they wont know if you took it off or not
just if they ask lie
there is also no guaranteed best overclock
post #167 of 230
All of them will overclock similarly unless its not based on a reference design. IF you see one with custom cooling and upgraded chips then most likely it would do higher overclocks with less temps. eVGA is prob the way to go since you can step it up to something newer which should be out within 3 months.
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post #168 of 230
Just to let you know, warranties are not transferable with eVGA. You need to be the original purchaser of the card for you to have a warranty. Therefore the step up program also does not apply.

"The EVGA warranty is non-transferable. Products purchased second hand, from a non-authorized seller, or from an auction site do not carry any warranty."

http://www.evga.com/support/warranty/
post #169 of 230
ive heard people with evga sc, getting to 1ghz
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post #170 of 230
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Originally Posted by Kung Pow View Post
But one thing that is certainly untrue is that Quad SLI 295 has only 896 Vram...the guys from Pureoverclock.net said Quad 295 have 2 x 896 MB
Yes 2 x 896, but it doesn't equal 1 chunk of 1792mb of usable memory.
Each card still only uses its own 896mb of memory, they do not share the 1792mb.
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