Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Revisiting an old addiction


  • Please log in to reply
50 replies to this topic

#1 boinker

boinker

    Im a Watchin you......

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3303 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Del Sity, Oklahoma

Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:21 PM

well the Overclocking bug bit me again. So that takes me to my system. recently having taken out my watercooling loop and Needing to rebuild it I put all the Stock coolers back on my 3 gtx 480's and went to benching. After tweaking around for a few hours Here are the results. Don't laugh too hard. These 480's are pushing 3 years old and by hardware years they are ancient by now. :lol: The question for you is How long has it been sense you pushed your system?? 

 

For me, I think about a Year now. If you are at or near this isnt it about time you took yours for a ride.

 

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7469260

 

Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0 FPS:
48.7
Score:
2036
Min FPS:
23.2
Max FPS:
82.5
System Platform:
Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
CPU model:
Intel® Core™ i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz (3200MHz) x6
GPU model:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 9.18.13.1407 (1535MB) x2
Settings Render:
Direct3D11
Mode:
1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
Preset
Extreme HD

 


"It works Because I threatened it. :lol:" - " did you show it the sledgehammer" - "No, A flight of stairs"
"I don't want to be much of a forum Nazi but this situation calls for a hail Bosco and blitzkrieg someone".

If that does not work I hop in a Madcat and Blast it to microscopic Particles.


#2 MercuryDoun

MercuryDoun

    Banana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1548 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Eastern Michigan, USA

Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:33 PM

I hadn't touched my system since last year really. During summer I turn down my overclocks because the heat from my computer overpowers the central air... Lol. Just a few weeks ago now, I finally brought it back to winter clocks, but it wasn't stable to I had to mess with it again. 4.2GHz and a nice 875/1750/2100 on my sli 570's.

 

Overall it was actually just the QPI voltage that needed to be bumped a bit. Memory controller didn't much care for 2000mhz+ speeds I guess.


*My System*
>< Case: Antec DF-85 >< PSU: Antec CP-850 850w >< MoBo: Asus P6X58D-E ><

>< CPU: i7-930, @ 4.0Ghz >< CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems >< TIM: Artic Silver MTX ><

>< RAM: Mushkin Blackline 6gb DDR3-1600 @ 1914mhz 7-10-7-24 2T ><

>< SSD: Corsair Force F120 120gb >< HDD: 2x Samsung F4 320gb Raid-0 ><

>< GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II GTX570 @ 900/1800/2250 24/7>< Monitor: Asus 24" LCD @ 1920x1080 ><

My gold plated butt-plug business is being sued by Apple. Apparently they have a patent for overpriced crap for a holes.


#3 hornybluecow

hornybluecow

    I Am A Cow...

  • Reviewer
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5523 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:MT

Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:39 PM

ah the overclocking bug. you need medication before it over takes you completely :)

hbbanner.jpg

Filckr Photostream / Workstation Build Guide / How to Overclock an Intel 4770K Guide

Main Rig: i7-3930K @ 4.2ghz, Asus P9X79 WS, Quadro FX 4800, Intel 335 240 GB, Vertex 4 120 GB, Raid-1 2x 3 TB, 64 GB (8x8gb) G-skill, Thermaltake Core V71, SeaSonic Plat 1000watt.

Review Test Rig: : i7-4770k @ 4.2ghz, MSI-GD65 Gaming, Geforce GTX 770 , Corsair Force GT 240 GB, Patriot 16 GB 2400 (2x8gb), (Case always changing) Thermaltake 750w.


#4 boinker

boinker

    Im a Watchin you......

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3303 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Del Sity, Oklahoma

Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:40 PM

Dude, When I get my Other case Fabricated and built I need to get My old 950 out and have a hay-day. Its been to long sense I had to deal with the Greatness. :D That is the I7-950

 

Lets see some scores there Mercurydoun


"It works Because I threatened it. :lol:" - " did you show it the sledgehammer" - "No, A flight of stairs"
"I don't want to be much of a forum Nazi but this situation calls for a hail Bosco and blitzkrieg someone".

If that does not work I hop in a Madcat and Blast it to microscopic Particles.


#5 d6bmg

d6bmg

    BMG FTW!!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4149 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:35 PM

My old 2700K is running @4.2GHz all the time for last one and half years or so. But I did not change any settings for last 1 year. It is running as I have set before this time period.


boozei.gif


#6 Prunes

Prunes

    Geek

  • News Editor
  • PipPipPip
  • 869 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:37 AM

I'd say it's been a year or so for me as well. And in the mean time I've gotten a new CPU cooler, a GTX 670 and a room without a working heater (PC has been folding every time I leave my room). So maybe I should give it a shot later this week.


Formerly known as Ecofriendly

My rig:

Mobo: Asus P8Z68 Pro Gen 3
CPU: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.3
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i with 2x Corsair SP 120 Quiet Edition
GPU: MSI GTX 670 Power Edition
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB
HDD: WD Cavier Black 1TB
PSU: Corsair AX860i
Case: Fractal Design R4 Black

 


#7 Nyt_Ryda

Nyt_Ryda

    Total Nerd

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4425 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Africa

Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:55 AM

 

How long has it been sense you pushed your system?? 

 

 

 

48 hours... Only because the 4670K is out of the system since a 4770K is on its way  :P

 

I feel sorry for those saying they haven't tried overclocking for a whole year or longer... This is Overclockers Club after all !  

There is Lawn bowls club or the Golf club if you're feeling too old for this stuff and would rather live a nice retired life without having to worry about random BSODs  :teehee:

 

 

Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0 FPS:

48.7
Score:
2036
Min FPS:
23.2
Max FPS:
82.5

 

Not that bad actually...

 

My old GTX690 got 88FPS oc'ed so GTX480 tri-SLI is just above a GTX680 in that, but in 3D Mark 11 those 480s are quite close to the GTX690s and HD7990s.


Edited by Knight_72, 11 November 2013 - 04:56 AM.

i7 4770K | Corsair H105

ASUS Maximus VI Hero | EVGA GTX980 SC ACX 2.0
Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz 4x4Gb | Corsair AX860i
Cooler Master Storm Trooper | Seagate Barracuda 2Tb


#8 IVIYTH0S

IVIYTH0S

    They call me... General Help.

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20791 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pennsauken, NJ

Posted 11 November 2013 - 07:00 AM

Maybe I'll finally overclock my 7950 since I finally fixed the high def textures in skyrim so it looks amazing but it's got some light chop at times.

"GilliumX58" DESKTOP
Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V-PRO | Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.6ghz | CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAXR | Videocard: MSI Twin Frozr HD7970
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB 1866mhz | OS SSD: SanDisk Extreme 240GB SATA | PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W
Monitor: Samsung 30" 305T | CD/DVD: Samsung SH-S223F | Keyboard: Razer Tarantula | Mouse: Razer Lachesis

OCC Cool Club Member

 
 

 

GPU Comparison tool on AnAndTech


#9 Nyt_Ryda

Nyt_Ryda

    Total Nerd

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4425 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Africa

Posted 11 November 2013 - 07:02 AM

Maybe I'll finally overclock my 7950 since I finally fixed the high def textures in skyrim so it looks amazing but it's got some light chop at times.

 

Hasn't the game been out exactly 2 years already ?  :teehee: Better late than never I suppose lol


i7 4770K | Corsair H105

ASUS Maximus VI Hero | EVGA GTX980 SC ACX 2.0
Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz 4x4Gb | Corsair AX860i
Cooler Master Storm Trooper | Seagate Barracuda 2Tb


#10 cjloki

cjloki

    Demigod

  • Donated T5
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3071 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Riverside CA.

Posted 11 November 2013 - 07:29 AM

about two weeks ago i updated my bios to the latest issue and lost ALOT of overclocking capability and speed, i.e, with the initial bios i was able to hit and hold 5ghz for a few minutes before the temps would go thru the roof and shut me down. with the latest bios i can barely hit 4.85 at tjmax...and there are other issues that don't measure up with this bios so i'm considering reverting back to the original issue...

 

i guess the point is that i still play around with overclocking this thing because it's a favorite hobby of mine...something i enjoy doing when i'm home...

and as for the 7970's, they do occasionally get overclocked too but usually only if i'm benchmarking...


#1) ASUS F2A85-V PRO+AMD 6800k@4.7ghz,Corsair H100,20gb Crucial Ballistix ddr3 1600@1866,xfx7970 Black,GTX650 physx,2x128gb vertex4's raid0,2x600gb WD velociraptors,Sony OptiarcDVD rw,Antec1200 Full tower,Coolmax cug-950,w8pro64, gaming

#2) ASUS rampage formula+qx9770@4ghz, Corsair h100, 4gb ocz 1200, twin cav black 500's raid/0, CF 2x6870, corsair 750, custom DIY coolermaster glite mid tower, Sony OptiarcDVD, w7pro64, main office/server/gamin

#3) Gigabyte p55ud5+I-7 875k@2.93turbo, 4g gskill PIS 2200, nvidia gt520, corsair h50, samsung f3 1tb, lg supermultiDVD, coolermaster 500w psu, raidmax sieran, win8pro64 clone, strictly folding 15k-30k ppd 

Bloodbath

 Warweeny: " just let it go, be free and relax ! "

 


#11 wevsspot

wevsspot

    The Pain of Being a Razorback Fan.....

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16009 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NW Arkansas

Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:19 AM

I feel for you CJ.  The latest BIOS sometimes isn't the best BIOS for overclocking.  They fix one thing and break another  :)


10804750996_f1dd23d20e_o.jpg

 


#12 IVIYTH0S

IVIYTH0S

    They call me... General Help.

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20791 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pennsauken, NJ

Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:55 AM

Maybe I'll finally overclock my 7950 since I finally fixed the high def textures in skyrim so it looks amazing but it's got some light chop at times.

 
Hasn't the game been out exactly 2 years already ?  :teehee: Better late than never I suppose lol

Maaaaybe, lol. It was always butter but then I realized all my graphical mods weren't loading in the right order to all work to their best and optimized it. Now it looks phenomenal but with some hiccups here and there. It's probably been almost a year since I've overclocked anything (other than phones lol)
 

I feel for you CJ.  The latest BIOS sometimes isn't the best BIOS for overclocking.  They fix one thing and break another   :)

Is the performance per clock any better?

"GilliumX58" DESKTOP
Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V-PRO | Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.6ghz | CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAXR | Videocard: MSI Twin Frozr HD7970
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB 1866mhz | OS SSD: SanDisk Extreme 240GB SATA | PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W
Monitor: Samsung 30" 305T | CD/DVD: Samsung SH-S223F | Keyboard: Razer Tarantula | Mouse: Razer Lachesis

OCC Cool Club Member

 
 

 

GPU Comparison tool on AnAndTech