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Everything posted by Shurman292

  1. Stash your computer(s) in a lockable supply closet at work All kidding aside, the 670 is fairly light on power usage and with the 660 right around the corner (hopefully), that card should be an even better buy for efficiency.
  2. Nice. That's a little ridiculous, but very inspiring at the same time.
  3. +1 It took me a long time to get my 12gb (6x2gb) working properly with my 930 at 4.0ghz. Eventually though, I just ended up boosting the QPI, VTT, and IOH voltages a bit. I can't remember off the top of my head what I set them to, but I will let you know if I remember when I get home. I know I had my IOH voltage at 1.24-1.3 but that was more so due to what I though was a PCI-E vdroop problem.
  4. Forgive my lack of knowledge on the topic, but what does that mean? Only Keplar GPUs will get voltage monitoring on 295 and newer drivers?
  5. That's probably it, I just wish there were something I could do about it. I've tried Precision X and it did the exact same thing. I will have to give nTune a shot tonight and see how it goes.
  6. Ran it with increased voltages, no changes. Performed clean driver installation, uninstalled all overclocking tools, rebooted, and it runs stock just fine. Clocks up to 700 mhz when necessary Re-installed latest Afterburner, clocked it up to 750mhz/1900mhz no problem (was too excited to confirm stability for more than 5 minutes). Anything over that and it downclocked itself. So now I'm thinking software, not hardware. Some sort of poor communication between the drivers and overclocking software. Edit: By turning off voltage control in Afterburner, I am able to get it to stay at the higher clocks. Why would turning on the voltage control be doing this? I am glad I finally isolated the issue though.
  7. Hmm normally I would agree with Tj here, but I would recommend the SLI 680s solely due to the intense resolution you're running. A friend of mine cannot run a couple games optimally at that resolution with dual 670s
  8. That's the funny thing wevs, it wouldn't fit in the original slot with my small case and the HDDs in the way so I ended up putting it into the second x16 slot. Theoretically it should be the same, but you never know. I'm looking to get a larger case, so I may move it up to the first slot and see if it does the same thing.
  9. I've used the EZ flash system multiple times. It's quick and easy. Just use that method.
  10. Mine is a dv9700 as well, and I have had it replaced twice due to bad graphics cards. Since my last replacement I just stopped doing anything stressful on it so that it will last longer. I will be curious to see how yours turns out.
  11. Some of you may remember this thread where I increased the IOH voltage and tried new drivers to remedy the problem where my GPU doesn't ramp up to the 3D clock speeds. Well, I can safely say that the problem is not the GPU, because I am now having the exact same issues with the GTX 480 I just put in my system. I will mess around with it a little more tonight when I get home, but for now suffice it to say I've tried just about everything to keep it stable. I say "just about" because the only thing I have not messed with yet is the IOH PCIE voltage in my BIOS. My current overclock is nothing outrageous: 800 core, 1900 memory at stock voltage. For completeness sake, I tried: Cleanly re-installing the newest drivers Switching from MSI Afterburner to EVGA Precision X for overclocking (Afterburner would not change the core voltage per GPU-Z) Many restarts Increasing IOH voltage to 1.26 from 1.2 (I will go up to 1.3 tonight) Changed from adaptive to "prefer performance" in Nvidia control panel Added my overclock settings to the "3D profile" Backing down the overclock to near stock settings Increasing GPU core voltage Any words of wisdom before I have at it again tonight? I'm at a loss.
  12. You are taking this issue very well. I am glad to see that you are not going on an endless rant about how you dislike the company that screwed you over, etc. Very professional Anyway, if you keep pursuing the issue someone at DeepCool will give in to your requests. It just takes enough patience and verbal tact. In your case, you have a pretty strong case built up against them. I, for one, will be certain to stay away from DeepCool in the future.
  13. Won't be buying it, I love Win 7. No need to spend extra money that I could put towards something useful.
  14. That is pretty sweet. I'm a little surprised something like this didn't come out sooner.
  15. In my experience, more voltage equates to more stability. Yes, you will probably be able to get it higher with more voltage, just watch the temps. Some others may be able to provide some specific tweaks to AMD MBs that I am not familiar with though.
  16. I agree with you wevs. At first I though it could be legitimate, but then I read that they would be left out of Windows 8. I may just continue using them, though Rainmeter does look awesome.
  17. Yes that is the program I was thinking of! Do you have any tips or favorite skins that you like to use? I'll have to play around with it more tonight when I get home.
  18. If you haven't heard, Microsoft is "temporarily" killing all sidebar and gadget applications due to the possibility of security exploits. This news saddens me greatly as I love my monitoring gadgets. Who knows how long Microsoft will leave gadgets under the rug... The question now is: what is your favorite alternative to Microsoft Gadgets? I've seen one in particular that I would love to try out, but can't remember the name of it for the life of me. Plus, I'm not sure it will work after one applies the Fixit described in the above article.
  19. If that is what matter to the OP, then I agree. I just hesitate to trust AMD's drivers, especially in multi-card setups.
  20. Wow I can't believe both cards would run on a 500watt PSU. However, I personally would still go with Nvidia, and that's why I recommended PSUs that were over 600watts. I just like the extra added goodies that come with an Nvidia card.
  21. If it's his first build, I would not recommend messing with Crossfire yet. Depending on how much extra is left over from the rest of the system, I would go with one of these or one of these.
  22. +1 This is the first thing I tried, and it makes perfect sense (though sadly it didn't work for me).
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