So I finished my first build ever July 10ish. Before getting my graphics
card and SSD in I had overclocked my i5 2500K to 4.4Ghz at +.075
Offset. (I tried to get it higher, but even at ~4.25V as seen in CPUZ it
wouldn't run 4.5GHz stable). Nevertheless, this isn't the processor OC
section, so that question may wait for another day.
After doing testing with my old EVGA 8800GT for comparison I popped in
my GTX 670 and attempted to overclock it. At base speeds, it runs at:
Base Clock: 1006MHz, Boost Clock: 1084MHz, Memory Clock: 6208MHz. After
what seemed to be hours in front of Heavenmark Dx11 I was able to get
+60MHz Base/Boost and +650MHz Memory Clock with stable benches through
Precision X at Power Target 145% and max voltage.
Results: (At 1600x900 Resolution because I'm working on an old monitor at the moment...)
Anyway, I was pretty satisfied at the time. Wasn't getting an
outstanding overclock, but I figured I was a little unlucky, oh well.
However, I recently borrowed a friend's 27" HDTV in their absence so I
could test at 1920x1080 Resolution. After a bit of dual monitor gaming
and whatnot, I finally sat down and tested Heavenmark Dx11. I wasn't
happy with the results, I didn't even make it through the benchmark
without crashing. When I eventually afford to buy two 24" LED Monitors
this will be unacceptable.
Did I just get an unlucky bin? And is there any way to rectify it
through EVGA? Or am I stuck with this card? I plan to eventually go SLI,
but it is really out of the question when I can't even afford a new
monitor. I know it's not guaranteed in terms of how much I can get out of my card, but it doesn't hurt to try, right?
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