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Muhahaha ... Out with the old, in with the new!

Posted 29th January 2011 at 11:59 PM by delushin
Tags 580, card, gtx, power, sli

So I have been running with the old GTX 480 sli for a good few months now and it has given me some great gaming, I mean pretty much every game was maxed out so what is wrong with that?

Nothing its "ok"

Accept when you turn 3D on

So I have been thinking about upgrading for a bit now and today the evil dragon that rules my ... *SLAP* "ouch sorry babe I didn't know you were looking over my shoulder" *cough*

I mean so today the sexy girl who I love with all my heart fell victim to my manipulation techniques (chloroform works wonders) and agreed that I need an upgrade

BEHOLD THE MIGHTY 580!



Yes that image does show a small glimpse of my Nerf Gun collection ... AND NO I AM NOT TOO OLD ... anyways I am currently in /happy mode and then I was thinking "Oh crap what a huge bottleneck with my current CPU clock" ... You see I went back to stock for fear of blowing up the neighbors meth lab with the amount my BEAST would fluctuate the local power grid, but to run stock with those cards slowly melting my desk away would be so nineties

So it was back to the overclock board (not that I am a pro by any means) ...

Mission install completed ...

God I love that smiley face above ^^ I am just like that atm ... ok ok no bench tests yet as I was saying the OC is needed first, now its very common for the i7 920 to be seen around the 3.8 - 4.0 mark and prior to taking the next screen shot below I did have it sitting at 4.0 mind you that was without any stressing so just cause it past the post doesn't mean it was going strong ... so I settled for 3.8 I mean I am happy with that considering the stock is like 2.66 that's a pretty good increase and because I am soooo impatient I could only handle running the 3.8 for 20 mins but I mean the temps don't seem that bad do they?



The max I hit after 20 mins was 80C ... not sure how bad that is after all I am only kinda new to this stuff but hopefully nothing attempts to start a local campfire in my case and I limit the bottleneck with my new cards!

Please feel free to flame me for anything I have done wrong but if your going to swing the nuts around then make sure you back it up with a solution ... young fellas these days always complaining but never got any ideas for improvements ...
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    CAMMO's Avatar
    well done!
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    Posted 30th January 2011 at 12:50 AM by CAMMO CAMMO is offline
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    delushin's Avatar
    awwww man u make me feel guilty ... I have bailed all squad events lately and you still take the time to check my blog

    I LOVE U MAN
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    Posted 30th January 2011 at 02:52 AM by delushin delushin is offline
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    You show much more remarkable restraint than I. What started out as "I need a new hard drive" morphed quickly into "Build a whole new computer".

    As for overclocking, that part of my life is done. Usually we were trading performance for stability/reliability. My computers usually wound up in one of two states: broken or half-assed.
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    Posted 1st February 2011 at 05:45 AM by Schizo Schizo is offline
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    hay mate i am also keen to go 580s soon just w8ting for those evga ftw hydro copper version comes down in price there 2 exspensive for me atm at 950 each are u running 3 screens with ur 3d and is it stilla requiment to have 2 of those gpus for surround and vision surround etc
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    Posted 1st February 2011 at 10:25 AM by (gsm) steve (gsm) steve is offline
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    but i am clearly jealous beyond recognition at the moment hope ur happy haha but sweet setup man some more detailed stats would be awesome oh and the i7 920s love the o\c (overclock)
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    Posted 1st February 2011 at 10:26 AM by (gsm) steve (gsm) steve is offline
    Updated 1st February 2011 at 10:30 AM by (gsm) steve (more chat)
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    LMAO!! Love it mate. So here's the question, what you doing with those 480's? *wink wink* *nudge nudge*
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    Posted 1st February 2011 at 12:15 PM by Rage Rage is offline
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    hay mate i am also keen to go 580s soon just w8ting for those evga ftw hydro copper version comes down in price there 2 expensive for me atm at 950 each are u running 3 screens with ur 3d and is it stilla requirement to have 2 of those gpus for surround and vision surround etc
    If you going surround then sli is the minimum you would want, like I posted even 2x 480's struggled on single screen and multi screen in 3D of course when 3D was off they hammer everything ... but the 580's are sweet and everything I have tested so far has had great frames ... the 480's would sit between 20 - 35 maybe 40 but with the 580's I barely drop below 60 and thats max settings ... keep in mind some options need to be turned off for better viewing depending on the game
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    Posted 4th February 2011 at 07:11 PM by delushin delushin is offline
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    Originally Posted by Schizo View Comment
    You show much more remarkable restraint than I. What started out as "I need a new hard drive" morphed quickly into "Build a whole new computer".

    As for overclocking, that part of my life is done. Usually we were trading performance for stability/reliability. My computers usually wound up in one of two states: broken or half-assed.
    HAHA ... yea see I was thinking about going the sandybridge but then I though well considering I was going to upgrade why not see what I can do with this chip ... the 3.8 is stable prime95 10 hours so when I get home I will try a 4 or 4.2 see what air will let me do, I might have to reseat the heatsink ... only time will tell
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    Posted 4th February 2011 at 07:14 PM by delushin delushin is offline
 

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