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 ...