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Back to team green after 6 months with red ... 1070 GTX overclocking problems

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by bernek, Feb 11, 2019 at 10:38 PM.

  1. bernek

    bernek Maha Guru

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    The card is Gigabyte 1070GTX 8GB rev.2 Windforce OC (maybe I got some mistakes in the force and wind but this is it).

    Memory is Micron :( ... sad face because it doesn't want to OC (memory) close to nothing ... anything above +200 MHz in Afterburner (+100 effective that is) I get artifacts ... I tried the new "OC Scanner" and it doesnt overclock the memory only the GPU ... I got there 150-200 MHz extra across the frequency range pretty happy with that !

    I've read about a bug with memory voltages for these cards especially Micron issues ... but at least a +200 (effective clock for memory) should be expected ... what am I doing wrong ?! I've had an 1060 GTX 6GB and memory was easily overclockable to +400 MHz in AF meaning 200 effective.

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  2. HARDRESET

    HARDRESET Member Guru

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  3. Geryboy

    Geryboy Ancient Guru

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    expect for voltage and power target there's nothing you can do to get it more stable.
     
  4. bernek

    bernek Maha Guru

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    I maxed the voltage and power target and did a custom curve using MSI Afterburner so basically I can't change memory timmings or overvolt memory ?

    Can I write a different bios from a better card maybe memory gets some more voltage ?

    Either way the card performs quite a lot better compared to RX580 8GB ... I smell a 30% increase sometimes maybe more... happy with it because I got it cheap and helps me with 2K res that I play on ... with RX580 I struggled at medium settings majority of titles and with this 1070 overclocked (as much as I could) I can get high settings maybe some ultra here and there at 2K pretty amazing for me !
     

  5. HeavyHemi

    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    +200 in Afterburner is +400mhz effective. So +100 in Afterburner, would be +200mhz effective.
     
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    HARDRESET Member Guru

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  7. bernek

    bernek Maha Guru

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    My bad but still not happy with Micron or its overclock capabilities. On the GPU side I'm happy but not memory ... does this Pascal need more memory bandwidth badly ? or I'm just hunting something that is not needed (gaming wise).
     
  8. Geryboy

    Geryboy Ancient Guru

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    It will hardly give you 3 % fps depending on the game. Just because Samsung had some good memory kits doesn't mean everything else is trash. There's also Samsung memory that wouldn't OC properly.
     
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  9. bernek

    bernek Maha Guru

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    The why the hell I'm trying to overclock the vram ... I will just leave it be and be happy with the GPU clock increase (curve) from Afterburner and game more play with settings less.
     

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