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    hello. i just got my gtx295 and would like to run it at its optimal performance. coming from using ati and ccc software, i am not very familiar with nvidia and rivatuner settings. can anyone help me out with a basic run thru on how to set it all up please?

    the only thing i have done so far is set the fan speed to a constant 60%.
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    Rivatuner is not very user-friendly for Nvidia novices. Get EVGA Precision Tool or MSI Afterburner.

    http://www.evga.com/PRecision/

    http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/

    They work with any brand of Nvidia card. They let you overclock the various settings, as well as fan control, and monitoring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    Rivatuner is not very user-friendly for Nvidia novices. Get EVGA Precision Tool or MSI Afterburner.

    http://www.evga.com/PRecision/

    http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/

    They work with any brand of Nvidia card. They let you overclock the various settings, as well as fan control, and monitoring.

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    thank you. ill just do that. i just dl the 3dmark06 to see if it performs well. im just not really sure what to run this card at:
    core?
    shader?
    memory?

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    my 3dmark06 score was:
    12970
    sm 2.0 score-5440
    sm 3.0 score-7509
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    for my system specs, does this look right?

    i also cant enable manual fan control. the auto button isnt checked either. its greyed out.

    (update) i got the fan speed to work. it was under gpu2 instead of 1.
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    EVGA Precision works well for me...really simple program with Logitech G15 keyboard input but it looks like MSI afterburner has variable Fan speed control which is really very helpful when it comes to increased fan speeds in games

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    You can test all of your overclocking settings with precision, before trying them in Vantage. Give yourself sometime to get used to using precision, it's a great little program.

    If your looking for better performance, you should think about upgrading to a core i7 system, you have the GTX295 now it's time to upgrade from the 780i and e8400.

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    the problem is, the test feature on precision is greyed out. even after i apply some settings. it wont let me test.

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    any clue why the test feature wont work for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by srice425 View Post
    my 3dmark06 score was:
    12970
    sm 2.0 score-5440
    sm 3.0 score-7509
    cpu score-2441

    for my system specs, does this look right?

    i also cant enable manual fan control. the auto button isnt checked either. its greyed out.

    (update) i got the fan speed to work. it was under gpu2 instead of 1.
    I'd say those numbers are low

    3d06 on a q6600@3.6 and a gtx 260

    3DMark Score 18386 3DMarks
    SM2.0 Score 7 K
    HDR/SM3.0 Score 8 K
    CPU Score 6 K

    something seems off there
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    Steve. I'm on my ATI system right now, when I go back down stairs to my nVidia system I'll email you and let you know about precision.

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    ok. thx.

    i did oc my gtx 295 to these
    core. 685
    shader. 1477
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    The way i have done it with evga precision is first i found my core clock/memory clock ratio when in stock then raising core clock linked with shader by 10 and test.Memory clock calculated using the same ratio with stock at any core clock number you adding.I hope this makes sence to you english isnt my native language and tried to explain as possible as i can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srice425 View Post
    any clue why the test feature wont work for me?
    see the hint box

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    see the hint box

    ya, i saw that. i was assuming that the gtx295 would let me do it and that i was just prob doing something wrong.

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    Your Scores are abit low the reason why the test feature is greyed out is because the Driver you are using may be a Beta driver that the current evga Precision does not support.

    The latest version of EVGA Precision is 1.8.1 that its been around for a few months and during which nvidia has released an updated Geforce driver. Hence EVGA Precision "test" feature is greyed out, you need to use an older driver or skip the test feature and use something else like Furmark

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    heya... im the opposite to you just got my new 5970 and being new to AMD lots of research was in order to overclock that sucker. heres what i found and it really works good.
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/overcl...on-5970-guide/
    basically what this dood says to do is to run Furmark (not Futuremark) in a window and do the gpu overclocking real time on the fly as the stability test runs until it crashes or you start to smell smoke. actually im sure all you overclocking gods probably know all about this and therefore i REALLY would look like a noob just for mentioning this. but i thoght it was cool.
    just one thing though that i discovered. that small windowed stability test was not the end all be all for stabiltiy for me. i needed to try a game for an hour to really be sure. what i found was that the voltage was just a tad too high and needed to be lowered 10mv then the game worked. maybe the windowed test needs to be more than the 640x480 or whatever he said. dunno still playing with it.
    anyways hope my two bits helps yas outs..

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