I tried turning the fan up as you asked, but it didnt change the bench results. The load temps dropped to 60-65 range from 72/68, but no effect on performance.
I noticed crashes in Heaven after 1 hour or so, even when SLI was turned off. This went away when I switched the primary card and ran in single card mode, so I asked EVGA for an RMA on the card that caused the crashes.
While waiting for the RMA, I tried removing the OC on my CPU, and this fixed the crashes as well. I am currently increasing the CPU voltage on my OC to see if it fixes the problem without losing my OC.
Maybe this card I have is just super sensitive to OCing? Wont be able to tell until the RMA arrives, but any suggestions for things to try until then would be appreciated!
you might want to check if the game actually supports SLI, I know many games that claim they do and it isn't until you contact them with your problem that they say that it isn't supported - in which case it's not the vid cards fault.
It is possible that you are hitting a power limit, do a PSU calcuation and see where you stand. That processor alone should be around 120-150W. let me do one for you with aproximate values and then you check it again yourself
Sometimes overclocking can be your cards downfall. For an example, when I overclock my GTX 550ti my scores actually fall even though it is running completely stable. Again, there really is no point of overclocking your graphics card when you have a great setup like that. As well, you can kill your card VERY easily.
ya, the only reason I want to OC my setup is because the OC removes the stuttering i experience playing BF3 in Ultra online. I know, I am a bit spoiled by my rig, but I put it together expecting to have no problems with any current gen games, and I just want put in the extra effort to get the most out of my system.
Well, I do! I dont like BF3 stuttering on me every 5 minutes. So I do see a useful increase in performance. And the overclock I am aiming for is pretty mild. Plus, I have EVGA's overclocking warranty. I would rather have the cards die on me under warranty than after.