MMM
    X

    Subscribe to New Ads!

    Receive weekly ads in your inbox!



Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 50

Thread: How to: Bench MSI Lightning GTX-580 for dummies

  1. #1
    PI in the face
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    3,084

    How to: Bench MSI Lightning GTX-580 for dummies

    How to: Bench MSI Lightning GTX-580 for dummies
    Everyone has their own way to do things but this is what has worked for me. This is how I bench heaven...



    1.Cool to -50c idle in windows
    2.Glaze your pot
    3.Start benching at stock speed and volts except memory bump +175v ish
    4.Slowly cool down pot while benching to -135c (if you hear a loud crack start over and heat back up to -50c.)
    5.While at -135c you can set clocks and volts while idling in OS 1450/1400 = +449mv Core +200mv Mem +000mv AUX
    6.Pull down pot to -150c and start bench..you want to hit -160c by end of loading screen.
    7.Slowly pull down to -180c during the first 2 or 3 subtest in heaven and just splash the pot enough to keep it there, do not fill up the pot (thats when I get cracking I believe)
    8.Lighten up on your pouring for Test 25-26, let it warm back up to -170c by the end of 26.
    9.Once the test is finished do not do anything until you pull back up to -140c or you will freeze when opening GPUZ (you want to be back around -140c anyway so you can apply clocks again for your next run)

    ***Dont apply clocks with temps colder then -145c***
    ***Dont Open GPUZ with temps colder then -145c***

    -Device lost error = more vGPU or more Cold
    -Test 20 freezing = more vGPU
    -TIM is very important
    -No secrets or hairdryer needed
    -Remove the stock plate, I hacked off the mem cooling portion and kept the vrm side on. They get super warm even with sinks and dedicated fan.

    Its seems a function of OCP or OVP is occuring at 1470/1400, causes voltage to drop to 0.300vGPU and will stay that way till power is cut at PSU.
    Asked MSI for official fix, or to confirm HWBot posted version will update.







    Hope this helps
    Last edited by Splave; 06-09-2011 at 04:33 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by L0ud View Post
    So many opinions and so few screenshots

  2. #2
    Xtreme Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bar,Montenegro
    Posts
    164
    Great score and clocks on gpu also, lot of useful information ....



  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    11
    Thnx Splave, I'll try first time next week, very usefull

  4. #4
    Aussie God
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Posts
    4,702
    Quote Originally Posted by Splave View Post
    for dummies
    you got my attention
    Competition ranking;
    2005; Netbyte, Karise/Denmark #1 @ PiFast
    2008; AOCM II, Minfeld/Germany #2 @ 01SE/AM3/8M (w. Oliver)
    2009; AMD-OC, Viborg/Denmark #2 @ max freq Gigabyte TweaKING, Paris/France #4 @ 32M/01SE (w. Vanovich)
    2010: Gigabyte P55, Hamburg/Germany #6 @ wprime 1024/SPI 1M (w. THC) AOCM III, Minfeld/Germany #6 @ 01SE/AM3/1M/8M (w. NeoForce)

    Spectating;
    2010; GOOC 2010 Many thanks to Gigabyte!


  5. #5
    I am Xtreme
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    France
    Posts
    3,563
    same ^^^ excellent job

  6. #6
    XIP
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    5,580
    Thanks for info Splave

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    33
    i believe there is a ocp mod available, seen it, but don't remember where.
    nice guide for dummies

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    43
    Quote Originally Posted by rsnubje View Post
    i believe there is a ocp mod available, seen it, but don't remember where.
    nice guide for dummies
    The OCP mod is in the MOA Istanbul thread

  9. #9
    PIfection
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,002
    great tips Splave,

    i think TIM is very important, and with the right TIM, full pot benching is possible..

  10. #10
    I am Xtreme
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    France
    Posts
    3,563
    i found that ASC gets flaky after a certain point, any suggestions in this area?

  11. #11
    Xtreme Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Budapest,Hungary
    Posts
    541
    5.While at -135c you can set temps and volts while idling in OS 1450/1400 = +449mv Core +200mv Mem +000mv AUX

    I think you meant clocks and volts no m8 ?

    I7 920 D0 5362 1.627v
    980X retail 3003A258 - 6683mhz 1.85v
    ASUS R3X 265bclk
    ASUS R3BE 266bclk
    ________________________
    _______________
    Xtreme 3D Team Hungary

  12. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    42
    this would be great for dummies like me ...nice tutor
    Ghz Was Not Everything.......

  13. #13
    -_-
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    ATLanta, Ga.
    Posts
    523
    very nice explanation and benching sir
    Quote Originally Posted by Gautam View Post
    I'll add my name to this elpida graveyard as soon I even think about running 32M. (yes, the thought is enough)



  14. #14
    Turkey Man
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Jakarta (ex-Australia)
    Posts
    2,584
    Quote Originally Posted by youngpro View Post
    great tips Splave,

    i think TIM is very important, and with the right TIM, full pot benching is possible..
    Yep, you can full pot bench with me

    Nice guide and sharing of experience.

  15. #15
    OVERCLOCKAHOLICS
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Hawaii
    Posts
    858
    Think I'm experiencing some sort of Deshavu

    Nice work Allen

  16. #16
    Wpprriimmee crrraaazzzyyy
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,802
    Nice guide Allen.
    Appreciate you putting it up.
    Heatware



    Custom SS unit by Gray Mole, Sdumper Cascade, K|ngp|n F1 Gemnni, TEK9 Fatboy, TEK9 Slim, NB-1, H2O stuff...
    Celeron 347, Celeron 356, Celeron 420, 2x P4 631, P4 670, P4 640, P4 651, P4 524, PD 915, P4 540J, 2x P4 530J, P4 520J Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB DDR2-8500 2x Asus REX X48, Gigabyte EP45-UD3P rev 1.0, Asus Commando P965,
    Stuff I used to have:
    Asus RIIIE X58, Evga Classified P55, Gigabyte EP45T-UD3LR, i5 670, E8600, Q9650, Q9550, , 3x2GB Mushkin Redline 2000C8,, G.Skill 2x2GB PC9600(Silver), Evga Evbot
    XFX 4770 modded, XFX 7950GT, XFX 6600GT, Evga 8600GTS 512MB, 3850 OC, 4x 3870s, and X600

    "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant." - James Stewart

  17. #17
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    16
    Thanks Splave, nice work

  18. #18
    Xtreme Legend
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    17,468
    good info and nice benching too splaverminator
    Team.AU
    Got tube?
    GIGABYTE Australia
    Need a GIGABYTE bios or support?



  19. #19
    Xtreme Memory Hoarder
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,601
    thanks Splave this is what all the nubs like myself need

  20. #20
    Xtreme Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    378
    Cool dummie guide.

    +10 rep.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sister
    Do you really go on your computer...to look at computers?

  21. #21
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    good old Germany
    Posts
    915
    great run man! great how-to.

    LIGHTNING FTW!

    the temperatures on your "how-to" are different on each card but at all it's the right way to go.
    unforunatly Crack not just happens with full pot, on a good (Fat pot) it happens just with full pot, on a pot what is not so heavy the crack can come much earlier.
    The bad thing is that if you were running at -165° before the crack and used this temps for some hours benchning you aren't able to heat up to -50° without good chance to kill your card by condensation.

    If you want to prevent the crack by 100% you need to do this



    have you done the OCP Mod from the Lightning thread?
    Last edited by Kabauterman; 06-09-2011 at 09:09 PM.

  22. #22
    Nice info man

    And what about those DIPs switches? How did you set them?

  23. #23
    Wow, it's been a long time since a WR holder elaborated this much on how to bench the card.

    Where courage, motivation and ignorance meet, a persistent idiot awakens.

  24. #24
    very nice infos here, thanks for sharing
    Quote Originally Posted by LardArse View Post
    i think you are asking the wrong person about safety limits, but

  25. #25
    Xtreme Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Wherever I may roam
    Posts
    680
    Nice one Splave aroonee! Great guide and info. +1 on the sharing spirit......
    ____________________________________________

    More & more very expensive, quickly obsolete parts!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •