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    EVGA 3080 black screen issue. Anyone else.

    I have the exact same experience with my 3080 XC3 ultra. It never happens while running a game. Just a random black screen while on the desktop lasting for just a few seconds at most. Firmware is up-to-date. Since we have the exact same GPU (other than mine has a hybrid cooler), I suspect...
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    Mult-Radiator Configuration

    I think maybe I could mount a 280mm CPU AIO in the top of the 680X, then the 240mm GPU AIO in the front. I did measure my 3080 and it'll fit even with the front AIO and fan, but it's going to be close. The other case I've been looking at is the Fractal Design Define 7. I like the look of the...
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    Mult-Radiator Configuration

    Perfect, thanks for the links. Guy in the video says 280mm top, 360mm in front. He says that if you use a 360 in front, there won't be enough room for a 280mm on top. But.. the way he's mounted the front radiator looks odd. Just put the fans on the opposite side and maybe the 240mm GPU rad will...
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    Mult-Radiator Configuration

    Hey guys.. so I'm going to start work on a new build. I'm planning on using the Corsair Crystal Series 680X. The thing I'm a bit confused about is how to mount two radiators (CPU 360 mm + GPU 240 mm). I imagine the 360mm would mount on top, and the 240mm on the front, blowing forward, out the...
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    Rtx 3000 series undervolt discussion

    An EVGA AIO is totally worth installing. I have one on my 3080 XC3 Ultra and it is fantastic.
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    Deshrouding a EVGA XC3 3080 - Advice Please

    For sure. I get similar results with my 3080 when cranked to the max with ~350w dumped into the radiator (needs mo powah). I set the fan speed at 50% under load, with temp ~65c, and the noise seems noticeably less than the stock fans. Interesting idea to swap out the fans, but for my setup I...
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    Deshrouding a EVGA XC3 3080 - Advice Please

    I installed that on my 3080 a few weeks ago. Works quite well. It's pretty amazing how hot the radiator is to the touch, even at idle. The fans work fine with afterburner. A custom curve does allow the fans to shut off even though afterburner shows 30% fan speed.
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    Rtx 3000 series undervolt discussion

    If you close afterburner, it will retain the most recent settings if you reboot. The GPU won't change it on its own. Editing this to mention that it that once you apply the profile, rebooting the system without again loading afterburner, the settings persist. You could uninstall afterburner.
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    Rtx 3000 series undervolt discussion

    Re: temps. I bought an AIO for $110. It crushes the heat, while being much quieter. Because I also have an AIO on my CPU, I had to get creative with the GPU radiator in order to make sure the it's higher than the pump. I'm not particularly concerned with appearance, and got it done. With an AIO...
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    Samsung SSD Over Provisioning

    Thanks. Make sense. I'll leave it as-is unless free space becomes an issue.
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    Samsung SSD Over Provisioning

    Well, as I mentioned, I was having a problem being able to create a system image. I've solved that, and I was able to shrink the "C:" partition in order to create a 93 GB over-provision. But if I understand what you said, there's no reason to have an overprovision on any of my SSDs because the...
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    Samsung SSD Over Provisioning

    Hello gents, Could use some advice on disk configuration. There are 4 Samsung SSDs and 1 mechanical drive. Disk 0, 1, 2 are SSDs, using Magician to set a 10% over-provision. Disk 4 is an m.2 970 EVO. Disk 3 is mechanical. I was having a problem attempting to create a system image. It...
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    LG 38GL950G - 37.5" 3840x1600/G-Sync/175Hz

    Yes, definitely experience that as well. It doesn't happen often enough for it to be all that annoying, and it seems that once the monitor is on for a few minutes, it doesn't do it. Mine has done it basically from day 1.
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    Rtx 3000 series undervolt discussion

    I still find that odd. His comment above the screen shot says it's after running the benchmark, not during. I can't imagine it says it's idle when the benchmark is running. What's it say during the benchmark?
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    Rtx 3000 series undervolt discussion

    No, that's not normal. Typically you'd see power limiting. ed- I imagine there may be different types of values for perfcap depending on the curve, but it still seems odd that idle would be possible when the GPU is boosting.
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    GeForce Hotfix Driver 460.97 (Released 12/18/20)

    If you set a particular game to 'prefer maximum performance' it doesn't cause the GPU to run at 3D clocks all the time. I set it for every 3D game I play, but the global setting is at default 'normal'.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    I've installed an EVGA AIO on my 3080 XC3 ultra. The install wasn't that difficult, but the instructions are.. awful. The biggest PITA was removing the residue of the thermal pads on the VRMs, and sort of reconstructing it onto the original cooler in the event I need to swap back to it. The...
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Got a notify from EVGA today for an AIO for my 3080 XC3 ultra, and went ahead an bought it. Bit pricey at $110, but what the heck. Not sure if the fans can be controlled with afterburner, or if it can only be done with precision. Guess I'll find out.
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    Rtx 3000 series undervolt discussion

    What "gain" are you talking about? Clock speed? This under-volt thread is not a "how much faster than stock can I run the GPU" exercise. That's the over-clock discussion taking place in other threads. This thread is about finding a curve that suits your needs. There's a few different ways to...
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    Rtx 3000 series undervolt discussion

    Ya, I agree with that. I suppose there's a lot of subterfuge in the tech market. It would take just one engineer with a grudge to tip-off a competitor, even if receiving that tip is unethical at best. That Nvidia pushed the clocks this much means they were worried, and those of us under-volting...
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    Rtx 3000 series undervolt discussion

    The question "what are we exactly doing" is quite open to interpretation, or maybe preference. Mine was to find a good mix of performance and power while being stable. Slightly lower average clocks than stock, massively less power. Seems to me that under-volting, whether using the OPs guide or...
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    More DLSS...

    Agree with those sentiments. DLSS, despite whatever nit-pick flaws it may have, is tremendous technology.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Error: Unfortunately you have exceeded the 8 hour time frame allotted to your notify order and your purchase option has expired. If you feel you are seeing this message in error, please email ordernotify@evga.com What the absolute fuq.. I was working like an absolute maniac today and not...
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    More DLSS...

    Well, there is that 4th, which is pretty cool. I've been quite impressed with DLSS.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    You're getting bent over $40 for a new generation of GPUs?
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    I have a 3080 XC3 Ultra gaming.
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    Rtx 3000 series undervolt discussion

    I've done quite a bit of under-volt testing, and the sweet spot on my 3080 XC3 Ultra appears to be 1800Mhz @ .806v, completely stable. Pushing clocks harder generates a seemingly exponential increase in power for very little performance gain. Stock clocks settle at about 1845 @ 1.056v. Power...
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Couple questions, if I may. I'm not seeing where I can get on the auto-notify list for the hybrid models. Also, I currently have a 3080 XC3 Ultra. Do you think it would be possible to step-up to the hybrid model? My ultimate goal is to get a hybrid 3080 Ti. Wonder if I could step-up more than...
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    Watch Dogs Legion - Xbox Series X/S Ray Tracing vs PC RTX

    I'm curious what the GPU memory utilization on the x-box is while running the game. On my 3080, it's bumping right up against the 10GB limit. Not sure if the game reserves as much as is available, or if the game really requires that much GPU memory. Apologies if the question is OT.
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    3080 Ti speculation

    I bought a 3080 from EVGA on October 27. Hopefully the 3080Ti lands in time for me to step-up. please oh please.. lol
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    The [H] RTX 3080 owners thread.

    What was the memory frequency where you started too see the drop?
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    The [H] RTX 3080 owners thread.

    That's the same temperature my XC3 ultra has on the desktop. The fans are idle. That's normal. If it bothers you, you could have afterburner turn on the fans and lower the temp. I turned the fans to 100% to see how low the temp would go, and it's at 28c. Doesn't seem to be a point running the...
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    Rtx 3000 series undervolt discussion

    I'm using a 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming. With afterburner, the 3 fans appear to be in sync. The fan is set to auto and I ticked the "synchronize fan speeds" button. I added "fan speed" and "fan speed 2" to the monitor, and it looks like it's working. I could be totally wrong since I'm just looking at...
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    The [H] RTX 3080 owners thread.

    Oh, I'm totally on that if I can step-up with EVGA. Testing with the new watch dogs game, it's getting close to the 10gb memory limit. The rumor is; 20GB GD6X, same FP32 count as 3090, same mem speed and TGP as 3080, no NVLINK.
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    Who is to blame for Failed 3000 Series Launch?

    Who's to blame? It should be "what is to blame". Everything that is made for sale is made with the intention of maximizing wealth. I'm not making a social comment on whether or not that's a good thing. That's essentially irrelevant. Nvidia makes a product, economists evaluate the financials...
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    The [H] RTX 3080 owners thread.

    I also play BF4 regularly. Coming from a 1070Ti to a 3080, I'm quite pleased with the performance. On a 3840x1600 monitor with G-sync, I have a rock solid 142 FPS (yes, that's intentional) , with 7ms frame times that do not flutter. It feels sharp as a razer. Input lag is non-existent.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    This is why I buy EVGA. Hopefully it lands in the step-up window.. preferably with an AIO.
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    Rtx 3000 series undervolt discussion

    The curve I'm using now on a 3080; 1800mhz, .806v I've setup a few more higher performance under-volt curves, but the power increases, so additional heat and so on, for a very marginal performance gain. Quite unnoticeable when actually playing a game with the lower clock speed/voltage. It does...
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    The [H] RTX 3080 owners thread.

    Definitely BIOS. I have a 3080 installed now, coming from a 1070 Ti with an AIO. The AIO is the way to go, but unfortunately EVGA doesn't have them ready. I bought a 2x120mm fan to install in the space just above the GPU where the 1070 AIO radiator was mounted. But.. it doesn't fit properly, so...
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    Rtx 3000 series undervolt discussion

    All of them are "easy to follow".. literally like 3 steps or so. It's quite simple. I posted my result here. https://hardforum.com/threads/the-h-rtx-3080-owners-thread.2001382/post-1044788226
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