Stable Memory Clocks Different Between Gaming and Mining?

FireDemon

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Curious if anyone else has noticed this same effect. I have two different settings that I can run the memory at on my card that is considered "stable" depending on whether I'm mining or gaming.

For example (Or matter of fact rather), I have a watercooled ASUS RTX 3070 Dual OC. For gaming, I run it at +220 core and +2100 on the memory. Any higher than +2100 will cause games to artifact and ultimately crash within a couple minutes of being launched.

However, while mining, I run -177 core with a 50% power limit (I have experimented with the core speed vs memory speed while gaming and it doesn't seem to have much, if any effect on stability) and I can go all the way up to +2800 on the memory before the video driver begins to crash. I can do anything except game and mine for hours with no invalid shares with these memory speeds at 63 MH/s.
 

auntjemima

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Curious if anyone else has noticed this same effect. I have two different settings that I can run the memory at on my card that is considered "stable" depending on whether I'm mining or gaming.

For example (Or matter of fact rather), I have a watercooled ASUS RTX 3070 Dual OC. For gaming, I run it at +220 core and +2100 on the memory. Any higher than +2100 will cause games to artifact and ultimately crash within a couple minutes of being launched.

However, while mining, I run -177 core with a 50% power limit (I have experimented with the core speed vs memory speed while gaming and it doesn't seem to have much, if any effect on stability) and I can go all the way up to +2800 on the memory before the video driver begins to crash. I can do anything except game and mine for hours with no invalid shares with these memory speeds at 63 MH/s.
What happens if you lower your core during gaming, can you then increase the memory?

Edit: I would think gaming and mining would hit the memory differently though.
 

FireDemon

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What happens if you lower your core during gaming, can you then increase the memory?

Edit: I would think gaming and mining would hit the memory differently though.
The game will stay running for a bit longer but will ultimately artifact and crash out. 3DMark can't even complete a full run.
 

FireDemon

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cdabc123

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Thats normal. Mining mem clocks can often be higher then what would be stable gaming. Likewise for lower core voltage
 
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