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Reminds me I need to fire Ubuntu back up to really get the 960 firing on all cores ;)
 
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Reminds me I need to fire Ubuntu back up to really get the 960 firing on all cores ;)
Indeed, lets see who can get the highest clock and points. :D
 
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I know I win in the CPU category ;) lol

But yeah I'm sure I can push this 960 pretty far since it's been crunching at 1525 w/ ease
 
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Ah, very nice.

Right now still pushing the first 980 Ti. Currently at 1532MHz atm. Going to see how it does there for awhile. Think the peep left modded volt BIOS on the card. Inspector showing modified BIOS.
 
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well trying out 1550 on the 960, did fine at 1546 :pimp:
 
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A long time ago, I got F@H working on Linux by taking the same steps that I would under Windows. Never got it working again. Last night, I decided to try the same approach, while still keeping an eye on this guide. Got it to work, thanks mostly to the instructions on what to do with the F@H install. Of course, since I did not download the Nvidia driver according to this, I have no OC'ing options. This brings up a question.
Do I have to use the driver from the ppa in order to get OC'ing to work? I did sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa and sudo apt-get update and then sudo nvidia-xconfig --cool-bits=12 which seemed to work, but I don't see any OC'ing controls, even after rebooting. I let Mint 17 install 352.63 from Nvidia. What do you guys see as your installed video driver? (under Driver Manager in Mint)
 
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Did you restart the computer? I usually have to do a reboot for it to work.

Only thing is installing F@H on the latest Mint was a pain in the royal rear. Standford needs to update their deb download.

I have Mint Mate 18, I have to check to see which driver its using, but I think it one of the latest ones.
 
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Did you restart the computer?
Yes
I sorta got it to work. I can now control the fan on GPU0, but still no OC'ing. But I also found that enabling fan control means that the fan will not run if the slider is not moved.:fear:
Here's what I had to do:
type in the following to see what the latest driver you can install is.
apt-cache search nvidia | grep --ignore-case binary | grep version
At this time it is the 346 352 drivers that are the latest. So I typed in:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-352 && sudo reboot


The system rebooted instantly, but somehow that made a difference. I ran sudo nvidia-xconfig --cool-bits=12 (I think I rebooted) and GPU fan control showed up. I do notice that Nvidia X-server seems to have a different layout every time I launch it.o_O
 
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Huh, odd. So it allowing you to overclock now?

Maybe try cool-bits=28.
 
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No OC. What does the number do?
 
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do you have the kernel drivers running?

how to check:
lsmod |grep -i nvidia
nvidia_uvm 738999 4
nvidia_drm 43405 0
nvidia_modeset 764322 1 nvidia_drm
nvidia 11479193 117 nvidia_modeset,nvidia_uvm
drm_kms_helper 125008 2 i915,nvidia_drm
drm 349210 4 i915,drm_kms_helper,nvidia_drm
i2c_core 40582 7 drm,i915,i2c_i801,i2c_hid,drm_kms_helper,i2c_algo_bit,nvidia
 
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This is what I get:
nvidia_uvm 76757 8
nvidia 8642894 152
nvidia_uvm
drm 323675 4
nvidia
 
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ok so you have the base kernel drivers installed.
what do you get from the command nvidia-smi clocks.
 
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nvidia-smi clocks
Doesn't work.
 
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nvidia-smi clocks
Doesn't work.
hmmm.
perhaps upgrading to a more current version of the drivers?

cant help much more than that. i don't run X and just have enough libraries installed to export the display to my windows machine when something requires a gui.
 
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I haven't wanted to mess with it too much because "it ain't broke." We're looking at a very warm spell coming up, so I might take the jump. I've wanted to try a minimalist install instead of Ubuntu/Mint
 
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