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EVGA GTX 670 FTW installed in X51

tomcoleman

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I was running the stock GTX 660 OEM card on my dell 30" @ 2560x1600

Decided i wanted more power so after much reading decided to buy the EVGA GTX 670 FTW edtion card.

MY X51 is a

Alienware X51 : Matte Stealth Black Chassis (Config 7-2,8-2)
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Processor : Intel Core i7-3770 (3.40GHz, 8MB L3 Cache, 4C)
Ship Accessory : English Docs
Resource DVD : Alienware X51
Memory : 8192MB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
Hard Drive : 1TB Serial ATA (7,200 rpm)
Optical Drive : DVD+/-RW (Read/Write)
Power Cord : UK 2M
Power Supply : Alienware 330W AC Adapter
Display : Not Included
Graphics : 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
Audio : Internal High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
Gaming Software : Steam Gaming forum and download application
Wireless : Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Wireless LAN


I have removed the internal 1GB drive and have a Vertex 4 256GB SSD i have also removed the internal DVD/CD drive as everything is downloaded these days so no point wasting power.

Played HL2 with everything on max @ 2560x1600 no issues

Played BF3 @ 2560x1600 on auto setting @ 60fps :D
 

VagrantXeth

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Cool, post your game load temps as soon as you get a chance. I want to see the difference between yours and mine to see what the temps are like without the disc drive (still have mine installed).
 

tomcoleman

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Ok the x51 just keep rebooting after like 2 mins of gameplay.

I saw this on another forum but figured out a fix

Downloaded the evga percision x software which lets you control fan and voltage which I have yet to test different profiles

Played battlefield 3 @ 2560x1600 settings all on high for over an hour and was stable at 60c with gpu at 75%

I had the evga software control the fan to 80% and turned down the voltage which stopped the pc crashing.

VERY happy at the moment I'm sure with more profile tweaking I can bring the fan down and increase the voltage right to the sweet spot.

Even on ultra my fps @ 2560x1600 was around 50 fps

I would edge everyone to upgrade!
 
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hangcibai

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Hi tomcoleman, do you have any problem while installing the gtx 670 into the x51? Any mods to the casis?
 
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