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Yup. I got my new ram in and reset everything to default. Runs dota2 like shit. Lost 40fps.

Ill run a few stress tests and try overclocking it again.

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Yup. I got my new ram in and reset everything to default. Runs dota2 like shit. Lost 40fps.

Ill run a few stress tests and try overclocking it again.

 

I'm the DOTA2 nut around here, and it shouldn't.

an old E6600 with 2GB of ram and a $40 GPU can run it on 'normal' quality without stutter..... Something's up mate.

Unless you're at 4k.

 

That chip shouldn't be a CPU bottleneck at stock speeds.

 

You're at 20FPS!?! lost 40FPS? are you playing with VSYNC off? because I'd recommend against that.

I guess you could have a 120\144hz monitor, in which case 40FPS loss is still well above 60hz.

 

Also, for the sake of performance, and click accuracy, disable AntiAliasing. Sharp edge on models in a MOBA is actually a good thing to help with click accuracy.

 

and set Shadows to HIGH not ULTRA, for a great performance jump with almost unnoticeable shadow changes

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I had my fps uncapped, mainly to see if I could breach that 144 mark to upgrade my monitor.

Atm it fluxuates from 43-60fps where as before it was at 60fps and never skipping a beat when capped at 60fps.

 

Everything is set to ultra. Duly noted.

 

I've been looking at this http://www.techreaction.net/2011/01/04/3-step-overclocking-guide-%E2%80%93-sandy-bridge-v0-1beta/

Seeing as clearly my first overclock I missed a few crucial elements, what should I really be focusing on.

Seems like a good reference point.

 

My right is:

 

i5 2500k

gtx970

8gb 9-9-9-24 1.5v ram 1600mhz

520gbSSD

 

 

Once my FPS is all corrected we should have a game. I might be able to teach you a thing or two :D <------sarcasm


Just jumped on dota and demo'd a hero. Spawned about 50 axes and sitting at 120fps. fluctuates as they spam spawn though.

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Do you have two monitors?

If you put windows performance monitor (one of the tabs in task manager) on the second monitor, you'll soon see if your overclock is the cause.

If your CPU is bottlenecking it, you'll see it pin at 100% while in game. Otherwise, something else is going on.

 

 

PERSONALLY I overclock like a madman, but thats my own system, and its an x99 LGS2011-3 system, so it can.

 

When its SOMEONE ELSES computer, my first step is usually to suggest "Over Optimising" their stock parts, then go from there.

First of all, lock all your voltages to their stock. It may take some googling, but you'll find each settings defaults. If your board can't do defaults, lock it at the smallest bump up you can do.

We wont be needing ANY extra voltage for this bit, but sometimes 'stock' becomes 'auto' and thats not OK.

 

Find your PCI-E link speed and whack it to somewhere between 101mhz and 105mhz. Dont try and go higher. I personally stop at 102mhz.

Open up your baseclock and set it 1mhz highter (this will be a decent 'bump' thanks to the decent multipliers). (+33mhz, +37mhz @ turbo, maybe risk +2mhz BCLK; but very soon we'll need to unlink your ram speed.)

Leave your ram stock, it'll already have a slight bump from the bclk (33mhz...)

Load into windows, open your drivers and max out the stock GPU overclock sliders. Its rare to find a GPU that wont take the full 'GPU driver overclock' just fine; buy maybe try with 50% of the sliders to start :P.

 

Then we go from there :)

Once thats stable and we do some in game testing, we can push part by part.

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Yep.

Aight I'll test that shortly.

 

ALL voltages? Are these determined by the motherboard?

My MB is a ga-z68xp-ud4 if that makes any difference.

 

Unlink my ram speed?

Could you perhaps explain this a little for me.

 

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So that's confirmed something for ya.

Your CPU overclock is NOT why you've lost frames per second. You still 30% of your CPU left to go while gaming.

 

Yep, set them all manually. If you can't be bothered finding them, the 'Auto' will be OK to 'copy' assuming you're at "Fail Safe Defaults".

So reset your BIOS, and set all the voltages to what it finds stock.

 

Then perform those tweaks I mentioned above, and re-try your game.

Something else has lost us FPS.

 

 

Unlinking your RAM means the ram doesn't overclock at the same rate as your CPU.

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I capped my fps and turned downed shadows and turned off AA. Still lose frames in teamfights. Drops to 54fps..i can feel it is less fluid.

 

How do I unlink my RAM?

 

Ill do those changes tonight. Tweak a little and run a few tests.

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We don't want to unlink anything yet.

There will be ram divider settings is all; its fairly simple.

 

Just keep the performance monitor up, if your CPU doesn't spike to 98~100% during said team fights, then its NOT the 'missing' CPU overclock limiting you. Its just not.

 

 

AA being off is (IMO) a nice difference; what do you think? Heroes having 'hard edges' is better for things like hooking and sun ray.

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Okay.

 

I'll give it a crack later tonight.

 

Um.. I see the logic but I feel with hit boxes being a bit obscure from actual hero visuals it hasn't changed a lot for me in that aspect. I am actually looking to tweak my settings to try and get a more crisp tree outline so I can juke better. Those changes a while back threw me and Im yet to learn all the new paths. Take thst with a grain of salt 3 games isnt enough to make a decent opinion esp when I partied with my bro who is under 3k

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Can't base a player on their MMR. My solo is actually sub 2k! (though my team is about double that....)

Though I have 10k hours on DOTA2 and 36k hours on DOTA1

Won a scholarship to games design course playing it a great many years back.

 

Those MMR systems really DO have holes in them. Need to go back to judging yourself "Arem pros" was a much more significant game name than "2k mmr average"

in a 2k mmr game I can just as easily pick riki and eat everyone, as equally as be expecting to find an enemy invoker with a refresher eating entire teams single handed.... you just never know.

It's the worst mmr.... and climbing out in 'solo' is a dice roll.

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Im not judging anyone on their mmr.

Its a fine system albeit its flaws.

The pros arent 8k for nothing. In party we play againt 4.5k players and shit. They are just notably better.

 

Yeah. Dont need to judstify anything to me. I just play for fun.

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How's that FPS looking with the initial tweaks?

Are you finding 100% CPU spikes anywhere?

 

 

Also, played a harassment riki game last night.

My Ulti + Eul's scepter is great.

Most people don't know Eul's removes dust, so SB would charge, I'd ulti out of existance, they'd dust, I'd cyclone, and walk away.

 

Meanwhile the team is doing something useful. Usually hooking a carry and eating them (literally).

 

That sort of shit is why my team MMR is OK, and my solo is NOT. It takes a full 5 players with experience to know what riki playing harass allows them to do.

I should go back to clockwerk.....

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Honestly, I haven't had much time and struggled to find my PCI-E Link speed in my bios settings.

 

I didn't get to have a real crack.

 

I am trying to find it now but with no luck.

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Find your PCI-E link speed and whack it to somewhere between 101mhz and 105mhz. Dont try and go higher. I personally stop at 102mhz.

Open up your baseclock and set it 1mhz highter (this will be a decent 'bump' thanks to the decent multipliers). (+33mhz, +37mhz @ turbo, maybe risk +2mhz BCLK; but very soon we'll need to unlink your ram speed.)

Leave your ram stock, it'll already have a slight bump from the bclk (33mhz...)

Load into windows, open your drivers and max out the stock GPU overclock sliders. Its rare to find a GPU that wont take the full 'GPU driver overclock' just fine; buy maybe try with 50% of the sliders to start :P.

 

 

Righto I think I found it.

I changed the BCLK/DMI/PEG CLOCK CONTROL(i assumed is my PCI-e link and base clock) from 1000 to 1010 which resulted in 101.00mhz < Currently shows 101.80 on CPU-z program.

 

"BCLK/DMI/PEG Frequency(0.1MHz)

Allows you to manually set the CPU base clock and DMI/PCIe bus frequency. The adjustable range is from 800 MHz to 2000 MHz. This item is configurable only if the BCLK/DMI/PEG Clock Control option is enabled.
Important: It" - quoted from motherboard manual.
So there is no separate pci-e bus setting?
Tad confused.
Also my 970 drivers don't have overclock sliders?
I used to with my old radeon card. Can't seem to find them on this card? maybe I'm retarded.
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Played a game of dota with those settings handled it fine.

 

I should probably stress test it further but it seems very mild atm.

 

I am actually getting a new PSU cause my current has coil whine which corsair are going to cover under warranty, just have to pay for freight

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