Hey thanks all for the advice, I'm still having issues with the individual card clock changes (I suspect it has to do with my initial ubuntu configuration and only selecting the 'fglxr-prop-updates' option instead of directly installing the drivers).
I had a quick additional question regarding cooling...My room recently has become so hot that I had to shut off 3 cards
Would a fix like this: http://cdn5.thinkcomputers.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ghetto-mining-17.jpg
be able to help that or am I really wasting time?
If so does anyone have suggestions on how to make something like this without the tremendous hazard of cardboard directly on the gpus!?