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Hi

Is there is any software to allow me to change the Performance Level 3 GPU Profile to a higher Vcore without reflashing the bios?

Because I played around the Graphics cards settings to get maximum stable overclock at stock voltage. But when I tried running OCCT I get errors everytime with every overclock I get, then I ran the card at stock settings and I still get errors even at stock clocks. but when I raise Vcore slightly from the Default 1.025 to 1.037 I don't get errors at Stock settings.
So is there is any software to allow me to change Vcore permanently??

This trash is only a temporary option until I buy another GPU. I will not OC this POS anymore. Just want to make it stable at stock settings.

So is there is anyone who can help me on this?

Thanks guys in advance
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 6/9/11 at 3:20pm
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post #2 of 21
MSI afterburner will allow you to go to 1087mv but to get past that you'll have to flash a modified bio's on, but that's easy to do.

Also, not all gtx 470s are like this, you just got a bad one
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Thanks for your replay man. But MSI Afterburner will not allow me to change it permanently.
I mean for example when I reformat my computer and MSI Afterburner is deleted this trash will still return to its 1.025 Vcore again. I need a permanent 1.037 using P0 profile.

I was getting random freezes & BSODS before while gaming. Now I recognized this is the cards fault. Because I thought it was my processor (Overclocked to 3.8).
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post #4 of 21
get a SC BIOS and flash your 470... your GPUv default will be 1.2v
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But MSI Afterburner will not allow me to change it permanently.
I mean for example when I reformat my computer and MSI Afterburner is deleted this trash will still return to its 1.025 Vcore again. I need a permanent 1.037 using P0 profile.
There is no way to make it run at a different defaul voltage without flashing the bios.

When you reformat and afterburner is gone so are your OC profiles..

I am not quite understanding what you need? Does your card not operate at stock without a bump in voltage?

I recommend what CL3P20 suggested. You can flash your bios so your card is at whatever clocks/voltage you choose for default. It takes away any 3rd party software needed.
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There is no way to make it run at a different defaul voltage without flashing the bios.

When you reformat and afterburner is gone so are your OC profiles..

I am not quite understanding what you need? Does your card not operate at stock without a bump in voltage?

I recommend what CL3P20 suggested. You can flash your bios so your card is at whatever clocks/voltage you choose for default. It takes away any 3rd party software needed.
My card come at default (607/1215/1674) @ 1.025 VID. I want to change the Voltage to 1.037 to make it stable. otherwise I will get errors running OCCT GPU Test, EVGA OC Scanner, GPU Tool... etc. Because the default VID the card is running at is not enough to make it stable.
Hope you understand me now.
In actual daily tasks I don't get errors or anything just random freezes and BSODS from time to time.
I don't want to RMA the card as I don't live in america and the RMA process is a pain in the ass.
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Thanks for your replay man. But MSI Afterburner will not allow me to change it permanently.
I mean for example when I reformat my computer and MSI Afterburner is deleted this trash will still return to its 1.025 Vcore again. I need a permanent 1.037 using P0 profile.

I was getting random freezes & BSODS before while gaming. Now I recognized this is the cards fault. Because I thought it was my processor (Overclocked to 3.8).
hmm, try afterburner again. Increase the voltage, save the profile and select "apply overclock at system startup" that will keep your card at 1.037mv.

Or you can do what CLP suggested, reflash your bio's with the default at 1.037mv or so.
post #8 of 21
Seems like a very high voltage for a stock GTX 470. Have you considered contacting EVGA about those issues ? You should RMA and maybe you'll get a better card with lower VID.
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You cannot do it 'permanently' in the sense that you speak of w/o editing and flashing the bios. You actually cannot do so by changing bios to that of a different card (as cl3p20 joked about) either, unless that one has specifically been modded to set the voltage where you want it. The stock VID is encoded into the chip and all the manufacturer's bios will 'honor' that setting, but it can be overridden with a bios edit (using NiBiTor for example) and flash, IOW.

If you weren't bashing your 470 so hard, I might even be talked into making you a bios w/whatever clocks and volts you wanted (like mine are ... the sig clocks/volts are coded into my bios, no software is necessary to run them, and they will go wherever the card goes). But since you're dissing these awesome cards so hard ... I dunno
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Maybe the GTX 470 itself is an awesome card, but this trash is not considered a real GTX 470 for many specific resasons :
1- Very very high stock VID to get stable.
2- Pretty noisy & run quite hot for the performance level it gives. I am sure when I have the GTX 480 I will love the jet engine sound unlike this card .
3- don't do 800 MHz core like all real GTX 470's out there, memory will crash at anything above 1800 MHz and I have to set the fan to 100%
4- using OCCT this card will do errors even on stock settings so let alone 775 MHz and 1.087 VID.
5- random freezes and BSODs from time to time.





Thanks guys for trying to help. I can live with this card like this until kelper release. hope it doesn't die on me now.
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