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2 Small Questions:
Is it possible to remove the power draw limit without flashing the bios?

I don't like when furmark downclocks it self because it draws too much power(yeah i know its no regular program), there is only one way I know to achieve this and Its pretty annoying: Setting Ati Overdrive to +20% and click apply, going to trixx and apply my desired clocks there and test if it works (takes 3+ tries sometimes to have the +20% settings +clocks beyond the overdrive limit)


How can i monitor the power consumption myself?
    
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I'm not sure too be honest but you might be able to mod with RBE. My 6970 Lightning has a secondary bios with the power limit extended by 2x sooo..
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I'm not sure too be honest but you might be able to mod with RBE. My 6970 Lightning has a secondary bios with the power limit extended by 2x sooo..
thing is I don't want to flash my bios before I'm 100% sure the card is stable (since flashing voids warranty), didn't even unlock shaders yet
    
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thing is I don't want to flash my bios before I'm 100% sure the card is stable (since flashing voids warranty), didn't even unlock shaders yet
Well, the bios is what retains the PowerTune settings for throttling then it corresponds those settings with the Drivers.
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ooooorrrrrr just use a program that actually test for stability.

I have had settings that were furmark stable for hours but failed to even play a game. Use something like 3Dmark 11 or Vantage or a stressful game benchmark to test for stability.

you are just wasting your time with furmark.
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Originally Posted by brolly View Post
2 Small Questions:
Is it possible to remove the power draw limit without flashing the bios?

I don't like when furmark downclocks it self because it draws too much power(yeah i know its no regular program), there is only one way I know to achieve this and Its pretty annoying: Setting Ati Overdrive to +20% and click apply, going to trixx and apply my desired clocks there and test if it works (takes 3+ tries sometimes to have the +20% settings +clocks beyond the overdrive limit)


How can i monitor the power consumption myself?
Looping crysis or the Vantage gpu tests is a far better indicator of stability.

Monitor power consumption, what do you mean?
Like the Furmark display?
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