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So I play Call of Duty. Bad game, I know, my ex got me into it, she actually bought it for me =P.

However, my stock 570gtx SC (797/1950 1v) yields 81 MINIMUM FPS with Black Ops completely maxed. I would like to drop minimum FPS down to about 65-71 by underclocking/undervolting my card and I have some questions!

1. Can undervolting past certain levels degrade hardware, given 100% stability?

2. We know that as clocks go up the voltage increase needed to maintain stability is not linear, it becomes exponential. Does that work the other way around where underclocking would allow massive ammounts of undervolting, the opposite of overclocking requiring massive ammounts of overvolting?

3. Should I just underclock the core?

4. Why is Afterburner not letting me go below my stock VID -_-. Should I just mod the BIOS?

Any tips are welcome!

Cheers,
Tony
Edited by Scorpion667 - 6/13/11 at 11:04pm
    
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post #2 of 16
Why would you want less performance?

That makes absolutely no sense to me.
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post #3 of 16
what is the point of lowering your FPS, you are doing absolutely nothing but hurting yourself.
Unless you plan on having it underclock when idle, it is completely stupid to do so.
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Because my eyes can't notice a difference between 60 and 400 fps. Maybe I need glasses? I just think it will be a fun project, just as a profile in afterburner for when I'm feeling conservative in memory of the 2x 570 gtx cards I've killed at 1038mv and 1100mv respectively.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Why would you want less performance?

That makes absolutely no sense to me.
this...

but if you really want to: go to msi settings check off unlock voltage control and you should be able to

Seriously the vrms exploding were most likely due to a bad batch of 570s and if you have one it will die sooner or later regardless of voltage. I am 99.999% sure you're safe
Edited by badatgames18 - 6/13/11 at 10:22pm
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Protip: Don't.
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Vsync

Trade for a lesser card.
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turn on vsync, instant 60FPS
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I think I'm addicted to tweaking, I've already tweaked up, now the only way left to go is down
Doesn't Vsync induce input lag? Any way around this?
    
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The voltage won't go much lower even with the clocks at 1/4 the clock speed you will need over 0.912v so no point at the most I would just run it at 700 at your default voltage but that will make little difference if you are doing this to get a quieter card just change your fan profile to run the fan slower. And finaly if your doing this so your card will past years there is no point you will need a new card in 2 years anyway.
 
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