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post #371 of 721
air - 0.963v (0.975v if there is alot of air and cooling inside case)
water - up to 1.05v but there will be need of backplate cooling
post #372 of 721
Thanks, I'll give it a try later today. I have watercooling + backplate (EK waterblocks).

I'll edit the bios and resubmit, if someone has interest in an MSI bios that is modified to 1.05 V

How well is quad SLI scaling for you? I was on quad sli (295) before and perhaps I'll buy a second card but I havent decided yet. I'll go with triple monitor gaming then
post #373 of 721
from x1.5 to x2 in benches and >1.5 in games
atleast i'm getting 72 fps in witcher 2 with all maxed and ubersomething =) and capped at 60 with vsync on
previously it was unplayable for me because of glitches and ripped motion..(dunno how to describe)
post #374 of 721
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Originally Posted by Wogga View Post
as for me, i've seen throttling only in 3DMark11 after 730MHz, never seen any throttling based on high voltage and thats all. so i think that voltage throttle is nonsence, only freq throttle exists
Thorttle exists at least on cards with the latest bioses. I tried to test an older bios to my card but its not working. If we consider the fact that you are not lying by saying there is no throttling and me neither by saying there is then the conclusion is that the cards with the latest bios are throttling. For the record i tried crossflashing with an older bios but didnt worked so there are changes to the cards for sure. (every crossflashing with bioses same version as mine worked)
post #375 of 721
Hey guys,

I have a pair of OEM Nvidia Reference GTX 590s. They originally have BIOS version 70.10.37.00.01 and 70.10.37.00.02. Since they are both OEM reference, they have the stock clocks of 608/1215/854.

I used NvFlash in DOS to flash one of the cards with the EVGA stock BIOS which has the higher stock clocks, plus so I can unlock the fan speed. I flashed it successfully (had to use the -6 to disregard the vendor mismatch) and it took the flash successfully on both GPUs.

The only thing is, the clocks are still showing up as the reference clock speeds instead of the EVGA clock speeds. Did I do something wrong or did I forget to do something? I also downloaded the EVGA GTX 590 Fan unlocker to try and unlock the fan speed on the card after flashing the EVGA BIOS, but for some reason it keeps saying "no display adapter found." I figured since I have the EVGA BIOS now, it would detect it as an EVGA card.

Here is a screenshot of my current GPUZ with the EVGA BIOS:



I still have both my original BIOS from the card as well if it is needed.

I already rebooted the PC several times and did clean installs of the 280.26 driver using Driver Sweeper to clean out the old stuff. Any help would be great.
post #376 of 721
OK, I have been wanting to post here for a looonngg time but I have been too lazy, but now I got a i7 990x to replace my i7 920 on my rig and now I'm ready!

I have been TRYING to get a DECENT overclock out of my gtx 590 hydro coppers in Quad-sli, but either they SUCK or im doing something wrong.

To start, since I bought these cards and threw them in my rig, I was unable to OC past like 635mhz on core and like 1730 on memory on stock voltages. They would freeze within the first 1 min of 3dmark11 or heaven benchmark at these settings. I then read this thread and flashed GTX590A and GTX590B UP TO 1.038v.. the most I was able to get out of my cards even at this higher voltage was 715mhz core and 1800mhz on memory. I since have lowered the voltage to like 1.013 or something like that and am at a maximum of 705mhz core and 1800mhz memory. I first thought maybe my older EVGA X58 SLi motherboard just cant handle 2 of these cards at those speeds, but I have since replaced my motherboard with a X58 Gigabyte G1 Guerrilla board and it does the SAME thing. I have even tried to bump up pcie voltage to like 1.55v from 1.50v default and this did not help.

my flash process is nvflash on bootable USB with the 2 roms, booting to usb, typing nvflash -4 -5 -6 GTX590A.ROM then enter then it asks me to flash the other card and I press y for yes, then i do GTX590B.ROM for both gpu's, then I restart.

Im pretty sure Im flashing correctly.

Anyone got any ideas or do one of my cards just suck?

I have even tried using msi afterburner to OC each GPU individually at 1.038v and non of the gpu's still go past 715-720mhz without freezing in 3dmark11 or heaven or crysis 2.. I have since installed fresh windows many times, so its not a windows thing and ive tried it with different drivers.. im on the newest BF3 drivers right now (I think 285.30)

HELP MEEEE

thanks.. specs belowwww

EDIT: GPU temps never go above 45c.. and I have no idea what my VRM temps are because you cant view them with these cards.
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post #377 of 721
Well not all cards clock the same. I would try the following.
1st remove any overclocking you have on CPU and RAM then try and test your cards. If this doesnt fix your stability problems then most likely one or (both) of your cards is not a good clocker. Try to remove and test with 1 card at the time.
post #378 of 721
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Well not all cards clock the same. I would try the following.
1st remove any overclocking you have on CPU and RAM then try and test your cards. If this doesnt fix your stability problems then most likely one or (both) of your cards is not a good clocker. Try to remove and test with 1 card at the time.
nahhh its not the RAM or the CPU causing instability
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post #379 of 721
LordInfamous666, i wonder, how you setting 1.038v on 285.xx drivers? these drivers locking voltage and even override bios settings back to 0.975v, as far as i know. no wonder then that your cards cant hold 715 =) mine stable only at 690@0.975v

2nevolin: i've runned heaven and vantage at 800+ and seen no throttle, only score rising and no evidences of GPU freq lowered to 553MHz (monitored through afterburner). but mine both old and new 590 are "37" bios version, so maybe there is throttling with new bios in some programs but you should check GPU freq when the throttle occurs. you know, it should be 553 (or 554) MHz.
post #380 of 721
Well, I can CONFIRM there is no throtteling, 750 mhz at 1.05V and I can blay BFBC2 for hours, pass Heaven bench or bench 3dmark vantage.

What I have personally noticed though is that even though I can set in the bios the max voltage for level 3 to 1.06, it will never get there and still show .92 in GPU-Z.

So what I did is also bump the minimum voltage of level 3 (see screenie).

With the latest drivers it will show up correctly in GPU-Z, run heaven at 100%, no throtteling or anything.

I am happy to share my bios if someone needs it
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