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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Okay, it turns out that flashing the BIOS is the only thing that EVGA doesn't allow you to do to your cards, other than stick them in your blender.
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If you messing with the BIOS then yes, that can void the warranty. The only time flashing the BIOS will not void the warranty is if EVGA grants you permission to do so.
If you flash your card and kill it in the processes, then your warranty is most likely void.

ya =/ i was afraid of that...
well as long as i don't kill my card, then i'm ok haha.
post #1782 of 8626
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Originally Posted by JeNouTo View Post

ya =/ i was afraid of that...
well as long as i don't kill my card, then i'm ok haha.
Well, good thing I've never had the nerve to over volt my card to the point where I needed to flash it. I get scared pushing my GTX 480 to 1125 mV; Is there any way to monitor VRM temps? I am not sure how well the stock fan and heat plate can cool them.
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im a pretty happy camper with stock everything but im very glad that my card with overvoltage built in. 1.293v without ever needing to mod and control over mem timings... never played with it but its still nice to have.
post #1784 of 8626
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Originally Posted by cravinmild View Post

im a pretty happy camper with stock everything but im very glad that my card with overvoltage built in. 1.293v without ever needing to mod and control over mem timings... never played with it but its still nice to have.
1.293!? Sounds like it would explode if you tried that.
post #1785 of 8626
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Well, good thing I've never had the nerve to over volt my card to the point where I needed to flash it. I get scared pushing my GTX 480 to 1125 mV; Is there any way to monitor VRM temps? I am not sure how well the stock fan and heat plate can cool them.

i'm not sure how to monitor vrm temps...5 minute google search should render some results tho, i'll get back to you if i find anything smile.gif
the stock heat plate seems to do it's job relatively well, once i have the money i'll probably buy http://www.swiftech.com/gtx580-hs.aspx
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Originally Posted by cravinmild View Post

im a pretty happy camper with stock everything but im very glad that my card with overvoltage built in. 1.293v without ever needing to mod and control over mem timings... never played with it but its still nice to have.

holy shoot man!! what card do you have? bigeyedsmiley.png
post #1786 of 8626
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Originally Posted by JeNouTo View Post

i'm not sure how to monitor vrm temps...5 minute google search should render some results tho, i'll get back to you if i find anything smile.gif
the stock heat plate seems to do it's job relatively well, once i have the money i'll probably buy http://www.swiftech.com/gtx580-hs.aspx
I'd love to get one of those, but I am always scared that I will break something if I disassemble my card. Also they are pretty expensive.

Anyone know what the sensor labeled PCB temperature is monitoring on the GTX 480? Is it the memory?
Edited by Art Vanelay - 6/29/12 at 9:34pm
post #1787 of 8626
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I'd love to get one of those, but I am always scared that I will break something if I disassemble my card. Also they are pretty expensive.

it's relatively easy to disassemble your card, you just hafta be careful and use the right screwdriver. i actually take mine apart for fun lol. i'll probably end up breaking something eventually, but hey, it's fun to take apart graphics cards tongue.gif

i'm pretty young (hope that's not against forum rules to share wha-smiley.png) and haven't destroyed my card yet, so i'm sure you could successfully take yours apart without too much hassle smile.gif

and yes...so expensive.. confusedsmiley.png that's why i'm having such a hard time deciding whether or not to save up for one. cuz if the stock heat plate does it's job, then it would be of little gain to buy a fancy heatsink tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Anyone know what the sensor labeled PCB temperature is monitoring on the GTX 480? Is it the memory?

what monitoring software are you using?
post #1788 of 8626
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Originally Posted by JeNouTo View Post

it's relatively easy to disassemble your card, you just hafta be careful and use the right screwdriver. i actually take mine apart for fun lol. i'll probably end up breaking something eventually, but hey, it's fun to take apart graphics cards tongue.gif
i'm pretty young (hope that's not against forum rules to share wha-smiley.png) and haven't destroyed my card yet, so i'm sure you could successfully take yours apart without too much hassle smile.gif
and yes...so expensive.. confusedsmiley.png that's why i'm having such a hard time deciding whether or not to save up for one. cuz if the stock heat plate does it's job, then it would be of little gain to buy a fancy heatsink tongue.gif
what monitoring software are you using?
I am just worried about killing the card somehow; I tried putting my GTX 550 ti in my rig last week, when I had it disassembled anyway, and I couldn't get a video output when it was in. I actually don't know why the card died; I changed the thermal paste once to see how difficult it would be, but I was grounded and everything; other than that it just sat on a shelf for a while. I also killed my crappy wireless card somehow that day.

What exactly happens when your VRMs overheat? Do they have a way of preventing damage, or should overheating be avoided at all cost?
post #1789 of 8626
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

I am just worried about killing the card somehow; I tried putting my GTX 550 ti in my rig last week, when I had it disassembled anyway, and I couldn't get a video output when it was in. I actually don't know why the card died; I changed the thermal paste once to see how difficult it would be, but I was grounded and everything; other than that it just sat on a shelf for a while. I also killed my crappy wireless card somehow that day.
What exactly happens when your VRMs overheat? Do they have a way of preventing damage, or should overheating be avoided at all cost?

woah same story bro. i had 550 ti SLI, and for some reason it just died on me, card couldn't handle any load, even under stock clocks.. i'm still not quite sure what happened.maybe just a cheap card winksmiley02.gif

hm well according to this, apparently they could explode lol http://www.overclock.net/t/929152/have-you-killed-a-570-no-recent-deaths-buy-some-570s
even under subzero temps... (also depends on the card, granted)
i believe it is something you only risk it when disabling OCP, or if you get an unlucky card.
post #1790 of 8626
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Originally Posted by JeNouTo View Post

woah same story bro. i had 550 ti SLI, and for some reason it just died on me, card couldn't handle any load, even under stock clocks.. i'm still not quite sure what happened.maybe just a cheap card winksmiley02.gif
hm well according to this, apparently they could explode lol http://www.overclock.net/t/929152/have-you-killed-a-570-no-recent-deaths-buy-some-570s
even under subzero temps... (also depends on the card, granted)
i believe it is something you only risk it when disabling OCP, or if you get an unlucky card.
Half of those did not have OCP disabled. lol one guy had it happen without actually doing anything. I have a 480, and I'm told the VRMs are pretty good on those.

The 550 ti was my first build, and I really don't care about it anymore; I couldn't even justify the shipping charges to RMA it.
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