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post #4811 of 5564
My Asic quality is also low (65 and 67 %) but can i run the gfx without trouble h24/7 with + 120 mhz / +700 mhz

Last version of gpu-z said " bios reading not supported on this device" so i don't know , first time i saw this !



thanks a lot provost for your help i really want to thank you, will try your tricks with the hairdryer ASAP biggrin.gif !

Cheers !
post #4812 of 5564
Lukas try this i follow this thread :

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4339918



Try this guide that i written for modding yout bios if you want to, Its easy to follow as long as you follow everything correctly.

My GPU's both go over 1200mhz when overclocked now which is great.


(Ive also updated post no1 with this guide)
Flashing bios instructions for any Nvidia Keplar GPU.
YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK

I wrote this guide as i couldnt find one anywhere.

First of all, You then need to download these files.

GPU-Z (This is used to grab the original Bios from the Gpu wether multi or single)
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2181/mirrors.php


KGB - Kepler BIOS Editor/Unlocker. (This is used to modify the Bios that you just grabbed from your Gpu using Gpu-z)

KGB supports: GTX690, GTX680, GTX670, GTX660Ti, GTX660OEM and GTX660
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vrunxuq03vj0m5y/kgb_0.5.zip

NVFLASH (This is used to reflash or reinstall the new modified bios)
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...oad-16133.html

Steps 1-10.

1.Ok what you need is firstly to make a USB dongle bootable into DOS, To do this read this very easy to follow guide.
http://www.bay-wolf.com/usbmemstick.htm

2.Run GPU-Z and and click on the icon that allows you to grab your bios from the Gpu and save it to your PC.

The pictures below show how.....




Also make sure you have a copy of your bios!!

3.Once you have grabbed your bios put it into C:\Users\My and rename it 1.rom

For example the bios from the GTX 690 Gpu 1 is called GK104.rom, I renamed it to 1.rom and the bios from Gpu 2 I renamed 2.rom.

The reason why you should put the bios in C:\Users\My is because the default path will be set here from KGB.exe so if you are not familiar with the CMD (Commandline) then this is the easiest way of doing it.



5.Take the KGB.exe as well as the KGB.cfg file and also place both of these in C:\Users\My.
You should now have KGB.exe, KGB.cfg and 1.rom files in C:\Users\My.

If you have more than 1xGpu then you will have 1.rom and 2.rom respectively in C:\Users\My.


6.The next thing to do is open up the CMD (Commandline) which im sure you all know how to do.
Once you have the CMD open, Copy and paste in this command.

kgb 1.rom unlock (press enter).

It will now save the new values (i.e. from kgb.cfg) in your bios then print out the new values in the bios.

7.Now all we need to do is put the new modified 1.rom back onto the gpu, To do this we need to use the USB DOS bootable Dongle that we created in step 1.

Take the nvflash files once you have extracted them and place them onto the USB DOS bootable Dongle, There should be 2 files.

Then place the 1.rom bios also on the USB DOS bootable Dongle.


8.Now the Dongle is ready to be booted from so reboot the PC and go into the bios.
Once you are in the bios make it so the PC boots from the dongle, Once this happens you will then have a flashing cursor telling you that you are in DOS mode.


9.Type in nvflash --list (press enter)
This will then tell you what gpu(s) that you have installed on your motherboard.

10.Type in nvflash -i1 1.rom (press enter)

It will then say flashing Gpu and press Y to confirm, so press Y and the flashing will commence which takes a few seconds.

If you have a second gpu with 2.rom.

Type in nvflash -i2 2.rom (press enter)

It will then say flashing Gpu and press Y to confirm, so press Y and the flashing will commence which takes a few seconds.



Once this is done reboot the PC go into the bios and reset your boot so it boots from your hardrive with the Windows OS on.

Once you get into windows you can see from MSI afterburner or EVGA precision that the power target can be raised from 130 to 150.

When gaming the boost clock should be higher depending on your GPU.

I achieved around an increase of 30 on the core clock on boost alone on both GPU's which is very good.

It will differ for each person and each GPU(s), You can also try other peoples bios as long as iyts the same GPU as your own.

You can also modify the KGB.exe and tweak power settings for even more results but I wouldnt advise this unless you know what you are doing, I would just leave it at stock and use that for the time being.

Everything you do is at your own risk ! ! !
post #4813 of 5564
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Originally Posted by Micko View Post

Good news guys!

New beta of MSI Afterburner just came out and it brings improved support (voltage unlocking) for cards which have NCP4206 voltage regulator. According to Uniwinder, that chip is used on many reference GTX 6xx/7xx/Titan cards.

Link to official thread at Guru3D

Uniwinder's post where he explains how to unlock the voltage

I tried the tweak and it really works. Out of the box, 1.212mv was the limit for my card and after the tweak, upper limit is 1.300mv.
At 1.212mv, i could finish the Valley with 1267Mhz boost clock and at 1.3v card passed at 1333Mhz. Not bad. Temps were about 7-8 C higher.

However, voltage does not drop when card is idling, so I won't be using this tweak for everyday gaming. Benching is another story though.. wink.gif

Anyone tried this? Im for away from mine...
post #4814 of 5564
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Originally Posted by FiShBuRn View Post

Anyone tried this? Im for away from mine...

IT WORKS!! IT FREAKING WORKED!

I don't know if the Voltage shown is indeed the one the GPU truly uses but without proper testing equipment I cannot verify it. But Afterburner shows it does so I will play along for now.

I have to run some benchmarks to verify it.


Edited by Koniakki - 8/17/13 at 11:44pm
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IT WORKS!! IT FREAKING WORKED!

I don't know if the Voltage shown is indeed the one the GPU truly uses but without proper testing equipment I cannot verify it. But Afterburner shows it does so I will play along for now.

I have to run some benchmarks to verify it.


You can use EVGA OC Scanner X to read the card Like GPU-z. Here what EVGA NV-Z 0.5.2 GPU Monitoring


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works flawlessly OMG : Nvapi.dll lock Blown out !

Just an other day in paradise : MSI AFTERBURNER beta 14:

try this in settings tab ONLY FOR 690 GTX :

"Huge thanks and props for pointing this to us!
Btw I used the below as the other value resulted in locked voltage option:

[Settings]
VDDC_Generic_Detection = 0
VDDC_NCP4206_Detection = 3:20h "

proof of the gtx 690 unlock edition !

Love russia love unwinder member from Guru3d !

http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=666764690.jpg
post #4817 of 5564
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Originally Posted by lascar View Post

works flawlessly OMG : Nvapi.dll lock Blown out !

Just an other day in paradise : MSI AFTERBURNER beta 14:

try this in settings tab ONLY FOR 690 GTX :

"Huge thanks and props for pointing this to us!
Btw I used the below as the other value resulted in locked voltage option:

[Settings]
VDDC_Generic_Detection = 0
VDDC_NCP4206_Detection = 3:20h "

proof of the gtx 690 unlock edition !

Love russia love unwinder member from Guru3d !

http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=666764690.jpg

So does anyone here have any benches using this?
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i tried voltage hack and it works, although I am on air so i will remain on stock voltage atm. BTW thanks for the guide, I unlocked my Pt to 150 % but I am still only able to work with +70 core and +500 memory stable.

I mean this is game stable like FC 3 / Crysis 3 or Tomb Raider. For benchmarking, I could go probably a little higher...

Anyway, I wanted to ask you guys. When I got my ASUS gtx 690 back from RMA, there was bad bios on GPU2 and I had to reflash. Can this be used as an issue for another RMA ? I mean I got some card which was certainly used before by someone else, even though ASUS claimed they sent me whole NEW card. Also as I said earlier, my ASICs are realy low and I dont know if this card wasnt used for some kind of benching before. There are also scratches on the back side of PCB.

This happened to me for second time. Can I demand some kind of refund or at least REALY new card ?
Edited by Lukas026 - 8/18/13 at 10:04am
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So does anyone here have any benches using this?

Did a Valley run @1215-1228Mhz! My card never went above 1175 and be stable in any situation. Either benchmark or game or in-game benchmark. Never!

And that's really fricking amazing!!

Also played Far Cry 3 and also Crysis 3@1215-1228Mhz with 2x SMAA and also tried TXAA-High! No probs. But they were quick tests, like 5-6min each.


P.S: A quick little fun fact. I was doing my routine check(once a month usually) for Bios updates(MB, GPU etc) and when I didn't find anything new
I posted my previous post #4808 to see if I missed any news about our overclocking our beloved 690's OC since I hadn't followed the thread for a while
and in the same day we get Voltage control!!

That's a real coincidence! tongue.gif
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I've tested and it worked!

Now is it safe to use this voltage? 1.3v? Even if underwater?
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