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post #621 of 939
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Originally Posted by codenamew View Post

any idea where can i get the unlocked bios and try it out on my gtx670PE? my card keep crash/freeze whenever I run benchmark at stock settings.

If it crashes/freezes at stock settings, i would RMA the thing, and get a new one. It should be stable at stock settings.
post #622 of 939
hey guys, any idea why my gpu isn't running at pci-express max speed?
here is a screen shot



it basically stays at Pci-e 3.0 8x rather thank 16x...
My motherboard is an H77 Pro4/MVP, it's installed in the PCI-e 3.0 16x slot...
I've got an i5 3450... any idea?
post #623 of 939
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Originally Posted by Negator87 View Post

hey guys, any idea why my gpu isn't running at pci-express max speed?
here is a screen shot

it basically stays at Pci-e 3.0 8x rather thank 16x...
My motherboard is an H77 Pro4/MVP, it's installed in the PCI-e 3.0 16x slot...
I've got an i5 3450... any idea?

There could be a few reasons for that. Are you stressing the GPU? It will powersave to a lower PCI-e standard. Are you using your other PCI-e slots? try emptying those, and see if it still runs at only 8x

I wouldn't worry too much though, it will not be bottlenecked by PCI-e 3.0 8x.
post #624 of 939
other slots are free, and even while doing the built in stress test, or others stuffs like gaming, it doesn't change.

Even HWinfo 64 report that hte speed is @8 gbps,
While it shouldn't bottleneck it, I had the same issues of the above poster, aka, some crash here and there at stock clock, then I noticed this, and thought it may be the cause...
post #625 of 939
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Originally Posted by Negator87 View Post

other slots are free, and even while doing the built in stress test, or others stuffs like gaming, it doesn't change.
Even HWinfo 64 report that hte speed is @8 gbps,
While it shouldn't bottleneck it, I had the same issues of the above poster, aka, some crash here and there at stock clock, then I noticed this, and thought it may be the cause...

If you get crashes at stock speeds, you should be able to RMA the card, would strongly advise you to do so.
post #626 of 939
already done it:
two things
Firstly, the H77 had bios problem with the gpu of new family at the time, so they said it worked on their machine and that I had to bios update it.
Secondly,
after the bios update, it crashed ONLY in one benchmark:
It's open GL, it's via kombustor, and thus, they didn't "identify" the problem,
here are two screen shot:



This is the test and test preset,

and this is the error I get.


Basically they made me understand that the card passed their test (3d mark, unigine, and OCCz, if I recall the name of the program correctly) and that they won't do any other test, so I took it back.

Either using a overvolted bios, or by adjust the core clock of -13mhz, help passing that test.
Also the card itself doesn't overclock much, usually it runs at 1201mhz, can reach 1240ish without crashed, but only in 3dmark and such.

Anyway.
I just disassembled everything because I saw some weird cpu temp, found out a cpu cooler screw hole brachet was broken...mad.gif
Menaged to fix it, and while I was at it, I repasted and re-inserted the GPU, now it works at 16x speed yay!thumb.gif
Time for some test.
post #627 of 939
Hi all,
This graphic card has just arrived and i've mounted it. I got the MSI GTX 670 PE OC version. Do i need to flash a better BIOS? I read about a problem that afflicted the the voltage which was resolved by a BIOS update.. mine is 80.04.4b.00.47
Also, how can i check out the correct working of the graphic card and how much i can overclock without overvolt? I come from HD 7950 and overclock was a bit easy there.. on Nvidia i don't know nothing :/
Thanks in advance!
post #628 of 939
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Originally Posted by Negator87 View Post

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already done it:
two things
Firstly, the H77 had bios problem with the gpu of new family at the time, so they said it worked on their machine and that I had to bios update it.
Secondly,
after the bios update, it crashed ONLY in one benchmark:
It's open GL, it's via kombustor, and thus, they didn't "identify" the problem,
here are two screen shot:

This is the test and test preset,
and this is the error I get.

Basically they made me understand that the card passed their test (3d mark, unigine, and OCCz, if I recall the name of the program correctly) and that they won't do any other test, so I took it back.
Either using a overvolted bios, or by adjust the core clock of -13mhz, help passing that test.
Also the card itself doesn't overclock much, usually it runs at 1201mhz, can reach 1240ish without crashed, but only in 3dmark and such.
Anyway.
I just disassembled everything because I saw some weird cpu temp, found out a cpu cooler screw hole brachet was broken...mad.gif
Menaged to fix it, and while I was at it, I repasted and re-inserted the GPU, now it works at 16x speed yay!thumb.gif
Time for some test.

I once had a unstable GPU, had to RMA the thing 3 times, before they gave me a new one. Anyway, below is my findings, while overclocking my GPU, you might find some of it useful. An unlocked BIOS shouldn't be nessesary really, as long as you use Afterburner 2.2.3.
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Originally Posted by sonnhy View Post

Hi all,
This graphic card has just arrived and i've mounted it. I got the MSI GTX 670 PE OC version. Do i need to flash a better BIOS? I read about a problem that afflicted the the voltage which was resolved by a BIOS update.. mine is 80.04.4b.00.47
Also, how can i check out the correct working of the graphic card and how much i can overclock without overvolt? I come from HD 7950 and overclock was a bit easy there.. on Nvidia i don't know nothing :/
Thanks in advance!

There is a max power usage issue in the BIOS, that seems to only affect some cards. As far as i know, there officially exist only one BIOS for this card.

For overclocking results, i was able to hit 1.28-1.3GHZ on stock voltages, 1.359 when overvolted. This however, i find is a bit above average. The memory i got on a +400 offset.

Overvolting info:
There has been made a modified BIOS, which is a mixture of a Gigabyte BIOS and the original BIOS, that resolves that issue. However, the voltage tables are messed up in this bios.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1289489/gtx-680-670-unlocked-voltage-bios/1750#post_18276932 (the voltages in this bios are messed up, however)

As for overclocking, you will need Afterburner 2.2.3. The voltage readings in overclocking utilities are wrong (they will show 1.75 i think, depending on the BIOS voltage but the voltage will be higher (up to 1.3, i think?), when overvolted using Afterburner 2.2.3)

Except for these minor details, that are fixable, this card is amazing, and i am enjoying every moment of it smile.gif
Edited by iRandomize - 12/24/12 at 9:50am
post #629 of 939
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Originally Posted by iRandomize View Post

I once had a unstable GPU, had to RMA the thing 3 times, before they gave me a new one. Anyway, below is my findings, while overclocking my GPU, you might find some of it useful. An unlocked BIOS shouldn't be nessesary really, as long as you use Afterburner 2.2.3.
There is a max power usage issue in the BIOS, that seems to only affect some cards. As far as i know, there officially exist only one BIOS for this card.
For overclocking results, i was able to hit 1.28-1.3GHZ on stock voltages, 1.359 when overvolted. This however, i find is a bit above average. The memory i got on a +400 offset.
Overvolting info:
There has been made a modified BIOS, which is a mixture of a Gigabyte BIOS and the original BIOS, that resolves that issue. However, the voltage tables are messed up in this bios.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1289489/gtx-680-670-unlocked-voltage-bios/1750#post_18276932 (the voltages in this bios are messed up, however)
As for overclocking, you will need Afterburner 2.2.3. The voltage readings in overclocking utilities are wrong (they will show 1.75 i think, depending on the BIOS voltage but the voltage will be higher (up to 1.3, i think?), when overvolted using Afterburner 2.2.3)
Except for these minor details, that are fixable, this card is amazing, and i am enjoying every moment of it smile.gif

Thanks for the answer.

So, do i have to install any BIOS? How can i check if mine is working correctly?
If i use precision X i can get the real voltage? Is it anyway better than afterburner?
post #630 of 939
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Originally Posted by sonnhy View Post

Thanks for the answer.
So, do i have to install any BIOS? How can i check if mine is working correctly?
If i use precision X i can get the real voltage? Is it anyway better than afterburner?

There is nothing better than Afterburner 2.2.3 for this card. No program will read the correct voltage. As for the BIOS, you will only need it, if you see massive throttleing, and you are unable to raise your Power Target beyond 100%. For now, i would just follow the official 670 overclock guide, and see how far that takes you. Feel free to post back with your results, and we can help you push it further smile.gif
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