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Noobie question, will 1.21v significantly reduce the life of a 680? Say will it die in 6 months of heavy gaming use? The card dying is really the only reason i haven't flashed mine already..
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post #1922 of 7931
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Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post

Noobie question, will 1.21v significantly reduce the life of a 680? Say will it die in 6 months of heavy gaming use? The card dying is really the only reason i haven't flashed mine already..

Nobody can give you a definite answer on that. but currently the chances of failure just because of over-voltage alone are too low as there aren't many cards reported to be failing just because of overvoltage in this thread.
Myself I don't use the BIOS 24/7. I use it just for benching, most of the time I use the stock voltage/ stock settings; as the card is sufficient for my needs. and the difference is too little between the stock BIOS and the unlocked BIOS performance-wise; It is just like 1-2 fps at most.
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post #1923 of 7931
nobody could tell when/if it dies or degrades with 1.21v used daily. all I can guess (based on nvidia actions) it won't last in perfect shape the length of warranty this way ... but IF that means 6 months or 2 years, I can't tell.

I want the EVGA 4B vmod BIOS for 670 reference ... please tongue.gif
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I want the EVGA 4B vmod BIOS for 670 reference ... please tongue.gif

Same - Its the waiting game now - Just need that checksum-problem cleared and its all dandy.
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post #1925 of 7931
I use the modded bios, but dial back the volts unless I'm benching.
With 1.21v I can go over 1300mhz core easily, with 1.175v the best it can do is 1256mhz which is plenty for gaming biggrin.gif
So far so good...
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I used the EVGA GTX SC firmware and it's apparently unstable with 3DMark11 for some reason.
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post #1927 of 7931
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I used the EVGA GTX SC firmware and it's apparently unstable with 3DMark11 for some reason.

are you sure it's a new WHQL driver issue you are seeing? 306.97 WHQL turned out bad for many. if you are using the former WHQL (306.23 or whatever the number was) then yeah, probably firmware is not working right for you or the OC is unstable (either core or mem offset too high, or both).
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are you sure it's a new WHQL driver issue you are seeing? 306.97 WHQL turned out bad for many. if you are using the former WHQL (306.23 or whatever the number was) then yeah, probably firmware is not working right for you or the OC is unstable (either core or mem offset too high, or both).

I'll try the previous drivers to see if that solves random flickers. And I used my previous settings I used prior to the firmware change. I'm currently back to the stock firmware but I'll give it a go tonight.
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Noobie question, will 1.21v significantly reduce the life of a 680? Say will it die in 6 months of heavy gaming use? The card dying is really the only reason i haven't flashed mine already..

I'm surprised those who responded above me are so wary of this minor bump in voltage. We're talking about a less than 3% increase to the stock voltage. I would be shocked if the TSMC manufacturing process was such that this small bump would cause degradation.

After all, many of us have been overclocking Core 2's and SB/IB chips to as much as 10% over stock without seeing any long-term degradation.
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Any unlocked bios for the Asus GTX670 DCII (NON-TOP) 2GB model?
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