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Is it the Zotac REFERENCE card ?
I had the same problem as I was using NON-REFERENCE bios - Solved the problem using a REFERENCE-BIOS. (See the one I said I would test - few pages back).
I gained +117Mhz on the memory when flashing the BIOS.

Maybe I should give the bios a try. My card overclocks nicely but since my memory doesnt overclock my Scores arent as high as others with the same core clocks.

time to research how to flash my cards bios. I think gigabyte has a flashing utility I remember reading about a bios update
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Has there been any more info on the supposed over-volting causes kepler cards to slowly degrade? I've read a few examples scattered over a few sites, but nothing that couldn't be put down to normal card failure here and there..

Nothing mate -

I read about it, both from the perspective of Team Red and Team Green - Because that is basicly what it boils down to. My two cents aint worth alot more than .. well, two cents - But I personally thinks its a fart in the wind - Or a rabbit-story. The cards been out for such a short time that its impossible to talk about "Degrading" - If this story had hit a year from now, sure - There might be some meat on it.

And as always - Overclocking is always up to oneself. I, full-knowing about the risks, flashed my BIOS and are running with aggressive clocks 24/7 - But thats how I personally roll.

So again - Until SOMEONE gives SOLID evidence and not just the cries of unseen faces on various forums, its all good in my eyes.
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Has there been any more info on the supposed over-volting causes kepler cards to slowly degrade? I've read a few examples scattered over a few sites, but nothing that couldn't be put down to normal card failure here and there..
As far as I understand it, its like CPU Overclocking. All cards degrade over time. OCing, and increasing the voltage, just means you reach that limit sooner. Like tires. Say a tire was rated for, idk, 80K miles. at 30MPH its going to take a long time to hit that 80k mark, but at 60MPH, its going to reach it sooner but there will be perks and extra speed, etc.
You should have to worry really about this unless you want your card to last in excess of 6+ years, maybe..
Any other questions\concerns?
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Maybe I should give the bios a try. My card overclocks nicely but since my memory doesnt overclock my Scores arent as high as others with the same core clocks.
time to research how to flash my cards bios. I think gigabyte has a flashing utility I remember reading about a bios update

I know the Thread is getting bigger and bigger - But before starting a project like this, at least read through it. There have already been posted a tool for flashing and the instructions on how to do it.
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Nothing mate -
I read about it, both from the perspective of Team Red and Team Green - Because that is basicly what it boils down to. My two cents aint worth alot more than .. well, two cents - But I personally thinks its a fart in the wind - Or a rabbit-story. The cards been out for such a short time that its impossible to talk about "Degrading" - If this story had hit a year from now, sure - There might be some meat on it.
And as always - Overclocking is always up to oneself. I, full-knowing about the risks, flashed my BIOS and are running with aggressive clocks 24/7 - But thats how I personally roll.
So again - Until SOMEONE gives SOLID evidence and not just the cries of unseen faces on various forums, its all good in my eyes.
This is how I feel also. Not overclocking and pushing things to there limits takes the run out of it tongue.gif
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As far as I understand it, its like CPU Overclocking. All cards degrade over time. OCing, and increasing the voltage, just means you reach that limit sooner. Like tires. Say a tire was rated for, idk, 80K miles. at 30MPH its going to take a long time to hit that 80k mark, but at 60MPH, its going to reach it sooner but there will be perks and extra speed, etc.
You should have to worry really about this unless you want your card to last in excess of 6+ years, maybe..
Any other questions\concerns?
Very well said thumb.gif
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@ tecfreak that 2nd ref evga bios is working great I think, but my power % seems low like under 70 alot, although I am having no issues I can see or core oscillation and voltage stays at 1.21 is this normal ?
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@ tecfreak that 2nd ref evga bios is working great I think, but my power % seems low like under 70 alot, although I am having no issues I can see or core oscillation and voltage stays at 1.21 is this normal ?
This is not normal, this is greate!
70% power level means, that your card is running with 140W max. The power limit of stock bios is @170W.
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now I'm confused so the new BIOS actually makes my card use less power?
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As far as I understand it, its like CPU Overclocking. All cards degrade over time. OCing, and increasing the voltage, just means you reach that limit sooner. Like tires. Say a tire was rated for, idk, 80K miles. at 30MPH its going to take a long time to hit that 80k mark, but at 60MPH, its going to reach it sooner but there will be perks and extra speed, etc.
You should have to worry really about this unless you want your card to last in excess of 6+ years, maybe..
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Not really a cpu is alot tougher then a gpu.. a gpu will degrade much sooner then a cpu.
    
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Not really a cpu is alot tougher then a gpu.. a gpu will degrade much sooner then a cpu.
But either way, you get the point. I didnt say one was stronger, or as strong, I was just using it as a comparison. Still works, yes?
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