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To start off, I am using an EVGA GTX 670 FTW Edition 2GB card.

I have a bit of an issue here. It is resolved (for now), but I would like to see if anyone knows how to get to the bottom of it, or what the core issue is.

Since January 2013 I had been using the BIOS that the OP had posted as his personal favorite, and it worked very well (thank you OP! smile.gif ). I had used NVFlash to mod the BIOS and everything worked wonderfully.

About 3 days ago, some things had gone whacky within Windows and also my SSD was starting to fill up with unnecessary crap (my fault) so I decided it was a good time to wipe the SSD and fresh install Windows again.

I did this, and everything was cool, until I installed the NVidia drivers. I started getting a massive amount of artifacts on my desktop, then every 5 seconds (LITERALLY FIVE SECONDS) the NVidia drivers would crash and recover, crash, recover, crash, recover. Every time this happened the screen would go black, come back with artifact hell, rinse and repeat until my system locked.

I started Windows in safe mode and uninstalled the NVidia driver (I was using the latest downloadable). I used what everyone here calls the "BradleyW" method, a method I picked up a long time ago off of Tom's Hardware when I used to use ATI and their horrific driver install/uninstall process. All registry entries had been deleted, all folders, the whole nine.

I rebooted into Windows after all was said and done and of course without the NVidia drivers now everything was fine. I then installed the NVidia drivers (310.xx) that I had backed up on my HDD, which were the ones I had running originally with this BIOS mod and everything was fine.

Once the older drivers were installed I rebooted, alas, there were the artifacts AGAIN all over the screen and the driver flipping out with the "every 5 second" crash and recover.

Now I am thinking to myself: "W-T-F, I hope I don't have a $400 paperweight sitting in my case..."

I did another reinstall of Windows, out of desperation basically, and then installed my old NVidia drivers fresh, to the same end, the same problem. I thought "This is ridiculous, what the hell is going on here?"

I again booted into safe mode this time with networking and found the techpowerup site with all the original BIOS for my card. I downloaded the "stock" BIOS, restarted, used NVFlash to put everything back (praying that this was indeed "stock" and also that this was going to help) to stock, and rebooted into Windows normally. Bingo, not a single issue since.

Loaded EVGA Precision X, found my overclock sweet spot for the stock BIOS, thing is running as good as it gets for stock.

Anyone have any idea why this happened? I tried one more time to flash the BIOS to the OP's "favorite" (mine too) and it came right back with the artifacts and driver crashing, so once again it's back to stock and running "fine".

I really liked having that modded BIOS, the voltage increase and the Power Target increase were nice to have. Seriously though, why would all of this happen with a simple reinstall of Windows, twice? Is this indicative of my card starting to fail? Is it something to do with the drivers? Should I try even OLDER drivers (perhaps even the ones on the disc that came with the card, which I never used?) and see what happens? It's just odd that from the flash in January until yesterday everything was MINT, then everything freaks out after a reinstall of Windows.

Any feedback / info would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by ThisMaySting - 3/30/13 at 5:01pm
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To start off, I am using an EVGA GTX 670 FTW Edition 2GB card.

I have a bit of an issue here. It is resolved (for now), but I would like to see if anyone knows how to get to the bottom of it, or what the core issue is.

Since January 2013 I had been using the BIOS that the OP had posted as his personal favorite, and it worked very well (thank you OP! smile.gif ). I had used NVFlash to mod the BIOS and everything worked wonderfully.

About 3 days ago, some things had gone whacky within Windows and also my SSD was starting to fill up with unnecessary crap (my fault) so I decided it was a good time to wipe the SSD and fresh install Windows again.

I did this, and everything was cool, until I installed the NVidia drivers. I started getting a massive amount of artifacts on my desktop, then every 5 seconds (LITERALLY FIVE SECONDS) the NVidia drivers would crash and recover, crash, recover, crash, recover. Every time this happened the screen would go black, come back with artifact hell, rinse and repeat until my system locked.

I started Windows in safe mode and uninstalled the NVidia driver (I was using the latest downloadable). I used what everyone here calls the "BradleyW" method, a method I picked up a long time ago off of Tom's Hardware when I used to use ATI and their horrific driver install/uninstall process. All registry entries had been deleted, all folders, the whole nine.

I rebooted into Windows after all was said and done and of course without the NVidia drivers now everything was fine. I then installed the NVidia drivers (310.xx) that I had backed up on my HDD, which were the ones I had running originally with this BIOS mod and everything was fine.

Once the older drivers were installed I rebooted, alas, there were the artifacts AGAIN all over the screen and the driver flipping out with the "every 5 second" crash and recover.

Now I am thinking to myself: "W-T-F, I hope I don't have a $400 paperweight sitting in my case..."

I did another reinstall of Windows, out of desperation basically, and then installed my old NVidia drivers fresh, to the same end, the same problem. I thought "This is ridiculous, what the hell is going on here?"

I again booted into safe mode this time with networking and found the techpowerup site with all the original BIOS for my card. I downloaded the "stock" BIOS, restarted, used NVFlash to put everything back (praying that this was indeed "stock" and also that this was going to help) to stock, and rebooted into Windows normally. Bingo, not a single issue since.

Loaded EVGA Precision X, found my overclock sweet spot for the stock BIOS, thing is running as good as it gets for stock.

Anyone have any idea why this happened? I tried one more time to flash the BIOS to the OP's "favorite" (mine too) and it came right back with the artifacts and driver crashing, so once again it's back to stock and running "fine".

I really liked having that modded BIOS, the voltage increase and the Power Target increase were nice to have. Seriously though, why would all of this happen with a simple reinstall of Windows, twice? Is this indicative of my card starting to fail? Is it something to do with the drivers? Should I try even OLDER drivers (perhaps even the ones on the disc that came with the card, which I never used?) and see what happens? It's just odd that from the flash in January until yesterday everything was MINT, then everything freaks out after a reinstall of Windows.

Any feedback / info would be greatly appreciated!
That is quite weird.. my only guess is that it could not handle the 1293 on it.? I modded a couple of random bios (messing with the memory and such) and I had the same issue as you because I had the memory to high in the bios. It also could be the power target acting funky, I have had the issue as well where I could not boot at all with the 670 and took me awhile to fix.


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Originally Posted by NightHawk06 View Post

Hello Everyone I'm in need of Help :/ I just got my Card few days ago & I have been trying to Overclock but Crashing all the time not sure if i'm doing anything right? I try to change the Voltage but Have no Choice doing that on Precision program :/ & Someone told me I have to Unlock voltage & Update Bios but Never done this before frown.gif gave me this link to this Site & it confuse me like Crazy lol can someone help me on what I have to do for this card I cant change Voltage or anything just Power Target :/ Also I try to Save Bios on GPU-Z but Saying Bios Reading is not Support by this Device.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785
Check this page out> http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?&m=1703680&mpage=1
Download the proper one for your card, extract it and run it. Simple as that!
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Can ANYONE take a look at this modded BIOS and tell me (Or fix) why it keeps the "boost" down to a feeble 1110 on the CORE ?

I tried everything I can myself - It *SHOULD* boost to 1306´ish, but every game and setting I tried in various games will lock it at 1110 - Except bench-marking, where it occasionally actually does 1306.

X.zip 57k .zip file
You had the base clock at 1106, I changed it to 1306 as well so you should not have this issue anymore thumb.gif
Gomi.zip 57k .zip file
Edited by General123 - 3/30/13 at 7:30pm
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You had the base clock at 1306, I changed it to 1306 as well so you should not have this issue anymore thumb.gif
Gomi.zip 57k .zip file

Thanks buddy! smile.gif

Will give it a whirl and hopefully I will get the +200 Mhz on core I been missing out on, lol.
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That is quite weird.. my only guess is that it could not handle the 1293 on it.? I modded a couple of random bios (messing with the memory and such) and I had the same issue as you because I had the memory to high in the bios. It also could be the power target acting funky, I have had the issue as well where I could not boot at all with the 670 and took me awhile to fix.

That's the funny thing about it though. It handled the 1293 just fine (Precision X GPU set at zero of course after mod) hither to the Windows reinstall. Everything about that mod worked flawlessly until the Windows reinstall.

I had even had the memory clocked to +675 with the mod and it ran Heaven like a champ (This was back in January of course...)! I had never seen a single artifact, never had a driver crash, nothing. I am going to play around with this. I probably shouldn't, but it irks me now. If all comes down to it, if you don't mind, I will just give you a copy of this current stock BIOS with some simple requests as to how to mod it.

I did mess around with some others before installing yours, and, despite sounding like a jet turbine, I DID like one mod that allowed the fan to be set to 100%. I am thinking that if I do request a mod from you it will entail fan at 100%, GPU clock at 1225 (seems to be just fine, 1293 was great, but, damn smile.gif ) , Power Target at 200%, and voltage at 1.2v of course. See how that plays out...

Again it's just the "Why did it work THEN and not NOW' factor that is getting to me...
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Thanks General123 I updated it & is it Suppose to make Gpu more Stable? I open up my Precision program & I still dont have my Voltage control where I can set it at 1.175v :/ how can I do this? I have been Reading this Guide when Someone showed me it & i'm confused on how to Update Bios & Unlock my Voltage I can only use the Power Target Max is 122% & This other thing called Adjust Voltage & max Reading is 1150mv... When I try to Overclock it just Crashes cause Voltage doesnt Reach up to 1.175v it goes up & down like Power Saving on or something? making it UnStable!! is there Any Chance you would know Max Voltage for this Card 1.21v? Saw on your Op my card max is 1.21v but not sure if that right one i got? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785
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btw,how to increase power target at 200% with V3DT online bios editor
what numbers should i put?

this is how it looks now

Default Power Target
Always reads as 100%
160000
Max Power Target
Currently 125% of the Default Power Target.
200000
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Originally Posted by lemonjuice View Post

btw,how to increase power target at 200% with V3DT online bios editor
what numbers should i put?

this is how it looks now

Default Power Target
Always reads as 100%
160000
Max Power Target
Currently 125% of the Default Power Target.
200000
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sorry?
post #4329 of 7931
145%
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well i see ppl are talking about 200% ? dont get it mate
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