Originally Posted by manny1222
So I flashed them unto the cards (separately) and tested each by themselves and then together. My overclock did not improve. The cards boost to 1202 on 1.212v like you said but won't go past 1220 with heaven. I guess it just confirms my suspicion that the FTW+ 4gb cards just don't overclock well. Any other owners can confirm. I'm leaving this bios on for now because of the boost.
I am sorry to hear about that. I was hoping you would get better results.
I used to have the 2gb version of the 680 FTW and went through a couple of them because of RMA and noticed that the OC on them went lower as time went on.....are your's recently purchased? the ones I had from one of the first batches OC'd awesome but from then on the newer ones didn't OC for anything and it got worse as I was getting more recent cards.
When you were testing your card did you max out the power target and did you keep the memory at stock? also I noticed on the 680 FTW model the memory most of the time OC'd quite well but the core always left a bit to be desired...all of them I was able to get atleast +300 more on the memory though.
One good thing about keeping that modded bios on your card is that it should remove any temperature throttle...that is why I put the max modded voltage on the bios as most cards get alleviated from the temperature throttling if you do this. Let me know if you want anything changed on the card.
BTW did you re-download your drivers after you flashed to the new bios? sometimes people get bad results when they flash there cards with a new bios and not re-download the drivers.....make sure to choose "custom install" then checkmark "clean install" and only download the graphics driver and the PhysX driver uncheck the rest....I'd be realy surprised if you your cards can't get higher with the modded bios...make sure to test out the cards with memory at stock then try out upping the core first.Edited by tarpon31 - 5/11/13 at 2:27pm