Originally Posted by Forceman
It doesn't really matter what you set in there - the card is only going to draw what it actually needs (it's a power limiter, not a power enabler) and there is a hardware limit anyway. Even if you put 1000W it's still only going to draw to what it needs or the hardware limit, whichever is lower.
Yes, but when you set the default 100% one so high , I think what will happen in AB is you get reports of throttling (when ever it would) be at a very low point and then you have to figure whats up .
Just saying I think it will only confuse things and not help at all .Also remember he edited both sides left and right sides in KBT .
here what creator of KBT says on power management (this is Google translated)
Here you can change the Power Target the map. The values ??are given in the BIOS in mW. With the buttons you can change analogous to having to manually type the values ??in 1W increments, that is 1000 mW. On the left side are the actual power target values ??that can be adjusted in the tools then, on the right are the values ??for the protection function registered. So drop Default and maximum out later. Putting the PT higher, so it can not hurt, right at the default value of the maximum left and specify the maximum for a somewhat higher value. But one has to exercise caution - the card or PCB should also be able to cope Power Target values ??- setting it too high, then this may scrap the card!
When reference design of the GTX 680 and GTX 670 is recommended not to set the maximum PT over 225W, but rather then the value for 100% of something to lift!
Especially in the smaller models like the GTX 650 or GTX 660 should not overdo it with the Power Target values. The default values ??have a meaning so already, just because the PCB is not designed for much more - should raise to 10 to 15W actually still run fine, but more, I would not recommend here.
Example: 200W => 200000mW
Here are a new set 200W default value for 100% Power Target, the former as a 132% set 225W maximum PT accordingly are now only 112%.
Very good solution is that the% values ??are always the same with just!
PS values ??from 600W (600000mW) are too high as Max Power Target, why can not the LN2 BIOS of MSI GTX 680 Lightning (900W Max PT) can be read!""
It probably doesn't matter much but I would also pick clock and boost values that are in boost table .
Windsufdoctor; as other point out first set the two top sliders to 1.187v , it should boost to 1.212v under full load .Edited by Edkiefer - 5/13/13 at 7:06am