Originally Posted by Belkov
What a boost... This thread was so asleep and now so many posts appear... Nice...
I see some very interesting things here, but don't you think that you can break your cards with so much playing with the bioses? I've made some changes myself, but after all i realized that the original bios is the best for me...
I speak solely for myself when i say that i am an enthusiast and tweaking is my thing. When you have a basic principle of what you are doing then you can minimize the aftereffect. In the start i had some mediocre knowledge on hex editing and let's say a small amount of knowledge when it comes to reverse engineering (after all I have a Phd in electronics in my country, but my specialization was more hardware based and less software), but now after joining this topic I know a fair amount more and will continue to upgrade my knowledge because I find it invigorating as do I enjoy helping others, it makes me happy too.
You can't really break your card per-se by flashing as you could always flash back the original bios, not to mention that almost all cards come with dual bios and the limit of how many times you can flash an EEPROM is almost infinite (there is a limit but for newer EEPROM's it is around 100,000-150,000 writes).
At the start I knew what i wanted from my card before i started tweaking it, it was lower frequency-lower voltage and lower temperatures, at the expense of framerate and I am glad to say that i got everything that i wanted. Edited by EnErgy667 - 6/13/13 at 2:43pm