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Regarding overvoltaging above our max spec, we offer AICs two choices:

· Ensure the GPU stays within our operating specs and have a full warranty from NVIDIA.

· Allow the GPU to be manually operated outside specs in which case NVIDIA provides no warranty.

We prefer AICs ensure the GPU stays within spec

Anyone else just read this as do it our (nvidia) way or receive no (all) warranty?
I could see EVGA eating the cost for a few specifically made cards, but aren't all these cards technically 1 model? ie: 660, 670, and 680?
So by that thinking Nvidia could mean that by altering the "GPU" you void total warranty for that entire model.

Somehow I don't think they are specifically talking about individual select cards ie: FTW and SSC.
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post #32 of 182
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Originally Posted by rbarrett96 View Post

What about MSI's lightning and Twin Frozr 4GB 680? They both seem to have voltage control built into afterburner....Was MSI not part of this green initiative?

You can't do those with the latest Afterburner(2.2.4 disabled Voltage control for Lightning), you have to find the missing files yourself online and modify your AB folders for it to work. Thus MSI is no longer officially supporting VR on 680.
Edited by sherlock - 10/24/12 at 11:31am
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post #33 of 182
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As somebody who didn't buy a 670 (too expensive, performance isn't all that, masses of OC headroom but the increased clocks make VERY little difference..) and instead chose to get a 7950 there is something to be said for both AMD and nvidia along similar lines. The kinds of people who buy such cards as a 660Ti, 7850, 670, 7950 are going to be enthusiasts and thus pay a premium because they want to OC. AMD / nvidia may make the cards, but the instant you shell out the cash to buy one it then becomes YOUR property, the manufacturer has zero right to dictate to you what you do with it. As such, voltage locking via drivers, not openly offering vBIOS modification utilities is plain wrong. In the case of the latter I'm not saying its AMD or nvidias responsibility to offer such vBIOS tools, but it should be of the manufacturers you purchase the cards from - they have access to the vBIOS mod tools nvidia or AMD use anyway.
Not all of us like to use cumbersome and buggy software to OC our cards, change voltage or tweak fan profiles. I am one of these people, and as a enthusiast who spent a premium for a 7950 TwinFrozr, I'd expect to be given the choice of using either software to OC or to use a included vBIOS utility to change voltage, clockspeeds and fan profiles. Most manufacturers need to stop treating enthusiasts like dirt.

You don't really own the hardware until the warranty period is over. thumb.gif
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Nvidia doesn’t think AMD is their competitor anymore

they are right, AMD is Rkingsmiley.png
    
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they are right, AMD is Rkingsmiley.png

lol this made my day.


Definitely going Amd in the future thumb.gif
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Maybe people will learn to voltmod now biggrin.gif
    
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Maybe people will learn to voltmod now biggrin.gif

Like men once did! The only time in my life that I actually use a pencil.
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I will not be buying a 7xx series card, and unless nVidia changes their stance back to what their 5xx series was for the 8xx series ... or at the very least offer an "Overclocker Insurance" program like Intel does for a nominal fee, I will be going BACK to ATI/AMD for my video solution.

This isn't a threat, it is a promise.
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Originally Posted by Dyson Poindexter View Post

Like men once did! The only time in my life that I actually use a pencil.
Once did? confused.gif

Guess you need to visit the vmod section more wink.gif. Maybe even pick up a geforce 210, vmod it, and join our little competition http://www.overclock.net/t/1317399/gpu-geforce-210-64-bit-competition
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All of this makes me want to never buy another nvidia card.
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