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Originally Posted by KungMartin90 View Post

k-boost is perfectly safe. it just sets your voltage at a fixed (set) number at all times. with k-boost disabled, your graphics card power saving feature will be enabled, which lowers the voltage and clock speeds during low stress.

keep in mind that with k-boost enabled, your clock speed will always be at max (except for kepler boost), even when in windows and application menus. there is a possibility to create a .bat file to set to either max voltage or idle voltage though, with the help of nvidiaInspector. let me know if you want the guide linked =)

Ahh, i see, thank you smile.gif

I was actually asking if 1.212v is safe. I wasn't very clear with my question sorry!

And yes, please provide a link smile.gif I'd like to look over it, more experience to add under my belt tongue.gif
post #12 of 21
I can't get mine past 1280 either.
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post #13 of 21
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You have the same card? Or different? Just curious smile.gif

Nvm! just noticed there was a tab with details about your rig! sorry! lol
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No i have an Evga card, i got a custom bios from the 600 series unlocked voltage and bios thread on here.
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post #15 of 21
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No i have an Evga card, i got a custom bios from the 600 series unlocked voltage and bios thread on here.

Is that the thread with the KGB.exe in it? I used that, I didn't get any performance opposed to my original bios =/
post #16 of 21
It made my cards stock clocks 1210 Mhz and raised the voltage to 1.212
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post #17 of 21
How loud is it with those 5 fans?

Cause on one hand you have the noise from 5 fans, but that also means they don't need to be turned up so far, so it should be pretty quiet? Right?

Maybe I'm just insane devil.gif
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Is that the thread with the KGB.exe in it? I used that, I didn't get any performance opposed to my original bios =/

Interesting! :O .. It made my card sit on 1333mhz... same with volts, 1.212... But it was by no means stable, kept crashing =/
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How loud is it with those 5 fans?

Cause on one hand you have the noise from 5 fans, but that also means they don't need to be turned up so far, so it should be pretty quiet? Right?

Maybe I'm just insane devil.gif

Well.. at idle or small tasks it survives at 35% (which you will not hear at ALL). While gaming you will notice a small whine will start to emitt as it gets to the 40-50% mark to get higher i would have to manually change the fan speed and that's rather impressive cause we are in the middle of summer in New Zealand atm, and it's extremely humid here.

On a different note, it's no where near as loud as my gtx 480 was. The other components in my case are actually alot louder than my GPU. I always have my headset on so i never notice too much noise anyway tongue.gif

Hope that answers your question biggrin.gif

P.s It does actually bend in my case a little... cause it's too freakin heavy.. Even though it's support by screws..
post #20 of 21
You live in NZ too!! So do I!

Where abouts do you live?

And I know what you mean about the humidity, been having some nice weather lately though with wind, so it's fairly cool in Palmy north. biggrin.gif
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