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post #21 of 59
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THANK YOU FOR SAYING THIS biggrin.gif
You've made my day! I wanted this to be publicized more, and it has. I've rescued a person from the misery I went through, and I'm overjoyed by it biggrin.gif
Hope it goes well for you man!! and get a reference card, not by XFX tho, don't trust em wink.gif. sapphire are my fav company ^^
post #22 of 59
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Originally Posted by krthush View Post

THANK YOU FOR SAYING THIS biggrin.gif
You've made my day! I wanted this to be publicized more, and it has. I've rescued a person from the misery I went through, and I'm overjoyed by it biggrin.gif
Hope it goes well for you man!! and get a reference card, not by XFX tho, don't trust em wink.gif. sapphire are my fav company ^^

I would probably just buy a used reference card, since you're taking the cooler off anyway.. They sell from $275-$325 in the marketplace and even on auction sites like eBay.
post #23 of 59
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TROLOLOL. After installing GPU tweak, guess what voltage the cards running at XDDD??! 0.85v lol. These cards need way more than that imo >.>...... XFX really need to fix this issue, I've heard of people having problem just with the card out of the box XD.
post #24 of 59
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TROLOLOL. After installing GPU tweak, guess what voltage the cards running at XDDD??! 0.85v lol. These cards need way more than that imo >.>...... XFX really need to fix this issue, I've heard of people having problem just with the card out of the box XD.

Flash the BIOS with a different model BIOS. My reference Visiontek runs 1.125v stock. Try to find a BIOS for a Sapphire or Giga that run 1.225v stock. See if your card has a BIOS switch on it. Its a tiny little slide switch that is typically right next to the CF-X fingers.
post #25 of 59
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Nice advice again biggrin.gif thanks. Was about to do this, but I'm clueless on flashing :S, how exactly do you do this?
post #26 of 59
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I think my card does have a bios switch on it, what do I do with it biggrin.gif?
post #27 of 59
The BIOS switch is just insurance. In case you BIOS flash goes wrong, you have a back-up working BIOS. Which you can use to flash your corrupted BIOS back to normal.

http://www.bjorn3d.com/2010/05/flashing-your-video-cards-gpu-bios/#.UQ1uL6WulwE
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=365632
post #28 of 59
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Cool I'll give it a go when I have the time
post #29 of 59
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Hmm... just realised... XFX removed the bios switch, so I don't have a bios switch >.> So how do I backup a bios of my GPU properly, reading through the stuff from bjorn, don't quite understand the steps, they say they made a backup with a usb, but at the end they don't say much on what to do if the bios switch fails... so i'm lost :S
post #30 of 59
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Originally Posted by krthush View Post

Hmm... just realised... XFX removed the bios switch, so I don't have a bios switch >.> So how do I backup a bios of my GPU properly, reading through the stuff from bjorn, don't quite understand the steps, they say they made a backup with a usb, but at the end they don't say much on what to do if the bios switch fails... so i'm lost :S

Do you have GPU-Z? If not download, once you get onto the main screen of GPU-Z there is a little button next to your BIOS #. Click that button to save a backup of your BIOS. If you don't have a dual BIOS, I highly recommend you spend the next few hours learning as much as you can about flashing a BIOS on GPU because if you fail you have a $400 paperweight.
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