looks like in my bios, if I just increase 2 power limits (2 in red below to 300,000, like others have), then on stock settings/stock volts
my card goes to its default max core boost of 1250 when gpu loaded. Ran both 3dmark 11 and heaven, both were at 1250 core and 1.21v. You can see boost limit is 1254 on mine, that is stock bios setting. The stock max voltage 1 goes to 1.21v like have seen in other bioses...in fact max volts cant be changed they are greyed out, in pic 2. Not sure if stable yet, will know by tomorrow, if so, guess no point in changing P0 or P2 volts, or changing anything other than increasing power limits to let card go to its default 1250 setting and default max v 1.21.
btw, fist time I just increased max mw to 300,000, left default mw at 250,000, that caused core to jump from 1250 back to 1050 all the time. Increasing both to 300,000, made card stay at 1250 core all time.
So seems that if throttling removed, my stock boost limit of 1250 is maintained in benchmarks....just dont know if stable yet.
before changing power limits, im on water, i did not throttle at 1150 core precision x setting on tom raider benchmark, rarely throttled to 1138core on heaven, throttled more on 3dmark11 (has most power draw of 3).Edited by opt33 - 3/15/13 at 10:28pm