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So I flashed the BIOS already to "unlock" that voltage.

In Precision X I can give it 1.212V (and I did it to reach 900MHz)

But it was a max of 75°C in some games (not Heaven wink.gif)

So I figured I could get another 20°C higher, but when going over 900 it becomes unstable so need more Volt...

I do not want to solder a real volt mod (resistor stuff)

So can I flash it somehow higher?
   
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Originally Posted by ASUSfreak View Post

So I flashed the BIOS already to "unlock" that voltage.

In Precision X I can give it 1.212V (and I did it to reach 900MHz)

But it was a max of 75°C in some games (not Heaven wink.gif)

So I figured I could get another 20°C higher, but when going over 900 it becomes unstable so need more Volt...

I do not want to solder a real volt mod (resistor stuff)

So can I flash it somehow higher?

Here are a couple posts earlier in another thread that might help you:
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT

Use a 1.21v bios from this thread and flash for addtional voltage:
http://www.overclock.net/t/709771/gtx-400-overclocking-modding-thread
or use use Afterburner Extreme beta 6 to get up 1.5v on your gtx480:
http://ocxtreme.org/forumenus/showthread.php?t=6015
My suggestion is to not use more than your 1.15v that you're already using. The VRMs on your card, which are probably air cooled just fine, won't be able to handle the heat and voltage past 1.15v and might just pop.
BTW, I had my gtx480 running 1.25v 24/7 for a few months under a FC-EK block and backplate. I still have the card, what a beast!

And...
Quote:
Originally Posted by MistaDowner

I installed afterburner from your link and the voltage slider is working fine, up to 1.5v like you said, but I can't get the core clock slider to move at all. Do you know of anyway to fix this. Aside from that problem, this version of msi is exactly what I was looking for.]
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT

Yep, that was a wierd problem I faced. I had to install a new afterburner, set the clocks, then just install the beta 6 over the new afterburner. Sometimes I fluked it off that voltage and clock sliders worked on Beta 6 all at once.

One thing to point out is that if you set say 1.3v for example, every restart of the computer will have the voltage go down by one notch in beta 6. It won't continue @1.3v.

Eventually it will stay at 1.25v. That's mostly why I left it 1.25v 24/7. 1.27v was my cap pretty much where it made gtx480 hardlock past that voltage.

Here is Afterburner Extreme that works on the GTX 480, should work on yours too:

afterburner1.6.0b6.zip 2764k .zip file
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Thx, tried the beta but didn't work...

Oh well, I'll just buy a PCI-e extension cable and give the top card more air so it keeps cooler tongue.gif
   
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I think at that point, it's not about voltage, but temps. Even though you may be within a safe area, that doesn't meant that card will keep scaling with just more voltage. I never benched my 470's sub-zero but i did do a 570. It also had the same 1.212v limit. With water cooling it could bench around 950mhz. With Dry Ice it could do around 1100mhz. Both were run with the same voltage, but the lower temperature is what helped achieve the higher clocks. I was also never able to figure out how to get more voltage with out doing mods. Even on the 470's I couldn't figure out how, but I only ran those on water.
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Ah! Ok all the info I need wink.gif THX

Bummer tho tongue.gif

Oh well, maybe just maybe my next build will be my first water loop tongue.gif
   
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Would this also work on a gtx 580 ?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

Here are a couple posts earlier in another thread that might help you:
And...

Here is Afterburner Extreme that works on the GTX 480, should work on yours too:

afterburner1.6.0b6.zip 2764k .zip file

As mentioned, there is a BIOS block on the 470 that doesn't allow more than 1.2125V, even if AB does.

Mike is right... it's all about temperatures now. Obviously you'll need more volts to go over 1000 core and the like if you have the temperatures to go with it, but unless you're going subzero this won't be an issue. 1.2V should be plenty.
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