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Of course it's the first thing I want to do and it's not working right.
These guides i'm watching and reading make no mention of that happening and seem to indicate most cards can go higher.

So that's really annoying.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NameMakingSux View Post

Of course it's the first thing I want to do and it's not working right.
These guides i'm watching and reading make no mention of that happening and seem to indicate most cards can go higher.

So that's really annoying.

I can't set mine above 114% and I have an MSI 660Ti. I think it might depend what card you have.
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I have a Gigabyte GTX 670 OC Windforce edition...You'd think a card toting Overclocking in the title would have some more overclock potential than this. As far as I can see 111% is as low as they get.
Edited by NameMakingSux - 5/26/13 at 10:06am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NameMakingSux View Post

I have a Gigabyte GTX 670 OC Windforce edition...You'd think a card toting Overclocking in the title would have some more overclock potential than this. As far as I can see 111% is as low as they get. What a pile of crap.

Overclocking usually means they up the voltage, core clock, and memory clock, not the power limit, although it does somewhat apply.
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Mod your BIOS
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by dman811 View Post

Overclocking usually means they up the voltage, core clock, and memory clock, not the power limit, although it does somewhat apply.
Oh, okay. So it's not as important as the other variables I take it then?
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Mod your BIOS

That could have gone with elaboration. Where in my bios can I make a change that will let me increase the power limit of my GPU
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Use Kepler Bios Tweaker and you will see the section for Power Limit, you can set it to whatever you like, for example my stock Bios only went up to 123% and I increased it to 150%

Step 1- Save/dump your Bios
Step 2- Mod it
Step 3- Flash it

Then whatever setting you did in the Bios editer will be able to see using programs like Precision X or Afterburner
Edited by Xboxmember1978 - 5/26/13 at 12:49pm
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So i downloaded the program but opening it just has a bunch of empty fields....
Not any of the first 10 pages on google I clicked on explained why this is, where my BIOS may be located or anything.
Edited by NameMakingSux - 5/26/13 at 1:34pm
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Use the "All in one backup program" found here to get your stock BIOS file to your desktop. http://www.overclock.net/t/1289489/gtx-600-series-unlocked-voltage-bios-downloads-and-tools then open the BIOS with the Kepler BIOS Tweaker program, then it will auto fill in all the values, from there you can change them as you wish, once done save the BIOS and use the "All in one flash tool" found here to flash it to the card http://www.overclock.net/t/1289489/gtx-600-series-unlocked-voltage-bios-downloads-and-tools
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