Quote:Increasing the voltage may allow for a higher OC (Again, it'll be dependent on how bad of draw you got on your core). At 1.2 volts my max core was 1140, but at 1.3 the max became 1205 (using the standard BIOS). Now whether operating at this high of voltage really damages components is a question I don't know the answer to. I've just assumed as long as you have adequate cooling and clean power delivery then it's no different than bumping up the voltage on your CPU/RAM by 0.1 from their stock value (aka components might break down sooner in the long-term), but I may be completely wrong here. I figured the core reason behind NVIDIA locking the voltage on these graphics cards was to prevent what we're showing with our Hawks- people turning them into essentially GTX 770s (just missing the extra CUDA cores) at a much lower price point.
I took my OC off a few days ago but I'll mess around with it again when I get home today and see how low of voltage I can drop while still maintaining stability at 1205 MHz on the 185% BIOS.