Originally Posted by weinstein888
Hey, can I be added to the list please? http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details.php?id=49nzq
So I have almost 0 experience overclocking Maxwell. The two cards I have are Classified 980 Ti with Nickel Plexi EK blocks and backplates that reach 45C at the absolute most. I've flashed the OC BIOS that Vince linked over on KP forums (which seems to be the same as the card's LN2 BIOS), and so far I've just been running +100MHz on the core and +500MHz on the memory on 1.212V. In my situation, would I benefit from upping the voltage any more than that? I've just been hearing that Maxwell scales very poorly with voltage outside of LN2 territory. I'm curious if any other watercoolers have had luck with <1.212V. I do have an EVBot and of course Overboost through Precision X. Is it worth playing with?
Also, what's a safe limit for everyday use on these?
You can probably achieve that same overclock on stock volts under water, or something close to it. I have 3 of them right now and can run 1506/8100 and beyond that I at +50mv. I haven't put a dmm to these cards though so I can't tell you the actual voltage applied. I have ek blocks on all 3 right now.
I run the stock bios all the time. I'm not sure which bios is available but if the LN2 bios is any comparison it opens up power limit a lot. But without below ambient cooling you will probably not benefit with bigger power.
Others results might vary, but that's been my experience with the 4 980 ti classifieds I've owned this fallEdited by gqneon - 10/23/15 at 10:53pm