Been a while since I've done any benching, so I fired up 3DMark to see if there has been any degradation to my hardware.
This was my first FS run: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6427151 Driver came up as not approved...couldn't remember the last time I did anything with drivers since I upgraded to Win10 a little ways back. Fired up DDU, and installed 15.7.1
Problem Solved: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6427238
Or so it seemed until I ran 3DMark11.
First run in 3DMark11: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/10499435 All was well with drivers, but I noticed by overall score was down about 1000 points from when I first got my 290 and was benching it constantly; previous best was P16312 w/ Tesselation on. After closer examination my physics score is definitely the culprit.
I then remembered I had removed my RAM recently to test in my HTPC, and I probably forgot to reset RAM speed. Into the BIOS, and sure enough RAM was running at 1600. I corrected this and enabled the XMP to get it back to 2400.
Re-run 3DMark11 and the good news is that the card is still performing like it was 2 years ago ...but now I'm back to Graphics Driver Not Approved... http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/10501280 http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/9201086?
Any input here?
Originally Posted by AliNT77
first download hawaii bios reader and learn how to flash a bios (its super easy so dont panic)
extract your card's bios using gpu-z and open it with hawaii bios reader
make it look exactly like this:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
save the bios and flash it
now open afterburner and in settings/monitoring set "hardware polling period" to 100 and close settings
then detach MSI AB hardware monitoring and make its window very big (like more than half of your screen)now U have an @idle memory torture test
then start UVing with sapphire trixx until blackscreen happens
shut down the system and switch bios using physical switch on your graphics card ( unless windows wont boot )
when windows booted up , shut down the system and switch bios to the modded one(u have to this step every time U get blackscreen)
now set "the voltage that caused blackscreen+12mV" and fire up a benchmark like unigine valley
let it run for a while and if there were artifacts,BS,driver crash,etc.. start underclocking
if there were no artifact then u are so damn lucky and overclock the core
then start lowering power limit untill u got what u want
hope that helps
Very cool, I will definitely have to try this. +Rep! My card already reaches 1700 on the VRAM, I wonder how far I can push it with a little tweaking
You may be receiving some PMs at some point when I start messing with that
Edited by Roboyto - 11/8/15 at 5:50am