Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › [Official] NVIDIA GTX 980 Owner's Club
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] NVIDIA GTX 980 Owner's Club - Page 627

post #6261 of 10534
Quote:
Originally Posted by axiumone View Post

I can confirm that it work though. Had major issue with these cards in sli, the voltages would be all over the place and the cards were not stable.

Flashed them to a custom bios. Now I have 4 cards happily running at 1531 core.

Oh I know it works. I spent $2000 on two Titans and the first thing I had to do was void the warranty by flashing the bios because they ran like complete garbage with the factory bios. Ran like tops after that. However, let me tell you a little story about flashing the bios.

When EVGA Precision X got revamped and they made the new one, the first few versions were not good. I try to keep software up to date so I usually download the newest stuff. I installed it and set my auto fan curve. What I didn't know was that there was a killer fan bug in the new version. If you had Auto selected on start up, it would manually set the fan speed to whatever it was when Precision X took over upon first booting the computer. That meant that the fan speed was manually set somewhere in the 30's as soon as PX loaded. Long story short, if I didn't have boost to throttle my 780 Ti back to like 400 MHz, it would have destroyed itself. I was very lucky that it didn't anyways because it got absurdly hot. Knock on wood, there were no lasting effects. Turns out 30% fan speed isn't enough to dissipate 265W. Who would have guessed? The real scary part? I had a modded bios on my card just days before that would have completely destroyed the card had I not luckily flashed it back.

I was days away from having a $730 paperweight had that modded bios still been on there because of a buggy early software build from EVGA. I told myself at that moment that I would never flash my bios again because I simply can't afford to have something bad happen no matter how out there it may be and it may not even be your fault at all. But you will get to pay for it.

So while that would be an option, I'm just not going to do it. It's not my job to risk my hard earned cash because of their worthless bios'. This is now the fourth series where modding a bios has pretty much been necessary if you didn't want the cards to run like trash. That's crap and I'm done with it. It's not like I'm even trying to go outside of factory voltage or power limits. I just want them to run what they so willingly will by themselves, but because of horrible bios' they won't when together.
Edited by thebski - 1/11/15 at 3:51pm
6900K
(17 items)
 
6600K
(12 items)
 
3930K
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 4.3 GHz Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 980 Ti EVGA GTX 980 Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
32 GB Dominator Platinum SE @ 3200 13-13-13-28-... 512 GB Samsung 950 Pro NVME 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro Corsair H110i GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Asus PG278Q Logitech G710+ EVGA 1000 T2 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 400C Logitech Proteus Core G502 Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 
Audio
Audio-technica ATH-ADG1x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6600K at 4.8 GHz Asus Maximus VIII Gene EVGA GTX 1070 SC 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256 GB Samsung 950 Pro Corsair H100i GTX V2 Windows 10 Enterprise Glossy Asus VG248QE 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 750 P2 Corsair 350D Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-ADG1x 
  hide details  
Reply
6900K
(17 items)
 
6600K
(12 items)
 
3930K
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 4.3 GHz Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 980 Ti EVGA GTX 980 Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
32 GB Dominator Platinum SE @ 3200 13-13-13-28-... 512 GB Samsung 950 Pro NVME 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro Corsair H110i GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Asus PG278Q Logitech G710+ EVGA 1000 T2 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 400C Logitech Proteus Core G502 Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 
Audio
Audio-technica ATH-ADG1x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6600K at 4.8 GHz Asus Maximus VIII Gene EVGA GTX 1070 SC 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256 GB Samsung 950 Pro Corsair H100i GTX V2 Windows 10 Enterprise Glossy Asus VG248QE 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 750 P2 Corsair 350D Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-ADG1x 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6262 of 10534
Quote:
Originally Posted by BitsandBytez View Post

If you flash back the original BIOS before RMA, how would they know you'd modded it?

Well they wouldn't. That's if you have the luxury of an operating card to flash back to. See my story above for why I refuse to take the risk.
6900K
(17 items)
 
6600K
(12 items)
 
3930K
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 4.3 GHz Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 980 Ti EVGA GTX 980 Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
32 GB Dominator Platinum SE @ 3200 13-13-13-28-... 512 GB Samsung 950 Pro NVME 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro Corsair H110i GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Asus PG278Q Logitech G710+ EVGA 1000 T2 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 400C Logitech Proteus Core G502 Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 
Audio
Audio-technica ATH-ADG1x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6600K at 4.8 GHz Asus Maximus VIII Gene EVGA GTX 1070 SC 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256 GB Samsung 950 Pro Corsair H100i GTX V2 Windows 10 Enterprise Glossy Asus VG248QE 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 750 P2 Corsair 350D Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-ADG1x 
  hide details  
Reply
6900K
(17 items)
 
6600K
(12 items)
 
3930K
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 4.3 GHz Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 980 Ti EVGA GTX 980 Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
32 GB Dominator Platinum SE @ 3200 13-13-13-28-... 512 GB Samsung 950 Pro NVME 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro Corsair H110i GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Asus PG278Q Logitech G710+ EVGA 1000 T2 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 400C Logitech Proteus Core G502 Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 
Audio
Audio-technica ATH-ADG1x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6600K at 4.8 GHz Asus Maximus VIII Gene EVGA GTX 1070 SC 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256 GB Samsung 950 Pro Corsair H100i GTX V2 Windows 10 Enterprise Glossy Asus VG248QE 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 750 P2 Corsair 350D Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-ADG1x 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6263 of 10534
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebski View Post

Oh I know it works. I spent $2000 on two Titans and the first thing I had to do was void the warranty by flashing the bios because they ran like complete garbage with the factory bios. Ran like tops after that. However, let me tell you a little story about flashing the bios.

When EVGA Precision X got revamped and they made the new one, the first few versions were not good. I try to keep software up to date so I usually download the newest stuff. I installed it and set my auto fan curve. What I didn't know was that there was a killer fan bug in the new version. If you had Auto selected on start up, it would manually set the fan speed to whatever it was when Precision X took over upon first booting the computer. That meant that the fan speed was manually set somewhere in the 30's as soon as PX loaded. Long story short, if I didn't have boost to throttle my 780 Ti back to like 400 MHz, it would have destroyed itself. I was very lucky that it didn't anyways because it got absurdly hot. Turns out 30% fan speed isn't enough to dissipate 265W. Who would have guessed? The real scary part? I had a modded bios on my card just days before that would have completely destroyed the card had I not luckily flashed it back.

I was days away from having a $730 paperweight had that modded bios still been on there because of a buggy early software build from EVGA. I told myself at that moment that I would never flash my bios again because I simply can't afford to have something bad happen no matter how out there it may be and it may not even be your fault at all. But you will get to pay for it.

So while that would be an option, I'm just not going to do it. It's not my job to risk my hard earned cash because of their worthless bios'. This is now the fourth series where modding a bios has pretty much been necessary if you didn't want the cards to run like trash. That's crap and I'm done with it. It's not like I'm even trying to go outside of factory voltage or power limits. I just want them to run what they so willingly will by themselves, but because of horrible bios' they won't when together.

I agree with you wholeheartedly. We shouldn't have to modify our cards in order to get them just to run well. However, as you've said this is the fourth time you're having to do this. Perhaps trying the other camp was a wiser solution? Fool me once, and all that sort of thing.
Hotbox
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850k Asrock X99M Killer USB 3.1 Titan X Pascal Corsair 32GB 3400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M550 1TB Crucial M550 1TB Crucial M550 1TB Crucial M550 1TB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel 750 PCIe 1.2TB H100i V2 Windows 10 x64 Acer X34 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K65 EVGA 1000 G3 Corsair Air 240 Logitech G9 
  hide details  
Reply
Hotbox
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850k Asrock X99M Killer USB 3.1 Titan X Pascal Corsair 32GB 3400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M550 1TB Crucial M550 1TB Crucial M550 1TB Crucial M550 1TB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel 750 PCIe 1.2TB H100i V2 Windows 10 x64 Acer X34 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K65 EVGA 1000 G3 Corsair Air 240 Logitech G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6264 of 10534
Quote:
Originally Posted by axiumone View Post

I agree with you wholeheartedly. We shouldn't have to modify our cards in order to get them just to run well. However, as you've said this is the fourth time you're having to do this. Perhaps trying the other camp was a wiser solution? Fool me once, and all that sort of thing.

Frankly, Nvidia cards have just been a lot better lately, so it's hard to switch camps. Although I'm getting much closer than I've ever been before.

They've been cooler, quieter, better performing, and come with a load of features that really can't be matched by AMD (Shadowplay which I use, G-Sync which I will use when I upgrade monitors next, etc.). They also have that awesome cooler which is very high quality and something I'm very drawn to. EVGA has also been very good to me, and they're obviously only an Nvidia AIB.

That said, they know all of this, and this is what allows them to do whatever they want when it comes to locking these cards down. They know they are better and can get away with it and still pull 70% market share.

So, buy the inferior product to prove a point that will never be felt by Nvidia? Or buy the better product and accept that it isn't what it could be just because they can? I don't know.
6900K
(17 items)
 
6600K
(12 items)
 
3930K
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 4.3 GHz Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 980 Ti EVGA GTX 980 Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
32 GB Dominator Platinum SE @ 3200 13-13-13-28-... 512 GB Samsung 950 Pro NVME 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro Corsair H110i GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Asus PG278Q Logitech G710+ EVGA 1000 T2 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 400C Logitech Proteus Core G502 Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 
Audio
Audio-technica ATH-ADG1x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6600K at 4.8 GHz Asus Maximus VIII Gene EVGA GTX 1070 SC 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256 GB Samsung 950 Pro Corsair H100i GTX V2 Windows 10 Enterprise Glossy Asus VG248QE 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 750 P2 Corsair 350D Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-ADG1x 
  hide details  
Reply
6900K
(17 items)
 
6600K
(12 items)
 
3930K
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 4.3 GHz Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 980 Ti EVGA GTX 980 Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
32 GB Dominator Platinum SE @ 3200 13-13-13-28-... 512 GB Samsung 950 Pro NVME 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro Corsair H110i GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Asus PG278Q Logitech G710+ EVGA 1000 T2 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 400C Logitech Proteus Core G502 Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 
Audio
Audio-technica ATH-ADG1x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6600K at 4.8 GHz Asus Maximus VIII Gene EVGA GTX 1070 SC 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256 GB Samsung 950 Pro Corsair H100i GTX V2 Windows 10 Enterprise Glossy Asus VG248QE 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 750 P2 Corsair 350D Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-ADG1x 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6265 of 10534
I moved to my 980 after being with AMD for decades, and to be honest, I will be sticking with NVIDIA, it comes with it's faults, but optimisation for games is 2nd to none compared to AMD, I had a 295X2 before this, and a 290 before that, and this 980 wipes the floor with them both - the same games that the AMD cards juddered and stuttered and bugged out on, run smooth and well with NVIDIA, power was not the problem, optimisation was

And the 295X2, well, basically it was reduced to a 290X for the majority of games due to CrossFire not working for almost everything other than benchmarks

They say the grass isn't always greener, but on the green side, it is definitely greener in my experience

Multi-GPUs is another thing though, I will never be going back to that type of setup, I tried CrossFire about 7 years ago and it was terrible then, I tried it again a few months ago and it was still terrible, and from everything I read, SLI although better, is far from perfect
Silent but Deadly
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 @ 4.8GHz ASUS Crosshair V Formula EVGA GTX980 ACX 2.0 4GB 12GB G-Skill RipJawsX @ 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V300 SSD DVD-RW Corsair H100i Windows 10 Pro - 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
QX2710LED  Corsair Raptor K30 Corsair RX1000 HAF922 
Mouse
R.A.T 3 
  hide details  
Reply
Silent but Deadly
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 @ 4.8GHz ASUS Crosshair V Formula EVGA GTX980 ACX 2.0 4GB 12GB G-Skill RipJawsX @ 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V300 SSD DVD-RW Corsair H100i Windows 10 Pro - 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
QX2710LED  Corsair Raptor K30 Corsair RX1000 HAF922 
Mouse
R.A.T 3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6266 of 10534
Quote:
Originally Posted by BitsandBytez View Post

I moved to my 980 after being with AMD for decades, and to be honest, I will be sticking with NVIDIA, it comes with it's faults, but optimisation for games is 2nd to none compared to AMD, I had a 295X2 before this, and a 290 before that, and this 980 wipes the floor with them both - the same games that the AMD cards juddered and stuttered and bugged out on, run smooth and well with NVIDIA, power was not the problem, optimisation was

And the 295X2, well, basically it was reduced to a 290X for the majority of games due to CrossFire not working for almost everything other than benchmarks

They say the grass isn't always greener, but on the green side, it is definitely greener in my experience

Multi-GPUs is another thing though, I will never be going back to that type of setup, I tried CrossFire about 7 years ago and it was terrible then, I tried it again a few months ago and it was still terrible, and from everything I read, SLI although better, is far from perfect

That's a living, breathing testimony to exactly why I haven't been able to switch camps.

I have always had multi-GPU's, and it's what I'd like to get back to. From 275's to Titans, 780 Ti's and a whole boatload of cards in between, I've always had a pair. I sold my second 780 Ti late last summer because I was going to be gone for ~3 months for work and knew this 900 series would be coming out. I didn't want to lose a bunch of resale value on two cards with them both just sitting there collecting dust. So I sold one. I'm very much regretting that now, and hindsight being what it is I wouldn't have lost much resale value at all by keeping it, but you don't know that then.

SLI has actually been very good to me over time. I've had very few games where it didn't work, and even less that couldn't be made to work with a little tweaking to the SLI bits in the driver. The whole microstutter with SLI thing hasn't been around for a long time, either. I wouldn't be scared of Nvidia's SLI, but you have entirely scared me from AMD Crossfire.
6900K
(17 items)
 
6600K
(12 items)
 
3930K
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 4.3 GHz Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 980 Ti EVGA GTX 980 Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
32 GB Dominator Platinum SE @ 3200 13-13-13-28-... 512 GB Samsung 950 Pro NVME 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro Corsair H110i GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Asus PG278Q Logitech G710+ EVGA 1000 T2 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 400C Logitech Proteus Core G502 Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 
Audio
Audio-technica ATH-ADG1x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6600K at 4.8 GHz Asus Maximus VIII Gene EVGA GTX 1070 SC 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256 GB Samsung 950 Pro Corsair H100i GTX V2 Windows 10 Enterprise Glossy Asus VG248QE 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 750 P2 Corsair 350D Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-ADG1x 
  hide details  
Reply
6900K
(17 items)
 
6600K
(12 items)
 
3930K
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 4.3 GHz Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 980 Ti EVGA GTX 980 Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
32 GB Dominator Platinum SE @ 3200 13-13-13-28-... 512 GB Samsung 950 Pro NVME 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro Corsair H110i GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Asus PG278Q Logitech G710+ EVGA 1000 T2 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 400C Logitech Proteus Core G502 Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 
Audio
Audio-technica ATH-ADG1x 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6600K at 4.8 GHz Asus Maximus VIII Gene EVGA GTX 1070 SC 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256 GB Samsung 950 Pro Corsair H100i GTX V2 Windows 10 Enterprise Glossy Asus VG248QE 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 750 P2 Corsair 350D Logitech G502 Audio Technica ATH-ADG1x 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6267 of 10534

This is why I am an EVGA fanboy. I got 2 290s last Summer, but Screw that. I'm switching to The Green when Nvidia's next Flagship card is out (980TI?) .
post #6268 of 10534
I've always been an EVGA fanboy but...

Their forum policies is screwy at times, they charge the most sometimes and you don't get the same presentation as say Asus, and they still make you buy freaking backplates... I hope this is the last generation of cards where they make you purchase the BP separately. But I guess at least they give you that option vs someone like Gigabyte where if they don't have it you'll have to email support.
average
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-4790K ASRock Extreme9 Asus STRIX OC GTX 980 Asus STRIX OC GTX 980 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill TridentX Samsung 850 EVO Samsung 850 EVO Kingston Hyper X  
CoolingOSMonitorPower
NZXT Kraken X61 Windows 10 LG 24GM77 Corsair AX1200i 
Case
Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX 
  hide details  
Reply
average
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-4790K ASRock Extreme9 Asus STRIX OC GTX 980 Asus STRIX OC GTX 980 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill TridentX Samsung 850 EVO Samsung 850 EVO Kingston Hyper X  
CoolingOSMonitorPower
NZXT Kraken X61 Windows 10 LG 24GM77 Corsair AX1200i 
Case
Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6269 of 10534
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebski View Post

Well, frankly I didn't spend $1300+ to spend days searching forums for fixes or to void my warranty by fixing their junk myself, so I guess I'll just have to send them back.

I think that is the best option for you. If you aren't willing to do a simple BIOS flash (Only voids warranty if you rat yourself out), just send them back.

*edit*

Just read your post back there and I understand what you mean for sure. However, EVGA nor any other company dumps the bios and does a 1:1 compare of it to the orginal they distributed with the card.

If they did you'd be screwed. They don't though, trust me. I've sent in many, many cards with nodded BIOSes and I have never been denied an RMA for it. I can tell you, for sure if you did the mod required you would not be denied an RMA if one or both died.

Just my 0.02.
Edited by nexxusty - 1/11/15 at 10:21pm
post #6270 of 10534
TL/DR: Will the Shamino 980_xx Strix BIOS series work on a Poseidon?!

I recently purchased an Asus Poseidon 980. At stock speeds I was pretty impressed, it lets me play most games maxed out on my Tempest 270 OC, usually holding at the 110hz refresh I use or better frame rate.

I started playing a few new titles that could run at full "ultra" settings, whatever the game had and found it could use a little more ass so I started OCing the card.

Long story short, found the modify204 software after trying to adjust things in the bios and realizing the board could give a flying f what you set the bios to, it generally does what it wants for voltage lol.

As it is now voltage modification turned out to be a total bust for my Poseidon frown.gif

ASIC: 73.5
Stable Boost Clock: 1490 mhz
Stable Memory Clock: 1878 mhz
HWiNFO64 Reported core voltage: 1176 vcore (Yes I know it's not totally accurate)
Highest TDP: 120.675
Temps: Before heat soaking GPU stays around 45c. If I run it for along time, more than an hour with very high load, like when playing farcry 4 etc the temps are absolute garbage and I am actually embarrassed to say they hit 60c at full load under water once the system heat soaks, takes about an hour of thermal load.

Loop issues: It is a Matx cube (Fractal Design Node 804) and I am running a very small loop that certainly needs more radiator (2 240 ST30s, 1 140 60mm thick all push only until tomorrow), and the fans are all GT AP 13s so, it's silent! The loop has CPU (3960x @ 4.7) R4G VRM block, RAM blocks, GTX 980 at the moment. More rads/fans/etc are arriving tomorrow from frozencpu smile.gif When done the build will be 4x 240 ST30s in push/pull with GT AP13s, MCP50X, EK DCP 4.0 and the extra three fan slots will be populated with Panaflo H1As as exhaust fans regulated down to 5.5volts to make them very quiet. Finally, I will add the aquaaero 5 LT and aquacomputer flow meter so I can set the flow at 1.1 GPM and not be concerned with it after that, as it is now, I keep it regulated to ramp up pump speed with CPU temperature, not optimal for GPU cooling in any way :/

If I try to increase voltage to get more overclocking room I quickly hit the TDP cap, which, after reviewing the stock bios for the Poseidon, is already elevated beyond reference by some degree. I can run with modify settings of 122500/100, which translates to 1.188 in HWiNFO64, and stay just under the 125% cap, actually logged peak as 123%, but even then I get no more OCing room out of the card. Doesn't matter if the temps are held in the 40c range or up at the 60c range, same clocks always have issues.

I can pass all benchmarks at 1516 mhz core with stock voltage, however there are artifacts present. Even at 1501 there are artifacts sadly. Does this mean my card is just stuck at a touch under 1500 regardless? If it doesn't indicate that, and you have had similar experience with your 980 please let me know, I will hard mod the Power Limit resistors so I can push the 1.3v I probably need to.

I have attached the poseidon bios for people to have/use/whatever, but I found that any alteration to the power table results in a "Problem with the device" error in windows and it fails to load the driver. The Common tables do effect the base clock and boost clock. The Voltage table does nothing.

Does anyone know if there is a Shamino bios for the Poseidon? I cant seem to get KPC forum to load, seems the page is down, tested on 3 different networks.

Considering selling this and getting a matrix and jumping the LN2 pads so I have the full control I expect from a ROG product EVGA Kingpin because, well, because I can and it should clock like mad!

PoseidonBIOS.zip 137k .zip file
Edited by tcclaviger - 1/12/15 at 1:07am
'bout time
(24 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
E5 1680v2 Xeon Asus Rampage 4 Black Edition Asus GTX 980 Matrix Asus GTX 980 Strix 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX 980 Classified 2988 Mushkin 993997 2133 16GB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe  Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
None 4 EK Vardar F2 6 Gentle Typhoon AP-14 2 Nexxos ST30 480 Rads 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 Nexxos ST30 360 Rad 1 Nexxos ST 30 240 Rad Swiftech MCP50X Swiftech MCP35X2 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Aquaero 5 LT 8 Gentle Typhoon AP-15 WM Windows 10 Overlord Tempest 270OC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Overlord Dragon Deep Corsair AX1200i Corsair 900D Asus GX1000 
  hide details  
Reply
'bout time
(24 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
E5 1680v2 Xeon Asus Rampage 4 Black Edition Asus GTX 980 Matrix Asus GTX 980 Strix 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX 980 Classified 2988 Mushkin 993997 2133 16GB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe  Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
None 4 EK Vardar F2 6 Gentle Typhoon AP-14 2 Nexxos ST30 480 Rads 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 Nexxos ST30 360 Rad 1 Nexxos ST 30 240 Rad Swiftech MCP50X Swiftech MCP35X2 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Aquaero 5 LT 8 Gentle Typhoon AP-15 WM Windows 10 Overlord Tempest 270OC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Overlord Dragon Deep Corsair AX1200i Corsair 900D Asus GX1000 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › [Official] NVIDIA GTX 980 Owner's Club