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Wait, you have to have a higher rep to get a modded bios?

There was a post in here to get your VBIOS modded but you had to have the requirements of 5 Reps and 5 Unique Reps so I didn't qualify. At the time I didn't even know what a Rep was but I knew that I had Zero and Zero for each. I asked anyway but I got shot down. Cyclops was modding the BIOS but someone else came along and told me to hit the pike so I went elsewhere. A few posts later someone else wanted his BIOS modded and he had no Reps but I guess because he said 'Please' or worded his request differently his BIOS was modded and he suddenly inherited 5 or 6 Reps. I did ask but since I didn't post here much I was denied my request. I am sorry that I don't post a whole lot but I have spent years learning without posting because I had nothing worthy of contributing.
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Going to 1.25 is plenty safe as long as temps are in check. Voltage increase alone will not net more performance, you also have to change the clock speed.
I understand the temperature part, but how come a higher Voltage is more safe ? isn't higher voltage more dangerous for a GPU as compared to a lower voltage ?
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I understand the temperature part, but how come a higher Voltage is more safe ? isn't higher voltage more dangerous for a GPU as compared to a lower voltage ?

I don't think he is saying it is 'more' safe. I think he is telling you that it won't damage your video board. You just need to keep your temperatures in check as higher voltage makes your GPU run hotter. If it gets too hot it will begin the throttle its Core Clocks and your performance will suffer. I had boosted my voltage to 1.275 on air and a nice custom fan profile in MSI Afterburner kept my temps under 70C.
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My 980 has got a lot more sloppy. I've tried adding voltage in small increments and the voltage and core clock fluctuation has not got any better. If anything it's gotten worse before I tried applying more voltage. Thinking about taking it out of the folding war unless someone has a suggestion frown.gif
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My 980 has got a lot more sloppy. I've tried adding voltage in small increments and the voltage and core clock fluctuation has not got any better. If anything it's gotten worse before I tried applying more voltage. Thinking about taking it out of the folding war unless someone has a suggestion frown.gif

What do you mean by 'sloppy'? When Folding I get an occassional dip in clock speeds but for the most part my clocks are maxed out for the whole run.
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What do you mean by 'sloppy'? When Folding I get an occassional dip in clock speeds but for the most part my clocks are maxed out for the whole run.

By sloppy I mean core fluctuating between 1380-1354MHz within a second, over and over again as well as voltage fluctuating between 1225-1209mV. My other card is solid with, like you said, occasional drops in clock speed (rarely). Just seems odd to me.

Since I started messing with voltage to fix the issue (eventually giving up and resetting voltage back to stock); I've remoted in and now can see everything is stable at 1380MHz and 1225mV. Both cards have dropped usage from ~97% to ~92% since I gave up on adding voltage. I'm not sure what's causing the fluctuations, but it was starting to make me nervous as the other card's vitals were solid as a rock. Wouldn't you be worried too if one card was completely stable and the other was doing weird things?

I'll just have to keep an eye on it.
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Yeah, I do worry a lot. Especially with the load that Folding places on my equipment. I usually find that some Work Units tend to fluctuate my clocks more than others while other WU run perfectly fine. I try not to look at MSI Afterburner while I am Folding but I can't help it. No games or benchmarks load my video boards as hard as Folding at Home and I begin to worry how much it will affect the lifespan of my boards if it actually affects it at all.
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Yeah, I do worry a lot. Especially with the load that Folding places on my equipment. I usually find that some Work Units tend to fluctuate my clocks more than others while other WU run perfectly fine. I try not to look at MSI Afterburner while I am Folding but I can't help it. No games or benchmarks load my video boards as hard as Folding at Home and I begin to worry how much it will affect the lifespan of my boards if it actually affects it at all.

Haha yeah, this folding war is my first and probably last. Everything but my case is still under warranty, so I do have things covered. It's just too much stress to have to worry about hardware for a full week that I've spent hard earned money on. I don't like to give up after I've committed, though. At least I'll be well over my 5mil goal and I'll be able to relax and fold more leisurely after this. redface.gif
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When I go all out for Folding I reconfigure my PC to run off of the onboard Intel graphics so I don't interfere with whatever it is that Stanford has my video boards doing and still browse the web and participate in forums. I already Fold for two different teams so I had to decline the invitation to participate in the contest here. I'm getting annoyed with 10 hour WU and I never know what I'll get so I have limited my Folding duties to one WU per day and only fold on my secondary video board. Folding on my CPU didn't yield enough ppd for my liking and eliminating it from the client gives me better output from my video boards.
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These GPUs pull some really good PPD, but for the glory of team Intel, I've volunteered 100% of my processing power to the cause. I might try to re-flash my cards' BIOS after the war to see if it helps with stability. Do you have any recommendations? I'm not looking for a crazy over-the-top VBIOS stock clock or anything. Just something that will run stable and close to factory.
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