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the enermax was a pain the neck too. I'm so glad I got rid of it when I switched cases.
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post #22972 of 26187
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Thank you @johnd0e, and @DeathAngel74. I will eventually get some fans, i'll just take a break from games that stress the card to much, for now. So, just to be clear, nobody thinks i should attempt RMA'ing my card?

id try adding a case fan and possibly the thermal paste if your up to it. then if nothings changed RMA. dunnno how much your willing to spend on fans but Noctua, Bequiet!, and bitfenix make good fans. theres also tons of others that are good to, just do a quick google search and read some reviews theres lots of them.
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post #22973 of 26187
Can you RMA if you re-apply thermal paste? I thought that voided the warranty?
post #22974 of 26187
i have no experience with zotac and havent looked into them enough to know anything more then what they provide in there RMA/warranty page on the website.

heres a snip from that page listing the ways to void:




Judging by that id say as long as you dont tear any stickers or damage anything while changing the paste, theyll never know. If you want to re assure yourself, can always email zotac and find out from the source.... i cant see why swapping thermal paste would void warranty though unless you damage something in the process.
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post #22975 of 26187
So after watching vigorously about how to flash BIOS; i decided to try it. Mr-Dark's BIOS are very reputable and thought I'd give it a go. The BIOS seem to work great and compared to my stock clocks there is obviously a significant change.

Stock clocks/settings (original BIOS):

Test%202_zpsaklnvmll.jpg



Modded BIOS thanks to Mr-Dark from Overclock.com

Overlock%20Custom%20Mr-Dark%20BIOS_zps0ls7ubcn.jpg



So after significantly increasing the clock speeds and memory frequency, along with TDP and all the other changes, i ran a comparison of Unigine Heaven's Benchmark.

Stock clocks/settings (original BIOS):

Result_zps7ov1kvt9.jpg



Modded BIOS thanks to Mr-Dark from Overclock.com

Untitled_zpsjs99cbfn.jpg

How is my new score compared to others? Is there more head room?
post #22976 of 26187
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Originally Posted by Grimz Reeper View Post

So after watching vigorously about how to flash BIOS; i decided to try it. Mr-Dark's BIOS are very reputable and thought I'd give it a go. The BIOS seem to work great and compared to my stock clocks there is obviously a significant change.

Modded BIOS thanks to Mr-Dark from Overclock.com

Untitled_zpsjs99cbfn.jpg

How is my new score compared to others? Is there more head room?

Yes. Some of us were able to break 1700. Most of us that did, however, were on water. 970 scores in my sig.
post #22977 of 26187
That guy gets more FPS/score than me at stock clocks. What a joke.
post #22978 of 26187
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grimz Reeper View Post

So after watching vigorously about how to flash BIOS; i decided to try it. Mr-Dark's BIOS are very reputable and thought I'd give it a go. The BIOS seem to work great and compared to my stock clocks there is obviously a significant change.

Stock clocks/settings (original BIOS):

Test%202_zpsaklnvmll.jpg



Modded BIOS thanks to Mr-Dark from Overclock.com

Overlock%20Custom%20Mr-Dark%20BIOS_zps0ls7ubcn.jpg



So after significantly increasing the clock speeds and memory frequency, along with TDP and all the other changes, i ran a comparison of Unigine Heaven's Benchmark.

Stock clocks/settings (original BIOS):

Result_zps7ov1kvt9.jpg



Modded BIOS thanks to Mr-Dark from Overclock.com

Untitled_zpsjs99cbfn.jpg

How is my new score compared to others? Is there more head room?
post #22979 of 26187
GTX 970 owner here!

HTPC duty, loading it up now.

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GTX 970 owner here!

HTPC duty, loading it up now.

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