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I've done a BIOS Mod already, for 320W! Still throttling "Perfcap reason: Pwr".......the card runs hot also, up to 83C and fans at >60% the thing sounds like a turbine engine.....I dont understand all the EVGA praise, I took the card apart last night to reapply the thermal paste and the build quality seems very poor... 4 screws securing the heat sink to the die and another 3 or 4 perimeter screws...super basic design.......I like the performance advantage over my MSI gtx960, but the build quality of their coolers and PCB puts EVGA's to shame imo...

I think next I may use a custom fan profile to limit the fan speed to 55% so it isn't so loud..but keep an eye on thermals.

Hmmm....interesting. I'm not that familiar with the EVGA bios or what may limit them in relation to my MSI.

Mr-Dark has a custom bios thread. You can upload your bios to him and ask him to take a look, if you are interested.

Here is the link: http://www.overclock.net/t/1573308/nvidia-gtx-900-cards-custom-bios-upon-request

I uploaded mine if you would like to take a look and compare it to yours also. I believe this is my current one....I have several....lol

15061.225vCardA.zip 136k .zip file

EDIT: I agree with Vellinious on the temp and power issues. I can't speak for EVGA, but I have heard good things from several people I personally know that speak highly of them.
Edited by Hequaqua - 6/15/16 at 9:31am
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I had my MSI 960 overclocked 100% stable at 1590mhz on the core and 180w TDP 1.275v, it never went above 60C, the fans were quiet as hell and it never throttled....that was a 100 million edition card ~92% ASIC quality, compared to the 970 that is 74.9%

Here is the BIOS

GM204970BIOS.zip 136k .zip file
Edited by zipzop - 6/15/16 at 9:59am
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The 960 isn't a GM204. Completely different core, and not comparable at all.

Did you ask him to set the voltage to 1.212v? Seems odd.....which model # card is this?
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I'm aware it's a different SKU, larger die

No that is just how Mr Dark adjusted it 1.212v..why's that odd? The 960 I had drew 1.243v with stock BIOS

It seems I am getting much less Pwr throttling now after limiting the fan speeds to 57%....max temps are 84C....I can live with that I guess. Maybe the jet turbine fans consume too much freaking power after they spin up over 60% with the default fan curve

You know how some games are just more demanding for resources it seems, you see higher power%, GPU usage and the temps get much hotter compared to some other games. Well those games, like The Forest for example or Tomb Raider 2013 is where I tend to see throttling take effect..clocks seem to stay stable in games with a bit lower demand..but these temps though
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I've done a BIOS Mod already, for 320W! Still throttling "Perfcap reason: Pwr".......the card runs hot also, up to 83C and fans at >60% the thing sounds like a turbine engine.....I dont understand all the EVGA praise, I took the card apart last night to reapply the thermal paste and the build quality seems very poor... 4 screws securing the heat sink to the die and another 3 or 4 perimeter screws...super basic design.......I like the performance advantage over my MSI gtx960, but the build quality of their coolers and PCB puts EVGA's to shame imo...

I think next I may use a custom fan profile to limit the fan speed to 55% so it isn't so loud..but keep an eye on thermals.

Too hot man, far too hot. You need to keep maxwell cool and people are saying the same for the new pascal chips. I noticed that fan speed takes a bit of your power up too so it's a balancing act. I just went to water and didn't need to bother with the fan sapping some of my power anymore.
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Guys, given the current info we've got about the AMD 480, should I sell my GTX 970? What would you guys suggest? A friend of mine said it's better to sell now and buy the 480 later coz once the 480 is released, the price of GTX 970 would plummet.

Any suggestions?

PS: I can only game at MAX 1080p resolution.
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Guys, given the current info we've got about the AMD 480, should I sell my GTX 970? What would you guys suggest? A friend of mine said it's better to sell now and buy the 480 later coz once the 480 is released, the price of GTX 970 would plummet.

Any suggestions?

PS: I can only game at MAX 1080p resolution.

if u just run 1080p, then don't sell 970. some games u need to lower down yr setting due to the limited vram but for 1440p the extra vram come in handy.
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So so so so so happy about this...

FINALLY! The day has come. The long Year+ wait is over... I've figured out how to voltage mod my card using MSI Afterburner. Thanks to some peeps over at the Guru form that created a guide for voltage controller monitoring and modifications, I'm able to boost my core voltage to limits to infinity and beyond!



For awhile I've been trying to monitor the core voltages through MSI Afterburner AND HWINFO, unfortunately there's a programming issue where the i2C can only be monitored by 1 program at a time and I'll eventually get black screens. Figured this out the hard way...

So this is a pretty simple process and its totally specific to the ASUS GTX970 STRIX! But, low and behold, I do have full voltage control. I've been able to get upto 1.275v which is crazy high, a full +100... For now since I've got a 450w SFX PSU, I'll probably stick to around 1.224v or below to be on the safe side. This gets me a 50MHz boost from 1450MHz @ 1.188v to 1500MHz @ 1.224v
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I was playing Star Wars Battlefront last night. The "highest" temp I saw was 48C and I'm on air. Lowest was 24C idle.

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Awww, whut? Why not in the US?
i think the evga 980/980TI stock cooler is even better than the cooler of 970 (3975)
voltage controll??? a new software for asus strix??
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So so so so so happy about this...

FINALLY! The day has come. The long Year+ wait is over... I've figured out how to voltage mod my card using MSI Afterburner. Thanks to some peeps over at the Guru form that created a guide for voltage controller monitoring and modifications, I'm able to boost my core voltage to limits to infinity and beyond!



For awhile I've been trying to monitor the core voltages through MSI Afterburner AND HWINFO, unfortunately there's a programming issue where the i2C can only be monitored by 1 program at a time and I'll eventually get black screens. Figured this out the hard way...

So this is a pretty simple process and its totally specific to the ASUS GTX970 STRIX! But, low and behold, I do have full voltage control. I've been able to get upto 1.275v which is crazy high, a full +100... For now since I've got a 450w SFX PSU, I'll probably stick to around 1.224v or below to be on the safe side. This gets me a 50MHz boost from 1450MHz @ 1.188v to 1500MHz @ 1.224v

Hope you're on water, or adding voltage won't do you a whole lot of good. There's a balance between volts, clock and heat generated. You'll have to find that spot for your specific card. Generally, there's a "thermal barrier" of sorts at 52-57c, another around 35c, 20c, etc, etc, etc.... The lower your temps, the higher the potential boost. Which, usually doesn't work very well if you're adding voltage. lol

G'luck! Let us know your results!

I'd also be interested in this "modification" made to AB.....and, can you give it out to others? I know a LOT of STRIX owners that would kill for voltage control....
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