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Dear r0ach,


I have a question about this bios:
Does the BIOS has the same settings as original BIOS from here: http://forums.evga.com/EVGA-GTX-970-ACX-Firmware-Update-v11-m2228516.aspx ? I mean fan settings.


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It's the normal, 0 rpm at idle fan setup. Nothing in the fan profile was changed.
post #72 of 111
thank you r0ach you correct my stuttering problem in games
post #73 of 111
I was led here from the EVGA forums. Apparently they kept denying any problems including the EVGA tech, but my card performs much more stable now after looking at the graphs. less drops, and more solid performance. It is truly tdp limited. Roach is 100% correct in his claim.
post #74 of 111
Thank you roach. I had the same problem with an sc acx 2.0 card. It now feels smooth in games. Still throttles at above 1413 though.
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post #75 of 111
Will this work on the EVGA 970 FTW ACX 2.0? I'm not sure if there is a difference besides the fan/cooler.\

EDIT: Derp, ubbb69 answered this for me. The last post of the thread had my answer, lol.
post #76 of 111
Hey so I have the EVGA Geforce GTX 970 FTW GPU as well, and I am thinking about OCing it (Yes I know it is dangerous and will void the warranty - I've OC'd before.)

I have a few questions:

My BIOS switch looks exactly like the one on the right in this link: http://www.evga.com/articles/00767/

So how do I change it - I see two switches (each is labeled 1 & 2 respectively), which do I change?
post #77 of 111
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

You actually get more in desktop Nvidia cards. I have yet to see a desktop Kepler or Maxwell card not boost to well above their advertised "boost" clock. If anything, Nvidia is being conservative about their clock speeds. What you get is actually FASTER than what they advertise.

As for mobile GPU's, you are correct. They are always designed for a best case scenario, but since most laptops have subpar cooling solutions, the GPU usually ends up throttling their clocks to make sure the card doesn't cook itself. That's the reason we see such a wide range of performance out of laptop GPU's, even if the GPU sku is the same.

Uhh yeah - that's false.

My 770 would throttle when it hit 71C and the core clock would drop down 50Mhz.

And now I have a 970 FTW and it hits it's TDP and starts throttling back the clocks (throttles down to 1328Mhz from 1414Mhz, which is a considerable amount).
And the whole time, it doesn't even break 73C and 29% Fan - ridiculous.

Why make a better binned card (assumption - based on higher base clocks + price) and then give it the same TDP as the slower cards? I think that's the point that Roach has been trying to make. Yes - no one can "tell" the difference in performance; but some people are OCD enough that it bothers us enough. I paid extra to have a faster card, but it's TDP is limited to the same as the slower ones! Either fix it, or give me my money back!
post #78 of 111
Good evening, I also own the 970 FTW and after a while that game, and it begins to take and not to go to 99% utilization ...... really worth putting the BIOS that is on the front page ???
if so, how should I do ??? That is, I turn off the PC, move the lever 1 to ON and then turn on the PC and he flashed the BIOS mod ???
Or, I know better than to say ???
Thank you very much
post #79 of 111
So I flashed the #2 modded BIOS here (with the increase in PCIe lane power) onto the BIOS #1 'slot' of my EVGA GTX 970 FTW and have no positive results in any of the games I have stuttering/throttling with. Should I flash it onto the #2 BIOS slot instead?
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So I flashed the #2 modded BIOS here (with the increase in PCIe lane power) onto the BIOS #1 'slot' of my EVGA GTX 970 FTW and have no positive results in any of the games I have stuttering/throttling with. Should I flash it onto the #2 BIOS slot instead?

For the things I've read you've to flash the #2 BIOS slot instead. But dont know for sure which one is best.
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