I have a question. I know from reading your posts that the Core Voltage setting cannot be modified in the BIOS, that it must be done via software. Is the same true of the Power Limit % setting?
Reason I ask is, while I can't use your mods due to it blowing out my UPS (and prior experiments with both modded and unmodded BIOS's prior to the UPS didn't show me any gain from overvolting), I think I could get some advantage from a limited modification of the BIOS. Specifically, if possible, here's what I'd like to do to the stock F4 DP BIOS, as represented by the settings I set in Afterburner:
No change to voltage
Power Limit (%): 125
Core Clock (Mhz): +125 (results in 1455 Mhz)
Memory Clock (Mhz): +500 (results in 4005 Mhz)
And I'd like to set the default BIOS fan profile to this:
(The difference in noise level on my cards between 90% and 100% is drastic, so I just max it at 90%. If a third point is necessary, I'd add a point at run at 100% at 90c, that way if I'm not monitoring temps in a game and heat goes out of control for some reason, the ridiculously loud fan whine can alert me. So far though, I top out at 79c with this profile.)
This way I wouldn't have to run Afterburner at all (and could in fact uninstall it), which would be nice as it has been known to conflict with other software on occasion (though it's definitely better than EVGA Precision in my experience), and I wouldn't have the overhead that running a fan profile via software incurs. If I wanted to monitor stuff via an in-game OSD, I should be able to just use RivaTuner directly.
I'm willing to play around with Maxwell Tweaker myself to achieve this if it's possible, but I figured I'd ask about whether the Power Limit setting can be modified in the BIOS before getting too deep into it.
(If it were possible to also remove throttling' with a setup like this, so that I stayed at 1455Mhz instead of throttling to 1443 due to temps, I'd be up to try it, but it's not necessary. Would be nice to know if it's possible though).Edited by Qwinn - 2/28/16 at 1:03pm