Originally Posted by chris89
Stock power limit is about 200 watts, my bios opens it up to literally 57,599 watts
Which gives all the headroom for Zero Throttling and Max Performance.
By dragging slide to +50.... Turning 200 into 250... No biggie it's not permanent or anything. Just a software override that barely helps. These cards need power for the big end clocks like my custom bios mods.
PS - You can fry the card on Stock BIOS... You can't on my BIOS... ie Max ASIC Shutdown 88C which is below the damage limit. By stock I believe is nearly 100C or greater... Well into the damage zone. That's why we see so many of these that faulted out... Easy fix ... 400F hot air blower and Flux on all Cap solder points and the mPGA main Core Diode... 10 minutes or less and done good to go.
PS #2 - Black Screen equals me setting ASIC too low and prevents "Damage" which I should leave at 88C so it won't black screen on ya on the Big End. So that's the issue... LMK when you want a new bios to fix this.
Stephenn82_1200Mhz_1388mv_1270Mhz_888mv_88C_ASIC.zip 99k .zip file
Thanks for the BIOS and the info. Very helpful
I havent really looked around on my own to find it previously, but started to take an interest in the matter. Its easier to be coached along the way instead of finding it out in a book or reading all the time.
Before when I was all stock, I went into the AB "unlocked settings" in my card, and I remember it being set to 94c. That may still be a little steep, but 88c shoul dbe enough. The thing is, when my GPU would go black screen was just after booting up fully, i would start to login, and black screen would happen. Not a lot of throttling going on at idle right?
yeah, flow the solder joints to make a better connection...Happened witht he PS3's and quite a bit of the first few generations of the XBOX 360's. I have a PS4 to fix for my wife's friend/family. It may be just loose solder that isnt holding proper connections. That would be easy fix.Edited by stephenn82 - 4/14/17 at 1:48pm