Originally Posted by Grimz Reeper
is this a good overclock for a 970 Xtreme Gaming??? sorta as much as i can push it but im new to this so it can probably go more
Nothing special there.. you should give the custom bios a try..
I changed some of the Power Wattage tables so that I wouldn't have to worry about my card drawing too much power.
Besides that everything is pretty much stable except one thing: My core clock while benching can't seem to pull its own weight. I'm rarely breaking 1.3 GHz when I run Firestrike Ultra, and I'm not sure exactly what I can do to keep that core up.
I was under the impression a 980 could not actually benefit from 36000 mw, but feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
Also I noticed that when I up the core in AB, or even AISuite 3, I get the change in core clock showing up on my GPUz for about a few seconds, then it just goes back to 1443 MHz. How do I get my software to work with the custom BIOS? I understand the STRIX is not the best when combining the two? Is there a workaround? I just want to be able to raise the default core enough so that I can break through that ceiling during benching. Would enabling BOOST help with this at all? Otherwise would it help if I could just increase the midrange that the core defaults to as opposed to just relying on the min of 135 MHz?
I prefer using a software utility to OC my cards because I can make changes quickly and then get right back to benching.
If you could answer these questions, I would be much obliged.
Here are the BIOS' I made, and you are free to look at them, or if you feel you know what to do with them, I could appreciate a change in the BIOS'.
BIOS-sli.zip 276k .zip file
Why you change my setting ? the TDP is Awful now.. 180W for OC'd 980 is a night mare.. flash the bios i gave to you in the last post...
you should use any OC without any problem with my bios.. also the card's still IDLE at low clock/voltage as normal..
just to round up :-)
Graphics Score 22164 on normal 3dmark FS
last night i played the whole evening/night, didnt have a single crash, its like i found an Holy Grave of FPS !!! its amazing, this is all on air cooling, im complety sold, and with your bios on the card... my goood smile.gif
anyways for 1.255 volt i run into a wall around 1540mhz core, and something around 8600mhz on ram, wich is more than enough, i keep her on her new "stock" 1506mhz core 8000ram for 24-7 use, i can leave the fans on 40% for all gaming wich is amazing smile.gif
yet again thanks many many times! we found sweetspot for this card and im very very happy with your help smile.gif i wish you all the best
Beast score for Air cooled card mate! you won the lottery no doubt
glad its work for yo
Hi again, my clocks got one of my friend interested in flashing aswell. Is there something to be done on this one? typer.gif
Gainward GTX 980 Ti PHOENIX GS
Here yo go
Gainward--980Ti------Dark.zip 152k .zip file
Dark.zip (152k. zip file)
Core clock 1506mhz & 3.7ghz memory & 1.255v & higher TDP limit & boost off
fail.PNG 19k .PNG file Hey Mr Dark I tried to flash this bios and got this... Card disabled in computer management device manager and cmd run as administrator. Also when I try I get an audible beep in my headset when it fails. Any ideas?
as Coltrasten + roberta507 say.. and you can try the modded version from Nvflash..