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i wanna c if i can squeeze any more performance out of my video card.. i have an evga nvidia 7600 gs..is there a bios of a higher end model that would be compatible with mine? any tips or lead to get me started would help
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Just save your currant bios and edit it with your volt changes and flash it.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-driv...-flashing.html

http://www.overclock.net/downloads/295612-nibitor.html
    
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Just save your currant bios and edit it with your volt changes and flash it.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-driv...-flashing.html

http://www.overclock.net/downloads/295612-nibitor.html
i see.. so i shouldn't update my bios to that of another card? like a 7600 gt for example, since its one step above mine. don't the manufacturers limit these card to add price points?
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I would say your better off editing your own.

Are you wanting to edit the clock speeds or volts?
    
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I would say your better off editing your own.

Are you wanting to edit the clock speeds or volts?
well i want to edit clock speeds, and volts only if necessary (i assume it would increase heat, and if u saw the hsf setup on my gpu, you'd laugh).. so any tips would help.. whats a safe clock increase to try, personal experiences, etc. is there anything other than memory and gpu clocks that can help increase perfomance? thx for any help
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i see.. so i shouldn't update my bios to that of another card? like a 7600 gt for example, since its one step above mine. don't the manufacturers limit these card to add price points?
Definitely don't. It would probably cause your card not to boot. The GS models generally used slower memory than the GT. In that case, you would need to do a blind flash or have another video card to flash it again.
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Definitely don't. It would probably cause your card not to boot. The GS models generally used slower memory than the GT. In that case, you would need to do a blind flash or have another video card to flash it again.
thanks.. sidestepped that landmine.. so you would only recommend clock speeds then? what are some good values to try?
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thanks.. sidestepped that landmine.. so you would only recommend clock speeds then? what are some good values to try?
NiBiTor allows you to set memory timings as well... I would highly recommend you don't bother unless you can reflash easily.

As for clock speeds.... test your card via driver overclocking first. You can flash a volt-mod, test via driver, and then flash the new clocks (or just continue to use driver).
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NiBiTor allows you to set memory timings as well... I would highly recommend you don't bother unless you can reflash easily.

As for clock speeds.... test your card via driver overclocking first. You can flash a volt-mod, test via driver, and then flash the new clocks (or just continue to use driver).
will any of this dramatically increase temps? i assume a volt mod would, right? whats a safe clock increase i can try that wouldn't require a volt mod?
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will any of this dramatically increase temps? i assume a volt mod would, right? whats a safe clock increase i can try that wouldn't require a volt mod?
1) Maybe....
2) Yes.
3) Test, test, test.
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