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Ok this is different. After editing my BIOS in nibitor after looking at some example images Grunion through up, it seems my card is now stuck at idle clocks and will not enter 3D mode..Kind of a pain in the bum ! Anyone else had this issue ? I must be doing something wrong.
post #482 of 926
Did anybody on a 470 who flashed to a 480 bios notice an increase in temps? I'm running about 5'C higher on idle... wondering if its normal.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Celeras View Post
Did anybody on a 470 who flashed to a 480 bios notice an increase in temps? I'm running about 5'C higher on idle... wondering if its normal.
Why would you flash to a 480 BIOS?
I gotta guess that the stock voltage is higher on the 480... only reason I can think of.
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Because Chatch is the man, and he tells me they're faster/better optimized
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Quote:
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Because Chatch is the man, and he tells me they're faster/better optimized
Oh noes! My GPU is BIOS LIMITED!!!
... benchmarks/proof? I don't care who said it.


EDIT:
I mean, it's the same architecture, the 480s just had less cores cut and got a bit higher voltages to push the higher clock speeds (trying to validate the much higher price)... I don't see how that would help a 470 at all. I'm just asking for a link or something.
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Idk, but I know he has benches to back it up.. just don't feel like finding them.

I'm actually back on stock bios just to confirm the temp difference, and I am indeed 5'C cooler. Gonna reflash back in a second
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does anyone know the max safe voltage on the gtx 470 with the reference cooler? and does the max safe voltage increase when u put the card under water?
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Originally Posted by xMEATWADx95x View Post
does anyone know the max safe voltage on the gtx 470 with the reference cooler? and does the max safe voltage increase when u put the card under water?
Up to 1.17 on air and 1.21 on water
    
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Quote:
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Because Chatch is the man, and he tells me they're faster/better optimized
I've tested it and I didn't see any better results than with the OV470 bios and the memory set to the same speed. The reason most people see better GPU scores with the 480 BIOS is because the memory is clocked faster.
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So has anyone tried using Hipro5's OCP/OVP Cold Slow Bios?

I went ahead and snatched it but upon inspecting it with Nibitor it shows it has a bad integrity? Or were the mods he did to it low enough for it to register like that?

Also, would I be safe in changing it to an EVGA branded bios instead of Asus? As far as I know Asus's Smartdoctor isn't what over rides the OCP/OVP is it?
SO I don't really need to use SD do I?

Before I try it I just thought I would ask.

And how are those vmodded 480's doing CL3P20?
Edited by rx7racer - 7/8/10 at 6:56pm
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