Originally Posted by sparker
I flashed it, booted up but I can't make it through "heaven" benchmark. I get "driver stopped working" error, and then "D3D11AppWindow::do_swap(): Device Removed"
I did driver sweeper and reinstalled the 470 driver, but it still does this. GPU-Z shows it as a 470 like everyone else.
What was the voltage on the card before flashing it? I'm sure now it's 0.925v right?
My card was set higher than this on the stock bios, so it may just be that you need to bump up the voltage a bit.
I guess it's my bad experience with the first card that has led me to look at this Golden Edition card and the whole situation about it unlocking a bit differently. Sure you can buy one of these and unlock them, but will you get a decent enough card that can at least handle stock 470 specs? My #0474 sure couldn't. It was not too much trouble for me to exchange it since I bought it local at Micro Center, but it would be a PITA if it was purchased online.
All I'm saying is, I think it may be better to look at this card as a 465 rather than a 470. From my experience, and from reading what others have posted, it's really a toss up whether or not your card will perform well. My first card sucked, but now the second kills. Some people got lucky the first time around, while others have already been through several and still haven't found a good one. Maybe I'm just paranoid now from my bad experience, but I realized that there's no guarantee that the card will be strong or even just stable as a 470. I think people shouldn't be so quick to dismiss the risk involved, that's all. If you have the time and patience I say go for it.