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I have two 1 gb 460s, how do I unlock voltage control for them? I wanted to stabilize a 875 possibly a 900/1800+/4000 (or 1100+ mem) clocks.

And question2, what are the adverse side effects of this? This isn't like OCing a CPU, doesn't this Drastically reduce GPU life span? I don't know if I can afford thermalright spitfires + ultrakazes so I'm stuck with whatever stock fan EVGA gave me. :\\
would a volt mod require drastically reduce my cards life span? I plan to keep them for 4 years atleast!!
     
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MSI Afterburner to unlock voltages.

The rest I also am really interested in.

Lifespan when overclocking, including voltage mods, and excluding voltage mods.
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I thought it required bios flash, my voltage control is locked in afterburner
     
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Go in MSI afterburner>settings>unlock voltage control and monitoring (not force).

Restart MSI AB.

See how far you can go with 1087mV.

If it's not enough, send me the BIOS' of the 2 cards that you saved via GPU-Z and I'll increase the voltage up to 1.212v

I did it to mine, but heat is a problem so I still use 1.087v.
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post #5 of 17
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Go in MSI afterburner>settings>unlock voltage control and monitoring (not force).

Restart MSI AB.

See how far you can go with 1087mV.

If it's not enough, send me the BIOS' of the 2 cards that you saved via GPU-Z and I'll increase the voltage up to 1.212v

I did it to mine, but heat is a problem so I still use 1.087v.
<3 thanks kora

I'll do that and tell you :O, hopefully I can get like 870 atleast.
     
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Go on steam!
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Go on steam!
I'm still in Cali and still diggin this vacation :3. I'll download steam on my dads lappy and talk to you there. Staying at relatives now >_> but it's loads of fun.
     
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Wait a second...

Why do you have your 460s on your vacation?
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Wait a second...

Why do you have your 460s on your vacation?
I don't just asking ahead of time so i know and can plan ahead of time. Dude I found some OCed results of the Gainward GLH edition cards OCed to 890/1780/4200 and it beats a 470 sli and a 5970. I MUST HAVE THAT. Imagine 900/1800/4500 or something similar, I would laugh even at metro.
     
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Yea, around 900 core, a 460 is about a 470 on stock (15k pts in vantage performance)

For metro, check this out.
http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...-official.html


an i7 @ 4 and 460 SLI 768 got 60FPS
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