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I've got my GTX 470 stable at the clocks in my sig. Using 1.087v on it. I have a few questions.

1) With more voltage, do you guys think I'd be able to maybe hit 800 or better?
2) Is there a RELIABLE Windows flashing utility?
3) What BIOS would I use? Preferrably still Asus. Needs to unlock more voltage though.
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I can only answer number 2 but dont ever flash GPUs from windows I corrupted 2 GPUs like that and I did nothing wrong so just flash the bios using a bootable USB it will save you the headache
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I can only answer number 2 but dont ever flash GPUs from windows I corrupted 2 GPUs like that and I did nothing wrong so just flash the bios using a bootable USB it will save you the headache
Okay....guess I'm staying on the stock BIOS then.
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Okay....guess I'm staying on the stock BIOS then.
Well making a bootable USB is really easy unless you have no USB drives lying around....
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Well making a bootable USB is really easy unless you have no USB drives lying around....
I have no USB drives.....
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I've got my GTX 470 stable at the clocks in my sig. Using 1.087v on it. I have a few questions.

1) With more voltage, do you guys think I'd be able to maybe hit 800 or better?
You want even more voltage while on the stock cooler? Wouldn't it get pretty hot by then? I have to say, that doesn't seem like a good card. I managed to squeeze out 850/1700/900 stable out of my Asus 470 with 1.087v ..
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I have no USB drives.....
Oh damn, then it's really better you don't flash it unless somebody corrects me with positive experience from windows flashing
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Co-asking. My card has vid 1.012v and can only do 780/1700 @1.087v. Is it safe to up the voltage a little bit for 24/7 use given I have reasonable temp?
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You want even more voltage while on the stock cooler? Wouldn't it get pretty hot by then? I have to say, that doesn't seem like a good card. I managed to squeeze out 850/1700/900 stable out of my Asus 470 with 1.087v ..
She loads at 71*C with auto fan settings (custom). This is the coolest running GPU I've had in YEARS. I'm not that worried about heat .

I know this card isn't an AMAZING overclocker, but I still got a solid 175MHz core boost, and 100MHz memory boost. That's pretty decent to me, was just wondering if i could push more with more voltage. My next best overclocking GPU got a 50Mhz boost on both the core and memory (my HD4890). My cards always end up not overclocking too well.

And I can pull off 825 / 950 on this card just fine at 1.087v. It just doesn't pass OCCT. It games fine though, and passes Furmark fine. So I don't know.
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Co-asking. My card has vid 1.012v and can only do 780/1700 @1.087v. Is it safe to up the voltage a little bit for 24/7 use given I have reasonable temp?
I want to say mine was a 1.02v VID card. Might have been 1.012v, not sure.

EDIT:
Mine's a 1.012v VID card too. Just checked.
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