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hello.
no offense but u have a 1366x768 monitor
that gts 250 of urs is plenty enuff without overclocking at such low resolution
at that resolution im sure overclocking ur cpu will help more

Yup. I'm fully aware of that. But like I said, I wanna get the most out of my rig.

I always try to get more OC out of my CPU, but I am at my max now. I am held back by my motherboard (although it has an FSB wall of 340), cause it has no voltage control (I just wish MSI-AMI makes a BIOS that supports it). I'm also at my best RAM overclock.
Edited by tryagainplss - 1/10/11 at 8:31pm
    
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or maybe..... but just maybe....

I could just flash an ASUS GTS 250 bios (which has 1.3v on it) to my GPU? Is it possible?
    
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Bump.

Well.. The theory is, since that Inno3d cards are reference ones, that means I can flash a bios from another reference card (let's say one that has 1.2v), would that work??
    
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Well.. The theory is, since that Inno3d cards are reference ones, that means I can flash a bios from another reference card (let's say one that has 1.2v), would that work??
You could try it, you might want to have another card handy to be able to flash it back if it doesn't boot though. Post back how it works out, if the flash is successful it still may not enable a higher voltage, hard to tell with a card that doesn't have the software control what a bios flash can do.
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If Im not mistaken, I believe that some 250's as well as some 9800GTX's use the volterra chip. You should post a pic of your GPU so that the Vreg can be identified.

Also like FTW said, the BIOS mod usually does nothing. The only way to tell though is to measure your load V before the flash and then confirm by measuring after.
Edited by Voltage_Drop - 2/5/11 at 8:39am
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post #17 of 20
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If Im not mistaken, I believe that some 250's as well as some 9800GTX's use the volterra chip. You should post a pic of your GPU so that the Vreg can be identified.

Also like FTW said, the BIOS mod usually does nothing. The only way to tell though is to measure your load V before the flash and then confirm by measuring after.
Damn.. Dun' have camera
    
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Its cool. Just check the back of your card and look for the biggest square IC and see if it says volterra on it or not.
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Its cool. Just check the back of your card and look for the biggest square IC and see if it says volterra on it or not.
Nah... I'm giving up on this. Thanks anyway bro
    
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Nah... I'm giving up on this. Thanks anyway bro
NP, though if you ever do decide to push that card, post it up in the Vmod section and you will be taken care of
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