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I've heard that certain BIOS's produce lower temps than others. Is this true in any way? I'm only going to play with BIOS's if this is true.
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The only way this would happen is the fact that some BIOS come factory OC'd/Voltage changes. Other than that, that's the only way I would think temp difference would be any different. Even then, it'd be minimal.
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The only way this would happen is the fact that some BIOS come factory OC'd/Voltage changes. Other than that, that's the only way I would think temp difference would be any different. Even then, it'd be minimal.
Thanks for the insight.

Any other opinions? Facts are nice too.
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The only way a BIOS would change the temps of your card would be if it defaulted to a lower voltage or lower clock speed, which you can do with your current BIOS at any time.

It will be a waste of time.
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The only way a BIOS would change the temps of your card would be if it defaulted to a lower voltage or lower clock speed, which you can do with your current BIOS at any time.

It will be a waste of time.
Thx.

The stock VID for my card is 1.012v and it is stable down to .962v. I just have that set through Afterburner, so no need to flash to anything I guess.
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True, when 1st batchs of 470/480 they used to overheat alot. And they rach insane numbers 90-ish when using more 2 monitors, even at idle. But this problem is no more.
Now as for bios as ppl said diff vid and clocks. But also different fan profiles can be edited. Higher rpm = lower temps.
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