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Hey guys!

Does anyone know the version of the bios for the gtx 470 that lets is downclock when powering dual monitors and where I can get it? I heard that the newer 470s, 480s, etc. have a new bios to let them do that. Right now, mine idles at like 70 degrees @ 50% fan and its turning up the temperatures of everything inside my computer. I know that I can use nvidia inspector and its multi monitor power thing, but I really don't want to add more stuff at startup... So, any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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A new bios wont work on your card since you have the Gigabyte SOC and that is non-reference, and there is only 1 bios designed for that card. You may have luck with Gigabyte, or you can try editing your own cards bios (make backup first) or ask somebody to edit the multi-montior values for you.
    
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Oh yeah... forgot my card was non reference lol. I just think of it as "another 470" . Meh, I guess I will just use nvidia inspector then, I can take a few extra milliseconds to load the program at startup. Thanks man!
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Originally Posted by malayalam View Post
Oh yeah... forgot my card was non reference lol. I just think of it as "another 470" . Meh, I guess I will just use nvidia inspector then, I can take a few extra milliseconds to load the program at startup. Thanks man!
You can also use MSI Afterburner, and it will load up the clocks when you boot into windows. I don't remember if nvidia inspector does that or not though.
    
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Yeah, nvidia inspector has this multi monitor power saving thing that forces the pstates at 2d and low power 3d when necessary. I just have to configure it properly, and that is easy enough.
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