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But what about my MOBO not recognizing it?

If it's powered but, will not turn on then ultimately, the card may be dead...
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hey guys. wondering if any of you can answer a question or 2 for me. i have an evga 590 classified comming to me in a couple weeks. i was wondering if nvidia till has the voltage locked on these cards? if so, is there a modded or unlocked bios floating around or would i be better off just seeing how far i can go on the stock voltage. also, what about fan control? is there manual adjustment for it or its it stuck on automatc?
thanks.

Voltage is locked...There are bios floating around but, the 10%-15% gain really isn't worth it IMHO.
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for that little, no not really. i know every card oc's different, but what clocks are people able to get on the stock voltage?
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for that little, no not really. i know every card oc's different, but what clocks are people able to get on the stock voltage?

700mhz in some cases...Nothing crazy ~ Even that's only a 5% increase in overall performance.

It's literally not worth the effort...Especially considering most whom have Gigabyte/Asus, it instantly violates the warranty.

Personally, I don't care if our (AW) customer's do it and I'm sure EVGA doesn't but, it's still just not worth it.

IMHO, rock it stock.
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ok. well thanks for the info. thumb.gif
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one more question. the card im getting is less than 5 months old and i want to replace the stock tim and pads that are on it with something different. i know it doesnt need it, but thats just how i am. i have some prolimatech pk1 im going to use for the gpu's but what about the thermal pads? what thickness should i get?
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I am selling my 590 along with my entire desktop. If anyone from the PA area is interested see this ad on craigslist: http://lancaster.craigslist.org/sys/2807393070.html

And I know the ad is not super technical.... if you have questions feel free to contact.
 
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Totally worth stock volt overclocking for folding. I fold rock solid at 730MHz/.925V. 17.6k PPD.
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post #3498 of 5154
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I know...I ordered them that way.
I'm simply clarifying that it's a rev.2 (b) and it voids your warranty to do what you did.
I doubt we'd void the whole PC, as I don't think it's necessary but, your card is definitely void if you send it in that way and have an issue with it.
Depends on which of our cases you have...The Aurora is a different case from the rest etc...So, it really depends on what you ordered...If you let me know I can better answer that.

Yep Im aware your affiliation with AW, thats why I asked you the question directly. And trust me im not the type to expect warranty if it breaks anytime after modifying it in that manner. Hell I will even give you my tag if you want to add a note to your system lol. I actually have the aurora R3. I think its a decent design for what it is, thought was deffinately put into cooling. But I dont think it was ever designed for a card like the 590 (unavoidable with dual GPU). I already removed the bracket from the card that holds it to the PCI fan (impressed with the forethough on that though in regards to shipping). I also run both HDD and PCI fan @ 35%.

What are your thoughts on the PCI fan and the 590 back exhaust hitting one another? do you think the PCI fan could overpower the 590 fan causing hotter temps?

Lastly why the hell does the GPU2 heatsink only cover 85ish % of the GPU? lol.

Overall im happy with the r3. I added a second fan for push/pull on the CPU though. Not that I think it was really needed overall, but I did it to get more static preassure through the rad and to suck more hot air out. Anyway getting off topic lol ...
    
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Yep Im aware your affiliation with AW, thats why I asked you the question directly. And trust me im not the type to expect warranty if it breaks anytime after modifying it in that manner. Hell I will even give you my tag if you want to add a note to your system lol. I actually have the aurora R3. I think its a decent design for what it is, thought was deffinately put into cooling. But I dont think it was ever designed for a card like the 590 (unavoidable with dual GPU). I already removed the bracket from the card that holds it to the PCI fan (impressed with the forethough on that though in regards to shipping). I also run both HDD and PCI fan @ 35%.
What are your thoughts on the PCI fan and the 590 back exhaust hitting one another? do you think the PCI fan could overpower the 590 fan causing hotter temps?
Lastly why the hell does the GPU2 heatsink only cover 85ish % of the GPU? lol.
Overall im happy with the r3. I added a second fan for push/pull on the CPU though. Not that I think it was really needed overall, but I did it to get more static preassure through the rad and to suck more hot air out. Anyway getting off topic lol ...

When/if you return the PC, just put the thermal pads back on...Not that it's going to happen but, it'll save you a tremendous amount of drama.

Back exhaust is not really a problem since, it won't exactly happen...The turbine spinning outward in the 590 is more of a pressure area than the front fan...I mean it's not ideal but, it's a 1-2c difference.

The GPU2 question is a good one and I don't have an answer for it.
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The second vapor chamber covers less because it is physically smaller than the other due to the PCIE power connectors. As you can see here, the baseplate/shroud cannot physically house a vapor chamber of similar size and configuration.
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The temps on that GPU are hotter not because of contact area, but because the vapor chamber is ever so slightly less capable due to size. On water you'll notice the same difference simply because the water hits that core second.

Don't worry too much about contact. The cooler still covers the entire core, just not the IHS.

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