Originally Posted by Currency Lad
Fair enough. That's certainly a nice card you have. Not sure if skyn3t ever made a BIOS specifically for the Classy (he did for the Galaxy HOF) but in any case, given your possible degradation issues, it probably wouldn't be wise anyway.
Sorry to hear about your possible degradation. Not knowledgeable enough to be able to pinpoint the cause for sure. I do know that on air the VRMs will run 20-30 degrees Celsius hotter than your core even under the best of circumstances. If you're running it in a small case starved of airflow and hitting 84 degrees Celsius on the core during benchmarks, then the VRMs may have been getting stressed.
It probably wouldn't hurt to put it in a case with better airflow for the long-term health of the card.
Still, 7220MHz is still a pretty nice overclock for the memory. Not sure that any higher would be that much noticeable in games.
Were you able to hit higher than 1267MHz on the core when you had the voltage at 1.287V? Remember, my cards were on water with the VRMs additionally cooled by the block and also the water was chilled, which is the only reason I was able to hit 1350MHz.
Well I have a water loop in the system that could handle that card and I have a credit card. I would -LOVE- to get a block for that card but can't find one anywhere today. And yeah I know about the vrm heating. I forgot to mention that I do have the EVGA Classified Voltage tool stand-alone utility and I can manually set it to 1.287v again, click apply and it will run 1.287v just fine and even run the higher ram clock I had before perfectly fine, stable, no crashing and just hunky dory all day. So there's nothing wrong with the card physically, I even gamed on it in ark evolved with the card @ 100% load for about 8 hours straight last week @ 1.287v and ram back up (via afterburner) at 7804 Mhz again. It didn't give any issues at all. It just.. won't apply via bios and I don't understand it. I must be doing something wrong.