I had written a message few pages ago but no answer... anyway I hope to get one this time.
I've checked the first post of this thread and all the links to it. I'm no pro of overclocking especially with that GPU Boost 2.0 with whom I whom I have a hard time to understand how it works really.
But about ocing with the links on the first post of this thread, if I understood correctly:
- I should download the right BIOS for my gpu,
- then I should download afterburner and set it correctly
- then I should Volt mod and follow the LLC guide
- then I should download the Ezflash tool and flash my card with the downloaded BIOS
- then I should overclock without going above 1.212V on air.
Is that the correct order to proceed ?
Is it safe to use a "hacked" BIOS ?
Yesterday I was searching the max I could oc my memory on my GTX 780. Using EVGA precision X and EVGA OC scanner X (this has a great stress test where it tells you if there's any artifacts !). I run the stresstest for around 40 minutes, adjusting the memory clocks. I finally found what seems to be a stable memory clock of +325Mhz (3325Mhz). But my card was pretty hot, it didn't go above 70C, but my motherboard was suffering ! I have a Sabertooth z77 and the USB3.0 sensor was going above 55C !!! This sensor is just below the gpu. And I was thinking that the memory chips on the graphics card must be pretty hot too. And therefore I wonder if it's safe to push it with a modified BIOS and go very high in clocks (at least with the core clock) ? Or is it completely safe ? What do you say ?
Thanks for the help.