Originally Posted by DeathAngel74
If your card is running at full speed at the desktop, then you don't have a "proper" bios mod. Also you can use nvidiainspector to prevent your browser from using the full speed of your gpu all the time. I disabled boost and my card idles @ 135/324mhz/0.8620v at the desktop and while browsing with IE11 and hardware acceleration turned off. The card will only run at 1569(or whatever your max stable oc is) during benchmarks or game if you set the 3d clock and boost clock to the same frequency. Noise and heat can also be dealt with at the bios level or setting a custom fan profile in oc software. I don't even use oc'ing software anymore, everything I need is managed by the bios that I edited myself. If you do your homework, research and have a little common sense, anything is possible. I see your point though for those who have a low ASIC score. Make due with what you have and what works best for you.
This is what I was looking for and I know now it's possible, so thank you.
That's how my 470's work, they're idle 2D in windows, like 140 mhz normally, at least the second one is, and the first one sits around 450 mhz. And in web browsers they run around the same, jump up at first then throttle down.
It's possible to have these new cards throttle down during 2D and web browsing, but go to full speed (1 full speed mind you) during 3D/Load. Also what I -do not want- is one of the "features" of the new cards is this random clock bull****tery, where the clock speeds change up and down during gaming just because the cards get warm or some crap. Probably to keep the fans quiet and the power usage low. I don't care about none of that nonsense, if I have a gaming video card it's going to be powerful, or I'll make it powerful. That means program it for as much power usage as it can take, overclock it as far as it will go and run there all the time, and run the fans higher if necessary.
Probably not what everyone wants, but It's what I want to "get the most out of my hardware". Even a "maxed out" gtx 960 is going to use less than 1/4 of the power my two 470's do right now, so that's great, for me.
And I've played with a 2GB version from a friend in a LGA-775 computer with a 12MB quad chip @ 3.75 ghz and I know already that even the 2GB version is going to do the same as my 470's do @ DirectX-9, and lots faster at DX-10 and DX-11 stuff. So.. it'll work for me, and I just need to change em from "how they are normally" in to how I want em, hopefully with a bios mod.