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Originally Posted by doom3crazy
Ah okay yeah that makes sense. So I had a question for you regarding the Palit bios you mentioned before. I thought about maybe giving it a whirl because my card was cooling pretty well at the moment and just wanted to know more about it.
I noticed I can add +120mhz to the core before I crash. If I go 125-130 I crash. Am I not able to reach those numbers because of voltage? Or is it a power limit? I remember you mentioning the palit bios increases the total TDP. You did say something about fan speed though. Does the palit bios basically put a hard limit on the max RPM the fans can speed up to as opposed to what they can spin up to on the stock evga bios?
Fyi to know what speeds you're talking about you need to say the effective speed instead of your offset. +200 in NVinspector is different than +200 in Afterburner. Same for ram, some are offsetting according to the effective speed and some are doing the actual speed.
Even if we were all using afterburner +200 on your card isn't the same as +200 on my identical card. Plus there's the fact that boost changes based on temperature so you might not even be getting the full +200.
The speed most of us go by is what's reported in GPUz sensors tab while under load for a while so boost/thermals have leveled off.
The SC cooler could probably handle the Palit BIOS if the fan speed was there. The Palit is limited to a 2400RPM fan speed while the SC fans spin up to 3000RPM, they'll still work but they'll never spin faster than what the Palit BIOS allows. To my ear the Palit BIOS limited the EVGA fans to about 72%.
The extended TDP might enable higher clocks but the real benefit is allowing the card to be TDP unlimited so it will bench higher with the same speeds.
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