Originally Posted by inedenimadam
Hey guys, got my next paycheck (tomorrow) slated for a new GPU, going to swing for a 2080. Do we have unlocked voltage? Dual BIOS? NVflash still working? I will be throwing a uni block on the card (EK VGA supremacy), so I want one that likes water and voltage.
Suggestions? I don't really want to read a million tech articles and weigh all the choices. Don't have the time or energy right now to keep up like I used to.
1- No unlocked voltage, only the slider to allow use the max pre-configured voltage inside the bios. No bios mod either.
2- Dual bios depends on the model of your card
3- Check the main pots of this thread, there's a link to the patched NVFlash.
4- You will still need to search and read a few things man. If you don't have the energy to do a little research, then maybe just use OC Scanner and don't touch manual OC. https://www.msi.com/blog/get-a-free-...ner-oc-scanner
Originally Posted by escalibur
I'm using stock bios with the latest NVIDIA drivers. Can you test with the latest drivers does your OC scanner work as it should?
Sorry man, I never use lates drivers, I always follow the benchmarks and bug reports and stay on the latest recommended one, which is 417.71 unless someone really need the latest one.
Originally Posted by Sriram_Thodla
New to overclocking in general. Started with my Zotac 2080 RTX Twin Fan that I picked up last week. OC'd using OC Scanner. I've seen the core clock max out at 2040 Mhz and I've manually OC'd mem clock +201. Benchmarked in 3DMark Timespy for 9878 and FireStrike for 21134 (20003 stock) which seem like decent improvements. Temp has never exceeded 83 degrees but that's where it stays for my gaming sessions. Adjusted my fan profile. CPU is i5-8600k OC'd to 4.8GHz (conservative i know)
I'm looking for stable OC'ng so I am willing to back down from max if it will reduce the chance of card failure/
A couple of questions.
1. Should I be concerned about core clock hitting 2040?
2. Will 83 degrees affect long term (2 year) GPU lifespan?
3. Is the i5-8600k bottlenecking this GPU?
1. If the clocks are stable there are no concerns.
2. Is still inside the card limit, but it seems high for me. Is your case well ventilated, do you have proper airflow to remove the heat? How is your ambient temps? My Ventus OC operates at 2070/2055 core clock and never goes above 60/62 C on games, with fans close to 65%. My case is very well ventilated but it's a hot weather here with ambient temps around 27-33C all the time. To me somethings seems off regarding your GPU temps. Even on benchmarks mine don't go over 75C.
3. Not really. There are a few games that spikes the CPU, in this case is advised to limit the FPS bit, sometimes the sweet spot is 80-90 FPS. Also using DX12 when available helps.