Originally Posted by DeathAngel74
Playing Final Fantasy XIII @ 3840x2160/60hz with GeDoSaTo is really nice. I really appreciate all of your effort and time you have put into this thread, Laithan. I use most of the info you post here and try to work it into my own Maxwell Gen. 1 bios mod.
That is so awesome! I am glad to hear it bro. I am happy I could help, really.
What good does it do to learn things and keep them to myself TIP:
For whatever reason (I didn't bother to figure this out) launching Kombuster from within
MSI Afterburner generated a furry test that was more demanding than selecting the furry test from the Kombuster application itself.UPDATE:
I have been playing around with the power settings much much more. I've been able to increase the power JUST ENOUGH
to satisfy the POWER VIRUS perfcaps I noticed in Kombuster v3.5 after I upgraded from v2. I was actually able to draw more power with many of the other power parameters I was testing (I have Corsair link and also a wall tester) with but allowing the card to draw TOO MUCH power actually reduced stability and lowered Firestrike Ultra scores so I made sure to tone it down to avoid that (was just part of the rev-eng). I think I've now dialed in the "sweet spot as a result
. I've flashed my cards about 35 more times this weekend
. I need to do some more testing but I think I am close to releasing V5BETA
that will include these improvements. V5BETA will not just be a cosmetic improvement after all
. This was one of the most difficult areas to figure out and I'm still trying to answer some questions. I do have the functionality I was looking for which is all that matters
. When you MAX OUT the power slider in MSI AB, that's the precise point where you are allowing enough power to be drawn to satisfy even a power virus WARNING:
I want to be super clear
that the entire time the BETA BIOS' posted in this thread by me (up to V4BETA) have been for an 8 + 8 PCI-e
configuration. The power settings
in the BETA BIOS' have been primarily left as default for a Gigabyte GTX 980 G1, up until now. Starting with V5BETA
, I have INCREASED the DEFAULT power as well as the MAXIMUM
If you don't have a Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming, or at least a GTX 980 that has an 8 + 8 PCI-e configuration than you will need to modify to fit YOUR CARD'S
power input configuration. If you need help, just PM me. NOTE:
The increases are WELL within range of an 8 + 8 PCI-e but they are NOT IN RANGE for 6 + 6 or 8 + 6!
. I just want to be clear on this.☞
I don't think adding both rails + 75000 applies to an 8 + 8 PCI-e configuration
. Using that formula I was drawing more power than I needed and my stability and firestrike scores were negatively impacted. I was able to reverse engineer the exact point where sufficient power was drawn to satisfy and remove the PWR perfcap during a power virus max load
. There is really no point allowing any more power (it is possible, like I said earlier) because quite simply it doesn't need that much.