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03-02-2020 03:18 PM
Laithan
Quote: Originally Posted by nYm776 View Post
Guys, long story short, my warranty provider gave me a brand new Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 with Samsung memory instead of my AMD RX460 (luckkyyyyy as hell I know) because they no longer had RX460 in stock. First thing I did I replaced thermal paste and pads with quality stuff and added thermal pads to backside memory chips and gave them direct contact to backplate for additional cooling. Before the BIOS mod Best I could do was 70Mhz on the core, beyond that it would show artifacts and above 100 it would crash altogether. That would be 1488 clock speed. On the memory I can get +600 but before adding thermal pads on the back it wouldn't go over +300.
With this BIOS it can do 1530Mhz on the core stable and +600 and the memory. Max temp is 78 max and 250W power draw. Even tho I like to keep my room warm.
Should I be worried about future problems? I recently spent all my money on 2600x and a mobo and 16gb ram. So if anything goes wrong with this card I can't buy another one.
Is the first page up-to-date? Is there anything else I should do? I did everything according to the first page.

Thank you to the original creator. Maxwell is still a beast for 1080p gaming.
Hey bud! Thanks for sharing, good stuff there, glad you were able to get some improvements . The SAMSUNG chips on the 970's are the best, congrats!

It was a very wise idea to refresh the GPU with some new pads/tim as well as giving the backplate some direct contact also. For those who have been around here a while know about "Ghetto cool tech" (lol) but if that's new to you, it consists of an 80mm fan with cut tie wraps in the screw holes as "feet" to blow air down on top of the back plate and away. This will make a considering difference in your backplate temps and could lead to some improved stability. I'd recommend you add that since the backplate is now an active sync to some degree.

I would not be worried about future problems at all personally... have fun with the new GPU and give it a workout. I still have both my 980Ti GPUs shoving 1.293v at them and allowing up to 475W of power each & they are both still working flawlessly. I am on water however as long as you monitor temps (as you are) and use a CUSTOM fan curve (stock curve is not great for a modified card) you should not have any issues. Too much heat is never good for any electronics but you seem to know what you are doing. I would never run FURMARK on a GPU... especially a modified one.. but that's about the only thing I wouldn't do.


I used to say GTAV and FFXIV was a good workout for the GPU but now the crown has to go to Red Dead Redemption II. I had to reduce my overclock a bit to run that stable. I actually run the game @ 1080p with ULTRA settings and it is smooth enough for me.

The MUMOD BIOS' do not have any updates. The latest versions are all still posted in the OP and you don't need to do anything else. There has not been any need to make any changes since I posted them.
03-02-2020 11:59 AM
nYm776 Guys, long story short, my warranty provider gave me a brand new Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 with Samsung memory instead of my AMD RX460 (luckkyyyyy as hell I know) because they no longer had RX460 in stock. First thing I did I replaced thermal paste and pads with quality stuff and added thermal pads to backside memory chips and gave them direct contact to backplate for additional cooling. Before the BIOS mod Best I could do was 70Mhz on the core, beyond that it would show artifacts and above 100 it would crash altogether. That would be 1488 clock speed. On the memory I can get +600 but before adding thermal pads on the back it wouldn't go over +300.
With this BIOS it can do 1530Mhz on the core stable and +600 and the memory. Max temp is 78 max and 250W power draw. Even tho I like to keep my room warm.
Should I be worried about future problems? I recently spent all my money on 2600x and a mobo and 16gb ram. So if anything goes wrong with this card I can't buy another one.
Is the first page up-to-date? Is there anything else I should do? I did everything according to the first page.

Thank you to the original creator. Maxwell is still a beast for 1080p gaming.
01-06-2020 07:57 AM
Laithan Thank you, it was really fun. Wish we could have kept going...
01-06-2020 07:47 AM
LOKI23NY
Quote: Originally Posted by Laithan View Post
Nope, not that I have seen. You can make sure power% and voltage sliders are maxxed.
I'm ashamed to say it was actually a rookie mistake I had made. After seeing your reply about the sliders I knew I had been doing that the same way all this time. It suddenly dawned on me that I had been doing some cleaning and unplugged my dvi cable...only to plug it back in to second dvi output by mistake. Swapped it back over and no more issues.

I also wanted to add that I'm also going to be keeping an eye out for the 3080Ti. I had gone with 970 last time around and this next upgrade I'm planning on going with a higher end card depending on what the price/performance looks like.

Thanks again for all of your efforts with the bios modding and of course all of the trouble shooting you have helped a lot of us out with!
01-05-2020 01:55 PM
Laithan Nope, not that I have seen. You can make sure power% and voltage sliders are maxxed.
01-05-2020 10:30 AM
LOKI23NY
Quote: Originally Posted by Laithan View Post

Happy New Year all..


Anyone still running maxwell in 2020?

I might finally be tempted to upgrade my 980Ti's and jump right to 3080Ti (depending on the price). Red Dead Redemption 2 is now officially the only game that I cannot run at max settings (then again, almost nobody can lol) and SLI is a mess right now. I think 3080Ti might be a true single 4K/60 solution under all conditions even RDR2, but we'll see .

Just saying hello
Yes, still chugging along with a 970 here. Going to upgrade my entire system soon.

Quick question for you, has anything changed with using OC tools like evga preciscion or msi afterburner? I use a custom bios and it had been thoroughly tested. I was playing around today and noticed that gpu-z is showing that I'm hitting performance cap now which makes no sense. I haven't done anything with the bios so I was wondering if anything like the oc tools or drivers could have caused this change?
01-03-2020 08:48 PM
Laithan
Happy New Year all..


Anyone still running maxwell in 2020?

I might finally be tempted to upgrade my 980Ti's and jump right to 3080Ti (depending on the price). Red Dead Redemption 2 is now officially the only game that I cannot run at max settings (then again, almost nobody can lol) and SLI is a mess right now. I think 3080Ti might be a true single 4K/60 solution under all conditions even RDR2, but we'll see .

Just saying hello
11-12-2019 03:08 PM
Laithan Hi bud, good to hear things are still working well.. Although I cannot take much credit (the true credit goes to whoever made MBT along with this community) I appreciate the compliment. I wish I could have continued.. I would have enjoyed it... <sigh> It was great fun actually and helped me get through a nasty divorce. The people here have always been great. 7,867 posts in this thread and I cannot really even remember one troll... lol
11-12-2019 07:34 AM
shatteredhalo Still rocking my 980Ti with your air mod bios on it. The performance from it is so good that it still doesn't really feel worth it to upgrade to the newer cards. Sure, if you compare them at stock clocks the 980Ti loses, but I think we're a little beyond stock here, and there are no Laithan bios to take the new cards over the top. : )
11-10-2019 04:46 PM
Laithan
Quote: Originally Posted by Kbird View Post
Hi L. been a while so hope you are doing well...

I do not have RDR2 but I no longer have my 980ti either as it was replaced under RMA with a 1070Ti.

Probably best to wait a bit yet for some patches, I have seen reports eg over at PC Gamer that it's got a few issues at this point.

when you do pick it up let us know how it performs though, as I am sure my 1070ti is about equal to your 980ti so I'll be able to decide to get it or not....

KB
Hey good to see you old friend! I'm doing ok, just living the dream brother

Yeah I saw a video today saying there are some issues. This should mean by the time it comes to steam the buggies should be mostly worked out .

I still have both my 980Ti's.. running great. I even picked up the Valve Index and the 980Ti (no SLI sadly) runs just fine @ 120Hz in most titles.

We should do some benchies I am really curious how the 1070Ti compares. I honestly think you would destroy the 980Ti. A while back I was looking for a 2060 to compare to also. Just for fun, means nuthin.
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