I would rather have it hot and OCed. Have you checked stability?
Originally Posted by Zero4549
a guide to do this without floppys would be very nice indeed. My 280 overheats as well running crysis and I end up crashing out pretty frequently. When it runs its great but having to constantly quicksave for the impending crash is a pain. Oh and +1 for the awesome idea
Hey guys.Decided to resurrect this thread just to say HUGE THANKS to this guy.After numerous mods to my GTX280,numerous brands of thermal compounds,even lapping my cooler,nothing solved my overheating problem.I would get 45c idle temps which is awesome for GTX280 but in games temperature would sky rocket to 90c even if I bump up the cooler to 80% (which sounds like jet taking off,I don't even want to talk about 100%).After modding my gpu following this guide temperatures now hover around 65 while gaming.I STILL CANT BELIEVE IT !!!! From 90-ish to 65 while nothing changed.No performance loss,same fps,I have been gaming whole day,no problems at all.Maybe its no big deal for you overclockers,but this **** blew me away.Such simple mod solved all my overheating problems.I felt the need to thank the guy that I made a new account,so once again,THANK YOU MAN !Originally Posted by Zippit
BIOS tools (NvFlash and NiBiTor)
[*] Open GPU-z and save your BIOS with the safe BIOS button.
[*] Close GPU-z and open NiBiTor and open your saved BIOS. (you may have to select ".bin" in the dropdown menu where default is ".rom")
[*] That it is opened go to the Voltages tab.
[*] Set "extra" to 1.03v and set "3D" to 1.03v as well. (If you encounter lockups you can up the Voltages to 1.06v)
[*] Save the BIOS to your NvFlash directory. (as a .rom)
[*] Open up a prompt menu by running the command "cmd" in the run window.
[*] Navigate to your NvFlash folder. (use "cd.." to go a folder up, "cd " to go into that folder and ex. "G:" to go to your G drive.)
[*] Once in your NvFlash folder type the following: "nvflash.exe -4 -5 -6 .rom" and hit enter.
[*] You will now be prompted if you are sure.... and you are so go ahead and press "y".
[*] Once done reboot your PC and enjoy a cool GTX280... or any GFX card for that matter.
If pictures are needed just ask... I don't have time ATM but I will have tonight.
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