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Overclocking the graphics card will go hand in hand with an increased power consumption. Both, raising the frequency and/or voltage will lead to a higher power consumption of the GPU. Someone recently asked me on Facebook how to increase the Power Limit of a GTX 970 so I decided to write this small guide for all of you.
Title is sensationalist as he (or she) demonstrates the GTX 980, GTX 970, and the 970 STRIX. Still though, it's a clean write up / guide. It's basically a Power Target bypass.

Source: http://overclocking.guide/increase-the-nvidia-power-limit-all-cards/
 

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You should precise in the title this is a hard mod IMO.
 

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but can i reduce power limit? I want to build a low power consuming rig and i really dont want the 970 to boost and infact i want to drop the TDP further for lower temps
 

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You should precise in the title this is a hard mod IMO.
^ This.

Interesting information though.
 

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Painting some liquid metal across a couple resistors is deemed a hard mod? =/

Sounds pretty basic, I'll try this as soon as a water block is available for my card. Looking forward to it. Thanks a million for the post OP.
 

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I'm confused why he used the Gigabyte G1 Gaming as the card that will throttle, when it actually has the highest stock power limit o_O
talking about the card not being able to hold the stock 1329 core clock? what?... I was able to overclock the core to 1550 before even having to touch the voltage/power limit in anyway.
G1 gaming has a TDP of 250watts on the bios.

What am I missing here? -_-
 

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This is confusing. I have the Asus 970 Strix and I don't get throttled like the G1s etc. I am solid 24/7 on 1573/2073 without throttling at load. I only get throttled if I try to push 1620+ on air and the temps get about ~75c. I've posted the proof through the 970 thread on OCN.
 

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but can i reduce power limit? I want to build a low power consuming rig and i really dont want the 970 to boost and infact i want to drop the TDP further for lower temps
You can do that easily either in OS or in the bios of the card. You can set them all the way down to throttling to hold ~100w.
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This is confusing. I have the Asus 970 Strix and I don't get throttled like the G1s etc. I am solid 24/7 on 1573/2073 without throttling at load. I only get throttled if I try to push 1620+ on air and the temps get about ~75c. I've posted the proof through the 970 thread on OCN.
You're only using 1.2v?
 

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This is confusing. I have the Asus 970 Strix and I don't get throttled like the G1s etc. I am solid 24/7 on 1573/2073 without throttling at load. I only get throttled if I try to push 1620+ on air and the temps get about ~75c. I've posted the proof through the 970 thread on OCN.
Try Dragon Age Inquisition (or any other demanding game) at 4k DSR with Max In-Games Setting and see how long it lasts before it crashes.
 

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Anyone got a 750ti they want to try to kill before I do?
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ooo sweet... when the gtx 960 wrx sti rar spec c 1532 comes out ill be sure to try this out
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I'm confused why he used the Gigabyte G1 Gaming as the card that will throttle, when it actually has the highest stock power limit o_O
talking about the card not being able to hold the stock 1329 core clock? what?... I was able to overclock the core to 1550 before even having to touch the voltage/power limit in anyway.
G1 gaming has a TDP of 250watts on the bios.

What am I missing here? -_-
Not missing anything, just a dumb article from a person who obviously hasn't used a card or looked at the BIOS..

BTW: someone PLEASE explain to me where this 145W TDP comes from, I've yet to see a BIOS with that low number.
 

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You can do that easily either in OS or in the bios of the card. You can set them all the way down to throttling to hold ~100w.
You're only using 1.2v?
Yes 1.2v, stock bios. More importantly, I'm not the only person doing that. Asus forums, LTT forums, OCN if you look. Sorry but last time you questioned me without even checking OCN via a search and it appears it's happening again.
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Try Dragon Age Inquisition (or any other demanding game) at 4k DSR with Max In-Games Setting and see how long it lasts before it crashes.
That was my biggest in game stress test until Lords of the Fallen and it's stable in both without throttling. If you bothered to read the thread or look at the screen shots you would've seen that. DAI, ACU, LotF - the ones I haven't added yet, FC4, MGSGZ because I have just got them but not having any issues there either.
 

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There is a HUGE difference between "questioning you" and asking you a question. Are we expected to google search peoples usernames before inquiring anything about them or their hardware? If/when i talked to you before, the name got lost (lot of posters around here)
 

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Oh wow, a simple shorting of these resisters. I'd only test this under water, and I'd expect some to fry their cards as they go one step beyond what they should.

To those saying this is a hard mod, I'd say it's an Easy Mod to do and return to stock if you know what you are doing. If not don't bother. Many hard mods have you cutting traces etc. This one does not. You are in essence shorting a resister the easy way, so the system does not see it.

While there are several ways to do this I'd test several ways to see what works long term.

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The unknown part about this is what in the world happens if when tested 980's / 970 go Postal in performance under water...
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I cannot wait to see results...
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My about to be retired Titan might get a second lease on life after all.
 

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Originally Posted by Xoriam View Post

I'm confused why he used the Gigabyte G1 Gaming as the card that will throttle, when it actually has the highest stock power limit o_O
talking about the card not being able to hold the stock 1329 core clock? what?... I was able to overclock the core to 1550 before even having to touch the voltage/power limit in anyway.
G1 gaming has a TDP of 250watts on the bios.

What am I missing here? -_-
Hey!

That's GPU dependant. The sample I had could not hold the clock on load and I could not clock as high as you by far. Maybe because it was a pre-release sample - not sure. But as I wrote in the article it's just an example anyway to explain the boost
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It's more a guide for the cards which are really locked like a Palit GTX 970 which clocks down after hitting 150 W on load. My GTX 980 Strix also doesn't need any modding. Even with Liquid Nitrogen I can clock up to 2100 MHz without issues.
 
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