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fatal1ty
01-27-07, 08:27 PM
Installed and trying to run Vista, I take it nothing works for overclocking a GTS in Vista yet?

Tried Ntune, RivaTuner 2.0 Final and ATI Tool .26 - does anything allow for GPU overclocks of the 8800s in Vista yet?

Can't quite game with a GTS at stock when 660/2ghz is my 24/7 XP overclock. Makes a world of difference...

Lemme know if anyone has found a fix.

SH0DAN
01-27-07, 08:35 PM
I would also like to know of a fix,as I cant oc in Vista as well.I run my card
@ stock but still in the future I am sure I will want to.

particleman
01-27-07, 09:26 PM
You could always mod the bios of your 8800.

fatal1ty
01-27-07, 09:41 PM
You could always mod the bios of your 8800.


Yea - how would I go about doing that?

Can I permanently flash a GTS to 660 / 2Ghz??? That would be sweet.

SlieTheSecond
01-27-07, 11:21 PM
Well you can use NiBiTor to change the clock speeds via the bios.
But if you screw something up, you may be saying bye bye to your video card.

fatal1ty
01-27-07, 11:56 PM
Well you can use NiBiTor to change the clock speeds via the bios.
But if you screw something up, you may be saying bye bye to your video card.

Yea but I dont have a floppy in my computer anymore and last time I tried without a floppy NiBiTor was useless. I just want to bump my clock speeds to the speeds I overclock to. Nothing else. No voltage or anything else just 660/2Ghz.

tweaked
01-27-07, 11:59 PM
Well you can use NiBiTor to change the clock speeds via the bios.
But if you screw something up, you may be saying bye bye to your video card.


not really, just boot with a pci video card and reflash the card with your original bios.

i've done it around 30 times to my card. Screwed up 4 times using non-compatible bios's.

you'll need to set the overclock for your shaders as well.

jump in, the waters fine.:cool:

tweaked
01-28-07, 12:00 AM
you can make a bootable cd-rom.

bootable flash drive.

there are ways.

Mr_LoL
01-28-07, 12:42 AM
I dont recommend flashing the bios just to keep the card at permanent clocks. If something goes wrong you will be ripping your hair out. Are you sure your card is 100% stable at 660/2Ghz?

fatal1ty
01-28-07, 12:59 AM
I dont recommend flashing the bios just to keep the card at permanent clocks. If something goes wrong you will be ripping your hair out. Are you sure your card is 100% stable at 660/2Ghz?



yup. Been running those speeds since I got it, load is about 73c, never had a single problem or crash with it.

jAkUp
01-28-07, 01:04 AM
Yea no OC'ing utility yet... modding the BIOS is the only way.

fatal1ty
01-28-07, 01:16 AM
Yea no OC'ing utility yet... modding the BIOS is the only way.



Sh#@, thats how it seemed. Hopefully we can OC with the final release drivers. My GTS is great overclocked but not all that impressive at stock speeds. I guess thats the catch 22 of going with the GTS over the GTX, though not a problem in XP - right now gaming in Vista is much slower because of this.

jAkUp
01-28-07, 01:22 AM
Yea, nTune will eventually work in Vista, but not for now. Can't speak on behalf of the other utilities however.

A.Wesker
01-28-07, 09:41 AM
On Windows XP i can use clocks of 756/1075 on my 8800 GTX (vmodded + Watercooled) but when i flash clocks higher than 650 MHz to the bios, the driver crashed in Vista. On Windows XP i can use the flashed clocks of 756/1075 without problems.

tweaked
01-28-07, 09:44 AM
I dont recommend flashing the bios just to keep the card at permanent clocks. If something goes wrong you will be ripping your hair out. Are you sure your card is 100% stable at 660/2Ghz?


i disagree with this statement.

as long as you have a PCI video card to boot to in case of an "oh SNAP!" moment, you'll be fine.

fatal1ty
01-28-07, 09:48 AM
Well I don't mind overclocking through the drivers - but Ntune on XP makes for choppy performance. So I'm not holding my breath for Ntune on Vista. Currently I use NVtray to enable the classic control panel and just overclock in the drivers still. A BIOS flash would be great cause then I wouldnt have to worry about software - but at the same time should you need to RMA it that might make it difficult.

SLippe
01-28-07, 10:52 AM
I didn't think you were using Vista anyways?

fatal1ty
01-28-07, 11:54 AM
I didn't think you were using Vista anyways?

I've been dual booting since the RC's came out. I have been very vocal about it, I'm not a fan of it, but MS will push it and we aren't going to have a choice. I am not just spewing crap about it - I bitch about it because I have been trying to get used to it and get applications I use to work.

malachi1313
01-28-07, 12:08 PM
Using vista and after installing the latest drivers along with the latest ntune, I am able to use the overclocking and fan controls in ntune.

fatal1ty
01-28-07, 12:17 PM
Using vista and after installing the latest drivers along with the latest ntune, I am able to use the overclocking and fan controls in ntune.

100.51 and Ntune 5.05.25.00 http://www.nvidia.com/object/ntune_5.05.25.00.html

Because I installed all that last night and for the 8800GTS it still fails at anything above stock speeds. So for 8800 users still no overclock.

xgman
01-28-07, 12:50 PM
100.51 and Ntune 5.05.25.00 http://www.nvidia.com/object/ntune_5.05.25.00.html

Because I installed all that last night and for the 8800GTS it still fails at anything above stock speeds. So for 8800 users still no overclock.

it fails at underclock speeds also. juist doesn't work. I have my doubts about the release ver as well. d/l'ing 100.54 now.

SH0DAN
01-28-07, 02:05 PM
Using vista and after installing the latest drivers along with the latest ntune, I am able to use the overclocking and fan controls in ntune.


I just tried 575/1050 which works perfectly under XP Pro,under Vista just now,fan speeds and oc's get reset right away. :(

fatal1ty
01-28-07, 02:10 PM
I just tried 575/1050 which works perfectly under XP Pro,under Vista just now,fan speeds and oc's get reset right away. :(


Yea I just updated to 100.54, same crap.

No overclock. No vista for me.

GoldenTiger
01-28-07, 03:15 PM
WTB VISTA overclockability, COME ON nvidia!

AdamK47
01-28-07, 05:41 PM
I've already overclocked my 8800GTX via BIOS modding. I downloaded the eVGA revision 6 BIOS and NiBiTor utility from mvktech.net. I set the clock speeds to 600, 1400, 1000 and saved the BIOS. Booted into DOS using my flash drive and flashed the BIOS using nvFlash v5.40. It flashed successfully and I confirmed the clock speeds using nVidia Monitor. It was pretty easy to do.