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Old 06-29-08, 08:39 PM   #13
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paying over 600 USD to have to undervolt and possibly underperform a card....
















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Old 06-29-08, 08:40 PM   #14
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great idea, kiss your warranty goodbye.

my card after a small change doesn't exceed 80c, and i kept my warranty.

screwing with bios on something that cost over $600 is never a good idea.
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Old 06-29-08, 11:56 PM   #15
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Man I dont get all this noise/heat crap that people are talking about and I am running 691/1404/1250 (lame shader clock artifacts at 1435 so I backed it way off) with no fan mods etc.. I use Rivatuner and fan is auto in drivers and Rivatuner.

This card is not loud (for me) and only went above 80c when I used that furmark program. Even in Crysis with max settings and 16xaa it never gets above 75c. My ambient is around 72-75c and the card idles around 43-46 in low power 2d mode. I have an antec full tower case with a zalman 9700. Two normal sized case fans pull in the front and two blow out the back. Nothing too fancy here. Maybe I got lucky with this card.

My 8800 GTX Oc edition was louder and hotter.
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Old 06-30-08, 02:46 AM   #16
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Its more dangerous to change the cooler than to flash the bios!

The garantuee is gone if you flash the Bios. But I dont think its easy to proove this that you have flashed the bios.

I flashed the bios to 1.06v in Extra and 676/1411/2428 are stable!
The maximum fan was 61%! Thats amazing!
mmmm....there aren't good news .. after 15 minutes crysis was freezed. I have restored the original bios...

in any case I don't think that it is very easy to notice if you have flashed a bios if you restore the original bios.
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Old 06-30-08, 05:46 AM   #17
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i can understand on a 4850;...or maybe 4870....but jesus...the gtx280...its price premium.......
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Old 06-30-08, 05:54 AM   #18
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Old 06-30-08, 09:17 AM   #19
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mmmm....there aren't good news .. after 15 minutes crysis was freezed. I have restored the original bios...

in any case I don't think that it is very easy to notice if you have flashed a bios if you restore the original bios.
That is true, but if you brick the card after flashing it you won't be able to change it back.
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Old 06-30-08, 11:05 AM   #20
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lol im starting to think the original post in this thread was a joke because honestly
how could anyone literally be so DUMB?
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mmmm....there aren't good news .. after 15 minutes crysis was freezed. I have restored the original bios...

in any case I don't think that it is very easy to notice if you have flashed a bios if you restore the original bios.
Which voltage and timings did you use?

There you can see that the very high standard voltage of 1.18v is to get every poor GT200 Chip stable. Some GT200 like mine is a very good one, that is why i can lower the voltage to 1.03v without any problem. I know about 10 people in the hardwareluxx forum who flashed the bios like me without ANY problem. Not a single card broke or something. To brake a card wont happen if you know what you are doing. So if you are a beginner in hardware stuff, dont do it.
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Old 06-30-08, 01:41 PM   #22
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lol, wouldn't you assume only a beginner would be ignorant enough to actually risk
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just because it's possible doesn't mean it's necessary, have some patience
and wait for nvidia to address the issues the 280 has..
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lol, wouldn't you assume only a beginner would be ignorant enough to actually risk
doing something that silly ?
What do i risk? Its only a video card, not a car. And no, a beginner dont even know that you can mod a bios.

Btw, its silly to buy a GTX280 if you only have a E6300 @ 1.9GHz. So you throw out the money for a card that is not faster than a 8800GT cause of your crappy cpu.
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