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EVGA GTX570 Flash to GTX570 SC will that work?

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    Test stability by overclocking the standard card to the SC version. If it works, flash it.
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    Yeah, test it first by using software tools and if there are no problems, flash it. But considering how small the overclock is, i don't think there should be any problems. I can say that for sure for the memory and i don't think GPU will be causing much problems either.
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    i will try that maybe when i get the card later today, as ino atm there is mounted a Gelid Icy Vision gfx cooler on the card.

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    but i will get the original cooler aswell.
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    The biggest problem with most coolers is VRM cooling which is very poor. They all cool the GPU incredibly well but VRM's are always badly cooled. I wonder why no one connects a heatpipe from VRM to a cooler as well. It would be miles better than just those small heatsinks.
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    make absolutely sure that it is rock stable at SC clock speeds (using for example, MSI Afterburner) then you should be AOK to flash. :)
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    ino MSI Afterburner, wolf i have been using it since my Albatron GeForce 8800GT-512X card.

    yap ino the vrm ain't good quality on the GTX570 cards but i will check if there are cooling on them with the custom cooler if not i will may put the original cooler back on, dunno, i also but some VRM cooling on my first Palit GeForce GTX460 GS 1GB when i flashed it to GLH ^^
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    is this good cooling or bad?

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    the card does 54~55°C // 129.2~131°F atm clocked at 797/975/1594 mhz on 1.013v which is stock and i am running MSI Kombuster atm later i think i will do some PCMark 7 and 3DMark 11 and Ungine Benchmark Heaven ^^;
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    that is excellent cooling all around IMO, the AC Accelero Xtreme does a fantastic job. you should be able to squeeze a lot more clockspeed out of the core and memory. I'd be hesitant to go over about 1.050v on the stock PCB tho (why I bough a non ref card), and you should be able to get the memory to around 1100mhz too.
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    maybe atm on stock clocks it's only 33°C / 91.4°F at idle but how much voltage is safe to give? bcs i can hit SC clocks on stock, and that's 1.013v and i am not much into adjust the voltage on GTX570 i have seen a lot of them burn out @ vrms that it's a shame they don't have better vrm's that's why i don't wanna oc that much, but still maybe if i flash it to SC i may can clock higher or u will guess it's the same? ^^;
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    I think it will pan out the same, as long as you use Afterburner profiles I see no real need to flash it at all (yours and the faster clocked variant are physically identical). I too have heard of VRM's burning out, but only at maxxed out voltage (1.1v), if you stay safely below that and keep a keen eye on VRM temps you should be ok. don't get me wrong it is a risky thing to try, but really out of all the GTX570's out there not a huge percentage actually popped anyway, probably 1-2% of highly overclocked cards (at a guess, might not even be that much)

    Like I said with mine I was happy to max the voltage because I went for a non reference design with beefed up components, PCB and cooling from the get-go.
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    yap wolf, only thing that kinda disappoint me with this card is that the former owner didn't registered it before 30days so there is no 10years warranty on the card but hopefully i can buy that for 40USD and still get it ^^;


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