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help overclocking and unlocking a GTX 480

monohouse

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have a small snag overclocking this card above 880 Mhz at 1.075V (afterburner), if voltage is any higher the card will go into half-speed mode (400 mhz at 0.963V) as soon as heavy load is put on it (atitool artifact scanner) and stay on that half-speed mode until the computer is restarted (rivatuner reload driver function doesn't help recover it), what is/maybe going on ? (water cooling, gpu temps at load are below 50C)

and by the way, is it possible to flash a Tesla BIOS onto a GTX 480 to unlock the compute performance ?
 
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have a small snag overclocking this card above 880 Mhz at 1.075V (afterburner), if voltage is any higher the card will go into half-speed mode (400 mhz at 0.963V) as soon as heavy load is put on it (atitool artifact scanner) and stay on that half-speed mode until the computer is restarted (rivatuner reload driver function doesn't help recover it), what is/maybe going on ? (water cooling, gpu temps at load are below 50C)

and by the way, is it possible to flash a Tesla BIOS onto a GTX 480 to unlock the compute performance ?
The driver crashed/OCP kicked in, and won't load into normal clocks until you restart windows thereby restarting the driver. It's probably not a BIOS thing, you're probably at the limit of the chip or the VRMs...

But there is OVP free firmware:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-251935.html

That might help, good luck!
 

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honestly I am a little afraid of removing the overcurrent and overvoltage protections for another 100 mhz not something that is worth the risk for me, but now I know what is happening, I would have wished to be able to adjust the OCP/OVP thresholds instead of completely disabling them :)

I should explain what I mean when I mention the Tesla BIOS, from wikipedia:
In the more expensive "Tesla" configurations, the chip features optional ECC protection on the memory, and can perform one double-precision floating-point operation per cycle per core; the consumer GeForce cards are artificially driver restricted to one DP operation per four cycles.
I am wondering if anyone had done that before and had any luck unlocking this double precision performance
 
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Im pretty sure the tesla card all have more Vram so it would take a custom bios to work correctly