690 GTX Club/Overclocking/Benchmarks!

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  1. worms14

    worms14 Member

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    I see that our mod bios are very different, I wonder if your and mine is well made?
    Mod Bios : Gigabyte Main
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/hud6wt


    I do not understand much, but from another forum guide can come in handy:

    "iv figured the overclocking and power target now and why people doesnt get stabile clocks so easly and why hydrocopper is overclocked higher.

    iv flashed my 690 with unlocked power target to 150% and power on the board is max
    so iv seen that 66 degrees is the temp limit before gpus down volts since of heat.
    so if you cool it down alot then it doesnt down volt and u get stabile to almost or 1300mhz depends on ur gpus, iv gotten to 1180 stabile but it down volts since of temp.

    amps seems go higher unlocked, volts doesnt go up but amps do

    http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2165/NVFlash_5.127.html
    works with 690 perfectly
    commands to use depends on ur nvflash --list
    if its
    0 690
    1 690
    then commands are
    nvflash -i0 "nameofbios0"
    nvflash -i1 "nameofbios1"
    without "
    but if you have something occupying 1 or some others then the 690 1 and 0 will be different

    remember
    0 gpu is on SP8 "main gpu 0 bios"
    SP16 is 1 gpu "1 bios"
    look here to see what is main bios
    http://i48.tinypic.com/orqmqb.jpg

    i hope this helps!"

    And here is the bios boyfriend who we made it work and change the instructions let me quote.These 3 bios are very different from each other, it is also from EVGA

    EVGA 690 Mod
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/u8atkl
     
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  2. jesteves

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    Ok, thanks for your help.
    I'm gonna read all that information, and tonight i will try it again, then i report the result.
    Cumps.
     
  3. Veteran

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    Once you have grabbed the two bio's from your 690 you must rename them as they are the same and they will overwrite each other if you place them in c:/users/(yourname).

    This is why i renamed mine to 1.rom and 2.rom.

    Once all the files are in the proper place c:/users/(yourname) and you run the commands in cmd for both bio's.

    Depending whats in the cfg.file, Your new bios will be written to.

    Then drop then new bio's from c:/users/ (yourname) onto the bootable usb.

    Boot from usb and follow flashing steps that i listed.

    Like i said before if you follow the instructions carefully and take your time you wont get any problems.
     
  4. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    If possible flash gpu 2 first and reboot make sure everything's kosher before u flash gpu 1
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  5. worms14

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    Or maybe someone would like to change the movie cast bios for GTX 690?
     
  6. jesteves

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    Ok, i gonna do it again, tonight.
    I already saved /unlocked and copy the bios to my dos usb bootdisk.
    Thanks again for the help.
     
  7. jesteves

    jesteves Member Guru

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    Ok, its done. Just flashed my gtx690. Everything went smooth.

    Didn't have time yet to do great testing.
    But i confirmed that power limit is now at 150%.

    What should be now the max voltage ? 1.18 ?
    Because i run valley bechmark i only see 1.17 max

    I know i can flash it with more voltage limits, will 1.21 will be safe ?
     
  8. worms14

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    Please give me your bios and write how you did it?

    GTX 670 easily accept voltage 1.21v, if you would be able to use the extra
     
  9. IIMacGyverII

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    1.175 is the max voltage on GTX 690

    I registered with Guru3d just to burst your bubble.

    The GTX 690 cannot overvolt past 1.175.... Even when modding your bios using KGB. It is locked most likely in the hardware. I have tried, and tried, and tried, and researched and research etc. You can however raise your power limit to 150%. I have actually raised it to 170% and it lets me select it but it will never actually use more than 144%, at least i've never been able to get it to.

    The best things you can do is raise the power limit to 150% and keep your temps down. The 690 starts to downclock around 60-70c. This will hurt your performance. Mine is under water and never goes above 45c. It also never downclocks as a result.

    The 690 is a sweet card, but IMO it's not a "fun" card. I am disappointed that NVIDIA has locked the voltage down but I understand why. They had a lot of problems with people burning out their 590s by overvolting them.

    If you have or ever find a working overvolt mod, be it hardware or software, please, please let me know.
     
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  10. worms14

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    Before buying I did not know, and you can not change the voltage, now I'm a little disappointed, but I am not surprised because I have explained it to me.

    Official bios already have changed, but my changes in the bios are different from those who did jesteves if my colleague and bios are correct?

    jesteves as possible OC, item limit changed to 150%?
     

  11. jesteves

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    I just followed the guide on this thread. Its very clear.

    So to resume:

    I used gpuz 0.6.7, saved both bios with names 1.rom and 2.rom

    Then unlocked the bios with kgb:
    kgb 1.rom unlock
    kgb 2.rom unlock

    Next i copied both bios to my USB pen (and the nvflash tool)
    Boot with the USB pen, and execute this 2 commands:

    nvflash -i1 1.rom
    nvflash -i2 2.rom

    After pressing ENTER in each of this commands, you have to press Y to confirm.

    Reboot and its done.


    Gigabyte GTX690 modded BIOS:

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/50051642/GTX690MOD.zip
     
  12. jesteves

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    Its good to know that, but in fact is disappointing, that limit on voltage.
     
  13. worms14

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    So I played a little in the bios.I have uploaded my bios, your bios and I think my GPU is ****, is not nothing he could.
    I bought the Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo 690, you may like to reach me, the situation changes.
    Sorry for my English
     
  14. jesteves

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    Thats a great cooler, now you will be able to push your card clocks higher,
    with better temperatures and less noise.
     
  15. worms14

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    I hope everything turns out as it reaches.
    Write me please, how your OC after changing the BIOS?
     

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    Have you flashed your card?
    Does the power target go up to 150?
     
  17. worms14

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    Yeah, I flashed my card and power limit went up to 150 but OC is the same as it was on original bios.
    I'd like to know if jesteves had better results with his mod
     
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    The OC will be the same, You gain on boost by around 30mhz which takes your max oc increase of around 30mhz.
     
  19. ---TK---

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    I only gained about 41-54 on the boost, but I can bench at 1306mhz now whereas I ccould only do 1267 or so bench mark stable sometimes. flashing the bios wont give you magical numbers, but a free boost is free.
     
  20. jesteves

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    After some game and bench tests i verify that,
    i gained on boost by around 30mhz which takes my max oc increase to around the same value: before 1163mhz and now 1189mhz
     

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