EVGA GPU Voltage Tuner v1.0 - Patch for vendor restriction & voltage limit removal

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  1. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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    EVGA Voltage Tuner v1.0 Patch
    by king-dubs & AgentGOD
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    Requirements:
        - EVGA Voltage Tuner v1.0 (Get a copy off of a friend with EVGA card, or Google, don't ask me for it)
        - 50 KB of hard drive space for the patch
        - 500 KB of system memory free
        - 30 seconds of time to install this patch
     
    Description:
        EVGA recently released a nice, user-friendly tool to allow users to adjust their graphic cards' voltages.
        However, as expectedly, they restricted this tool to only work on EVGA-branded graphic cards. They also
        imposed a voltage limit (perfectly understandable) to avoid people adjusting voltages through the roof
        and massively increasing RMA rates. With this patch, you, the user, are able to remove those imposed
        limits, including graphics card manufacturer/model limitations (tested only by GT200/212 users), and
        voltage limitations (now up to 2000 mV = 2.00v).
     
    Instruction:
        Run the patch executable file, and browse to the executable of the EVGA Voltage Tuner. Then, simply
        select the file, and patch it. I strongly suggest making a backup of the original executable. Then
        you can simply run the program through the shortcut or the executable file, and enjoy.
     
        EVGA did an excellent job on this utility. Again, keep in mind, this patch is for those who wish to get
        around those mentioned limits, and is willing to take responsibility shall a hardware failure happen.
     
    Disclaimer:
        Neither EVGA nor king-dubs, nor AgentGOD shall be responsible for any of your actions taken with this
        patch nor any results from using the patch, including, but not limited to: artifacting card as a result,
        dying card, fried card, fried motherboard, fried power supply, increase in room temperature, or 
        your hair loss as a result of tweaking voltages to the nearest millivolt.
     
    Tip:
        Always monitor your live temperatures and voltages with an accurate program like RivaTuner & GPU-Z!
    

    ATTENTION:

    OUT OF RESPECT FOR EVGA AND ACTUALLY YOU GUYS, GURU3D FEELS IT IS NOT WISE TO SEE THIS HACK/PATCH DISTRIBUTED (EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE HACK AND THE LINKS ITSELF), WE WILL NOT SUPPORT THIS HACK IN THESE FORUMS.

    THE HACK POTENTIALLY COULD SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR GRAPHICS CARD AS IT TAKES AWAY THE BOUNDARIES IN VOLTAGE REGULATION.

    WE ARE JUST NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THAT FACT AND AS SUCH WILL NOT ALLOW LINKS TOWARDS THIS PATCH TO BE POSTED.

    THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.






    Be warned: By downloading and using this patch, you have agreed to the above disclaimer, and again, agreed to take responsibility yourself should anything go wrong as a result of using this patch, as EVGA will most likely not cover a dead, fried card as result of using a patched tool.

    So far, this patch has been tested and successfully worked with:
    -XFX GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition
    -2x Leadtek GeForce GTX 280 SLI
    - EVGA GeForce GTX 295
    - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 260
    - Galaxy GeForce GTX 260
    - Gainward GeForce GTX 280
    - Gainward GeForce GTX 260
    - BFG GeForce GTX 295 OC
    - 2x BFG GeForce GTX 280 OC SLI
    - 2x BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC SLI
    - XFX GeForce GTX 280
    - BFG GeForce GTX 280 OC

    Will update this list as necessary.

    Please use good overclocking tactics and monitor temperatures and voltages during your tweaking session. Have fun!

    Some feedback can be found here (for both previous patches and the current patch):
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=287285
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2009
  2. St. bluedrop

    St. bluedrop Member Guru

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    Thx man good works great with XFX 280
     
  3. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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    Added to list :) Thanks for feedback.
     
  4. Just Learnin'

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    Also works fine with a BFG GTX 280 OC ! :)
     

  5. tofuartist

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    Hey king-dubs,
    Would it be possible to make the tuner startup minimized on startup? Because if you tick the 'apply on startup' box, it pops up everytime you start up Windows.

    Thanks.
     
  6. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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    I didn't write EVGA GPU Voltage Tuner. EVGA did.
     
  7. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    wtf put the voltage limit back in
     
  8. BlackZero

    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    Agreed!
     
  9. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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    Voltage limit removal done for advanced users ;)
     
  10. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    i'd put a bigger disclaimer on it then,it looks just like the real=safe version no?
    well your giving the people what they want anyway
     

  11. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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    No one's forcing people to use EVGA GVT or my patch.
     
  12. tofuartist

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    Yeh, thought you mighta known how, that's all. :)
     
  13. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    well besides the fact that the real evga volt tool will not hurt your card at max slider,true.
     
  14. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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    The point is, giving people the most control as possible over the voltage (more than the original tool) while preserving its simplicity. I know who would disagree with this ideology though Unwinder
     
  15. BlackZero

    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    The majority of people using your tool will not be advanced users as advanced users can already do so with other tools like rivatuner or hardmods, the main attraction of your patched tool is the easy to use gui which also makes it easy for the less experienced user to apply too high voltage. By limiting it you'll still allow the average user access to this great tool but also reduce the risk of them damaging their hardware, which they most certainly will if the tools allows voltages as high at 2.0v.
     

  16. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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    Your motherboard BIOS has an option called CPU Voltage that goes to 2.1v easily.

    And again, it's not my tool.
     
  17. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    2.0v? whats kingpin gunna use this lol
    people want it,and he gave it so... w/e
    you cant compare software to a bios that noobs never see thuo
     
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  18. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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    "Noobs" don't even know what overclocking is, so they're irrelevant.
     
  19. BlackZero

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    The bios doesn't run in a windows environment (which increases the risk of software errors) and it's not a simple gui with sliders, cpu overclocking has also been around for a long time and most people who overclock are more familiar with it and can gain access to alot more information about safe voltage levels from the internet, the same can not be said of gpu voltage tuning.

    The ability to raise voltage to 2.0v is you're addition so techically you have modifed the tool from it's original relatively safe specification, making it that much easier if not certain for hardware damage to occur, so calling it your tool isn't that far fetched.
     
  20. jststojc

    jststojc Maha Guru

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    too bad its not working with gtx 285 cards
     

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