GTX 970 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by ScoobyDooby, Sep 19, 2014.

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  1. BenTTwiG

    BenTTwiG Member Guru

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  2. stevevnicks

    stevevnicks Maha Guru

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    I got my 970 G1's not long after they came out with in 2-3 weeks of release, I had to pay an £40 premium extra on each card due to demand, although after reading through the guru3d reviews of the G1 970 and G1 980 I decided the G1 970 was the sweet spot performance/cost, these G1's as far as I can see have custom build board with stronger parts over the ref design so for me its money well spent regaurdless of the total £80 premium I paid for the cards. loving the G1's worth every penny quality products as are MSI and ASUS cards.
     
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    ordered my gtx970 today
    should be here next week.cant wait!
     
  4. MoSTi

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    hi all,
    to lower the vrm temps on strix i put 2*80 mm fans direct on the backplate. with custom fan profile it works. now im worried that the weight or vibration of the fans is bad for the pcie?contact?.do you think its ok like that or better ideas?
    sorry for my english
     

  5. Esteban

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    Is there some trick to getting GPU-Z/nvflash to work with this card?

    I've been trying all the versions I can find and nvflash will just rail a single core *forever* until I kill it in task manager.
    Even just running nvflash --list or --version just sits there doing nothing...with or without drivers loaded.

    I have a G1 on a P67 motherboard(latest BIOS).
    All I want to do is edit the BIOS to lower the minimum fan speed below the hard-coded 1600rpm...nothing fancy.
     
  6. VultureX

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    Congrats! Good time to buy ^^
     
  7. Icanium

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    Is this the trick you are looking for? Also ckeck Scooby's post # 1060
     
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    I don't think so...no matter what I do with nvflash, it simply rails one core and does nothing until I kill it in task manager, -6 flag or not. Also, I don't want to use someone else's BIOS, I want to backup mine, modify the fan speed and reflash.

    I'm assumiong that there is some incompatibility with my chipset/OS/motherboard: P67/Win8.1/MSI P67-G45.
     
  9. ScoobyDooby

    ScoobyDooby Ancient Guru

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    Possible, but I'm using z68 mobo and had no issues.. I know its not the same but..

    I assuming you've been able to grab your card's bios and adjust it with the Maxwell Bios Utility? Also, are you sure you're using the most current utility version as well as NVFlash?

    Also, you need to make sure SLI is disabled when you perform the flashes (if applicable) and also to run NVflash with Admin elevation.

    Aside from those things, I'm not sure what the problem could be..
    The steps I used to flash mine I outlined in the OP of this thread..
     
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    I've tried nvflash 5.190 and 5.196 at an elevated command prompt and nvflash does nothing.
    I *can't* backup my BIOS as nvflash does nothing but rail one core...how long is it supposed to take....over an hour, because I've left it at least that long.
    Yes, I've read your posts...that's when I started trying, I was very excited. GPU-Z(0.7.9, 0.8.0) does nothing...because nvflash does nothing.

    I've even pulled my sound card out so that *only* the video card is present in the system but that hasn't helped.

    I can try putting it in my other system, which is even older than a P67.

    It's pretty clear that it is just me having this problem, unfortunately.
     

  11. EdKiefer

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    try these , as you might not have right ones .
    It cause maxwell is different and you need to disable your vid driver in device manager before you flash .

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1521334/official-nvflash-with-certificate-checks-bypassed-for-gtx-970-980
     
  12. Esteban

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    That's version 5.196...I have several downloads of that.
    I don't even get to the point of being able to flash.
    I can't save my bios, I can't --version, --check, --list, --save...unless these commands take hours to complete.
    All nvflash does on my system is rail a core(and no disk usage) until I kill it and all it ever displays on screen is:
    "NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.196)
    Modified Version by JoeDirt"
    and then nothing else no matter what command I attempt.

    I don't want to derail the thread with my problems.
    Thanks, guys,
     
  13. ST19AG_WGreymon

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    Got my 970 today from Microcenter open box for $234.00. Sold my 770 to a friend for $200. WIN
     
  14. BenTTwiG

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    That sounds like a decent deal specially if it was open box with no issues.

    I just got mine the other day and put it in last night. Very happy with it so far and very silent which I was worried about coming from a HD7950 I had a waterblock on.

    Which I'll be looking to sell that so hopefully I'll recoup some of the money spent.
     
  15. Esteban

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    Update on my struggles with nvFlash:

    I put my card in my old Core2Duo system and I was able to run nvFlash finally.
    I followed ScoobyDooby's instructions and now my card is no longer the loudest thing in my system.

    Lowering the minimum fan speed in the BIOS from 34 to 10(and changing nothing else) results in Afterburner still reading 34% but now the RPMs are at 1100 instead of 1600.
    I can start hearing the fans over the rest of the system at about 1450rpm, which is 45% with the new profile.

    Once the fans ramp up, the auto profile RPMs are pretty much the same as before, i.e before change 60% = ~1930rpm and after it is still ~1930rpm.
    So, this particular change has only affected the low end of the fan profile, which is perfect.

    At 1100 rpm I idle at ~27 C and running Heaven benchmark @1440p with all details cranked peaked at 61 C and 1953rpm. It then takes about 5 minutes to cool down to idle temps again.

    I am now *very* happy with my G1.
     

  16. ScoobyDooby

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    Interesting.. so there was something up with your p67 board, or system clearly.

    glad that you were able to get it done and that my instructions helped!
    I agree too, once the base fan is adjusted the cards really shine since it quietens them so much more than stock.
     
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    love this Gpu :)
     
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    I'll bay it sooner
     
  19. BigBlockTowncar

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    Will Rivatuner autodetect and continue to enforce my existing fan profile on my new 970, or do I have to make a new one?
     
  20. Sempaii

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    Goood Morning :)))))

    Look like MSI/Nvidia put up a new Bios for MSI GTX970

    MSI live update gave me NV316MH_182

    I am tryning to update my bios, it tell me i need to make sure i dont have any Nvidia Display driver install. ?!?!?
    Doo i need to uninstall my driver, or can i just disable it in device manager. ??

    [​IMG]
     

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