NP8954 GTX 1070 MAX-Q --> GTX 1070 UNLOCK

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  1. mulzoffh

    mulzoffh Notebook Geek

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    An update as well, ended up getting a nice stable 1550 MHz @ .8 volts using msi afterburner. This gave me the best of both worlds with heat and CPU power limit throttling. With the 125 tdp bios, I do not hit the power limit under any circumstance at that speed and voltage, so I am now drawing less than the 125 tdp, and the clock rates don't jump sround. Should be safer on the long run.
     
  2. Danishblunt

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    its much safer to simply revert the setting, but at least you will test for us how long it will last. You should probably put a disclamer that warranty is also void on damage. In case people think they can set TDP on 125W, kill their notebook and expect warranty service to kick in.
     
  3. Meaker@Sager

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    Where those clock drops were happening is where it is now exceeding the old power limit. Just be careful.
     
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    I have an Gigabyte Aero 15x V8, it has the same 1070MAX-Q.
    I wonder if I can flash that 115W TDP BIOS ON IT?
     
  5. Meaker@Sager

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    It might explode....
     
  6. BigChic

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    It should work (though whether it's a good idea is another thing). I successfully flashed the 115W on my GS65 1070MAX-Q which has a similar card. As Meaker said, it gets hot real quick. I ended up reverting the BIOS to avoid frying my vrms. You luck might improve if you apply LM first, but I woudn't count on it.
     
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    The cooling on the thinner machines will have less margin on it.
     
  8. margroloc

    margroloc Notebook Geek

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    Do flashing either of the BIOSes OP posted also unlock the TDP slider in MSI afterburner?

    The stock maxQ BIOSes have that slider locked. I would like to flash the BIOS if it means I can lower the operating TDP a bit.
     
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    Underclocking would achieve a similar result.
     
  10. margroloc

    margroloc Notebook Geek

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    That's just shifting the frequency/voltage curve down. GPU boost is still going to choose the highest states it can for the workload while remaining in the TDP, except now for each voltage state there would be less performance. Underclocking is not a good solution for my case. I'm not talking about undervolting either.

    I'm talking specifically about setting a new TDP limit
     
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