Nvidia clockblock: vBIOS (unblocked in 353.00)

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  1. octiceps

    octiceps Nimrod

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    UPDATE 3: Overclocking is unblocked once again in the 353.00 hotfix driver

    UPDATE 2:
    352.86 and 350.12 have overclocking reblocked for those with locked vBIOS :(

    UPDATE 1:
    As of the 347.88 driver, overclocking has been re-enabled for all of the previously affected Maxwell mobile GPUs, even those with a locked vBIOS

    Original Post

    Carried over from the original driver clockblock thread

    Prema @ T|I:


    Discuss
     
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    Nvidia trolling par excellence...
     
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    Overclock blocking in any form is a real negative for me, whether it be at vBIOS level or driver level, so I'm very disappointed to see the latest Alienware laptop, (amoungst others), that are now shipping with a locked down vBIOS. I'm not sure who's responsible for the implementation of these locked down vBIOS, but if it's the responsibility of the laptop manufacturer, then Alienware aren't doing too well given the meager 180W PSU debacle, and now a locked down vBIOS to boot! Either way I wouldn't buy a laptop that had it's GPU locked down like that - I'd buy one from a manufacturer that allowed overclocking; I'd go as far a sending it back for a refund if I had bought for example an A17 R2 and had not been aware of it's block on overclocking.
     
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    Nvidia just keeps on digging...
     
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    This brings a whole new meaning to the term "In before the lock!"

    Really glad I got one of the early ones in my GT72.
     
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    same here! :)

    prema is preparing to provide the older stock vbios versions, so that the users can have both overclocking and warranty ;)
     
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    Much worse imo
    If you brick the GPU during flashing, there goes the warranty.
    If you break the GPU using non stock vbios or the notebook freeze for some reason and you have to send it in, there goes the warranty.

    Both Nvidia and Alienware and Intel is making gaming notebooks for Hipster Joe now. He doesnt need to overclock his thin gaming notebooks while drinking cappucino at the cafe

    Gone is socketed CPUs to allow you to upgrade or replace a CPU.
    Gone is Extreme i7 CPUs.
    MXM GPUs is slowly going away.
    Companies like Alienware which fully supported overclocking earlier is now blocking it in BIOS.
    Nvidia is shipping out locked vbios now.

    Notebooks are moving further and further away from desktops
     
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    And to think these slimeballs are going to have this "big, great event" in just a few days with all this garbage shadowing them.
     
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    That "big, great event" is where they unveil GRID-powered cloud gaming to GeForce and Tegra based products. Wonderful, ain't it?

    Nvidia has no shame.
     
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