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2015/12/17 11:57:45 (permalink)
Hey guys I recently bought the GTX 980 TI kingpin edition. It is to my understanding that the kingpin edition has 3 quick switch for different BIOS. I know the Normal mode has 130% power limit, 150% for OC, and on reviews and other sites such as kingpincooling.com forums the power limit should be 170% for the LN2 Bios
 
So my question is I have my kingpin GTX 980 TI bios set to the LN2 switch but when I go to EVGA Precision X and when I try to max the power target slider it only reaches a maximum of 150% (same as OC mode).
 
Shouldn't my power target be able to slide all the way to 170% power target under the LN2 mode (red led lights as indicated on the card)? Somebody please let me know how to fix this or is this normal or is my card not functioning as it should?
 
Thanks in advance everyone!
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Re: GTX 980 TI Kingpin - How to allow 170% power target with Precision X under LN2 Bios mo 2015/12/17 12:34:45 (permalink)
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Shouldn't my power target be able to slide all the way to 170% power target under the LN2 mode (red led lights as indicated on the card)? Somebody please let me know how to fix this or is this normal or is my card not functioning as it should?

On 100% stock out of the box card. No. To get to 170% you'll have to flash the ln2 vbios with a modded vbios that allows 170%.


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Re: GTX 980 TI Kingpin - How to allow 170% power target with Precision X under LN2 Bios mo 2015/12/17 12:44:38 (permalink)
I am so confused right now. My card just failed a benchmark run from heaven I had to switch off the PSU switch and when i did that and turned on my computer it did some sort of updating and now I am able to view 170% power target for my card. But i didn't need to do anything with my bios except changing the quick switch on the card to LN2 mode.
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Re: GTX 980 TI Kingpin - How to allow 170% power target with Precision X under LN2 Bios mo 2015/12/17 12:56:25 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby wuka0391 2015/12/29 17:04:03
Did some more research on the card. It does appear that you should be able to set it to 170% out of the box if switched to ln2 vbios. Precision X is pretty buggy, I'd suggest you uninstall it completely, reboot pc, then install the latest version of msi afterburner instead. 


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Re: GTX 980 TI Kingpin - How to allow 170% power target with Precision X under LN2 Bios mo 2015/12/17 14:08:29 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby wuka0391 2015/12/29 17:03:41
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I am so confused right now. My card just failed a benchmark run from heaven I had to switch off the PSU switch and when i did that and turned on my computer it did some sort of updating and now I am able to view 170% power target for my card. But i didn't need to do anything with my bios except changing the quick switch on the card to LN2 mode.


When changing the BIOS switch on the GPU, you must power down the system. Are you switching the BIOS with the system power up?

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Re: GTX 980 TI Kingpin - How to allow 170% power target with Precision X under LN2 Bios mo 2015/12/17 16:19:14 (permalink)
Hey heavy yea I did that twice. I even turned off the switch to off position for my PSU. But I was able to figure it out. I think there might be some registry issues of some kind because before I had a gtx 970 in here. I followed all the steps to clear the nvidia drivers first but i prob missed some hidden files. Tomorrow i'm prob just going to clean install my w10 to ensure I have a fresh drivers for my gtx 980 ti kpe. Thanks for your reply tho!
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Re: GTX 980 TI Kingpin - How to allow 170% power target with Precision X under LN2 Bios mo 2019/01/21 21:05:44 (permalink)
Where is this switch? I cant find any bios selection switches on the 980 ti kpe.

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Re: GTX 980 TI Kingpin - How to allow 170% power target with Precision X under LN2 Bios mo 2019/01/21 21:09:44 (permalink)
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Where is this switch? I cant find any bios selection switches on the 980 ti kpe.

Left side of the power inputs.


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Re: GTX 980 TI Kingpin - How to allow 170% power target with Precision X under LN2 Bios mo 2019/01/22 07:32:32 (permalink)
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Where is this switch? I cant find any bios selection switches on the 980 ti kpe.

Left side of the power inputs.




Left of the three PCI-E 6/8 pin power inputs? Must have missed it.
 
Thanks

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EVGA 1080 FTW2's X 2 in SLI
 
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Re: GTX 980 TI Kingpin - How to allow 170% power target with Precision X under LN2 Bios mo 2019/01/22 08:37:40 (permalink)
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Where is this switch? I cant find any bios selection switches on the 980 ti kpe.

Left side of the power inputs.




Left of the three PCI-E 6/8 pin power inputs? Must have missed it.
 
Thanks


Yep. No problem.


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