GeForce GTX 660M how to flash BIOS

Lenovo Ideapad y580 laptop computer - 20...
March 25, 2017 at 02:56:43
Specs: Windows 10
Hi,

My Ge Force GTX 660M crashes. I found an info that it might be to low voltage. So I want to change it, but Afterburber has blocked voltage sliders. So I need to flash my BIOS. I tried with GPU-Z, but it says my graphics card is not supported.

What can I do?

Thanks,
Masowymordulec


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#1
March 25, 2017 at 03:59:01
You may be barking up the wrong tree with Afterburner or similar overclocking utilities as the "low voltage" you referred to probably means the GPU isn't getting enough power and this has nothing at all to do with overclocking.

Rather, it may mean the PSU is too weak to supply enough power to the GPU.


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#2
March 25, 2017 at 07:12:20
The GeForce GTX 660M is a laptop graphics card so whatever the problem is, it's highly unlikely the power supply or BIOS is to blame. I's generally not wise to overclock or otherwise mess with laptop graphics settings. Many times they are locked anyway. What makes you think the 660M is the cause of the "crashes"? Please explain exactly what's happening.

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#3
March 25, 2017 at 11:38:23
I play world of tanks and then suddenly during the game it crashes and exits back to Windows. There's no rule to when it crashes. Sometimes i can play for many hours and nothing and sometimes it crashes every 20 mins.

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#4
March 25, 2017 at 20:44:19
Monitor temps with HWMonitor.
Check background programs running and using CPU and RAM. Manage background programs by uninstalling unused ones and going into the settings on others and disabling 'start with Windows' features OR manage start ups with CCleaner.
Run Disk Clean Up and clear browser history.
See if there are any updates for your game.
See if other games you have have similar issues or only the one game.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
March 27, 2017 at 07:10:15
Well I have done all of what you are talking about.
I spoke to nVidia customer help and did everything they asked me for, reinstalling windows multiple times (win 7 and win 10 now) including and nothing worked. They told me it has to be a hardware problem.
So I have found this post somewhere about graphics card voltage change saying that raising voltage by 25mV helped someone to stabilize the card and stopped crashing.
So I i think this is the last option I can try.
Besides, nVidia support wouldn't advise me to change the voltage even if they knew about it because overclocking is probably against their policy.

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#6
April 1, 2017 at 05:46:18
Any ideas? Can anyone help me?

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#7
April 1, 2017 at 18:59:41
With CPU OC'ing raising the voltage by tiny amounts or backing off on the overclock by small amounts often will make a stable system so it is worth a try; BUT with a laptop you probably will not have the optional settings AND you have to consider the additional heat load on the laptop's cooling system (even a small voltage increase will increase the temperatures).
You did not post your CPU, GPU, and system temperatures so we do not know if your crashes are related to what you think they are or to high temperatures.
You did not mention if you did any of the above suggestions or what the results were of each item you tried. Without this information we cannot hope to understand what your problem is so please list all you have tried so far and the results of each. Please avoid speculations on what it might be unless you have facts you can list to support the possibility you are suggesting.
The lack of feedback on already posted suggestions if why you have received little additional suggestions.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#8
April 1, 2017 at 19:02:31
Ok I'll test and write back.

Thanks


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#9
April 4, 2017 at 07:04:34
OK,

I would like to know how to change my graphics card voltage. Anyone knows?
Thanks for help
My laptop is https://www.cnet.com/products/lenov...

I have done all tests there are. Please don't ask me what exactly and what was the results. I am only interested in voltage change. If you can't help me with that please do not start useless conversation. I am not asking why my graphic driver crashes, I am asking how to change voltage. Please read carefully

Thanks For Help


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#10
April 4, 2017 at 21:21:57
Look at:
http://www.geforce.com/geforce-expe...
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthre...
or Google "performance software GTX660M" like I did.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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