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Ok thanks for clearing that up. In the reviews they were all saying fan profiles, guess they never played with it. Still, I love the card so not a big deal to me. Thanks for the comments.
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I would think the power tune 20% ratio increases in porportion to the higher voltage allowed.

Don't know for sure.
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Got mine installed, but haven't had time to mess with it much. With the default fan profile, my temps got up to 63 while playing Starcraft 2 (ambient is 24.5) with default 940/1375. However, I can't hear the videocard over the other fans in my case. That's awesome. Much better than the hairdryer I was getting used to. Temps are good enough at the fan settings they're at. I'm really liking it so far.
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Playing badco 2 I am mid 60's, helped when I added a side fan and another on top to pull air outta the case. Ambient 74F, idle 38c.

Mine is set at Core 1002, mem 1402, stock voltage, card switch in center position.
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Playing badco 2 I am mid 60's, helped when I added a side fan and another on top to pull air outta the case. Ambient 74F, idle 38c.

Mine is set at Core 1002, mem 1402, stock voltage, card switch in center position.
Core 1002 at stock voltage is awesome. I hope my chip is binned as high as yours!
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Playing badco 2 I am mid 60's, helped when I added a side fan and another on top to pull air outta the case. Ambient 74F, idle 38c.

Mine is set at Core 1002, mem 1402, stock voltage, card switch in center position.
So I see you've decided to keep the Lightning...Now how do you like it since you've gotten closer to it?
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Playing badco 2 I am mid 60's, helped when I added a side fan and another on top to pull air outta the case. Ambient 74F, idle 38c.

Mine is set at Core 1002, mem 1402, stock voltage, card switch in center position.
Highly binned GPUs -- FTW Are you going to up the vcore? Bet you could hit 1100Mhz on that beast.
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This card is a work in progress. As it sits at MSI stock settings it's great. Im finding that the ratios need to be very tight to O/C this thing.

As earlier posted,

Core 1002, mem 1402, stock voltage, card switch in center position. I ran Kombuster and it did fine. 10 seconds into a Bad Co 2 game server log in and I got a screen full of yellow and white vertical bars and a hard lock up.

It seems I am some what out of my element. I will try to increase voltage by 5% and see what happens.
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This card is a work in progress. As it sits at MSI stock settings it's great. Im finding that the ratios need to be very tight to O/C this thing.

As earlier posted,

Core 1002, mem 1402, stock voltage, card switch in center position. I ran Kombuster and it did fine. 10 seconds into a Bad Co 2 game server log in and I got a screen full of yellow and white vertical bars and a hard lock up.

It seems I am some what out of my element. I will try to increase voltage by 5% and see what happens.
A ha, that sounds more realistic. I pushed my sapphire 6970 to 980/1500 on stock volts and could run kombustor, gputool, whatever, but starcraft would lock it. At 970/1475, all was good at stock volts. I've read lightning reviews where 975 was the limit in stock voltage and 1000 was the limit with more voltage. I hope this batch of lightnings is better considering the cost. 1050 or higher would be great.

I'm going to test some tomorrow. I think core of 1000 at voltage of 1.185 would be good to start. I've seen that combination thrown around for 6970s.
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A ha, that sounds more realistic. I pushed my sapphire 6970 to 980/1500 on stock volts and could run kombustor, gputool, whatever, but starcraft would lock it. At 970/1475, all was good at stock volts. I've read lightning reviews where 975 was the limit in stock voltage and 1000 was the limit with more voltage. I hope this batch of lightnings is better considering the cost. 1050 or higher would be great.

I'm going to test some tomorrow. I think core of 1000 at voltage of 1.185 would be good to start. I've seen that combination thrown around for 6970s.
Tried your 970/1475. 3 seconds into kimbuster it locked.

let us know how your 1000 at 1.185v works
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