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Hi guys , a close friend of mine just finished building his computer last night. He bought the same videos cards i have but which are the msi 580 lightning's. The problem is , is that one of the cards ( the one hes plugged into ) is running at reference speeds (772 mhz?) and is not overclocked according to the nvidia display control and msi afterburner. He said he tried over clocking the cards but crysis warhead just crashed after a few minutes with the whole " nvidia display driver stopped responding but has recovered " , from what i remember that means the card needs more voltage right? and i dont know how much voltage to apply to match the lightning that is running at oc speeds. What can he do to get his cards up to snuff.


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Is it possible the card had a stock BIOS flashed onto it or something? Could you flash the Lightning BIOS onto it?

Edit: If I'm thinking of the right card, this might be your problem




Edited by G33K - 5/4/11 at 1:05pm
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Genius my friend , you are a genius. Ill let him know +rep
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Glad I could help I thought it was a reference card, until I did a bit of research
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Originally Posted by G33K View Post
Is it possible the card had a stock BIOS flashed onto it or something? Could you flash the Lightning BIOS onto it?

Edit: If I'm thinking of the right card, this might be your problem



I own this card too and it is running at 772 mhz. Am i supposed to switch it from Original to LN2 to run it at factory overclock settings???
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^ ya m8

cards with 2 bios;s are awesome xD
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I own this card too and it is running at 772 mhz. Am i supposed to switch it from Original to LN2 to run it at factory overclock settings???
If you are in Australia, 772MHz is the correct clock speed for Lightning.
    
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