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So, I lashed out and bought the above mentioned card. However, I'm having a bit of a problem, as I installed it, and did a clean install of the latest nvidia drivers, and then installed the afterburner from the CD that came with the card (after uninstalling the afterburner I already had on there).

But no matter what I do, afterburner tells me that it is a stock GTX 580. I'll attach a screenshot of what it shows.
Attachment 216275

So yeah, I've read that there should be a button next to the voltage control, which there isn't (when I enable it, which obviously it isn't enabled above), and it should say in the bit at the top "GTX 580 Lightning XE" which as you can see, it just says standard GTX 580.

I havn't flicked any switches on the board or anything yet, as I wanted to make sure it was all running fine before I did that sort of stuff.

So, does anyone have any idea what the problem is?

Edited by Fatal Perfection - 6/21/11 at 1:10am
    
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Uninstall that afterburner, and go to the download page, & look around, there will be a version of Afterburner (beta)

Download and use that one!
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On this page, download the 3rd one down!
http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
Edited by Inteller - 6/21/11 at 12:55am
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Uninstall that afterburner, and go to the download page, & look around, there will be a version of Afterburner (beta)

Download and use that one!
____________________________

On this page, download the 3rd one down!
http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
Thank you! Problem solved!

I just figured the version supplied on the disk with it would work... but apparently this is not true. Seems to be working as intended now.

+Rep to you!
    
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Thanks, the problem with software on CD's or DVD's is that it's only recent if you've gotten that product within a week or 2 of it hitting the market. Other than that, I always go to the source and download the latest version.
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Quote:
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Thanks, the problem with software on CD's or DVD's is that it's only recent if you've gotten that product within a week or 2 of it hitting the market. Other than that, I always go to the source and download the latest version.
Untrue.

The problem with CDs of any kind, is that they are always made in batches separate from the product.

So there will be times when the provided CD is not up to date with the product. It happens.
    
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Sorry I didn't explain that correctly.
Thank you for your correction!
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