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WAIT! Don't throw your Lightning in the trash... Give it to me.


Okay fine here's the real reason not to through it away, the Lightning does have temp sensors in the VRMs and memory. Download the latest MSI AB beta (2.2.0 Beta 5 IIRC) and go to the monitoring section and scroll down to the bottom and check VRM and memory temperatures.

You're welcome, you can repay me by folding on your 580.
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Edited by Brod - 8/22/11 at 1:20am
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Current draw is the key factor.

Yes, at higher voltage you can get the same total power with lower current, but higher voltages will damage smaller manufacturing processes sooner, and when OCing the only reason you need to increase voltage is if you increase clock speeds, and current draw is directly linked to clock speed.

Using a higher voltage at the same speed won't make your mosfets run any cooler.

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Okay fine here's the real reason not to through it away, the Lightning does have temp sensors in the VRMs and memory. Download the latest MSI AB beta (2.2.0 Beta 5 IIRC) and go to the monitoring section and scroll down to the bottom and check VRM and memory temperatures.
Good to know.

Figures that the Lightning would have an IC only fully supported by the MSI program.
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So the MSI Lightning cards' VRM temp sensors can't be read by GPU-Z?
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Not to my knowledge no.

I'm sure this won't be positive enough for those wondering, but my VRM temperatures increase with volts. If anybody feels like debating or trying to pick this statement apart don't bother I'm just telling you my experience, not worth trying to get you to believe me.
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