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Weird... I'm getting the same thing on the Beta.


Yours says 2.1.0, Bactine so I don't think it's the Beta
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(Btw, this is after I click "Unlock voltage control" in Settings.)
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The Lightning is different than other cards, it has the triple over-voltage stuff. Thats why the voltage reads differently.
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Yes this is displaying the voltage adjustment range in mV terms of the voltage offset compared to your stock volts. So to find out your stock volts go: Settings -> General tab -> Verify "unlock voltage monitoring" is enabled -> Monitoring tab -> Middle of the page you will see "Active Hardware Monitoring Graphs" scroll down to the bottom and check the check next to "GPU voltage". That will display your stock volts in graph to the right of the main window of MSI AB. to calculate the effect any voltage changes will have take your stock volts, say for example 1.052v, and then add the number in voltage adjustment to it so in out example a voltage setting of +25 would bring a voltage of 1.077v, a change of +100 would bring 1.152v etc. EDIT: Make sure to check your voltage as I described when it is under load, so that you do not assume that your idle voltage is your load voltage.

Let me know if you need any more help and please please please consider folding on your card for atleast the 22nd to 24th, more information in my signature and feel free to PM me for more information. There aren't really any good reasons that you can't fold for atleast 48 hours.
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Use GPU-Z and see what's your stock vGPU (it's listed as VDDC in GPU-Z)..

Also make sure that card is not at IDLE ,you need to see LOAD VDDC..

And then use that VDDC value as a reference when you add +0.x mV in MSI Afterburner..


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GPUz will sometimes not report correctly for non reference MSI cards, mine for example will only show the stock volts, it will not register any voltage adjustments I make, only MSI AB and my DMM will accurately show them. But you brought up something I forgot to mention, is to check your voltage (in MSI AB as I described above) under some sort of load.
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Thanks for the info juano and KingT.

So what would you suggest I set my card at for Core Voltage, Core Clock, Shader Clock and Memory Clock to start with? And should I continue to increase 20MHz on each until I see artifacts?
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Here's what I have set it to (700 -> 852 core clock is the only slider I have adjusted) but I am guessing I can do better on the GTX480 Lightning.
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Yes the increments of 20Mhz sound good, I would find your max core OC first and then only after reaching your max core OC start to worry about your memory clock. I don't have enough experience with 480s to recommend volts to you.

What do you think about folding for 48 hours?

EDIT: Try and edit your first post rather than double posting.
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I'm not sure about folding as I haven't really looked into it. Right now I'm just looking to get the most performance out of my new video card first but I should look into it after I am finished with the overclocking...
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