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Always have to reboot after flashing a bios to load the new bios in windows, looks like it worked right.
    
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I had to reboot and do a clean install of the nVidia drivers - seems to have fixed itself!

Thanks so much for your help FtW 420!
Do you have the exact same GPU? And if so, how high were you able to overclock it on stock Twin Frozr III air cooling with a voltage boost?

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At stock voltage & cooler I got up to 900 core vantage stable, think it maxed at 950 core, can't remember the voltage but it was under 1.2V.
Wanted to freeze it this weekend but just got started benching the 580 lightning & ran out of ln2 too fast, got in a 3d11 run at 1225/2450/2400 @ 1.2V before the dewar ran dry...

Gonna have to play with air/water for a while.
    
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950MHz core clock would be sweet on stock cooling! that's about 100MHz over my existing core clock so I should see some increase in performance.

How do I set my voltage to 1.2V in MSI Afterburner for this card?
Do I need to adjust the sliders on Core Voltage, Memory Voltage and Aux Voltage or just Core Voltage?

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Core voltage for the core clocks. Whatever the stock voltage is the +mV adds to it, think my stock was 1.032V, so +100 would give me 1.132V, etc.
Work your way up, when the driver starts to crash/artifact up the voltage, when more voltage makes it crash faster back down to the last stable settings & there is the max for the cooling used.
    
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Am I looking at the "VVDC" in GPU-Z? And would it be max, min or average?
Right now the max VVDC says 1.0880V

And what is the highest voltage that this card can handle safely on stock air cooling?
I'm hoping to get 950MHz core clock out of it... Maybe even 1000MHz? Might not be possible though lol

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I like to keep 1.15v or under on air, although 1.2V shouldn't hurt for a bit of benching.
Today isn't really the day for air cooling here in the lower mainland though, man it's hot...
    
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Here's what the MSI Afterburner and GPU-Z stats are currently telling me:

+100 on the Core Voltage, +0 on the Memory Voltage, and +0 on the Aux Voltage

872/1744/2120

1.0880V on the "VDDC highest reading" although I have no idea what that means.

Think I can take the overclock any higher with the Twin Frozr III?
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I just realized, on the back of the MSI box for the N480GTX Lightning it says "minimum 700W power supply"

Is my Antec Truepower New 650W Modular going to be enough for OCing this card to it's full potential?

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Yes the wattage should be fine, if it has all the PCIe power connections that card requires natively then it will be perfect.

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