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I don't know if the reviewers had their fans at higher settings than mine, but I'm definitely not willing to put it up at anymore than 50% or even 45% since it will start sounding like a jet engine. The card is the loudest thing in my case right now, and I have 4 fans (2 for the H100, 1x 120mm in the rear and a 200mm in the front). Airflow shouldn't be a problem, since my 580 Lightning does 60c on full load.
I know the temps are guaranteed to be lower at higher fan settings, but I'm using a headset and the noise is just unbearable. I'm not going to replace the TIM since that will void the warranty or try anything special, I would just prefer a non-reference card right now rolleyes.gif

Well I'm betting the MSI Lightning version or even TFII for that matter will do much better keeping it cooler and even better over clocks. Lightnings with extra phase power (PWM's) are supped up right for any card versions / series. smile.gif
     
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Well I'm betting the MSI Lightning version or even TFII for that matter will do much better keeping it cooler and even better over clocks. Lightnings with extra phase power (PWM's) are supped up right for any card versions / series. smile.gif

Yeah definitely, looking forward to it. I don't wanna keep referring to my 580 Lightning, but TFIII is just awesome biggrin.gif Wouldn't mind an Asus Directcu II either since non-reference PCB is so much better.

Kind of a shame really, maybe my chip just isn't as good hence why I had to bump up the voltage a bit more (it needed 1.25v on the 1200mhz core and 1575 on the memory). Asic quality on GPU-Z gave it a 84.9% rating so /shrug
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Bad experience with Twin Frozrs they run way too hot!
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YAYAYAYAYAY! Sapphire's 7950 OC is on the way.
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YAYAYAYAYAY! Sapphire's 7950 OC is on the way.

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Yeah definitely, looking forward to it. I don't wanna keep referring to my 580 Lightning, but TFIII is just awesome biggrin.gif Wouldn't mind an Asus Directcu II either since non-reference PCB is so much better.
Kind of a shame really, maybe my chip just isn't as good hence why I had to bump up the voltage a bit more (it needed 1.25v on the 1200mhz core and 1575 on the memory). Asic quality on GPU-Z gave it a 84.9% rating so /shrug

ASIC numbers aka leakage doesn't mean squat unfortunately. The rule is that there are no rules, binning etc that determine individual silicon overclock abilities. That whole binning myth should have been dispelled with Tahiti because the overall quality of the silicon is freaking high so all leakages can hit their stock clocks.
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Is Invisible a millionaire? tonguesmiley.gif

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Two is better than one, much like Double Mint.
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so what's the best drivers for BF3 right now still the .2?
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