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ARGH I think my pump died on me .. I didn't notice till my pc just shut down. ..7970s are blisteringly hot.

fingers crossed they aren't damaged... waiting the cool down atm ...

sigh.
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So I just called MSI to see if the MSI 7970 OC is a reference card. He said it was. He said all three of there that they have out now including the lightning are reference cards.

But according to Guru3d the lightning was totally re-designed. Can't even get proper info straight from the company. Or am I missing something.
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The Lightning is not reference, that's for sure.

Speaking of which, I'm about to take out and post my DCII. I'm uninstalling AB, but will I need to get rid of the drivers too?
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post #8274 of 38704
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The Lightning is not reference, that's for sure.

Speaking of which, I'm about to take out and post my DCII. I'm uninstalling AB, but will I need to get rid of the drivers too?

Thats what I thought too.
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So I just called MSI to see if the MSI 7970 OC is a reference card. He said it was. He said all three of there that they have out now including the lightning are reference cards.
But according to Guru3d the lightning was totally re-designed. Can't even get proper info straight from the company. Or am I missing something.

yea, that guy didn't know *** he was talking about. the other two cards are reference, definitely not the Lightning though.
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So I just called MSI to see if the MSI 7970 OC is a reference card. He said it was. He said all three of there that they have out now including the lightning are reference cards.
But according to Guru3d the lightning was totally re-designed. Can't even get proper info straight from the company. Or am I missing something.

yea, that guy didn't know *** he was talking about. the other two cards are reference, definitely not the Lightning though.

Yah he even put me on hold to confirm. He said the lightning is just added cooling, next round of cards will have a pcb designed by msi.

Anyways whatever. Pulled the trigger on a Sapphire on the egg just now. Should be joining the club in the next couple days.
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There's an extra 1/2 inch of PCB on the Lightnings that isn't reference for God's sake! How could they not know that it is not reference?
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Originally Posted by LAF View Post

The Lightning is not reference, that's for sure.
Speaking of which, I'm about to take out and post my DCII. I'm uninstalling AB, but will I need to get rid of the drivers too?

Drivers are all the same unless you change actual GPUs (physical chip).
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There's an extra 1/2 inch of PCB on the Lightnings that isn't reference for God's sake! How could they not know that it is not reference?

Lol, because he's not paid enough and most of them don't care.
     
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Drivers are all the same unless you change actual GPUs (physical chip).
Lol, because he's not paid enough and most of them don't care.

Yeah I know they're the same, I just wasn't sure if I needed to reinstall them because of the different BIOS/PCB. Cheers smile.gif
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There's an extra 1/2 inch of PCB on the Lightnings that isn't reference for God's sake! How could they not know that it is not reference?

I know sheesh. And then he even puts me on hold to ask someone. And I asked him twice "even the lightning"?
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