Originally Posted by H3r3tic
It only says triple overvoltage on the package. I bought one from new egg a month ago and been having nothing but awesome results. Voltage is 1.175 at load, power target 114. I'm +41 core +472 on memory. I gotta custom fan profile the card is silent never see over 63 degrees fan at 48 percent on a heaven or valley loop.
I think u guys need to check up on some case cooling make sure you got sufficient flow and direction. I got a antec 300 with all fans set to low 2 120s up front blowing in 120 blowing out back 140 up top blowing out and I bought a cooler master blade blue led for the side facing in running at 1400 rpms off the bios level 1.
I'm also 2500k over clocked 4.8ghz 1.4 max voltage cm hyper 212 plus with push pull setup out back. Cpu never sees over 65 degrees (85 on ibt) battlefield 3 multiplayer at 1440p high 2x aa vsync. Card will actually throttle at times when power isn't needed keeping game play smooth never dipping. I have had one crash on bf3 and pretty sure it was origin or driver related.
I play tomb raider crysis 3 max Payne 3 and bioshock infinite all without a hitch. It was a bumpy start but since 314.14 drivers I really have had zero issue. I couldn't be happier. I'm definitely on par if not ahead of a gtx 680. I'd make sure your motherboard and drivers are all up to date. If u have a realtek on board sound install their sound manager (me n a friend both experienced random crashes updating and installing the 2.70 driver with sound manager fixed it.) this is with a asrock extreme 4 motherboard. I also plan on going sli really soon.
And with all this my room is about 65-70 degrees and and my Cpu fans are at 1150 rpms and never rises over 1250. My rig is next to silent.
One more thing sorry for the bible I'm writing but msi confirmed they were over volting but they confirmed there would be zero issue on longevity and they still back their 3 year warranty.
StarCraft 2 HOTS & Max Payne 3 no issues. BioShock Infinite only crashed once - doesn't demand as much as say Far Cry 3. Running 314.22, though I tried many other drivers prior to this one. I currently have an Asus Xonar DG which uses a C-Media audio chip, though I also experienced my problems even when using a Creative Sound Blaster Z.
I am no electronic guru or anything but I would imagine that a high voltage (overvolt) would result in higher temps (I stand to be corrected). Also, you said you have one of the newer non-overvolt cards (if I understood you correctly), thus you are not experiencing any issues.
As per what Tom's Hardware reported, it looks like this overvolt may result in driver crashes and black screens dependent on load changes, which are the symptoms I am experiencing. The games that are not affected all appear to be less taxing on the GPU than the games which I do have issues with.
Yes, MSI is still honouring their 3 year warranty and all and they do not expect the components to fail, though there was no mention of stability concerns, and that is exactly what is being reported by Toms' and other peopleEdited by CTV - 3/31/13 at 12:39pm