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post #1121 of 7827
there is no need to flash bios at all at this point

for nvflash commands look in nvflash info in the folder


save b -filename- Read EEPROM and save to -filename-.
Edited by cowie - 7/24/12 at 5:38am
post #1122 of 7827
Unwinder post!!!

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=366203

A few things to keep in mind while overvolting 680 Lightning / 670 PE:

1) Even considering that it is showing you the same +100 as before, it is absolutely not the same overvoltage mode like on reference 680. On original 680 adding +100mV offset is done via NVIDIA driver and it just moves clock/voltage mapping curve a bit, limiting the maximum on NVIDIA driver level (1175mV on regular cards or 1215mV on Lightning with previous Afterburner versions). 2.2.3 deals with voltage regulator directly and it adds +100mV to any voltage commanded to VRM by NVIDIA driver. So under load it results in 1215mV + 100mV VID.
2) You cannot use GPUZ to monitor voltage control on 680 Lightning / 670 PE. Currently it shows target VID read from NVIDIA driver on these cards, it needs to support advanced VRMs of 680 Lightning / 670 PE to monitor proper voltage. Use DMM to control voltages.
Edited by Valenz - 7/24/12 at 5:42am
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My cards get hot at 1402 mhz lol. 82C on my top card headscratch.gif
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My cards get hot at 1402 mhz lol. 82C on my top card headscratch.gif

Is it BF3 stable? smile.gif Sounds amazing, I wish my TOP could get anywhere near...
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http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-gtx-680-lightning-voltage-tweaking/
basically were all screwed

can someone please figure out a VR mod for this card so we can actually bench the dang thing!?!?!?!?

returning all 4 of my cards, i respect msi for trying, but nvidia can suckit. and yeah evga can suckit too, cuz they probably had a hand in this. I'm grabbing a 7970 lightning.
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post #1126 of 7827
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there is no need to flash bios at all at this point
for nvflash commands look in nvflash info in the folder
save b -filename- Read EEPROM and save to -filename-.

Does this have to be done on a DOS boot still? I can't do this in a DOS window can I?
Edited by xoleras - 7/24/12 at 10:12am
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returning all 4 of my cards, i respect msi for trying, but nvidia can suckit. and yeah evga can suckit too, cuz they probably had a hand in this. I'm grabbing a 7970 lightning.

just going out on a limb here and saying there's no reason to blame EVGA, nvidia strictly said no software voltage changes. I don't know their reasoning, I personally figure they wanted to keep things as cheap as possible, so they limit the amount of overclocking possible so their cards don't melt.
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returning all 4 of my cards, i respect msi for trying, but nvidia can suckit. and yeah evga can suckit too, cuz they probably had a hand in this. I'm grabbing a 7970 lightning.

I am contemplating making a switch to AMD as well. I have a strange feeling that these locked voltages are not going to go away in future generations.
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Anyone get the old BIOS up yet?
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The flipside of the coin however is that when imposing such limitation on the high-end GPUs it pretty much kills off the fun for many of you. Extreme performance and tweaks drive the overclocking community and in the end drive the sales of the complete product line.

this this this ya sure they may be saving money on rmas, but all their enthusiasts will jump ship, costing them, hopefully more, in the long run. once again, goodbye nvidia, FUUUU mad.gif
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just going out on a limb here and saying there's no reason to blame EVGA, nvidia strictly said no software voltage changes. I don't know their reasoning, I personally figure they wanted to keep things as cheap as possible, so they limit the amount of overclocking possible so their cards don't melt.

I'll bet you as soon as evga heard msi was going to try and give the lightning voltage tweaking through software, i'm sure they went to nvidia and asked to put more presssure on msi. it's clear to me that evga tries to nickel and dime you with their accessories...backplate, highflow bracket, ev bot??? include it in a freaking package that isn't overpriced ffs
Edited by EM2J - 7/24/12 at 6:46am
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