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Ohh, bad news for me, seems in my country the Lightning isn't available, and it could never be. I am sick waiting for 2 months for this card. I am buying from foreign territory. frown.gif

If i buy from another country, i will still have the warranty ? I have the risk to receive a broken card, due to transporting ? And then i will aren't able to RMA it ?
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Hi everyone. I'm finally one of yours : )

I've changed everything on my old pc (For those who remember)

Before :

Asus Crosshair formula IV
Amd Phenom x6 1090T Black Edition
Corsair H70
Ati HD 5970
WD Velociraptor 160 Go
Seagate Barracuda 1To
8 Go of Ram Corsair dominator

Now :

Asus Rampage IV Extreme
Intel i7 3930K oc 4,7 Ghz
Corsair H60
MSI LIGHTNING GTX 680
Crucial M4 128Go
Caviar Black 2To
16 Go of ram Gskill

IT DEFINITLY ROXXXXXXXXXX !!!

No longer trouble in each game... Intel + Nvidia = COMBO BREAKER xD

And the Lightning ==> Just an Epic Card (ok i've just built it yesterday but there is no match between the msi and my old 5970)
post #1393 of 7827
Congrats biggrin.gif Now get some 3dMark11 runs done!

On another positive note, I was incredibly glad to see that the replacement Lightning I received last week has the new BIOS smile.gif My score was being lowered by that weaker card, could only get stable in SLI at 1305/6950 because of it. When I flash it to the old BIOS I should see a nice increase in scores.

Also testing the better card alone. Max OC used to be 1305 core, +300 on the memory. Just did a run with it at 1340/6900 and it was fine. I'll post some screenshots for the OP when I'm done. Michael, once you update the OP with everyone's new max OC's, you'll REALLY be helping MSI sell these thumb.gif
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Ohh, bad news for me, seems in my country the Lightning isn't available, and it could never be. I am sick waiting for 2 months for this card. I am buying from foreign territory. frown.gif
If i buy from another country, i will still have the warranty ? I have the risk to receive a broken card, due to transporting ? And then i will aren't able to RMA it ?

I hope you can find one!!!
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Thats odd, flashed my DC2 card as well but cannot use the voltage slider with MSI afterburner.

could it be that the PGR100 resistor switch is blocking it? in hotwire guides of the DC2, it says you need to remove the PGR100 resistor allow voltage adjustment. I dunno just a thought
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could it be that the PGR100 resistor switch is blocking it? in hotwire guides of the DC2, it says you need to remove the PGR100 resistor allow voltage adjustment. I dunno just a thought
That's what I would suspect. And if you remove the resistor you need one of the asus motherboards with the hotwire setup to allow over volting.
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Would it be worth getting a Galaxy HoF Edition and flashing the LN2 BIOS to it? Reading the thread for a bit, not only does the Lightning LN2 BIOS work with it, but they seem to be higher-binned chips as well, boosting to ~1300mhz right out of the box, while under the 1.212v limit of its stock BIOS thinking.gif
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Would it be worth getting a Galaxy HoF Edition and flashing the LN2 BIOS to it? Reading the thread for a bit, not only does the Lightning LN2 BIOS work with it, but they seem to be higher-binned chips as well, boosting to ~1300mhz right out of the box, while under the 1.212v limit of its stock BIOS thinking.gif

I wouldn't. The outputs suck (4x HDMI), the cooler doesn't cool as well at 100% manual fan, and its longer than the lightning.....overclocking is silicon lottery just like all other cards. The color scheme is also disgusting, thats just my personal opinion though. Performance wise it should be similar to the lightning, highly dependent on luck of course.


Computer aesthetics #1 priority bro tongue.gif
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I wouldn't. The outputs suck (4x HDMI), the cooler doesn't cool as well at 100% manual fan, and its longer than the lightning.....overclocking is silicon lottery just like all other cards. The color scheme is also disgusting, thats just my personal opinion though. Performance wise it should be similar to the lightning, highly dependent on luck of course.
Computer aesthetics #1 priority bro tongue.gif

True. I guess I should keep the one with the better cooler/components since I may do the voltmod with my RIVE, which works with any card if I correctly recall what FTW420 said.

In the process of flashing my replacement card, which had the new BIOS. But when testing one of the original 2 I bought, at 1340/7000, the VRM temp didn't break 60C, so, I think I'd someday like to pump more volts in with the hardmod if Nvidia/MSI doesn't someday allow for more through software. Well, on that topic again, does anyone know anything about the Afterburner Extreme edition? Anyone know how long it takes, how easy it is to go through the process, anything like that?
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michaelrw: There is an updated nvflash version 5.95 on TPU
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