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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

My PGR100 is removed. I am going to try this and I'll report back.
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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.

You don't need an Asus motherboard. The Hotwire feature basically just connects variable resistors to your card for you, but you can use your own and skip the board.
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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.

Would it still? i wonder cause wouldn't AB 2.2.3 already allow voltage change since the lightning and the dc2 both have the same voltage controller chips?
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My PGR100 is removed. I am going to try this and I'll report back.
You don't need an Asus motherboard. The Hotwire feature basically just connects variable resistors to your card for you, but you can use your own and skip the board.

yeah thats what i meant lol biggrin.gif
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My PGR100 is removed. I am going to try this and I'll report back.
You don't need an Asus motherboard. The Hotwire feature basically just connects variable resistors to your card for you, but you can use your own and skip the board.
Well ya if you are a serious skilled modder, I would sure like to see some pictures from these mods. It takes more skill than I have, I verified this by killing one of my DC2T's trying to remove that resistor. It is just beyond my skill level. If someone here with these skills in Southern California area, I wouldn't mind paying someone to mod my card for me.
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Well ya if you are a serious skilled modder, I would sure like to see some pictures from these mods. It takes more skill than I have, I verified this by killing one of my DC2T's trying to remove that resistor. It is just beyond my skill level. If someone here with these skills in Southern California area, I wouldn't mind paying someone to mod my card for me.

What?? frown.gif how did it happen??
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Well ya if you are a serious skilled modder, I would sure like to see some pictures from these mods. It takes more skill than I have, I verified this by killing one of my DC2T's trying to remove that resistor. It is just beyond my skill level. If someone here with these skills in Southern California area, I wouldn't mind paying someone to mod my card for me.

I made a thread here with everything I did to mod it. Removing that resistor is literally the easiest part, not sure how you bricked your card taking it off doh.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

Coming from owning one, I can't complain. The Lightning didn't exist when I needed to get a graphics card otherwise I would of had one day one. I've been able to run 1411 at 1.26 volts in 3DMark11. That run is linked below. My temps on that run were 71 degrees at 85% fan. The cards are technically the same length but the HOF has more involved cooling than the Lightning so the fins overhang a smidgen more than on a Lightning. The PCB's have the same hardcore build quality, the components are practically identical as is the binning process. Basically it's what you want since in a blind test these cards will probably go neck and neck forever. Personally with a white HAF X I was instantly drawn to the Galaxy just due to the gorgeous PCB. It is the cleanest white I have ever seen from any manufacturer and I love the lighting on the side and such. It's a look at me card and I can't complain one bit.

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3966748

EDIT: Just wanted to add that what you said about the boost from stock out of the box was also something that impressed me. My card was 1293 without touching it and would go to 1340 at 1.175 which Lightnings seemed to need the LN2 BIOS to achieve. Not calling anyone out saying the Galaxy is superior. I'm for both sides trust me. I've been a MSI Graphics fanboy for a long time. Love their products and what their cards can achieve. My old 560Ti Hawks pulled 1070 which was very impressive. A friend that had one of them managed to get his to 1100. Very impressive products from them. First time with Galaxy and all I have been able to come up with is amazement. Both companies have amazing quality and both offer extensive warranty support. You can brick your card with overclocking and they'll say here ya go. I love that. Galaxy and MSI both have been very personal companies to me in regards to communications. I've never had a sit down style conversation with support in regards to any other company like EVGA and ASUS though ASUS is really still pretty good. Enough chit chat though just wanted to point out that the Galaxy SOC and the MSI Lightning 680's are both top tier so far. They each have their handful of bad eggs but that's expected from anyone. I heard a few chimes in from a Classified 680 owner and that seems positive as well. Just a personal thought though is that a major price premium for that card is kind of unjustified. Still a great card just won't show up in my rigs for that reason.
Edited by jona2125 - 7/25/12 at 6:49am
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Coming from owning one, I can't complain. The Lightning didn't exist when I needed to get a graphics card otherwise I would of had one day one. I've been able to run 1411 at 1.26 volts in 3DMark11. That run is linked below. My temps on that run were 71 degrees at 85% fan. The cards are technically the same length but the HOF has more involved cooling than the Lightning so the fins overhang a smidgen more than on a Lightning. The PCB's have the same hardcore build quality, the components are practically identical as is the binning process. Basically it's what you want since in a blind test these cards will probably go neck and neck forever. Personally with a white HAF X I was instantly drawn to the Galaxy just due to the gorgeous PCB. It is the cleanest white I have ever seen from any manufacturer and I love the lighting on the side and such. It's a look at me card and I can't complain one bit.
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3966748

1.26v is with the stock BIOS or after you flashed to the Lightning? Also, do you have a DMM to see what the voltage reading says when software is showing 1.26v?
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When trying to backup my old BIOS before flashing, I'm getting the error "Error- No Nvidia display adapters found". Anyone know why this is? I'm using the latest version, 5.95. Tried typing a bunch of different commands similar to "nvflash --index=1 --save oldBIOS.rom", and "nvflash -b oldBIOS.rom". Multiple combinations of each, nothing works. Still get the No Display Adapter error, even though card shows in Device Manager and Afterburner, as do the drivers that are installed. Any help would be much appreciated redface.gif
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