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If you're running single card i'm pretty sure you would never go past 60C ever. Even with maxed voltage.
SLI, thats a different story...the top card will get warmer. I tested single card briefly and getting 1400+ mhz was ridiculously easy, and I still had good temps on air. Obviously things are different in SLI, its more difficult to get huge overclocks in SLI
To be specific, I tested single card briefly and in that configuration I hit 1402 with ease and my temps were around 53-54c at 100% manual fan. That was with maxed voltage. I know I could have gone higher but I didn't really bother. You will need manual fan at high voltages to optimize your temperatures, you won't have temp issues-- trust me-- as long as long as you don't do something stupid like running auto fan while overclocked.
I mention this because I see people trying to get 1350mhz on auto fan, which I find ridiculous TBH because people knew a couple of years ago to not use auto fan for overclocking (not sure what changed in the past 2 years)... 99% of people can't do that regardless of core temps.

Thanks for that, I will be running single card, got a 1357/7114 card (heaven stable) coming my way in a few weeks. I always use aggressive custom fan profile =)

People laugh when they see me running 3930k with single card, but I laugh knowing I got it for $179 with IRE =P
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Ya, whatever works for ya smile.gif I only use SLI because I play at 2560x1600.....

Temps do depend a lot on ambients, I keep my PC in a really cool ventilated room now so that surely makes a difference, but temps shouldn't really be a huge issue for you if you have great case airflow..
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What's this about afterburner locking voltage to 1.175v? Will we still be able to OC Lightnings on the old BIOS?

Source: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I am surprised Nvidia went this far, maybe their internal research showed the GPU's degrading at higher voltages?
    
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I haven't heard of anybody getting a lightning with the new BIOS, but lots of folks have flashed to the unlocked OG BIOS, it doesn't work on many but it work great on the Lightning.

And I don't think AB is locking the voltage, it's the BIOS nVidia is imposing on MSI to keep from altering the voltage. If you're getting a Lightning that's more than a week old, I bet you'll have the OG BIOS. Get AB 2.2.3 and o to town. Might want to get 2.2.3 now before nVidia has a spasm and gets it yanked rolleyes.gif
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What's this about afterburner locking voltage to 1.175v? Will we still be able to OC Lightnings on the old BIOS?
Source: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) I am surprised Nvidia went this far, maybe their internal research showed the GPU's degrading at higher voltages?

You will be able to overvolt fine , don't worry. Some of the new BIOS' apparently have a limit (although its not confirmed to be shipping yet) but you can flash to the original.
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I haven't heard of anybody getting a lightning with the new BIOS, but lots of folks have flashed to the unlocked OG BIOS, it doesn't work on many but it work great on the Lightning.
And I don't think AB is locking the voltage, it's the BIOS nVidia is imposing on MSI to keep from altering the voltage. If you're getting a Lightning that's more than a week old, I bet you'll have the OG BIOS. Get AB 2.2.3 and o to town. Might want to get 2.2.3 now before nVidia has a spasm and gets it yanked rolleyes.gif

I got my lighting about a week ago, had the new bios, 3A. Flashed it to the F8 bios without any problems.
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I got my lighting about a week ago, had the new bios, 3A. Flashed it to the F8 bios without any problems.

Thanks for posting that! Nothing like hearing it from an actual owner, and dang glad it worked.
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I got my lighting about a week ago, had the new bios, 3A. Flashed it to the F8 bios without any problems.

You do have the new bios but it is unlocked as well. The only difference I saw between f8 and 3a is 3a doesn't do a hard crash when it gets unstable.
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Finally get to order my lightning tonight, nice to see what the blocks are going to look like. I put my info in for a water block. I am so ready!
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I The lightning has a better cooler (see http://www.overclock.net/t/1286218/twin-frozr-4-vs-directcu-ii

The cooler is not better, is even weaker at lower rpm, but lets say they are equal to be fair, because we are comparing tripple vs dual slot cards.
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