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HMM I GOT GREEN ARTIFACTS WITH MORE VOLTAGE USING THE MEMORY EDITOR.......I WONDER IF THIS IS GONNA HAPPEN TO ALL USERS. SURLEY THE CHIPS CANT ALL BE LIMITED TO 1350MHZ....... MAYBE ITS HOW WE ARE APPLYING THE VOLTAGE I DUNNO??? WOULD THINK MORE VOLTAGE ALLOWS HIGER CLOCKS

THEY AREN'T ALL LIMITED TO 1350, DEPENDS ON THE SILICON, VOLTAGE & TEMPERATURE. A CARD MAY BE SAFE TO 80°, BUT WILL OVERCLOCK BETTER AT THE SAME VOLTAGE IF KEPT UNDER 50°. IF THE CARD IS RUNNING WARM (STILL SAFE TEMP BUT WARM) MORE VOLTAGE CAN MAKE IT HOTTER & CLOCK EVEN WORSE SOMETIMES
    
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post #1752 of 7827
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HMM I GOT GREEN ARTIFACTS WITH MORE VOLTAGE USING THE MEMORY EDITOR.......I WONDER IF THIS IS GONNA HAPPEN TO ALL USERS. SURLEY THE CHIPS CANT ALL BE LIMITED TO 1350MHZ....... MAYBE ITS HOW WE ARE APPLYING THE VOLTAGE I DUNNO??? WOULD THINK MORE VOLTAGE ALLOWS HIGER CLOCKS


Do you understand how annoying a post in all caps is? And you just registered too, another usual suspect? Glance over your post before you hit submit IMO
Edited by xoleras - 7/29/12 at 11:05pm
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I feel like getting a new card. mad.gif
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xoleras,

I have a full cover EK block and backplate and my VRMs get up to 60'C pushing 1.46ish volts. When I bench, I put a house fan towards my mobo, gpu area to help the vrms.
    
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Hey, there is that device to buy, its some kind of pistol with a laser pointer, and if you point the laser on a object you get on the display how warm is that part. For example we can point the laser on the VRM's. It's expensive ?
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Hey, there is that device to buy, its some kind of pistol with a laser pointer, and if you point the laser on a object you get on the display how warm is that part. For example we can point the laser on the VRM's. It's expensive ?

here?

http://www.amazon.com/HDE-Temperature-Infrared-Thermometer-Laser/dp/B002YE3FS4
    
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Yes,that is it biggrin.gif

Now if i can find one in Europe...
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Are you saying that you get a higher OC with less voltage on your stock BIOS?

I can't say that I can get more efficient OC. But placing the mV to 100 in AB does raise both OC headroom and voltage beyond the locked 1.175V in stock bios. It doesn't go as high as 1400mhz, but it is more stable, and doesn't hard crash. Voltage hovers around 1.2+.
Edited by Bosniac - 7/30/12 at 3:19am
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xoleras,
I have a full cover EK block and backplate and my VRMs get up to 60'C pushing 1.46ish volts. When I bench, I put a house fan towards my mobo, gpu area to help the vrms.

Did you ever tested VRM temps before you go water?

Some users are complaining that the vrm is getting toasty on DCII cards during overclocks but some say otherwise frown.gif
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HardOCP has a lightning review up with afterburner 2.2.3:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/30/msi_geforce_gtx_680_lightning_overclocking_redux/1
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