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Ok, tests are in and some very good news and bad news.
Lets start with the bad news first. The LN2 bios is only meant for benching, and if you try to play aggressive games on it MAXED OUT ( CRYSIS 2) at very high resolutions
it will fail. Why does it fail?? Because the LN2 bios is buggy and has a memory leak in it. It does't flush properly when its supposed to. It might be designed this way for protection.
Now on to the good news. I moved the bios switch on the card to its original position which is the default bios. Boost is 1176 on this bios
Did a few voltage tweaks on afterburner 2.2.3 set the core clock to 1300 and memory up 300 mhz and fan manual 95%
Ran benchmarks with Heaven 3.0 and 3dmark2011. All completed several times with no issues and no throttling of gpu. smile.gif
Now my biggest worry was will this puppy be able to play crysis 2 maxed out on ultra and TESS enabled on a 2560x1440 res
Played 1:45 min with no lock ups smile.gif Closed the game out and I went to go check the log on memory load during game play. The highest it hit was 2008 and flushed within a split second
and went to 1900 which is the way its supposed to be when the buffer is working correctly with out a memory leak.
Next test moved up to 1350 core 400 plus on mem voltage at .67 and fan still on 95% Went to play crysis 2 again for 1:40 minutes no hiccups whats so ever.
Closed out the game and i went to go check the monitor log again to see If the card at any point throttled and it didn't except for cut screens. Temps never above 60c at anytime
FPS was 31 to 52 depending on the scene. I think these are very good results for a maxed out crysis 2 on a 2560x1440 res.
I was about to rma this card today and I'm glad I didn't. Hopefully they find the bug in the LN2 bios and give us an update.
At what temp does this card begin to throttle is at 70c??
I also noticed that Crysis 2 runs pretty crappy on the LN2 BIOS @1080p max settings + DX11.. Switched back to the stock BIOS after reading your post and now Crysis 2 runs golden. Hmm...

BTW, temps never exceed 67c and my card is not throttling.
Edited by DADDYDC650 - 8/1/12 at 4:09am
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Interesting, you're making me want to replace the TIM too smile.gif Is the dissembling process not too difficult?

Its very, very easy. There's roughly 10 screws on the backplate to remove and thats about it. I think my one card was an anomaly, I think it was messed with by someone before me (before I got it)

Be VERY VERY careful, the screws are tiny torx 6 screws, they are very easy to strip...be very gentle with them.
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Alright, that's not too bad. I presume you need to apply a lot of pressure once you screw the backplate and the TF4 cooler back into place to ensure max contact. I'll definitely do it whenever I have the time.

On a sidenote, the Prolimatech PK-3 just came out a while ago (http://forum.chip.co.id/showthread.php?t=177719&p=3409609) - I might give it a try with that for sure biggrin.gif One of the best TIMs just got even better!
Edited by Darco19 - 8/1/12 at 4:55am
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Its very, very easy. There's roughly 10 screws on the backplate to remove and thats about it. I think my one card was an anomaly, I think it was messed with by someone before me (before I got it)
Be VERY VERY careful, the screws are tiny torx 6 screws, they are very easy to strip...be very gentle with them.

torx screws? i dont have any torx screws.. like 10 or so small philips head scres for the backplate, and 4 larger spring-loaded philips head screws surrounding the GPU that hold on the heatsink.. oh, and 2 more small philips screws that screw into the top-plate up on the I/O bracket
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torx screws? i dont have any torx screws.. like 10 or so small philips head scres for the backplate, and 4 larger spring-loaded philips head screws surrounding the GPU that hold on the heatsink.. oh, and 2 more small philips screws that screw into the top-plate up on the I/O bracket

I had always assumed the tiny screws were torx. I don't know, i'm not too familiar with tool lingo. Anyway, the point stands - some of the screws on the backplate are sensitive to stripping if you're careless (notably, the 4 screws with springs that hold the core to the cooler). thumb.gif
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indeed.. the small screws that hold on the backplate are very easy to strip out.. would really suck if you couldnt get them off anymore lols
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So now MSI puts out a 4gb card at 599 smh , I was hoping it would be an extreme but now this tells me if they do get one out it will be almost as expensive as the classified minus the evbot.
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Damn all these overclocks are looking amazing (well, except for mine of course). more and more at 1350mhz...~1400mhz without the hack...xoleras's DISGUSTINGLY INSANE 1402mhz SLI run... I think I may have to try the Lottery again redface.gif

Xoleras, you have to try maxing out your cards individually with the hack. I'm dying here waiting for the results and seeing what they can hit. 24,7000 GPU Score... drool.gif
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I'm dying here waiting for the results and seeing what they can hit. 24,7000 GPU Score... drool.gif

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3970867 whistle.gif

He's still got me by a hair, my physics score just blows chunks.
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Damn all these overclocks are looking amazing (well, except for mine of course). more and more at 1350mhz...~1400mhz without the hack...xoleras's DISGUSTINGLY INSANE 1402mhz SLI run... I think I may have to try the Lottery again redface.gif
Xoleras, you have to try maxing out your cards individually with the hack. I'm dying here waiting for the results and seeing what they can hit. 24,7000 GPU Score... drool.gif

Im with you, got the lightning today that I ordered and its just a so so overclocker compared to some of the others in this thread such as xoleras's. My Gigabyte windforce 680 seems to have a golden chip as im running rock stable at 1380mhz core and 525+mem after flashing the bios which allows 1.21vc for normal 680's.

Lightning unfortunately will be going back since I cannot clock it as high and mine also came with the unlocked bios so that wasnt an issue.
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