Originally Posted by jbobb
Not sure if this has been mentioned here already, but just wondering if anyone has tried flashing the Lightning BIOS that goes to 1.2v to a reference card. If so, were you able to up the voltage? Just asking because of all the talk about the modded Gigabyte 680 BIOS that people are flashing to their cards and saying they were able to up the voltage and therefore get better performance.
Beings I have a MSI 680 Twin Frozr, I would probably rather try flashing the Lightning BIOS to my card than using a modded Gigabyte BIOS if it would work.
All reference cards go up to 1.21V anyway, its just not reported by software. Its been discussed and verified via voltmeter before on reference cards, there were some posters at hardocp discussing that months ago. Chimax83 I think it was, he found reference cards going up to 1.21V (but reported 1175mV in software). That is weird though, that better results are coming from a modded BIOS....hmm, wonder if something else in the BIOS is helping (power %? Overcurrent protection? Shrug) Cool for them though for sure whatever it is.
To answer the question, no the lightning BIOS would not work for you. Whatever modded BIOS this is , you may want to give it a shot.