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Nice clocks but bad efficiency, atleast on combined score.
Try 304.79 driver, it might give you about 200 point boost.

Playing with LOC rules, has to be 3d11 version 1.03 & 301.42 driver. I would be doing a bit better with 1.01 & newer drivers.
    
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If you're not cheating you're not trying biggrin.gif
I'm pretty pissed that all 680 cards come with borderlands 2 free now. I really want that game, I loved the first one.


I know right, I got that damned nba 2k11. ***.rolleyes.gif
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1391 core 3506 mem
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Just re-applied the TIM on my Lightning with some new Prolimatech PK-3 and the temp difference turned out to be pretty big. It couldn't have been dust either since it is still very new, and I haven't even given the new paste time to burn-in yet so it will probably get even better hopefully smile.gif

It was at 35-40c on idle before, now its down to 30-32c. It's also a lot cooler on load as well, peaking 70c at 65% fan speed on one of the most intensive benchmark programs (it was 75c-78c before).

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Seems to be persistent 5-6C difference in temps when the TIM is reapplied. I guess I'm going to have to give it a go.
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It goes back up to 38c~ with my browser open since it ups to 1200mhz on the core, sadly. It's also pretty hot around here, but I'm happy with the results.
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It goes back up to 38c~ with my browser open since it ups to 1200mhz on the core, sadly. It's also pretty hot around here, but I'm happy with the results.

Scroll back a few pages, there are settings in the Nvidia control panel that'll eliminate this 1202 boost in desktop use. I'm pretty sure having it set to "Performance" will cause it to do what you're seeing, but I'm not at a computer right now to be able to see the settings to change.
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1391 core 3506 mem

Looks like you got the hex editor thing working thumb.gif
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It goes back up to 38c~ with my browser open since it ups to 1200mhz on the core, sadly. It's also pretty hot around here, but I'm happy with the results.

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Scroll back a few pages, there are settings in the Nvidia control panel that'll eliminate this 1202 boost in desktop use. I'm pretty sure having it set to "Performance" will cause it to do what you're seeing, but I'm not at a computer right now to be able to see the settings to change.

Yeah go the Nvidia Control Panel and set the Manage 3D Settings -> Global Settings -> Power Management Mode and change it to Adaptive. Then any game you want to run with a full stock clock, set the Power Management Mode under the Program Settings tab to Prefer Maximum Performance. That way the clock will only go up to 1202mhz when that particular game is open.

I personally have been using Adaptive for more and more games. I mean, I see really no difference at all in performance, so why not have the core clock drop down to ~700mhz at a loading screen? If I have a stable overclock, the downclocking during non-demanding scenes doesn't really affect anything or cause a crash.
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IMHO the Lightnings come nowadays still with the unlocked LN2BIOS A 3, I have received mine 2 weeks ago with it...
BTW measured the LN2 BIOS voltages with the voltmeter- +93mV V offset makes really around 1.35-1.37 V biggrin.gif
AFB reports the voltages wrong.

The bio's the Lightnings come with are still locked! but very little smile.gif there is still some minor OCP or they wouldnt be able to sell the card w a warranty (FACT).

I do some work with MSI so this is all true!
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