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Hi guys. I got my awesome new rig about 1 month ago. I just want to check with you to see if my settings for my 680 lightning are k and that they won't cause any damage to the card. So I've ran unigine for 2 hours at these settings except that the fan speed was set at 70% manual instead of the 55% manual at which it is now. Here is 1 benchmark run of unigine file:///E:/Unigine%20scores/unigine_20120826_1407.html. Here is how AB looks after this run . Now I could push these clocks a little higher, but other than benchmarking, they would serve no purpose. Based on what you've seen, would these settings be 100% safe to run 24/7? Note that today is very hot and these temperatures will most likely be lower once our beloved 7 months winter comes around. I have the 80.04.28.00.3a bios is it good? Is there a better bios out there? Thank you for your help.
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Hi guys. I got my awesome new rig about 1 month ago. I just want to check with you to see if my settings for my 680 lightning are k and that they won't cause any damage to the card. So I've ran unigine for 2 hours at these settings except that the fan speed was set at 70% manual instead of the 55% manual at which it is now. Here is 1 benchmark run of unigine file:///E:/Unigine%20scores/unigine_20120826_1407.html. Here is how AB looks after this run . Now I could push these clocks a little higher, but other than benchmarking, they would serve no purpose. Based on what you've seen, would these settings be 100% safe to run 24/7? Note that today is very hot and these temperatures will most likely be lower once our beloved 7 months winter comes around. I have the 80.04.28.00.3a bios is it good? Is there a better bios out there? Thank you for your help.

In theory the max limits in AB should be reasonably safe, although you shouldn't need them maxed. For example 200 power limit was enough to run 1680Mhz core with pll left at 0.
The 3a bios is a good one.
    
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Hey guys! I am almost totally sold on buying one of these cards next month around the 14th when I get paid, my Gigabyte 560Ti SOC just isn't cutting it anymore since I got one of the Korean 2560x1440p monitors. It hangs in there pretty well but I really want my full 60fps or as close to as possible in the newer games I play. plus I have an upgrade itch to scratch anyways.

I was really wanting one of the Asus Dcu II 680's but I am afraid the triple slot design might not clear my cases lower hdd cage, it would be close though. Plus the TOP cards are not being sold anymore and the regular model is almost at reference clocks, boo! Soooo The Lightning looks great, it's over my budget but I dont upgrade often so I can justify it, and if games ever do catch up to the hardware the card is a beast and I can overclock it some and get a little more lifespan out of it. I really don't plan to overclock it too much out the box, it should be plenty already, really like the looks, its big and will match my system great.

Just open to others opinions, will be for my sig rig, should fit no problem, no fan in the side panel so clearance should be good, still debating the Asus triple slot, it is quite a bit cheaper and I honestly don't need such an over built card but it may not fit, can't find any pics of one in my case or talk about a similar setup.
    
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But what is pll voltage? Why would we have the option to increase it to 50 if it does nothing beneficial? Are you saying that I can leave 93 and 100 on clock and memory and switch aux to 0 and I would not crash?
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But what is pll voltage? Why would we have the option to increase it to 50 if it does nothing beneficial? Are you saying that I can leave 93 and 100 on clock and memory and switch aux to 0 and I would not crash?

I actually had a max overclock of 1455mhz with all 3 voltages maxed. Then, for the hell of it after someone's suggestion, I tried out some runs with the PLL at -50mv. I actually increased my max overclock by 6mhz to 1461mhz, haha. Temps hit the same max too so it wasn't cooler temps that helped. So, bottom line is lowering it actually helped me. I have no idea what it does on this card.
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Hey guys! I am almost totally sold on buying one of these cards next month around the 14th when I get paid, my Gigabyte 560Ti SOC just isn't cutting it anymore since I got one of the Korean 2560x1440p monitors. It hangs in there pretty well but I really want my full 60fps or as close to as possible in the newer games I play. plus I have an upgrade itch to scratch anyways.

I was really wanting one of the Asus Dcu II 680's but I am afraid the triple slot design might not clear my cases lower hdd cage, it would be close though. Plus the TOP cards are not being sold anymore and the regular model is almost at reference clocks, boo! Soooo The Lightning looks great, it's over my budget but I dont upgrade often so I can justify it, and if games ever do catch up to the hardware the card is a beast and I can overclock it some and get a little more lifespan out of it. I really don't plan to overclock it too much out the box, it should be plenty already, really like the looks, its big and will match my system great.

Just open to others opinions, will be for my sig rig, should fit no problem, no fan in the side panel so clearance should be good, still debating the Asus triple slot, it is quite a bit cheaper and I honestly don't need such an over built card but it may not fit, can't find any pics of one in my case or talk about a similar setup.

If you're looking to justify getting one of these, then just look at the sheet of max oveclocks in the first post. I'm not saying you'll get one that does 1400mhz for sure, but there is a good chance. The one pic I saw of your case made it look like the card will fit, unless the case was modded in the pic I saw. But yeah you may want a card that overclocks and stays cool if you're going to be playing at that resolution. Might as go with the dual-slot cooler, it's just as good, if not better, than the DCu II. And in addition to the better cooler, you get to join our awesome Owner's club biggrin.gif
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I actually had a max overclock of 1455mhz with all 3 voltages maxed. Then, for the hell of it after someone's suggestion, I tried out some runs with the PLL at -50mv. I actually increased my max overclock by 6mhz to 1461mhz, haha. Temps hit the same max too so it wasn't cooler temps that helped. So, bottom line is lowering it actually helped me. I have no idea what it does on this card.

Well then I won't bother. I'll just leave it at 50. Besides even with all the voltage sliders maxed, the card still runs cooler than reference designs and with only 55% manual fan so yeah. And since ln2 bios has no problems at 70 degrees celcius, I think that I have a beast of a card that will only get better with new drivers and AB.
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I actually had a max overclock of 1455mhz with all 3 voltages maxed. Then, for the hell of it after someone's suggestion, I tried out some runs with the PLL at -50mv. I actually increased my max overclock by 6mhz to 1461mhz, haha. Temps hit the same max too so it wasn't cooler temps that helped. So, bottom line is lowering it actually helped me. I have no idea what it does on this card.

Well then I won't bother. I'll just leave it at 50. Besides even with all the voltage sliders maxed, the card still runs cooler than reference designs and with only 55% manual fan so yeah. And since ln2 bios has no problems at 70 degrees celcius, I think that I have a beast of a card that will only get better with new drivers and AB.

It does run damn cool and can go over 70C no problem, so you got a great card no matter what thumb.gif Just out of curiosity though, what clocks can you hit when the voltages are maxed?
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It does run damn cool and can go over 70C no problem, so you got a great card no matter what thumb.gif Just out of curiosity though, what clocks can you hit when the voltages are maxed?

Well stable, I think around 1375 or something around there and memory around 7100. I'm not sure though. I crashed at 1401 core and at 7200 memory I was getting artifacts, so I backed like 30-40 on clock and 100 something on memory, ran unigine 2 hours, saw no artifacts or crashes and said to myself well I'm sure that I could up the clocks some more and still be stable, but 10-15 on core clock and 50 on memory does not change anything than 0.4 or 0.5 on unigine so I just left it at 1362 and 7050.
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It does run damn cool and can go over 70C no problem, so you got a great card no matter what thumb.gif Just out of curiosity though, what clocks can you hit when the voltages are maxed?

Well stable, I think around 1375 or something around there and memory around 7100. I'm not sure though. I crashed at 1401 core and at 7200 memory I was getting artifacts, so I backed like 30-40 on clock and 100 something on memory, ran unigine 2 hours, saw no artifacts or crashes and said to myself well I'm sure that I could up the clocks some more and still be stable, but 10-15 on core clock and 50 on memory does not change anything than 0.4 or 0.5 on unigine so I just left it at 1362 and 7050.

You ran 1375mhz/7100mhz in Heaven? That's definitely great. You could probably do close to 1400mhz in 3dMark11 then, since most people crash in Heaven before 3dMark11 will. Great card for sure thumb.gif
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I will try that "0 PLL trick " of yours .... I have almost completed 3DM at 1430MHz , we ll see - apart from that I am happy with the card
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