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Originally Posted by xoleras View Post

Both the LN2 and non LN2 BIOS that is shipping now is version 3A, I think MSI germany has it on their website for download. I downloaded it from there a while back
and both BIOS files were version 3A, while the original BIOS had differing versions for LN2 and non LN2

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Originally Posted by dph314 View Post

Ah. Thanks redface.gif
Well froloz, I guess you didn't flip the switch to the right afterall (do so while the computer is completely off)


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Originally Posted by famich View Post

Nope , I had the same version of "regular " and LN2 BIOS , LN2 only ending with 3A -see my older posts, I have uploaded the BIOS ses as well..


Guys im sure im at the right selector switch. i took a screenshot for u at my default switch link below. That one is 133% power limit and see the bios version as well. It is not 3A.

Default Bios
defaultbios.png

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LN2 Bios

forforum.png

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http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/968/forforum.png


So the question still the same why my LN2 3A BIOS only allow 133% power limit not 300%? If possible i want to know why before i flash to new bios. Tq.
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Maybe you have a used card and someone overwrote the BIOS. Shrug. It happens especially if you buy from newegg. I've had 3 gpu's from newegg arrive on my doorstep obviously used, I could see tamperings and seals removed. Just overwrite it.
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Yeah flashing is pretty easy. And it should be the first step for troubleshooting this. Use the 3A BIOS from the OP and you should be good.
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Hey guys I finally took the plunge and oc the beast with potential...
Questions: my gpuz is looking a bit funky with the numbers and since it was my first time oc I just wanted to make sure I am doing it right.
I did not check the box for "Force constant voltage" in afterburner. Should I?
What clocks are safe for 24/7 for gaming and web surfing. I keep my rig running 24/7 never shutting down except for restarts when need be.
I am on 306.02 drivers.

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and 3d mark...
    
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I have hyper threading off.
I wanted to add the gpuz also but I forgot to maximize,
so here it is...
by the way if anyone lives in Canada I would really check out Memory Express .com
I got the card for $523 when I send away for the $25 mail in rebate it will be $498 and I got the Borderlands 2 Coupon, hopefully selling it will get me something like $35- $45.
$463-$453
How? you may ask.
Well They are selling their card for $629.99
I went to shopbot.ca or pricebat.ca (I can't remeber which one) I plugged Msi Gtx Lightning 680 I found the results someone at the time was selling it for $545. Mem Exp has a 25% price beat guarantee of the difference. The diff was $85 25% of that is 21.25 so give or take the final sale price... $523.
It is my one stop shop for everything cause who can beat the price diff... I love deals and love to pay less for more thumb.gif
any how back to business...
    
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Yes NickLe, we are very fortunate to have access to that store as a walk in to buy computer stuff instead of ordering online. If there is a problem with any products, we can easliy go back and exchange it no problem. I also like the IPR they offer, top notch.smile.gif

Congrats on your new Lightning too, great card!thumb.gif
    
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Thanks man.biggrin.gif
I waited 3 years for an upgrade on gpu, from gtx 285 tri-sli, I was pretty glad to get one card to rule 'em all.
Less power, less noise, less sli-exclusive headache.
More fluidity, more money savings on electric bill, better overall experience.
Now if only I can get to hook me up with tomorrow's 649 #.
    
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Originally Posted by froloz View Post

Guys im sure im at the right selector switch. i took a screenshot for u at my default switch link below. That one is 133% power limit and see the bios version as well. It is not 3A.
Default Bios
defaultbios.png
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LN2 Bios
forforum.png
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http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/968/forforum.png
So the question still the same why my LN2 3A BIOS only allow 133% power limit not 300%? If possible i want to know why before i flash to new bios. Tq.

very strange, see mine...

thumb-i194322bu7j2e.jpg
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Hi Famich same anomaly with my default clock and gpu clock?
maybe both our cards were dropped as a babies:p
    
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