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Its whatever IMO. I'll just use afterburner 2.2.3. I don't really care about overclocking much these days outside of benchmarking, I usually cruise around 1300 (which I can do without additional voltage).

Who's forcing you to upgrade afterburner? I'll just happily use 2.2.3 which I have no issues with.

I don't like nvidia setting this precedent though, AMD doesn't restrict voltage in this manner. I'll keep this in mind whenever 8970 is released this Dec or next Jan, if nvidia keeps this up I may have to switch sides again. I don't really blame MSI as much as nvidia using draconian methods to restrict enthusiasts. I definitely DO NOT like this.
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Originally Posted by Eustia View Post

Can anyone tell me how does the Aux voltage affect overclocking?

I've had it at -50mv and its helped sometimes to get a higher overclock on the core, and I've had it at +80mv and its helped sometimes as well. Weird, I know. Just try +50 and if that doesn't work then try -50.

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Its whatever IMO. I'll just use afterburner 2.2.3. I don't really care about overclocking much these days outside of benchmarking, I usually cruise around 1300 (which I can do without additional voltage).

Who's forcing you to upgrade afterburner? I'll just happily use 2.2.3 which I have no issues with.

I don't like nvidia setting this precedent though, AMD doesn't restrict voltage in this manner. I'll keep this in mind whenever 8970 is released this Dec or next Jan, if nvidia keeps this up I may have to switch sides again. I don't really blame MSI as much as nvidia using draconian methods to restrict enthusiasts. I definitely DO NOT like this.

If new drivers have something to say about it then that may be how they get us. Unwinder will have something in 2.2.4 that makes it compatible with every driver after 306.23, meaning previous versions of AB won't work from here on out. You could still reinstall the 306 drivers to bench I suppose though. But yeah I'm the same way, top card can do 1350mhz without touching the voltage at all. But still, someone else described it best when they said it feels like a raping. Although Nvidia's fault and not MSI's, still feels like something is being taken from me and I don't like it mad.gif.
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hey guys, I plan on getting a little upgrade from my reference 7970 (poor overclocker, loud, coil whine, things like that) and I have my eyes set on the 680 lightning or the 680 directcu II. I do plan on overclocking a bit, but without added voltage to keep temperature cool and fan noise down. So I'm just wondering which of the two cards would be a better buy if I overclock on stock clocks and which one is quieter and cools better?
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I wonder if this bad news will affect those who are using different 680s with the Lightning Bios. I'm using a DCII with the lightning LN2 bios and i worry that itll force my volts back to 1.175 frown.gif
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hey guys, I plan on getting a little upgrade from my reference 7970 (poor overclocker, loud, coil whine, things like that) and I have my eyes set on the 680 lightning or the 680 directcu II. I do plan on overclocking a bit, but without added voltage to keep temperature cool and fan noise down. So I'm just wondering which of the two cards would be a better buy if I overclock on stock clocks and which one is quieter and cools better?

I can't speak for the DCuII, but the Lightning has no problem staying cool. LN2 BIOS has a stock clock of 1202mhz which is already a decent speed, and you'll probably be able to hit closer to 1300mhz on a decent card with no-to-very-little voltage adjustment while still staying nice and quiet and in the low 60C's.

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I wonder if this bad news will affect those who are using different 680s with the Lightning Bios. I'm using a DCII with the lightning LN2 bios and i worry that itll force my volts back to 1.175 frown.gif

I'm sure it would affect your card as well. I mean, the only way to tell what card is in there is the BIOS I'm assuming, so, as far as future drivers and versions of Afterburner are concerned (assuming this all happens), I would think they would recognize your card as a Lightning just like any one of ours unfortunately.
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I can't speak for the DCuII, but the Lightning has no problem staying cool. LN2 BIOS has a stock clock of 1202mhz which is already a decent speed, and you'll probably be able to hit closer to 1300mhz on a decent card with no-to-very-little voltage adjustment while still staying nice and quiet and in the low 60C's.
I'm sure it would affect your card as well. I mean, the only way to tell what card is in there is the BIOS I'm assuming, so, as far as future drivers and versions of Afterburner are concerned (assuming this all happens), I would think they would recognize your card as a Lightning just like any one of ours unfortunately.


argh! bad news indeed! frown.gif
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I can't speak for the DCuII, but the Lightning has no problem staying cool. LN2 BIOS has a stock clock of 1202mhz which is already a decent speed, and you'll probably be able to hit closer to 1300mhz on a decent card with no-to-very-little voltage adjustment while still staying nice and quiet and in the low 60C's.
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argh! bad news indeed! frown.gif

If you decide to upgrade that 2500k you could always go with a Rampage IV Extreme and do the volt-mod.
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So what? AB 2.2.4 is going to lock voltage adjustments on the 680 lightning?!
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Seems they are frown.gifhttp://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4410753
Well, i wonder if we can return our cards as essentially we have bought a card that does not do what it said on the box....
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That's okay, AMD has proved they can stick to their release deadlines and deliver competitive GPU products.
It's not like we have no other place to go if Nvidia keep being d-bags with this locked voltage crap (here's to oping 780GTX will have adjustable voltage!).
    
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