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A lot of the exhaust is vented out the sides.
post #2842 of 7827
Just picked up my 680 lightning!

Sorry I didn't read through all the pages.

Can someone tell me quickly how I can get the best out of my card?

Drivers? Bios version? All the good stuff!

Thanks
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Originally Posted by famich View Post

dph314, I ve tried the old unlocked F8 BIOS- so far 1362MHz 3DM11 through with the default voltage- do you think it might be different from the newer 3A that I ve had from the beginning ?
I reach the exact same clocks with the 3 dif. LN2 BIOS availables. Switched back to 110a tough, couldn't stand de 3A 100% fan spin at startup.
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Originally Posted by justasomeone View Post

Just picked up my 680 lightning!
Sorry I didn't read through all the pages.
Can someone tell me quickly how I can get the best out of my card?
Drivers? Bios version? All the good stuff!
Thanks
Page 1 has all the "vital" info.
Drivers: 306.23
BIOS version: Normal => v80.04.28.00.39 // LN2 => v80.04.28.00.3A
AB: v2.2.3

Kind Regards
post #2844 of 7827
Hey there! Congrats on the card, I just got two this week so I'm new as well. Go ahead and open up Gpu-z with the LN2 BIOS switch on, and see which LN2 BIOS you have, if you have one of the locked ones you can easily flash it to the old unlocked BIOS at the front of this thread.

As per getting the most out of your card its the silicon lottery, some are better than others, just start benching and using afterburner to see what you can get. That is all I'm doing at the moment, if anyone else has any better or more experience suggestions chime in!

I'm running the newest WHQL drivers, been having some problems but I know a lot of other guys around here are having great success with their lightnings!
Again Congrats on the card!
post #2845 of 7827
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Originally Posted by elbubi View Post

Page 1 has all the "vital" info.
Drivers: 306.23
BIOS version: Normal => v80.04.28.00.39 // LN2 => v80.04.28.00.3A
AB: v2.2.3
Kind Regards

THANK YOU!! Just what I needed.
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Originally Posted by dookiepower View Post

Hey there! Congrats on the card, I just got two this week so I'm new as well. Go ahead and open up Gpu-z with the LN2 BIOS switch on, and see which LN2 BIOS you have, if you have one of the locked ones you can easily flash it to the old unlocked BIOS at the front of this thread.
As per getting the most out of your card its the silicon lottery, some are better than others, just start benching and using afterburner to see what you can get. That is all I'm doing at the moment, if anyone else has any better or more experience suggestions chime in!
I'm running the newest WHQL drivers, been having some problems but I know a lot of other guys around here are having great success with their lightnings!
Again Congrats on the card!

Thanks for the tip! I'm going to play around with it and see what I can achieve.
post #2846 of 7827
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Originally Posted by justasomeone View Post

THANK YOU!! Just what I needed.
You're welcome!

Here I attach you both better normal and ln2 bios'es (102 being the normal and 111 the ln2)

Lightning 680.zip 111k .zip file

Kind Regards!
post #2847 of 7827
I have what may be a stupid question. How do you save your original bios?
GPU-Z Can't do it.
post #2848 of 7827
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Originally Posted by dph314 View Post

My Computer -> C:/ -> Program Files (x86) -> MSI Afterburner -> Profiles
If you can't edit the file, right-click the config file and go to 'Properties', then the 'Security' tab, then click on your User name for your PC and click 'Edit'. Then click your User name again and check the box that says 'Full Control' and click 'Apply'. This should give you full privaleges to edit the file. Edit both config files if there are 2 there, each card's file needs to be edited if you have 2.

Well I did as your guide instructed, played Rage for about 1 hour at 1350 MHz on Ln2 bios so I assume it worked like a charm!! I dont have a meter so I dont know what voltage its going up to. Thanks for your help.
post #2849 of 7827
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Originally Posted by B rad View Post

I have what may be a stupid question. How do you save your original bios?
GPU-Z Can't do it.
"nvflash --save desiredfilename.rom" wink.gif
post #2850 of 7827
Yeah NVflash never let me save mine either. I never did though as someone else uploaded the one I had, so I could just download it if I ever needed to flash back.

Anyways...came home from work to find a brand new Lightning sitting on my porch! biggrin.gif The RMA went through, thank God. Not that I lied or anything, I mean, it was failing WU's on stock clocks, that was really true. But, I'll admit, since it was my really bad overclocker, I was more than happy when it started failing WU's and I had a valid reason to return it redface.gif I was just nervous that they'd run it through a bunch of games and synthetics and take it upon themself to decide there was nothing wrong with the card. Didn't happen though and they did do a swap, checked serial numbers.

But, the model numbers are different.....

"Model Number In- 602-V283-02S" "Model Number Out- 912-V283-009" Haven't put it in the computer yet, am going to now. But the PCB says Lightning on it, so, yeah, we'll see what happens. Will post an update soon....
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