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Listing for the EK lightning blocks just went up. So... EK and nickel....good or bad on these new blocks?


http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/fc-geforce/geforce-gtx-6x0-series/ek-fc680-lightning-acetal-nickel.html
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So without flashing the bios, these cards wont overclock higher than any other Non ref. 680? I was going to try the Lightning after seeing not so great OCs on some galaxy SOC Whites.(1296mhz max 3dmark) But im thinking that this may not be much better at all, unless of course i flash the bios for overvoltage, which i am not completely opposed to. '

But i definitely favor the looks of the Galaxy White Edition for my build.
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Originally Posted by Davitz View Post

Listing for the EK lightning blocks just went up. So... EK and nickel....good or bad on these new blocks?
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/fc-geforce/geforce-gtx-6x0-series/ek-fc680-lightning-acetal-nickel.html

No pics yet I see. Was hoping for an acrylic version...
post #3064 of 7827
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Originally Posted by jcamp6336 View Post

So without flashing the bios, these cards wont overclock higher than any other Non ref. 680? I was going to try the Lightning after seeing not so great OCs on some galaxy SOC Whites.(1296mhz max 3dmark) But im thinking that this may not be much better at all, unless of course i flash the bios for overvoltage, which i am not completely opposed to. '
But i definitely favor the looks of the Galaxy White Edition for my build.

The last batch of Lightning comes with the new BIOS from Nvidia, that prevents raising of the voltage . You have to flash
the old unlocked BIOS to be able to ramp up the V
post #3065 of 7827
Hey guys,

I don't know why, but for some reason with F8 bios on my Lightnings, whenever the cards are unstable from OC, during my tests, rather than getting the message about the display driver dropping out, the monitor goes black and says 'no signal'
Then i have to restart the computer, is this normal?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Davitz View Post

Listing for the EK lightning blocks just went up. So... EK and nickel....good or bad on these new blocks?
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/fc-geforce/geforce-gtx-6x0-series/ek-fc680-lightning-acetal-nickel.html

bad tongue.gif
I've openly admitted before that I would strongly recommend staying away from EK and thats what I shall do.

But final choice is yours wink.gif
post #3067 of 7827
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Hey guys,
I don't know why, but for some reason with F8 bios on my Lightnings, whenever the cards are unstable from OC, during my tests, rather than getting the message about the display driver dropping out, the monitor goes black and says 'no signal'
Then i have to restart the computer, is this normal?

Normal.

non-LN2 bios I hear just resets the driver and you can continue.

My Asus 680 didn't do that, but my gtx 690 will reset the driver if the clocks are unstable. But when I go the restart the computer, the Windows log off screen will freeze and I have to do a hard reset.
    
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Thanks for clearing that up.

Next question, i have core voltage, mem voltage, and aux voltage all set to max and so far my best stable OC with both cards in SLI is 1312mhz...
Are the voltages ok or should i lower them?

With my first card i could get it to 1355 but card 2 doesn't OC as well.
Afterburner shows while im in 3Dmark 11 max voltages of 1.306
    
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JUST INSTALLED MY NEW TWINS..THEY SOME BAD *****ES!!!!
HAVENTOVERCLOCKED BUT TEY BOOST TO 1226MHZ OUTA THE BOX
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JUST INSTALLED MY NEW TWINS..THEY SOME BAD *****ES!!!!
HAVENTOVERCLOCKED BUT TEY BOOST TO 1226MHZ OUTA THE BOX

Nice, mine is sitting in its box until next week. Keep us posted as to what your overclock is. Also curious what bios your card came with. Are most of the newer cards coming with a 19 bios now? Seems like people have had trouble flashing those to the F8 unlocked.
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