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I own (2) ASUS GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 in SLI (check my sig. for hardware). Both cards boost to 1300 MHz and are rock solid (gaming, Furmark, 3DMark, etc.). I'd like to buy a 3rd DC2T but they're too big to run 3-way SLI on air. While I'm not against WCing (3) DC2Ts I upgrade pretty regularly.

Reading this thread every couple of days I'm tempted to sell them and buy (3) GTX 680 Lightnings. My expectation would be that all (3) Lightnings would run 1300 MHz boost on air. I would then consider WCing them all. What do you think?

Thanks.
Edited by D749 - 10/14/12 at 6:08pm
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If you would get a third Asus' and watercool them, why get 3 Lightnings just to do the same if you already have 2 of the 3 Asus'? Just for the overvoltage, or do you have a RIVE motherboard?
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Sup guys haven't checked thread since months. Question, I noticed that if I OC my card and play a certain few games (BF3, Crysis 2), the game will lockup and screen goes black, and I can hear the game still normally. Or sometimes it will lock up with a stuck audio buzzing noise. Like I said only a few games. Happens quite frequently now. Any ideas or similar issues? Heat is fine on GPU and returning OC to stock causes it less to crash.
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If you would get a third Asus' and watercool them, why get 3 Lightnings just to do the same if you already have 2 of the 3 Asus'? Just for the overvoltage, or do you have a RIVE motherboard?

I have a RIVE but I don't really feel like modding my cards to that extent (e.g., soldering). Also, from what I understand there are only enough ports on the RIVE to support 2 cards. Being able to push the voltage past stock w/o soldering is one reason and the other is that I could run all 3 Lightnings as soon as I get them on air. It's not possible to run 3 DC2T on air.
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Sup guys haven't checked thread since months. Question, I noticed that if I OC my card and play a certain few games (BF3, Crysis 2), the game will lockup and screen goes black, and I can hear the game still normally. Or sometimes it will lock up with a stuck audio buzzing noise. Like I said only a few games. Happens quite frequently now. Any ideas or similar issues? Heat is fine on GPU and returning OC to stock causes it less to crash.

Maybe GPU degradation, or power supply issues. I had same problems with faulthy PSU once. especially the noise that sticks is a sign.

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Just called MSI + mailed .. but they didnt know anything about existence of Afterburner Extreme, -_-.. so i get the normal afterburner link instead LOL.


Nice support (not), So i can use artmoney to hack afterburner 224 or someone here who can send me the unlocked program smile.gif?
I can go to 2Volts anyway but such much of a hassle with 2 programs running the same time
Edited by Arnoud87 - 10/15/12 at 3:19am
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I can go to 2Volts anyway but such much of a hassle with 2 programs running the same time

2 Volts? Make sure you video tape it when you do pls.
Edited by GenoOCAU - 10/15/12 at 3:49am
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haha like i would even come close to that biggrin.gif... was just for the record.
Its more about a notch more instead of twice rofl..

I overclock since the nineties, ye i know about maximums, my first overclock was 16 years back btw biggrin.gif voodoo days biggrin.gif.
Also had the 580 Lightning, still runs.
Im really not that regular guy buying a 680 Lightning and attempts overclocks and crying for more in his first day overclocking =)

Overclocked like 30 videocards in past, never any problem at all. even when i was 10-12 years old i did overclock videocards, always liked free performance, and now the Lightning is there with that awsome custom PCB why the hell would i stick to a newbie limit, for me doesn't makes any sense at all.

Even grandma can use afterburner from MSI's website, you know what I mean wink.gif. Impossible to like that idea
Edited by Arnoud87 - 10/15/12 at 4:30am
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$80-$100 price drop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127693
I paid $608 puke.gif

Makes you wonder how close the next generation is...
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Had full control over AB voltage smile.gif with a nice kiss my ass hack

Fun to play with, tho
Works nice on 3A bios.

But overvolting didnt work allready maxed out at 1,3ghz..... is really maxed out.
I can add voltages up to 1,4v but doesn't do anything

I can pm link if you want to try urself smile.gif. Make sure you aint got blue artifacts allready........... only freezings up means not enough voltage
Edited by Arnoud87 - 10/15/12 at 8:17am
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