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I think I had to reinstall the drivers when I switched BIOS, but it's been a while.
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can someone answer me this..i can overclock my cards like crazy in afterburner and run 3dmark and haven..but when i go to play a game..even with a mild oc i crash???
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can someone answer me this..i can overclock my cards like crazy in afterburner and run 3dmark and haven..but when i go to play a game..even with a mild oc i crash???

The only settings guaranteed to run "everything" are the stock ones. You can run a higher overclock in 3DMark11 than you can in Heaven benchmark. GTA4 and BF3 are both tough customers that can crash overclocks that work for other games. It all comes down to whichever game/app you have that is the most demanding. If you overclock for that, then you have your personal 24/7 OC.

Benching, I tune to whatever that benchmark will take.
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If you use the following trick on a NEW Lightning GTX 680 do you still need to flash an unlocked BIOS?
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Some black magic for 680 Lightning owners:

On 2.2.4 you may edit Lightning hardware profile files (.\Profiles\VEN_10DE&DEV_1180....cfg) and add the following lines there:

[Settings]
VDDC_Generic_Detection = 0
VDDC_CHL8318_Detection = 46h
VDDC_CHL8318_Type = 1


Those lines disable NVIDIA's capped voltage control module, enable voltage control via direct access to CHL8318 and select offset voltage control mode for it.

Note: each card profile must be edited for SLI configs.

Thanks.
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I have a little problem with my hotwire mod.

Why my card fails above 1.4v? Even at stock stetting.
I got a stable 1401/7454 at 1.4 volts, but 1.5 volt is an instant fail, even when i am on 60C
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I have a little problem with my hotwire mod.
Why my card fails above 1.4v? Even at stock stetting.
I got a stable 1401/7454 at 1.4 volts, but 1.5 volt is an instant fail, even when i am on 60C

VRMs could be getting into the danger zone temperature and locking your card up. Or possibly your chip can't take the voltage.
    
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Do you think a better cooling for the VRM will do the job, sir?
At 1.4v the GPU stays under 53C afther playing 1 hour Battlefield 3.
BTW, i am also using a bios from MVtech, wish disables the throttle problemen at high voltages, but still fails at 1.42 and more.

Any ideas to dissable all protections with the hotwire mod, or at least to make the card run higher than 1.4v. I am not scared of explosieves tongue.gif
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Is it normal for this card to have some minor coil whine during the credits screen in Heaven? Frames hit something like 4000 for those few seconds and I get a slight whine. Also got it for a few seconds during the Windows Experience Index. My 670 didn't do this.
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If you use the following trick on a NEW Lightning GTX 680 do you still need to flash an unlocked BIOS?
Thanks.

i honestly dont know. i just dont use anything other than afterburner 2.2.3.
your best bet is to ask someone who uses 2.2.4 and can test with a "locked" bios

i know you want to figure this out before you go buy some of these cards, but im just curious what you have against flashing to an unlocked bios? It is a very simple procedure that should never go wrong if you do everything exactly like youre supposed to. You can always re-flash to the original bios if you need to send your card back for warranty purposes thumb.gif
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