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do i really need aux and mem voltage?! seems to be no difference for me..

I have them both at plus fitty. I haven't noticed any stability gains but why not.



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i would like everybodys opinion....should i flash my bios?? i never did it before so im kinda if its not broke dont fix it kinda guy.
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i would like everybodys opinion....should i flash my bios?? i never did it before so im kinda if its not broke dont fix it kinda guy.

Is it voltage locked? Or are you doing it to do it?

Cheap insurance is to buy a crap card for a backup in case of a bricked it oh ***** moment.

If it is locked do some extensive reading on flashing. When I flashed my 480's I was sweating bullets but it worked like a charm.

But a good rule of thumb is exactly that if it ain't broke don't fix it. Voltage lock = broke in my book.

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Edited by wutang61 - 10/27/12 at 6:44pm
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ya they are both locked..my cards boost 1224 out of the box and i can oc them to about 1375...i kinda wana unlock them just to see how far i can take them..but i dont wana brick my card..i know they have the ln2 switch for another bios..so if something happens while im flashing..do i still have the other bios to fall back on to fix it?
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ya they are both locked..my cards boost 1224 out of the box and i can oc them to about 1375...i kinda wana unlock them just to see how far i can take them..but i dont wana brick my card..i know they have the ln2 switch for another bios..so if something happens while im flashing..do i still have the other bios to fall back on to fix it?

Yes and no... The other bios will boot and the card will work but you can only flash the bios the card is currently on... If its on non ln2 bios you can't flash the ln2 bios.

Pick up a card for 20 bucks a 210 410 8600gt whatever and use that card while you flash the 680. Nv flash will confirm that it was successful and you won't get screwed. Also dos flashing is another option to avoid flashing errors.

Do your homework extensively get a solid bios file and get it done.


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While testing out 3 cards in SLI on air I think the cards got so close to one another the fans started to hit the adjacent board. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif I already removed the Reactor modules. Has anyone else ran into this issue?

I came up with this until I put them under water...


Edited by D749 - 10/28/12 at 12:08am
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While testing out 3 cards in SLI on air I think the cards got so close to one another the fans started to hit the adjacent board. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif I already removed the Reactor modules. Has anyone else ran into this issue?
I came up with this until I put them under water...

You haven't done rigbuilder and added the resulting list to your sig, so don't know which mobo you have, but guess some mobos have better PCIe spacing than others. For your mobo, water may have been the best solution
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You haven't done rigbuilder and added the resulting list to your sig, so don't know which mobo you have, but guess some mobos have better PCIe spacing than others. For your mobo, water may have been the best solution

Done. Thanks.

The lack of space happens more towards the end were the power connectors are location. It makes sense since this part is the part isn't directly attached to the board and has the power cables weighing it down. Time to order some EK block. biggrin.gif
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I switched all 3 of my new MSI cards to LN2 mode and they report 80.04.28.00.3A. Does this mean I'm good to go? I thought the unlocked BIOS was removed from these cards.
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I switched all 3 of my new MSI cards to LN2 mode and they report 80.04.28.00.3A. Does this mean I'm good to go? I thought the unlocked BIOS was removed from these cards.

It sure does. I use that BIOS on my 2 LTGs and it is the unlocked BIOS. The F8 I had was a pain because any overclock crash resulted in a hard lock.
    
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