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Hey guys hope you can help i'm getting an error while trying to flash my BIOS it says ( i/o error: cannot open file: 680l_unlockedbios.rom ) so what do i do in this situation? i've followed all the steps from start to finnish 3 times and i keep getting the same error ..
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Do you have display known file extensions ticked? you may have .rom.rom
    
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i'm not sure? i'm pretty new to this stuff so if you could tell it to me in a noob way it would be nice smile.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.

Check to see what your power limit is in AB when you're on the LN2 bios. If it's not 300 you will likely still need to flash to the unlocked 3A listed in the first post. My bios was 3A but was locked. Flashing solved the problem though.
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Check to see what your power limit is in AB when you're on the LN2 bios. If it's not 300 you will likely still need to flash to the unlocked 3A listed in the first post. My bios was 3A but was locked. Flashing solved the problem though.

You had 80.04.28.00.3A and had to reflash? Or 80.04.29.00.3A which is locked? I have 80.04.28.00.3A.
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You had 80.04.28.00.3A and had to reflash? Or 80.04.29.00.3A which is locked? I have 80.04.28.00.3A.
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Check to see what your power limit is in AB when you're on the LN2 bios. If it's not 300 you will likely still need to flash to the unlocked 3A listed in the first post. My bios was 3A but was locked. Flashing solved the problem though.

Using AB 2.2.4 I can drag the slider to 300%. Is that what you mean?
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do i really need aux and mem voltage?! seems to be no difference for me..

Hard to say.. Aux voltage does nothing on my card. But memory voltage improves my mem speed with 100 mhz when maxed (+100mV)
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When using these cards, is it best to still use MSI Afterburner 2.2.3 instead of 2.2.4? I've heard you can use 2.2.4 to adjust the voltage on these cards, but you have to go through some sort of software manipulation correct?
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so what yall are saying is that its best to use an old crappy card to flash my cards??
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When using these cards, is it best to still use MSI Afterburner 2.2.3 instead of 2.2.4? I've heard you can use 2.2.4 to adjust the voltage on these cards, but you have to go through some sort of software manipulation correct?

It's only 3 lines in one of the config files in the Afterburner folder. It's pretty easy. Just have to search either this thread of the internet for the 3 lines to copy and paste in there, so, up to you which version I suppose. I heard 2.2.4 correctly reads Power Usage though.
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Check to see what your power limit is in AB when you're on the LN2 bios. If it's not 300 you will likely still need to flash to the unlocked 3A listed in the first post. My bios was 3A but was locked. Flashing solved the problem though.

You had 80.04.28.00.3A and had to reflash? Or 80.04.29.00.3A which is locked? I have 80.04.28.00.3A.

80.04.28.00.3A is the unlocked one. 80.04.29.00.3A is the locked one.
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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.

Flashing nowadays is really easy on these. Much easier than I remember when I looked into flashing my 570s back before the 600-series. Fear not.
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Had a little OC session more yesterday - in the window


http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4765554

Damn it. I get just over 13,000 at roughly the same clocks. I still want to know why my Graphics Score seems about 500pts lower than everyone else running ~1480/7200. I was on the same drivers as you as well.

Full throttle, 1489MHz on the core. Unfortunately I was a bit in a hurry, so I didnt get time to tune my CPU properly.
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