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offtopic.gif It is an old game but a good one , is free Bioshock 1 , I'm downloading mine right know
http://www.gamefly.com/Download-BioShock/150930/

That has its own thread.. http://www.overclock.net/t/1325086/gamefly-bioshock-for-pc-0-free/10#post_18557853
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they need a cc..forget that!
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Many moons ago (my brain is fuzzy it's been so long ago) tom did a write up and extensively researched OC'ing vid cards. It seems most the speed comes from overclocking the memory vs gpu. Of course today's cards are light years from the cards tested at that time. I would be interested to see priority of mem being overclocked over gpu to see performance comparison of other way around. I don't know how much headroom the mem has on these for oc. Once I get my comp built I'll prob look in to this.

got my lightning a couple days ago. definitely a massive thing of beauty
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Welcome back xoleras! biggrin.gif
Yep, they're all locked. MSI is even keeping the BIOS label the same as the unlocked version, but locking it down (someone got the unlocked 3A BIOS but still had to flash to the one from the OP for 300% Power Target and voltage adjustment iirc a bunch of pages back).
I finally switched mine over to the non-LN2 BIOS to see what they're like. 1480mhz one boosts to 1202mhz, ha. Could have been running that at 1.175v this whole time frown.gif. Don't matter though, upgrading next series anyways.
Other than that, lot of new members, and awesomely high overclocks are still popping up here and there with ArtMoney.

My "1440" boosts to 1228 , if I remember correctly- interesting...

And no, I m going to add the Zotac GTX 680 and run SLI for some time / if needed / - BTW cheers to all..
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Many moons ago (my brain is fuzzy it's been so long ago) tom did a write up and extensively researched OC'ing vid cards. It seems most the speed comes from overclocking the memory vs gpu. Of course today's cards are light years from the cards tested at that time. I would be interested to see priority of mem being overclocked over gpu to see performance comparison of other way around. I don't know how much headroom the mem has on these for oc. Once I get my comp built I'll prob look in to this.
got my lightning a couple days ago. definitely a massive thing of beauty

I found certain games/benchs like one or the other but generally both. In Heaven and BF3 for instance, it works better with a good memory overclock and 3DMark11 works better with a good GPU core overclock.

My only gripe is the 256bit memory bus at my resoloution. 2 7950s at 5760*1080 can get better fps than me on BF3 frown.gif I knew this when I bought my rig but wasn't expecting the new AMD drivers to give that kind of boost in performance.

If anyone is interested, I did a benchmark with one LTG and one ref EVGA on air a while ago (before buying another LTG). I did the benchs in 3D surround and just surround for comparison.


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biggrin.gif seems liek my 7800Mhz run needs 100% fan speed in order to keep cool enoughh whehehehehe what a damn noise.
Only needs arround 45 degrees, pretty strange that it can run so much higher if its 5 degrees lower.. its a 7ghz vs 7,8 vs 5 degrees or so
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hi everyone i am new proud owner of lightning:)

these are my max clocks on default BIOS...

gpu +130 mem +520

3dmark11: 11880 p




3dmarkvantage 42693 p





unigine heaven 2540 p

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as you see my bios version is 80.04.47.00.18

on the first page of this thread i saw that is NON LN2 BIOS.... and my question is: Can I flash LN 2 BIOS with tutorial you gave on first page of this thread?
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as you see my bios version is 80.04.47.00.18
on the first page of this thread i saw that is NON LN2 BIOS.... and my question is: Can I flash LN 2 BIOS with tutorial you gave on first page of this thread?

You should be able to. I've flashed both my cards using those instructions as they both had locked 3A bios. Just follow the instructions and you should be fine. You could run your system at stock if you're overclocked to be safe.

I finally had a chance to set-up and test my second card. Here's the highest I can go on the LN2 bios without any extra voltage. I'm happy with 1280. Seems like I got a decent card.

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Does adjusting voltage in your mb bios for your gpu work better then afterburner?

Im guessing that option applies to the integrated GPU in the processor, I might be wrong though.thumb.gif
    
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