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Thanks guys. I'll stick it in LN2 mode. Make sure it works (since I'm getting it used), and if it's not an "unlocked" bios, I'll flash it. Sounds easy enough.

Dunno how many people have the full coverage block for these puppies so perhaps I'll be able to put up some nice OC figures wink.gif

You almost definitely have the locked LN2 BIOS, if you just bought the card. So you'll have to flash. And it isn't hard at all. Literally takes 15 seconds. The locked LN2 ones are stuck at 1.175v just like reference 680s, so you might not get a good overclock until after flashing.

And yes, not too many blocks out there, but there's enough to give you some competition tongue.gif I would love to set up a loop someday. I may do that instead of upgrading right away to the 700-series, since these two Lightnings are more than enough power than I'll need for a while, especially if Nvidia steps it up driver-wise in response to 12.11. But yeah, I'm stuck at 1480mhz in 3dMark11 until I set that loop up. I look forward to your 1500mhz+ run thumb.gif
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You almost definitely have the locked LN2 BIOS, if you just bought the card. So you'll have to flash. And it isn't hard at all. Literally takes 15 seconds. The locked LN2 ones are stuck at 1.175v just like reference 680s, so you might not get a good overclock until after flashing.
And yes, not too many blocks out there, but there's enough to give you some competition tongue.gif I would love to set up a loop someday. I may do that instead of upgrading right away to the 700-series, since these two Lightnings are more than enough power than I'll need for a while, especially if Nvidia steps it up driver-wise in response to 12.11. But yeah, I'm stuck at 1480mhz in 3dMark11 until I set that loop up. I look forward to your 1500mhz+ run thumb.gif

My 295 overclocks pretty freaking high. One of the few "golden cards" of it's production run. Hopefully I can get lucky again.


Anyway, the lightning I ordered is from another user here on OCN, so it's not a brand new card. Not sure how long the previous owner had it for, so I guess we'll see what BIOS comes with it. biggrin.gif

In other news, Sidewinder Computers never sent me a confirmation for my waterblock order, and it's still showing up in my cart... might have to call them about that.
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Okay. I edited the .cfg file and now Im getting 1.306V without using artmoney, i can boost so far to +176 and +500 Memory, but mi biggest concern is the temp, AB registered 79C max temp with that voltage, I dont wanna know what will my temperature be with 1.4V and even more clock speed.

My maximum clock speed was 1376 MHz. with 1.306V is that acceptable or is it below the average?

I have 11790 marks sin 3DMark11 but I havent Overclocked my Processor yet to 5300 MHz. biggrin.gif, Should I stop there based on my temps or can I go any further? does anyone know what temp is the max safe for this monsters on air?
    
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Thanks guys. I'll stick it in LN2 mode. Make sure it works (since I'm getting it used), and if it's not an "unlocked" bios, I'll flash it. Sounds easy enough.
Dunno how many people have the full coverage block for these puppies so perhaps I'll be able to put up some nice OC figures wink.gif

I'll be installing my block in the next couple days....hoping to get some good clocks out of this thing as well. wink.gif


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Originally Posted by dph314 View Post

You almost definitely have the locked LN2 BIOS, if you just bought the card. So you'll have to flash. And it isn't hard at all. Literally takes 15 seconds. The locked LN2 ones are stuck at 1.175v just like reference 680s, so you might not get a good overclock until after flashing.
And yes, not too many blocks out there, but there's enough to give you some competition tongue.gif I would love to set up a loop someday. I may do that instead of upgrading right away to the 700-series, since these two Lightnings are more than enough power than I'll need for a while, especially if Nvidia steps it up driver-wise in response to 12.11. But yeah, I'm stuck at 1480mhz in 3dMark11 until I set that loop up. I look forward to your 1500mhz+ run thumb.gif
You're Lightning's are beast....no way I would upgrade to the 700 series if I were you, like you said they should be plenty of power for a long time coming. Also just wanted to say, I've seen you around this thread as a regular, and your posts are very helpful, so thanks for that. thumb.gif
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Hey guys, any help on where I can find 80.04.09.00.3A to download? I've tried the two other unlocked LN2 BIOS but F8 caused artifacting and I just get a black screen when booting into Windows with 80.04.28.00.3A (drivers cleaned away and freshly installed, yes). Cheers for any help.

Sad story behind this, I had a card from the batch of the first 5000 and it overclocked decently but I took off the reactor on the back when putting these guys in SLI, I decided to re-attach it and re-benchmark with some new RAM and forcing a higher voltage on the GPU but I must have slipped the reactor in wrong by accident and easy as that, broken card doh.gif MSI RMA were lax about it but I got a new card back, not a fixed old one.

EDIT: Excellent, browsing through a lot of files and doing a lot of flashing and this 80.04.28.00.3A is seemingly working fine now, still wouldn't mind having the above elusive file as backup!
Edited by CoD511 - 11/13/12 at 7:43am
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Tried flashing the 3A BIOS using the guide at the start of the thread and I'm getting a warning (Firmware image PCI subsystem ID does not match adapter firmware PCI subsystem ID).

Is it ok to proceed with flashing or have I missed something important??
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Will the BIOS mentioned in the OP (The BIOS you use when flashing mentioned in the little tutorial) work well with new editions of the MSI GTX 680 Lightning?
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Tried flashing the 3A BIOS using the guide at the start of the thread and I'm getting a warning (Firmware image PCI subsystem ID does not match adapter firmware PCI subsystem ID).
Is it ok to proceed with flashing or have I missed something important??

What is the current BIOS on your card?

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Will the BIOS mentioned in the OP (The BIOS you use when flashing mentioned in the little tutorial) work well with new editions of the MSI GTX 680 Lightning?

I recently purchased my second LTG and flashed it to the F8 bios which caused pretty colours all over the screen. After reflashing to the 80.04.28.00.3A BIOS, it has been excellent. I wouldn't flash to the F8 if I was buying now.
    
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I'll be installing my block in the next couple days....hoping to get some good clocks out of this thing as well. wink.gif

You're Lightning's are beast....no way I would upgrade to the 700 series if I were you, like you said they should be plenty of power for a long time coming. Also just wanted to say, I've seen you around this thread as a regular, and your posts are very helpful, so thanks for that. thumb.gif

I have 2 of these LTG blocks from EK and fantastic temps all over. I added some prolimatech PK-3 to each of the phase capacitors and temps are superb. I have put 1.5V through and the highest temps I have seen is 52C on anything (core/ram/vrms). on normal operation, it runs around 40C. My ambients are 23C.

My only advice is if you use the bridge, be carefull. One of mine wouldn't sit well and after 3 reseats and fluid leaking, I gave up and made my own link system for SLI. The other bridge is fine though, so hopefully just a one off. (O rings looked good and I couldn't see anything visibly wrong with the bridge).

It will show quickly if you have a problem but I am sure I was just unlucky smile.gif

When under water, give it some tongue.gif

Edit:

It is quite apparent that the 7970 is faster than the normal 680 but the cards we have are not normal 680s...We have the best 680s out biggrin.gif
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Current BIOS is 80.04.47.00.19 (Locked LN2)
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