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The reading in Afterburner isn't accurate, assuming that's what you're going off of. It may have come with the 3A BIOS, but it could still be locked. People have gotten BIOSs as of late with the exact same label as the 3A, but it's locked down. The only way to be sure is to flash to the 3A from the OP

Right, have checked with a multimeter, it is 1.37V or so. Which begs the question - how could it be with unlocked bios. Do you think someone flashed it in store trying to bin cards?

Well with this voltage it seems I am maxing at 1346 core. Not great.

Edit, also when I overclock the memory (say +500 with a slight bump i volts) my power usage goes well over 100% (around 112%) and core volts drop. Is that right ?
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The reading in Afterburner isn't accurate, assuming that's what you're going off of. It may have come with the 3A BIOS, but it could still be locked. People have gotten BIOSs as of late with the exact same label as the 3A, but it's locked down. The only way to be sure is to flash to the 3A from the OP

Right, have checked with a multimeter, it is 1.37V or so. Which begs the question - how could it be with unlocked bios. Do you think someone flashed it in store trying to bin cards?

Well with this voltage it seems I am maxing at 1346 core. Not great.

Edit, also when I overclock the memory (say +500 with a slight bump i volts) my power usage goes well over 100% (around 112%) and core volts drop. Is that right ?

Yeah the card could've been flashed and then returned. Or it could just be one of the originals that came with the unlocked BIOS and was returned.

And yes, that's how the Afterburner graph is. But yeah, I wouldn't say your card isn't great. 1346/7000 is a hell of a card thumb.gif
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Yeah the card could've been flashed and then returned. Or it could just be one of the originals that came with the unlocked BIOS and was returned.
And yes, that's how the Afterburner graph is. But yeah, I wouldn't say your card isn't great. 1346/7000 is a hell of a card thumb.gif

Thanks.

ANother one. Done some benching, started playing games now. Planetside 2 to be specific. The core clock fluctuates constantly creating hickups in the game. This was not happening when benching (furmark/heaven) What gives ?
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Thanks.
ANother one. Done some benching, started playing games now. Planetside 2 to be specific. The core clock fluctuates constantly creating hickups in the game. This was not happening when benching (furmark/heaven) What gives ?
Probably the boost clock.
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In 3d mark 11 for 3770k 4.5ghz and 680 lighting, a score of P10800 is legit, and ok ?
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Not pushing it, still on air, cpu on daily OC.

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bump for my last post above. realy need advice smile.gif

can I use "load settings on startup" incl. voltage / fan profile etc. in AB 2.2.3 with my lightning or I need edited AB 2.3.0 ?

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Ty!

I asked here for UEFI GOP with my s/n: http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=165083.0
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If switching to 2.3.0, all you have to do is edit the config file, and you'll have voltage control like 2.2.3. I'll search for the lines to paste in the config file and put them here in a sec.
Edit: Directions here- http://www.overclock.net/t/1280007/official-msi-gtx-680-lightning-owners-club/2810#post_18192321

Will i get voltage drops the same as with 2.2.3. or actually i am running 2.2.4 with the edited lines as you posted to me, but get voltage drops gradually
    
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How to flash the LN2 bios with the 3A one ? Tried the first page tutorial, and i came up with this error....

http://i49.tinypic.com/j7rxnk.jpg

And on the msi site, what's that 1.30 and 1.40 bios files ?
Edited by CalinTM - 1/6/13 at 3:31am
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