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Oh I know smile.gif Not saying they're insufficient for gaming, even at stock SLI kicks any game's ass. It's just fun finding their limits is all. Well, for me it is anyways. I just thought with the much better cooling in place, you might be able to hit some damn high overclocks now. Just curious is all smile.gif

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Hey guys, first post here smile.gif. Been reading this thread ever since I got my 680 Lighting a couple of months ago and it's been a great help.

Since I got my card I have been using AB 2.2.3 since that was the last version that didn't require any modding to over volt my card but today I decided to upgrade to AB 2.3.1 and mod it. This new version of AB no longer has the voltage go down to +93 but instead it stays at +100. On 2.2.3 my max voltage according to AB graphs was 1.306 and now with the new version it goes to 1.313 and I am able to get slightly higher clocks than I was getting before.

If anyone else wants to bite the bullet and check this out that would be great.

The card that I bought came with bios 80.04.09.F8 so I am lead to believe that this was one of the first 5000 produced. The max stable core clock I can get on this is 1320mhz with +100mv and +300% power. Do you guys reckon I would get better clocks by changing to the newer unlocked LN2 bios or should I just stick with the one I've got? I'm still playing around with the memory but atm I've got it at 7000mhz with +30mv.

It might have been flashed and then RMA'd, but yes it's also possible it sat on the back of the shelf and just happened to finally be sold after all this time. Either way, sounds like you got a great one memory-wise. Going with the 3A BIOS might not help much, as it's unlocked the same way the one you have now is. A lot of people have had problems with the F8, but if it's working for you then there's no reason to switch really. I had the F8 on mine for a while, just to try it out. Didn't have any problems with it but I switched back to the 3A. Same overclock on both BIOSs, so, you're good either way really.
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Wow the more I read what clocks people are getting with stock voltage and +93 I feel lucky. My card has run every game I have perfectly fine with a core of 1333MHz on stock voltage until last night when I played Planetside2. It played perfectly fine then the game would minimize to desktop and I would get a black screen as if the drivers crashed or something. I am using the 307.74 Quadro drivers which are great btw. So I decided to go back to factory clock and Planetside2 played just as good with no problems so I am just assuming it's a weakness in the driver since every other game is perfectly fine.

Edit: Just went back and checked my Powerlimit, had forgot to set it to 300% the whole time I have had this card overclocked.
Edited by TheAssassin - 1/27/13 at 6:31pm
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What's the best SLI Heaven run you guys have managed with the Lightnings? I know Heaven generally favors AMD so I'm wondering how they compare to the Lightnings? Just did this run at not quite max clocks (1215/1733):



Heaven maxed out at 1080p...

Anybody guys? Curious to see how the Lightnings run Heaven (I know Kepler kills Tahiti in 3dmark11 but haven't seen much on Heaven)...
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I think it's definitely possible the water added 26mhz to your overclock. I've seen even greater improvements, when going from the same voltage/clocks but to a lower temp. I'm willing to bet it added a decent amount to your max OC as well. Are you going to use ArtMoney now that your under water, see what that thing can really do? devil.gif
......there's a 4GB version?

Well you're spending $500 on a beefed-up card, and you don't want to push it? If you plan on keeping it for 10 years, I can see where you're coming from but if not....have some fun biggrin.gif

All depends on the card though. I got one that'll do 1250mhz on the stock voltage and one that'll do 1350mhz on the stock voltage. The better one is also stable at 1424mhz in most games and stays at 63C max temp. If you get a really good one, expect around 1350mhz without even touching the voltage. If you don't get that great of one, you might barely break 1300mhz with the voltage slider maxed. Beg the lottery gods to bless you smile.gif
I suppose I got it wrong but the 4GB version HERE isn't a lightning and does use Twin Frozr III cooling. Maybe I will stick with the 2GB version but I do a lot of 1080p and downsampling from higher resolutions.
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There is no 4GB Lightning AFAIK, theres the 4GB twin frozr is that what you mean? They aren't the same card. What res are you gaming at?
1080p and much higer resolutions via downsampling. The VRAM may come in handy in the 4GB version. The only downside to me on the Lightning is the 2GB VRAM but I haven't had too many issues even on my 6970 I have right now and that is a 2GB card.

Suggestions are welcome but it's a toss up but I'm slightly leaning to the Lightning 680 right now.
Edited by liquidmetal14 - 1/27/13 at 8:58pm
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AFAIK you won't ever need 4GB VRAM unless using multiple monitors in Nvidia surround. Go for the Lightnings for sure...
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Wow the more I read what clocks people are getting with stock voltage and +93 I feel lucky. My card has run every game I have perfectly fine with a core of 1333MHz on stock voltage until last night when I played Planetside2. It played perfectly fine then the game would minimize to desktop and I would get a black screen as if the drivers crashed or something. I am using the 307.74 Quadro drivers which are great btw. So I decided to go back to factory clock and Planetside2 played just as good with no problems so I am just assuming it's a weakness in the driver since every other game is perfectly fine.

Edit: Just went back and checked my Powerlimit, had forgot to set it to 300% the whole time I have had this card overclocked.

That is a phenomenal OC on stock vgpu. The drivers will affect it though the newer ones load the cards harder.
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Anybody guys? Curious to see how the Lightnings run Heaven (I know Kepler kills Tahiti in 3dmark11 but haven't seen much on Heaven)...

Here's mine, 1080P settings maxed (but in 8x 8x PCI-E mode since I have one card on air the other on water, once both on water will be in correct slots and 16x 16x)

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Anybody guys? Curious to see how the Lightnings run Heaven (I know Kepler kills Tahiti in 3dmark11 but haven't seen much on Heaven)...

That's probably why it's mostly a 3dMark11 thread here, ha. I guess I could install it today. I haven't tried benching in many driver versions though, and some have reverted for higher scores. Performance game-wise has gotten a lot better and there's a few games I play in which support was added in the 310.xx family, so I'm not going to bother installing 306. or 304., but I'll take a stab at it on the current 310.90 313. drivers. Woo hoo! - http://www.overclock.net/t/1354420/guru3d-nvidia-313-95-beta-driver#post_19155373
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Well i had a full day of gaming yesterday
BF3
Crysis 1 and 2
Dead Space 2 ( can't wait for 3)
Metro 2033
AC3
Defiance
DMC
Borderlands 2
Planetside 2
+10-15 FPS increase depending on the games
windows 8 would give another 2-8 FPS but I'm still waiting for that to become more bug free before i swap back to it.

highest stable settings i could get were

+87 mv
+300% power
+150 Core (1345)
+600 mem

Tuesday i go back to work and mostly play MMO type games there so i can test it on those but i think there should be no changes.
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That's probably why it's mostly a 3dMark11 thread here, ha. I guess I could install it today. I haven't tried benching in many driver versions though, and some have reverted for higher scores. Performance game-wise has gotten a lot better and there's a few games I play in which support was added in the 310.xx family, so I'm not going to bother installing 306. or 304., but I'll take a stab at it on the current 310.90 313. drivers. Woo hoo! - http://www.overclock.net/t/1354420/guru3d-nvidia-313-95-beta-driver#post_19155373

New drivers! Yes....been waiting for them to move away from that 310.** series....going to give this a go as soon as I get home from work.
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Anybody guys? Curious to see how the Lightnings run Heaven (I know Kepler kills Tahiti in 3dmark11 but haven't seen much on Heaven)...

Well not Lightnings, but I'll post a 1202-1215MHz gtx690 on the new Beta 313.95 for ya:

    
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