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Originally Posted by darkinners View Post

Ok first thing first.

Here is my submission to this prestige club biggrin.gif


Ok I have a little tip on lightning overclocking(probably many of you already knew about that)

It's the VRM temp and AUX voltage.

When I first got this lightning SLI setup.
I found the overclock ability on these cards are meh.
I couldn't get pass 1224 core on LN2 bios(the bios added 500mv voltage already!)

Everytime I went pass that. Heaven lock up. no matter how much voltage I added to it.


After few days. I looked the VRM temperature closely. they hit 70 degrees+ at extreme setting Unigine 4.0
Ok I try to lower the AUX voltage in AB by 50mv and create a user fan profile.

Profit!!

Seems keeping VRM under 60 degree have a great benefit for OCing .
My cards aren't any good (ASIC 72.9 and 73.1%)
But managed to OC to 1306 (pass 3Dmark and Unigine 4.0 extreme benchmark) stable.

By just lowering the AUX voltage and use custom fan profile.

I didn't even add the core voltage!


Didn't bother to find the MAX OC with core voltage.
Actually now I clock them back to default clock for daily use(They are just too fast for the games I play)

I don't think your computer would be working right now if the BIOS added 500mv wink.gif

But congrats on getting a decent pair afterall. Yeah you always want to set a custom and more aggressive fan profile than the default one. It goes for silence, not performance. And when benching you always want to set a static speed of 100% for the lowest temps, meaning best stability.

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Originally Posted by elbubi View Post

Hello People.

One question for those who have experience on RMA:

After 6 month use my card is crashing at stock clocks/volts on Heaven 4/Valley/Htiman Abs/Sleeping Dogs/etc, I think it might got broken (tried diferent drivers, cleaning, etc, etc, etc).

I bought it from newegg in the states but I live in Argentina. Do I have to do the RMA process with newegg or with msi directly? Anyone nows if there is an international msi guarantee so to avoid sending the card back to the states?

Kind Regards and thanks in advance!

Yeah after that long you definitely have to deal with MSI directly.
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Hi all, (sorry i'm italian and sorry in first for my english)

I have 1 problem and sorry for my question but i don't have see 588 page's of this thread.. redface.gif

I have standard MSI GTX680 Lightning.
Afterburner describe my bios is:
MSI N680GTX Lightning (LN2) on GK104 GPU
Driver: 313.96
BIOS: 80.04.09.00.f8
My card need the new bios 3A or not?

I try to overclock this card but i have very problem over UP 1267Mhz by AB OSD Server...
If i try to Put power limit in more position and core voltage same.. but i have crash and need to reset pc for black screen.
My OC whit L2N standard is only stable to +50Mhz andCORE MV and POWER LIMIT to zero.
Demoralized.

Anyone Help me please? axesmiley.png
I'm very tired to test and find all same crash...

thank in advance brother's and re-sorry for my poor english (google translate help me?!)

bye,
Ghostfox
Edited by Ghostfox - 2/16/13 at 8:11am
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Does your Power % go up to 300%? Well, even if it does, I'd say get the 3A. You won't have to do a hard reset every time you crash from an unstable overclock.
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Does your Power % go up to 300%? Well, even if it does, I'd say get the 3A. You won't have to do a hard reset every time you crash from an unstable overclock.

I have the 3A bios on both my lightnings.. I still have to hard reset after a crash when benching...
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Does your Power % go up to 300%? Well, even if it does, I'd say get the 3A. You won't have to do a hard reset every time you crash from an unstable overclock.

thanks in advance DPH, but unfortunately when I have a problem of instability me the screen goes black and I must restart.
Now i have upgrade my F8 to A3 today... tonight i leave my bed to testing new bios whit OC and Unigine 4 or new 3DMark.
do you have any advice for me? smile.gif
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Hi guys, i have a several questiona:

1) How i disarm my gtx 680 lightning? LOL the GPU reactor sticker warning makes me afraid... (something video?)

2) This GPU need the GPU Reactor to work?

3) If the GPU need the GPU Reactor, how make when i want install any GPU Block for water cooling?

Sorry for my bad english, i'm learning, thanks for all...
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Does your Power % go up to 300%? Well, even if it does, I'd say get the 3A. You won't have to do a hard reset every time you crash from an unstable overclock.

thanks in advance DPH, but unfortunately when I have a problem of instability me the screen goes black and I must restart.
Now i have upgrade my F8 to A3 today... tonight i leave my bed to testing new bios whit OC and Unigine 4 or new 3DMark.
do you have any advice for me? smile.gif

I guess with the latest drivers, even with the 3A you have to do a hard reset? That sucks frown.gif

Well, if that's true then you'll be fine with the F8 BIOS if it's not giving you any problems. The only ones that have had trouble with the F8 BIOS are the ones that flash to it. Those that have cards that came with it seem to be fine. As long as it's unlocked (300 Power %), then you're good. My advice would be to always keep the fan speed at 100% when benching, for the best temps/stability. If you really get a good overclocker on the +93mv limit, and temps are good, you could always keep going by doing the voltage hack, to go beyond +93mv.
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Hi guys, i have a several questiona:

1) How i disarm my gtx 680 lightning? LOL the GPU reactor sticker warning makes me afraid... (something video?)

2) This GPU need the GPU Reactor to work?

3) If the GPU need the GPU Reactor, how make when i want install any GPU Block for water cooling?

Sorry for my bad english, i'm learning, thanks for all...

You don't need the Reactor installed. You can take it off if you'd like, and it shouldn't have any affect on your overclock. It's only for extreme overclocks with much higher voltages than you're going to be running on air or probably even water.
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Hey guys, I asked a question a few weeks ago, but never got a response. I've seen you guys find that a 670 @1359= 680@1298, with this in mind, do you think it would be worth upgrading from a gtx 670 capable of 1333Mhz to a gtx 680 lightning. Also, my MSI 670 PE's mem cannot be overclocked very well (+150Mhz in AB). Do you guys think it's worth it upgrading to a 680 Lightning, would it grab me another 5-10% fps if I get a good overclocker? I will be cooling it via H100 using "The Mod".

I say get the lightning only because you HAVE the cash to spare. . Unlocked voltage control . . Much higher mem voltages you'l hit than with you 670. Don't understand why everyone saying don't get it and then comparing slight percentage increases in games. There will be a increase. And that 5fps can make it or break it. Ask me i used to crawl on games with a very old card and i found around 30 to 45fps good still. If not for the games do it for the overclocking potential. Support the dude in getting the lighting. This is a lightning thread.
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Hi Together...

Last Days i must overclock my bed.... had a big influenza...mad.gif

I get many Questions via PM about getting Afterburner Extreme. I like it to help user to get the best OC or Scores in Benchmarks.Thats no Problem!
But with AB Extreme, i cant help.

Here the important Rules for getting AB Extreme:
  • You get AB Extreme only over MSI Support!
  • You must to prove, you have a long Time expert knowledge in overclocking. (show Links,Pics from Bot or other)
  • Important Point for MSI: DO YOU REALY KNOW ,WHAT YOU DO???
  • You need Wait-Time!
  • If MSI answer , you get a contract about dispensation with guarantee, if damaged the Card. And you to undertake, you NOT share the AB Extreme via Filesharing.
  • The Contract has 2 DIN-A 4 Sites.

THe AB Extreme is expired after 3 Month.

My english is bad, i know. But i hope you understand it. It is not a easy Way to get AB Extreme. But...
it is very easy Way to damaged your Lightning with AB Extreme.
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