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I just got one of the power editions that I ordered. Now this card is going to be fun to play with. I haven't flashed the ln2 bios yet but so far it seems to be stable at 1300mhz on the stock bios. Thats a good start. I hope that the other card works as well.

I can't wait to see what the ln2 bios will do. I also ordered a couple of blocks from ek. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post

I just got one of the power editions that I ordered. Now this card is going to be fun to play with. I haven't flashed the ln2 bios yet but so far it seems to be stable at 1300mhz on the stock bios. Thats a good start. I hope that the other card works as well.

I can't wait to see what the ln2 bios will do. I also ordered a couple of blocks from ek. biggrin.gif

1300 on the stock bios is better than all the lightnings I played with, really hope the other one is a good match! How does the memory oc?
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I have tried everything...... flashing 3A bios, mod AB 2.2.4... NV314.07 and i cant get the voltage over 1.21

How do i do this and what am i missing in this OC... This is my first atempt to OC my Lighting and i cant get pass 1250 mhz

Ok.. I have trusted the software read of the voltage, i havent used a DMMM.. that i will try... Thanks...
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*Update: Been tinkering the last few days with this PE card. Flashed BIOS to LN2. Running all sorts of tests.

LN2 vs PE bios:

Stock PE: 3Dmark11 Score: 9567 (2500K 4.7ghz)
Valley Extreme Score: 1889

LN2 Flash: 3DMark11 Score: 10056 (2500k 4.7ghz) much greater increase than Valley
Valley Extreme Score: 1997

Overclocking: Found this card difficult to OC on LN2 bios. With either bios, there is A LOT of trial and error. With PE bios, I can bring my 3Dmark11 Score up near the LN2 bios score. In Valley I can exceed the LN2 score but not by much.

Here are 2 screenshots of 3DMark PE vs LN2

PE bios




LN2 bios



Conclusion:
With all the tests ive ran, flashing bios to LN2 will net you around a 5% increase all around. I feel because this card whether PE or Lightning is OC so much already, its really hard to get stable at higher OC's. There's a lot of trial and error with OCing either BIOS that I feel its better to leave it where its at. For the increase in scores or FPS you may get, for me its to unstable and a lot of work to get these small increases. I do feel however, its best to flash to LN2 bios, because you do get a sizable increase. I have not done any real world gaming comparisons yet. This is all my experience the last 48 with this card and may change as time goes on. Others may find it easier.

Note- I remember reading that PE cards comes with a different controller than Lightning cards. I do not know this. Maybe this is why its hard for me to get any decent OC on Ln2 bios. Its has PE controller?

Just my noob .02
Edited by CtrlAltElite - 4/12/13 at 6:58am
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Verification! Nice Nice!!

Hello everyone, I've been playing with this set up for the past couple weeks. LOVE IT!!! smile.gif I had to flash the LN2 bios with an unlocked one and have had a way better experience with it. thumb.gif This thread has helped me out very much since I have read 95% of the posts. I have this card Folding while I'm not using it. Fold On!!
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17369/ex-blc-1343/EK_MSI_GeForce_680_GTX_Lightning_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Acetal_Nickel_CSQ_EK-FC680_GTX_Lightning_-_AcetalNickel.html

The last one in stock that I've seen for a while. If you want one, I would recommend ordering asap since the lightnings were discontinued.
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17369/ex-blc-1343/EK_MSI_GeForce_680_GTX_Lightning_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Acetal_Nickel_CSQ_EK-FC680_GTX_Lightning_-_AcetalNickel.html

The last one in stock that I've seen for a while. If you want one, I would recommend ordering asap since the lightnings were discontinued.

I know of one at a local shop.......just waiting to see if the price will drop on it.
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Hey guys, I got another question, I reinstalled the new driver and things are working better now especially in crysis 3, but I want to know there are times in games like BF3 where the fps will drop below 60 and go to 40, this usally coincides with low GPU usage, in a match or two of BF3 my fps will drop like this around 3 times but it will run usually above 80 fps. Is this okay? normal?
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Hey guys, I got another question, I reinstalled the new driver and things are working better now especially in crysis 3, but I want to know there are times in games like BF3 where the fps will drop below 60 and go to 40, this usally coincides with low GPU usage, in a match or two of BF3 my fps will drop like this around 3 times but it will run usually above 80 fps. Is this okay? normal?

Quite normal if you experience it in multiplayer
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Out of curiosity, if you flash the BIOS into a PE, do you effectively have a Lightning?

Or are there hardware differences between the two? Someone mentioned something about a "voltage controller" being different?
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