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MSI just last night reported that they received the defective card they sent me. This is taking forever, I sent the original card in over a month ago!


At any rate, I never really bothered overclocking much or anything fancy with my previous card. Didn't really have to for any of the games I was playing on a 1920x1200 60hz display. I have a 2560x1440 120hz panel now, so I'm probably going to want to get as much of an overclock as I can get out of the thing.

I've already got the waterblock ready, so cooling isn't an issue, but how about everything else? I've kind of forgotten all the details. I know I should be running the 3A LN2 BIOS, and I should be overclocking with Afterburner, but specifically which version of AB? Should I be using a particular Nvidia driver? Also, I recall that I'm supposed to do some tinkering with either the drivers or afterburner or something to get voltage control to actually work, right?

If someone could just give me an idiot-friendly list of everything I need, that would be super awesome. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

MSI just last night reported that they received the defective card they sent me. This is taking forever, I sent the original card in over a month ago!


At any rate, I never really bothered overclocking much or anything fancy with my previous card. Didn't really have to for any of the games I was playing on a 1920x1200 60hz display. I have a 2560x1440 120hz panel now, so I'm probably going to want to get as much of an overclock as I can get out of the thing.

I've already got the waterblock ready, so cooling isn't an issue, but how about everything else? I've kind of forgotten all the details. I know I should be running the 3A LN2 BIOS, and I should be overclocking with Afterburner, but specifically which version of AB? Should I be using a particular Nvidia driver? Also, I recall that I'm supposed to do some tinkering with either the drivers or afterburner or something to get voltage control to actually work, right?

If someone could just give me an idiot-friendly list of everything I need, that would be super awesome. Thanks.

I may be wrong but I am pretty sure AB 2.2.3 allows the most voltage. The first post on this thread says you should get ~1.35v. I have been unable to get anything above 1.3v with 3A LN2 BIOS and 2.2.3 AB. I As far as driver I just use the most up to date stable build.
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May not hurt to try, I got about the same overclock with both bios' though. I stick with the 3A bios for the driver recovery.
When the driver crashes with 3A it can recover to desktop, when the driver crashes with F8, you get a blackscreen & have to reboot.

Oh, that explains a lot. I'll have to install 3a.

How do you flash to just one card in sli? I know how to use atiflash but I'm not sure of most of the commands with nvflash.
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I may be wrong but I am pretty sure AB 2.2.3 allows the most voltage. The first post on this thread says you should get ~1.35v. I have been unable to get anything above 1.3v with 3A LN2 BIOS and 2.2.3 AB. I As far as driver I just use the most up to date stable build.

I'm using 2.2.3, but if I remember correctly (and I could be wrong, since I currently don't have a kepler card in the system to confirm) afterburner only lets you set a power limit, not an actual voltage change.

Also people keep talking about adjusting voltages to different things (like memory) separately - I've never seen any options for that in AB.

How do?
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I'm using 2.2.3, but if I remember correctly (and I could be wrong, since I currently don't have a kepler card in the system to confirm) afterburner only lets you set a power limit, not an actual voltage change.

Also people keep talking about adjusting voltages to different things (like memory) separately - I've never seen any options for that in AB.

How do?

There most definitely is voltage control in 2.2.3. It's what I use atm. Also to adjust memory and aux voltage there is a drop down at the right end of that voltage control to expand open to see the settings for all 3 (memory, aux, core).
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MSI has the worst customer service I've ever experienced. Good luck with your RMA Zero4549.

When my GTX 570 was defective, it took them about 3 weeks to respond, and then they told me they didn't have a replacement for me, further more they tried to send me a check for 260 dollars when the card retailed for 350 at the time. After I told them no way the card costs 350, they said ok and sent me a check for 325.

I bought a lightning afterwards, but it took a lot of courage, because I knew that if I ever got anything defective from MSI again i'd have to deal with those shenanigans.
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I'm using 2.2.3, but if I remember correctly (and I could be wrong, since I currently don't have a kepler card in the system to confirm) afterburner only lets you set a power limit, not an actual voltage change.

Also people keep talking about adjusting voltages to different things (like memory) separately - I've never seen any options for that in AB.

How do?

Yes, it does have voltage control. You need to go into the settings and unlock it though.
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Yes, it does have voltage control. You need to go into the settings and unlock it though.

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MSI has the worst customer service I've ever experienced. Good luck with your RMA Zero4549.

When my GTX 570 was defective, it took them about 3 weeks to respond, and then they told me they didn't have a replacement for me, further more they tried to send me a check for 260 dollars when the card retailed for 350 at the time. After I told them no way the card costs 350, they said ok and sent me a check for 325.

I bought a lightning afterwards, but it took a lot of courage, because I knew that if I ever got anything defective from MSI again i'd have to deal with those shenanigans.

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Originally Posted by Qlix View Post

There most definitely is voltage control in 2.2.3. It's what I use atm. Also to adjust memory and aux voltage there is a drop down at the right end of that voltage control to expand open to see the settings for all 3 (memory, aux, core).

Ah, thanks everyone smile.gif
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Hey guys I have overclocked my gtx 680 lighting to1480/7000 with +180 on the core and I'd like to ask, if keep the temps low my gpu isn't going to have problems with the overvoltage? Or at least if it doesnt degrade my gpu life time to months.

Also which is the max temp that is still safe to use the graphics card, because according to nvidia is about 90° completely safe. max 78° for me
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^ I would not run it that high 24/7, that is about 1.480v-1.500v.
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