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Hey guys, I have been watching this thread for a couple of weeks now and received my 780 Lightning about 4 days ago.
This card was exactly what I wanted coming from 2 460's in SLI. I bought mine new from Newegg. When I opened the box it seemed like it was opened once before and resealed. The plastic wrap wasn't sealed on one side of the box completely. The card itself had a few finger prints on it that were obvious when I first looked at it. The protective tape on it looked like it had been removed once before and put back on. The plastic was very cloudy instead of clear. And there was also a little dust in it already.

I haven't been very satisfied after using it for 4 days and installing the latest drivers. My frames jump all over the place. And I'm monitoring to see if I'm getting any throttling like I've seen other 780's do, But it doesn't seem to be throttling. In Battlefield 4 for example, on Ultra settings at 1920x1080 my frames are all over the place. I can go from 140FPS to 40 FPS in a second in multiplayer. And it doesn't feel very as smooth as it should. I found if I turn on V-sync though it keeps it from dropping into the 40's and more around 50-55 as a low point.

Just about every game has been like this so far. My clock speeds are staying the same but the FPS is all over the place constantly.
And a few more demanding games like FFXIV on maxed settings with underclock the card to 575mhz and I get into the 40's again.
Every GPU I've used or seen have had the frame rates stay pretty close together with a few drops here and there.
But a 100FPS fluctuation seems massive to me. Is this normal or did I receive a busted/already used and returned card?


Here are my specs:
i-5 3570k
8gb RAM
asrock z77 extreme 4
Corsair AX750 PSU
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
MSI 780 Lightning


Honestly I would've returned it the second I noticed it wasn't new/sealed...

Check back 2 pages and see my post. My new Lightning was a dud as well, sounds like you're in the same boat. Have you tried overclocking it yet? I returned it and picked up an EVGA 780 classy and now I'm happy (does 1241MHz coreclock on stock 1.162v, 100% stable with 10hrs of BF4 so far)

Sorry, I know what you're going through frown.gif
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when using skyn3ts ln2 bios and RBBY volts, when running benches it will sometimes crash the driver, looking at the monitoring in AB i get a massive power% surge, a max of 31944600!! up until this point everything is running fine, no stutters, artifacts etc all looks good, then power surge and crash, anyone else have this issue??

this can happen if i set the power target at 100% or 300%
More likely it's reporting that number (inaccurately) because the driver crashed (which probably happened do to an unstable overclock) and not crashing because your lightning decided to pull 100MW (10-20% of a nuclear power plants output). Though we can always hope ^^
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Any help on this. When I use (normal bios) afterburner to set core +100, mem +200 my pc seems very stable. When I set the clock to +150 and run furmark/heaven it performs well and stays around 75°C max. But when I play BF4 with these settings, I get a CTD almost within a minute. What should I do to see how far my core/mem goes then? Starting up a BF4 game and see how it performs is very bothersome, and it seems when it crashes I need a reboot too to get it working again.
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Just picked up one of these "open box" at Micro Center for $505 (tax included). The person I talked to said it didn't fit the person's case. Opening it up, everything seemed in perfect condition except the static bag was opened. ASIC score is 82.9%. Reading reviews it looks possible to get a stable overclock around 1.3GHz - is that a reasonable expectation? I'm just now starting to look at the different BIOS options that are available, and am catching up on the thread (though it is quite a thread!).
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Any help on this. When I use (normal bios) afterburner to set core +100, mem +200 my pc seems very stable. When I set the clock to +150 and run furmark/heaven it performs well and stays around 75°C max. But when I play BF4 with these settings, I get a CTD almost within a minute. What should I do to see how far my core/mem goes then? Starting up a BF4 game and see how it performs is very bothersome, and it seems when it crashes I need a reboot too to get it working again.

Battlefield is probably the worst game ever for picking out unstable oc, on any part of a system. It is just too oc picky. I have had to drop my system ram from 2400 to 2133 after numerous bf4 exe stopped working, stable for weeks in anything I throw at it. Use a variety of games and benches to find your spot but I would not hope to play bf4 for any consistent period at max gpu oc.
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Battlefield is probably the worst game ever for picking out unstable oc, on any part of a system. It is just too oc picky. I have had to drop my system ram from 2400 to 2133 after numerous bf4 exe stopped working, stable for weeks in anything I throw at it. Use a variety of games and benches to find your spot but I would not hope to play bf4 for any consistent period at max gpu oc.

why is it bad when the game stresses your hardware way more then every other game to show you an unstable oc?
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From many of the posts I've seen, bf4 is still kinda buggy. Stability testing on something that may be buggy isn't a very good way to stress test.
    
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why is it bad when the game stresses your hardware way more then every other game to show you an unstable oc?

Stress is one thing, acceptable for overclocking but when the minuscule minority, ie bf4 is the only thing that fails ever you have to ask the question of the programme. All is not perfect with that game atm. It does not stress the system more than many many games.
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I'm subscribing as I have a 780ligtning soon to be otw. Caught a BNIB in shrink wrap on [H]. I nabbed at a good price! I also grabbed a evga 780ref shrink wrapped as well, so I will have to OC it to match. Yes it's a bit goofy, but at the prices I got em for they will do just fine!
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780 Lightning just died on me today, just requested an RMA.

now i have to wait for MSI to get another out to me, kind of stupid considering i paid a little over 800 for this damn thing.
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