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i got 2 of these bad boys coming monday to replace my 770 Lightnings

Looking at the other components in my sig do i need to upgrade my 860w Corsair PSU

i dont plan to extremely over clock hoping for 1050-1100 on both cores

The medium overclocks you suggested will be ok with that psu.
    
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i got 2 of these bad boys coming monday to replace my 770 Lightnings

Looking at the other components in my sig do i need to upgrade my 860w Corsair PSU

i dont plan to extremely over clock hoping for 1050-1100 on both cores

As long as you dont overvolt or go nuts with OC you dont need a new PSU
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post #2613 of 5050
Guys if one row of LED's + 2 in the second row has gone into some kind og light blinking state, is that a dmg'ed card?

EDIT: they all turn back on when i psuh the card hard: like kombustor or something like that
post #2614 of 5050
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Originally Posted by Sem View Post

i got 2 of these bad boys coming monday to replace my 770 Lightnings

Looking at the other components in my sig do i need to upgrade my 860w Corsair PSU

i dont plan to extremely over clock hoping for 1050-1100 on both cores

Wow, the 770's already long in the tooth huh.thumb.gif You guys are making it hard to stay away from sli.drool.gif Hope you get some golden ones.
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Guys if one row of LED's + 2 in the second row has gone into some kind og light blinking state, is that a dmg'ed card?

EDIT: they all turn back on when i psuh the card hard: like kombustor or something like that

You should have seen mine when RAGE was still forcing my old vid config for my 7850. The lights were strobing like crazy.
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post #2616 of 5050
I got 2 MSI GTX 780 Lightning edition after reading some feedback online. However, the 2 I got I think are horrible and/or inferior to other brands.

It is said to be the fastest card that rivals the HOF or Classified but the 2 I got can't even make it past 1100MHz OC with no Mem overclocking. One of them barely made to +100MHz OC while all the reviews are getting at least 150MHz or higher OC on stock cooler. I tried almost everything, offset power limit, adjusting voltage to different values. No help.

Running on stock won't crash in 3Dmark or Crysis 3, but that only has a max boost clock of 1100MHz, really no point getting the lightning if I'm just running on stock.

The ASIC quality from GPU-Z reports 63.1% and 65% I don't know if that's of any relevance.

I used to have the EVGA GTX 780 Classified and without voltage mod and regular BIOS I can get +105MHz and +400MHZ mem OC easily with MSI afterburner and a max boost clock just short of 1300MHz. Actual in game clock is around 1240MHz. The ASIC quality was 78.4%. Hoping to get higher OC with the lightning so I exchanged but the result is VERY! disappointing.

Any suggestions?

I will keep on updating here and my original thread:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1460251/msi-gtx-780-lightning-is-horrible-or-just-a-bad-batch
post #2617 of 5050
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Originally Posted by Bishop07764 View Post

You should have seen mine when RAGE was still forcing my old vid config for my 7850. The lights were strobing like crazy.
Okay so did you find a solution for this or? please help me, it is getting pretty annoying frown.gif
post #2618 of 5050
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I know that they have the warranty sticker on that particular screw. I would contact MSI and tell them that you would like to replace the tim for the card to try and improve your temps or something (you did replace the tim anyway when you installed the accelero which you were trying to do to improve your temps/noise). I have heard others doing this kind of thing. They then got permission to puncture/ remove the screw. They have then been able to RMA later on. I'm not saying that this would definitely work for you, but it might be worth a try. I have heard of the ram sinks falling off and causing shorts. Are all your ram sinks secure?
Just contacted amazon and they said they'd replace it no problem biggrin.gif
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Just contacted amazon and they said they'd replace it no problem biggrin.gif

That is fantastic news! thumbsupsmiley.png
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Okay so did you find a solution for this or? please help me, it is getting pretty annoying frown.gif

Sorry. I thought you meant all was fixed in your update. I had to delete the video config for RAGE, and it went away. The only thing that I have noticed since the bios flash is that both banks of LEDs stay on all the time. They did not do that before. MSI may have some kind of documentation on the led behavior.
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