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did msi quit making these cards? i was gonna buy a second one but amazon is the only place i can find one and they want over $500.

yes they did, and i was in the exact situation as you for like past 3 weeks. go to ebay/local classified and even classifieds right here for a used lightning, it takes a little while to find one, just takes patience.

they are going for ~300USD, the only issue with that is IDK what happens to the warranty. i emailed MSI, but got no reply.
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did msi quit making these cards? i was gonna buy a second one but amazon is the only place i can find one and they want over $500.

Yup, I was lucky enough to get an LE version before they stopped. I don't OC my cards so it does t matter to me if it's the original or the LE.
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might just have to sell mine and go a different route. shouldnt be too hard. it does 1200/2650 with +150mv on air. maybe a galax 980ti hof?
Edited by ried16 - 9/25/15 at 2:26pm
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Hi, I'm wondering if my temperatures are higher than normal overclocks.

I have +200mV Core, +70mW Memory, +50Aux, 1200Mhz/1600MHz with 71 idle and 86ish load.

Are these the kind of temps I Should be expecting for pushing the GPU this much?

EDIT: Something worth mentioning is I'm using a H100i on my CPU (5930k) with the radiator in the front in push/pull, so it is pushing hot air in. This probably is what is causing these temps but not sure.
Edited by zzN8 - 9/27/15 at 1:42pm
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Hi, I'm wondering if my temperatures are higher than normal overclocks.

I have +200mV Core, +70mW Memory, +50Aux, 1200Mhz/1600MHz with 71 idle and 86ish load.

Are these the kind of temps I Should be expecting for pushing the GPU this much?

EDIT: Something worth mentioning is I'm using a H100i on my CPU (5930k) with the radiator in the front in push/pull, so it is pushing hot air in. This probably is what is causing these temps but not sure.

Is the card idling properly? Seems like a high idle when it should be running 300/150 at less than 1V.
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Originally Posted by zzN8 View Post

Hi, I'm wondering if my temperatures are higher than normal overclocks.

I have +200mV Core, +70mW Memory, +50Aux, 1200Mhz/1600MHz with 71 idle and 86ish load.

Are these the kind of temps I Should be expecting for pushing the GPU this much?

EDIT: Something worth mentioning is I'm using a H100i on my CPU (5930k) with the radiator in the front in push/pull, so it is pushing hot air in. This probably is what is causing these temps but not sure.

have you tried lowering your 200mv core at 1200? that seems a bit high for 1200?
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Does anybody know what the LED by the power connections mean? I just plugged in for the first time the extra 6 pin connection using a jumped secondary PSU with the system on. The LED switched from blue (like it always has been) to orange.

Not only that but the PSU switch is OFF, yet somehow the PSU fan starts spinning the second it's plugged into the card. Huh, how is that possible? Never experienced this before.

Found a pic on google images, does orange just denote the fact you have all 3 plugs in use?

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Adding the 3rd plug didn't help in getting max clock higher for a Valley run frown.gif .
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Adding the 3rd plug didn't help in getting max clock higher for a Valley run frown.gif .

You probably need to do rbby or get ABX. It takes 1.42v core on air for my card to run 1320 core stable.

Also the orange light does mean that all the power connectors are noticed by the card for power. I would switch it to the LN2 BIOS also if you haven't already.
Edited by KingCry - 10/5/15 at 7:42pm
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