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Seriously, all these problems people are having and I'm starting to not trust my card. I haven't seen any problems yet, but I don't have many games that really stress it yet, either. Mostly GTA4 and L4D1&2 are what I've been playing lately. Maybe some EQ2. 5 hours of L4D2 without problems, but source doesn't exactly test this card.

Does anyone actually have a 100% stable card? Like, logged many hours in games without trouble after the unlock?

Yes, both mine are working perfect, many hours of gaming, tried on lots of different benches and games at this point. And they've spent plenty of time maxed out at 99% usage from Heaven loops with extreme tessellation and 8xAA.

At first I flashed to the stock 470, but discovered that doing so caused my VID to drop by .0125 to .962V, which made them unstable. So I bumped them up to 1.0V using afterburner, which made them work fine.

After playing for a while like this, I decided on 1.0V for my 'flashed' voltage because I have 2 of these, and the top one gets pretty hot on full load, so I didn't want to go nuts.

Then I did put in a bunch of time to figure out the max clocks that were totally stable (kombustor, heaven, and vantage) at my chosen voltage, which was 715/1750. I got NC to show me how to mod the voltages in Nibitor, and figured out how to do the clocks myself.

Then I flashed to my modded stock 470 bios with the volts and clocks I found stable. I'm running 715/1750/1V smooth sailing ever since.
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If anyone is unhappy/unsure with their card, shoot me a PM if you decide to sell it. If prices are reasonable I may pick up a second, wanted to offer my services to the people in here first
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Yes, both mine are working perfect, many hours of gaming, tried on lots of different benches and games at this point. And they've spent plenty of time maxed out at 99% usage from Heaven loops with extreme tessellation and 8xAA.

At first I flashed to the stock 470, but discovered that doing so caused my VID to drop by .0125 to .962V, which made them unstable. So I bumped them up to 1.0V using afterburner, which made them work fine.

After playing for a while like this, I decided on 1.0V for more my flashed voltage because I have 2 of these, and the top one gets pretty hot on full load, so I didn't want to go nuts.

Then I did put in a bunch of time to figure out the max clocks that were totally stable (kombustor, heaven, and vantage) at my chosen voltage, which was 715/1750. I got NC to show me how to mod the voltages in Nibitor, and figured out how to do the clocks myself.

Then I flashed to my modded stock 470 bios with the volts and clocks I found stable. I'm running 715/1750/1V smooth sailing ever since.
I'm running 700mhz @1.075v right now. I don't have any games to stress it out enough. Downloading the SC2 trial right now to see if that does anything to it. Suppose I could run heavena a few times, but I get bored fast watching that
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I used the default settings on the MSI stock 470 BIOS but increased the core voltage to 1088mV and I still got artifacts. I also tried NCspecV81's BIOS which also gave artifacts. I then lowered the settings back to the stock 470 with a voltage of 1088mV and still artifacts! What am I doing wrong??? Should I keep increasing the voltage? This is killing me.
I've had all kinds of visual strangeness with Crysis over the years. I wouldn't read too much into a problem w/one game, ESPECIALLY not Crysis. Have you tried re-installing the game and re-patching? Tried different settings (like 0xAA)? And for sure you want to leave everything at default in the NVCP.

If I was you I'd try the Heaven benchmark, or download and run the Stalker CoP benchmark (note ... it takes FOREVER to start up). Both those will stress your card like Crysis does, but I've never had graphical weirdness w/either of them unless my cards were legitimately unstable.
    
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I'm running 700mhz @1.075v right now. I don't have any games to stress it out enough. Downloading the SC2 trial right now to see if that does anything to it. Suppose I could run heavena a few times, but I get bored fast watching that
I actually like watching and listening to the Heaven demo. I have found that if I can get through that with AA on and extreme tessellation (full screen) that my cards will work fine on any game. Of course a some kombustor and Vantage doesn't hurt either though I find Heaven to be the best test for me.

Run some Heaven and tell us what happens
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I actually like watching and listening to the Heaven demo. I have found that if I can get through that with AA on and extreme tessellation (full screen) that my cards will work fine on any game. Of course a some kombustor and Vantage doesn't hurt either though I find Heaven to be the best test for me.

Run some Heaven and tell us what happens
7 runs through Heaven on max settings (AA and tesselation maxed). I got 28fps, max temp of 77 (70% fan speed), and didn't notice any artifacting or anything. I think my card is stable enough for gaming.
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7 runs through Heaven on max settings (AA and tesselation maxed). I got 28fps, max temp of 77 (70% fan speed), and didn't notice any artifacting or anything. I think my card is stable enough for gaming.
Wow. Yes, you are/should be fine. You dont want to know what my top card hits in Heaven with extreme tess.
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In the initial post, my card number is wrong. #0188 was my first card that I received, and it did not unlock to a 470. I RMA'd it and my second card is #0180, and it does unlock to a 470.
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Wow. Yes, you are/should be fine. You dont want to know what my top card hits in Heaven with extreme tess.
This isn't much of an overclock. 700/1400/1800 @1.075v
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This isn't much of an overclock. 700/1400/1800 @1.075v
Droogie, you're running the BIOS from my flash pack right? If so, how are you underclocking the ram to 1800? everything i try to go lower than 1848, it just resets to 1848. Anything higher than 1848 it will set to it immediately.
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