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MSI was haxorin yo rig. Given you the biznus and wut not.
It looks like my GTX 470 Twin Frozr II only supports voltage control with 1.6.1 and not 2.0.0.

Folding on my GTS 450 @ 925/1850/xxx @ 1.1v (from 1.05v) = 14.1k PPD so far Have not pushed it any farther, but the folding temp is 50C at 51% fan speed. Inaudible and awesome. I'll try for 1k core tomorrow. I can push it up to 1.162v without modifications I believe.
    
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I was able to hit 1000 core stable for Folding@Home Ran a work unit without issue Temps are very sexy.
    
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GTS 450 is a nice little card, I don't game much, and what I play...is mostly older so this card is good for my needs. Might overclock in the future if it gets too slow for me.

After seeing the pics, I saw the GTX 460 sticker that was placed on the side of your card was thankfully absent on mine - someone might have gotten lazy at the factory.

Nice card - I have the same FPB model, as I saw no point in paying $10 for the SC model. Only complaint is that I wish it came with a mini HDMI adaptor or mini hdmi to hdmi cable. Other than that, good job on the review!

+rep for you good sir!
    
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GTS 450 is a nice little card, I don't game much, and what I play...is mostly older so this card is good for my needs. Might overclock in the future if it gets too slow for me.

After seeing the pics, I saw the GTX 460 sticker that was placed on the side of your card was thankfully absent on mine - someone might have gotten lazy at the factory.

Nice card - I have the same FPB model, as I saw no point in paying $10 for the SC model. Only complaint is that I wish it came with a mini HDMI adaptor or mini hdmi to hdmi cable. Other than that, good job on the review!

+rep for you good sir!
Thanks Yeah, I think all of their GTS450/GTX460 models are so called FPBs. (Nice marketing tool for a tiny OC ) This thing does 1000 core, so the SC just takes the hassle out of setting the OC, which is minimal, generally not worth it

I happened to have a mini-HDMI adapter left over from one of my GTX 460 purchases so I'm using that EVGA includes them with the 460 but not the 450, same with the sticker They're cheapin' out on us over $40! lol
    
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Please feel free to post feedback so that I can make my future reviews more useful and relevant. I post them for the benefit of my fellow overclockers and I want to make sure I'm tailoring them to your liking

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Well, I read the whole thing, and my feedback is that it's professional, thorough, and all around awesome. Thanks for the hard work, and keep 'em coming
    
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Well, I read the whole thing, and my feedback is that it's professional, thorough, and all around awesome. Thanks for the hard work, and keep 'em coming
Thanks Brett! Perhaps I should probably go through and re-size the images though! I won't have too much in the way of hardware reviews for a little while, but I may branch out into game reviews in the mean time
    
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Folding 24/7 without issue at 925Mhz core, 1.087v. (Max Allowed 1.162v)
It's running cool on this scamp of an aluminum heatsink.

This card is a great folder, but it's heavily affected by the work units it receives.

When the Fermi units are available, it pulls ~14500 PPD @ 925 core. When unavailable, it's in the mid 9000's.

For reference, my GTX 470 pulls ~12000 PPD @ stock setting and ~15500 when overclocked to 800Mhz core.

When I have time I think I'm going to set this box up as an even more silent, almost fan-less build, swapping the stock heatsink for a large chunk of metal
    
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I wish that when i buy my cyclone version, it can hit to 1ghz core
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I wish that when i buy my cyclone version, it can hit to 1ghz core
It's very possible with a voltage bump. 900+ is within expectations at stock voltage, let alone overvolted
    
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