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Reason for this phenomenon Alex?

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1099421-msi-580-lx-living-breathing.html
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Why does Australia (maybe other countries too?) get a 'crippled' GTX580 Lightning? We get one with stock clocks compared to the factory clocks.

It's easy enough to update the BIOS to the 'correct one' or just use afterburner, so just curious.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by goesto11 View Post
I'm planning to by a 30" LCD monitor and need to upgrade from my MSI Cyclone 460GTX 1GB card. Any help on the new graphics card is appreciated. I'm considering the following graphics cards: (1) MSI 580GTX Lightning; (2) MSI 580GTX Lightning XE; and (3) Asus Matrix 580GTX.
Any GTX580 would work for what you want if you want NVIDIA. That said, some games benefit from 2GB RAM, some don't.

The 3GB on the XE has more latency, so all else being equal it will be slower on a single screen versus 1.5GB.

Content will determine if you need 1.5GB or 3GB or 2GB. That I cannot answer for you.

As for heatpipes, I can't speak for other makers but ours is not of the variety that is affected by card orientation.




Quote:
Originally Posted by juano View Post
MSIAlex, I was wondering if you have any comment on how similar the EVGA classy 580's PCB is to the MSI Lightning. Specifically, I thought that coppermos was a MSI only thing. More generally, they look to be made by the same company/manufacturer.
It's not MSI only, as we procure components like everyone else on the market.

If it's not an identical phase count you can't say it's the same PCB.


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Originally Posted by Pyroball View Post
@MSIAlex

Is there any legit way an independent repair tech like me can get ahold of Cadence board files for MSI gfx cards?

Maybe PDF schematics?
In a nutshell, no, unless you want to go to HQ and sign some NDA forms.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ogglemygoggle View Post
Will you guys do your own phase designs for the 600 and 700 series cards? I don't want another 570 that blows in smoke
Call NVIDIA and find out.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
If you don't mind sparing some time

Do you know when the next update for MSI Afterburner would be? I've got some issues with its recording software and the program causing BF:BC2 crashing.....
http://forum.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=343161 There is no fix.
    
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Quote:
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You didn't read the features on the box, eh?


Quote:
Originally Posted by error-id10t View Post
Why does Australia (maybe other countries too?) get a 'crippled' GTX580 Lightning? We get one with stock clocks compared to the factory clocks.

It's easy enough to update the BIOS to the 'correct one' or just use afterburner, so just curious.
Product specs is up to each product manager in each region, and/or any restrictions set by local government.

Crippled? Hardly.
    
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post #705 of 786
I'm guessing it's just dust on the fans. Damn clever, if it is dust, how you got that to happen (and dust to be pushed out of the card while still cooling it with the fans).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
If you don't mind sparing some time

Do you know when the next update for MSI Afterburner would be? I've got some issues with its recording software and the program causing BF:BC2 crashing.....
tl:dr: rename RTcore.cfg in programfiles/msi afterburner to prevent PB crashing your pc.

For ATI users this will disable voltage monitoring/changing so I created a 2nd install of AB with RTcore.cfg renamed just so I can record/monitor the GPU usage in-game.

edit: New Afterburner beta 6 has a checkbox to do this for you in settings.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 8/31/11 at 10:05am
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When will the TFII GPU Cooler that is availabe in Asia, be available for sale in the US?
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edit: fixed
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Will i notice a big fps difference from my GTS250 to a 9800gx2 xxx ?
I play this mmorpg called Jade Dynasty and I get like 28 frames on average. I want at least 40. Would the 9800gx2 accomplish this?

btw im broke as hell so can't really get any good new cards
thanks
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Hey MSIalex,
Do you know if 70.00.35.00.00 is the BIOS that I should be using on my MSI GTX480 Lightning? I have the card overclocked to the specs in my signature rig and with +100mV on the core clock voltage using MSI Afterburner. Anything over that seems to overheat the card past 80C (which crashes or freezes my computer)

So I'm wondering if my BIOS is the right one I should be using for overclock? And do those overclock stats sound about right or do you think I can push this card even further?

Thanks for your time!
    
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