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Sorry guys, been insanely busy and haven't been able to monitor this thread.

New product launches + more workload = less bandwidth to keep up. PM me if you have more urgent questions.

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MSIalex! i thought we had lost you to... a freak infection from a cut off a new secret video card or something!

ill re-ask and rephrase my question, Is the fact that the MSI 560 TI HAWK's Vram hits 105c either A) a bug, B) Ok, hot but reasonable, or C) DONT RUN THAT CARD?

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necessary to upgrade from single gtx580 to 2 gtx580? for bf3
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Hello, so couple of days ago I've ordered Msi Gtx 570 from us.NCIX.com which as i thought was fully reference nvidia model with vapor chamber cooler. Today i got the package from them with the card which i didnt open yet cause card's serial number starts with 602-V222. I have found some disturbing reports that V222 means that this card comes with gtx 470 pcb/cooler which means worse/louder cooling. There were also reports of gtx 570's with gtx 480pcb/cooling.

here is the link to what i bought: http://us.ncix.com/products/index.ph...3&promoid=1339

My questions are:
Are all V222's come with gtx 470 pcb?
Do gtx 480 cooler versions have same v222 serials?
Can i find out which pcb version i got before i open the box?
How am i suppose to know what i am buying if p/n and pictures match nvidia reference model (msi website and resellers websites) ?

at this point i am feeling very frustrated cause if i open the box and the card has gtx 470 pcb, i will have to send it back, pay shipping/restocking fee and stay without the videocard for a week more.

Thank you in advance.
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post #735 of 786
hi msiAlex i need to RMA my 465 and on the USA website it no longer shows that card so what would i be receiving? 460, 560, 560Ti or would it be some lower cheaper model?
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I have the MSI Lighting Extreme. GREAT CARD!



I noticed it's been deactivated at Newegg. Does this mean they won't have any more of these cards? I know it was a limited eddition card. Do you know how many MSI made of the Lighting Extreme?

EDIT: My bad....now they're available back at Newegg again.
Edited by ski-bum - 11/7/11 at 4:34am
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I have a question, What are the response time of the online customer service?

I went to the msi online customer service and added a support ticket, it's been 3 months now and still no reply & also posted another one on the 22nd of August and no reply to that either What are the response time of the online customer service?
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I think MSIAlex is not around anymore, i've been trying to contact him regarding my MSI gtx 570 with gtx470 pcb/cooler which is being advertised as reference model for over week now. Msi is really disappointing lately.



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necessary to upgrade from single gtx580 to 2 gtx580? for bf3
If you ask MSI, yes, absolutely (chachin £$€!). If you try BF3 with your current system, no.
    
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I think MSIAlex is not around anymore, i've been trying to contact him regarding my MSI gtx 570 with gtx470 pcb/cooler which is being advertised as reference model for over week now. Msi is really disappointing lately.



Did you try contacting NCIX? I think you are legally entitled to return the card to them for a refund if you aren't satisfied with it.
And they shouldn't be allowed to ding you with a restocking fee, in this case.
I've heard though, that the previous-generation 470 and 480's had "beefier" vrm's, etc. then the early reference 570's for which some of them had issues.
It's possible that the 470 pcb version may be a potentially stronger card.

But, that's based on my experiences with a 470, and a couple 480's that I'm still running.
As for the newer cooler design the 570's usually come with, they may run a bit quieter and cooler than the 470. I tend to remove the stock coolers from my cards shortly after purchasing them though
Edited by DerComissar - 11/7/11 at 4:54pm
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