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post #11 of 20
MSI plzzzzzzz just BRING out the lightning version of HD6990 ..it will be EPIC and will OC like HELL..will just sell like hotcakes but it will increase the length of the card by another inch because of that metal shroud...
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post #12 of 20
Sexy.

I want to see an R590 Lightning or a TFIII I will be disappoint.
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Added some starting results.
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Seeing this I'm wondering if we could flash the 6950 one with the bios of this 6970 ?
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Wouldn't do you any good, this is so far from a reference card tongue.gif
post #16 of 20
Yeah I know that.
But as you can't flash an R6950 Twin Frozr II (non reference card) with an 6970 bios, I'm wondering if it would work with the bios of this R6970 (also non reference card).

They are both from the same manufacturer, so maybe it would work ? I don't know if anyone understand my thought... =/
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What is the length of the card? Could you post some pix while measuring it? I'll be fitting this to a raven 02. Thanks!
 
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My reply to a post at XS, may be helpful.
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Originally Posted by cesthree;4820433 
Sorry if I'm too noob for this graphics card and can't figure this out, but I'd really appreciate your help.

I have this same card. I purchased it because it was ~$30 more expensive (for me, where I shop) than a reference card, and it comes with a dope cooler. I recently stopped using liquid cooling and am back to all air cooling.

I have a question that maybe you can answer about the BIOS switch. I almost RMA'd my card because my system wouldn't POST, and it had to do with the switch position.

If you orient yourself with the switch so that you are looking at the back of the card, and the switch lever is pointing at you (I edited your PIC), the Left position will not let my system POST, the Middle and Right work just fine. What is the difference between the Middle and Right positions?

Is it like this:
  1. Left = Not Used
  2. Middle = Performance Fan Profile
  3. Right = Quiet Fan Profile?

I wish I were an "expert user" so I could figure this out; I called MSI and they treated me like a dumbass instead of just helping me find the information.

As you can see, the information that came packaged with the R6970 Lightning is lacking. The position of the switch in this picture is the same position that won't let my system POST; the VGA_LED stays lit solid.

MSI actually saw your post and sent me an answer to this. They'll also be including this in the FAQ for this card. Gotta love MSI's support :up:

image001ch.jpg

L = Reserved for Future Function (Switch to this position, the external device is needed to boot up the card) … currently, no design, so if you switch to “L”, the card wont be able to boot.

M = Boosted BIOS setting to 2.5x PowerTune Range and Maximize CCC limit for higher overclocking capability.

R = Default BIOS setting
post #19 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarbingerOfLive;12784779 
great design as usual. I am tied between MSI and Galaxy in terms of card vendors. MSI being the more quality and Galaxy being more price/functionality...

Har,

I have the Galaxy GTX 580 that came with the Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus Cooler already installed on card. It is awesome, and I highly recommend it.
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post #20 of 20
Don't mean to bump a old thread but this information has been really helpful.

What's the highest OC people have gotten on this card? Do you think 1.2GHz is reachable?
 
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