GTX 680 Lightning-Help

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#1 Posted by homeboylizard (1289 posts) -

I'm going to upgrade my GTX 570 to a GTX 680 because I found a buyer for my 570.

Now, I'm looking between Asus Gtx 680 2-slot edition and the MSI Lightning Ed. Now, I remeber that back when MSI released the 680 it had triple overvoltage to stabilize higher clocks but NV didn't allow that.

Looking at the offical pages of MSI it seems that the only thing needed to unlock the voltage again is to DL a BIOS update? 

So, my question: Does a Lightning reach higher overclocks than normal 680's due to the overvoltage?

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#2 Posted by darksusperia (6943 posts) -
chip dependant. How long is a piece of string?
#3 Posted by homeboylizard (1289 posts) -
chip dependant. How long is a piece of string?darksusperia
An average of 4.26 meters. Jokes aside, I do know every chip is unique and that overclocking is a lottery. On topic, my question (Does the Lightning have legal overvoltage or do I lose warranty if I apply it) still isn't answered.
#4 Posted by darksusperia (6943 posts) -

[QUOTE="darksusperia"]chip dependant. How long is a piece of string?homeboylizard
An average of 4.26 meters. Jokes aside, I do know every chip is unique and that overclocking is a lottery. On topic, my question (Does the Lightning have legal overvoltage or do I lose warranty if I apply it) still isn't answered.

your most precise answer would come from msi themselves. you should ask them. http://register.msi.com/

#5 Posted by homeboylizard (1289 posts) -

[QUOTE="homeboylizard"][QUOTE="darksusperia"]chip dependant. How long is a piece of string?darksusperia

An average of 4.26 meters. Jokes aside, I do know every chip is unique and that overclocking is a lottery. On topic, my question (Does the Lightning have legal overvoltage or do I lose warranty if I apply it) still isn't answered.

your most precise answer would come from msi themselves. you should ask them. http://register.msi.com/

Thanks.