Yes. and the whacky coolers. it's like they realized the cooler was naffed, so locked the voltage so the cooler remained adequate. This card was discontinued long ago though, as was the Matrix. What ya got, well, it's what you got. IF you get 0.800V @ Idle, voltage may be unlocked with flashing BIOS. which works..cannot say. If you get same voltage @ idle and load, then you are really screwed. If you wanted to save both BIOSes and post them, I might have a look? You should have two, one for dual-link, one for without. Examining the BIOS will tell me what version of card you have.