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You don't really need to worry about breathing room. I have two 3 slot DCII's and I don't have any issues with temperatures.

Granted they take up most my case.
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My GTX 580 DC II has some weight effect on my mobo. When the case is standing up, after a few minutes I start getting massive artifacts all over my screen and eventually , the card crashes and monitor goes blank. However, once I set the case on its side , no problems at all. If I swap in my old 4870x2 with the case standing up I don't have any artifacts. I think I'm the only one who has this issue because I have yet to see this mentioned from anyone who has a DC II.
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post #913 of 1059
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My GTX 580 DC II has some weight effect on my mobo. When the case is standing up, after a few minutes I start getting massive artifacts all over my screen and eventually , the card crashes and monitor goes blank. However, once I set the case on its side , no problems at all. If I swap in my old 4870x2 with the case standing up I don't have any artifacts. I think I'm the only one who has this issue because I have yet to see this mentioned from anyone who has a DC II.

You may have a solder joint cracked or broken. You may want to look into getting it exchanged, understandably this shouldn't happen.
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post #914 of 1059
Hello. Ive got one of these cards. Currently at work so can post any pix or validations but I was curious what GPU block would work for one of these cards but for the Direct CU II GTX 570 version.

Thanks!
Edited by Da1Nonly - 4/10/12 at 1:21pm
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post #915 of 1059
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IMHO, there is something wrong with the Asus 7970 DCT2 design.
With stock air cooler, 1025/1400 was crashing in 3 seconds. LOL!
Installed a 60$ EK unviversal waterblock on it, some thermal pads on the back side directly on the VRMs, and now at stock voltage I can do 1175/1600 without any problems. Just ran Furmark 30 minutes and 3D Mark 11 10X in a row, played BF3 2 hours, and everything is rock-stable.
Temp is 33 celsius MAX on my chip at stock voltage 1175/1600 after 30 minutes of Furmark.
Asus. There is something wrong with your air cooler design. frown.gif

I've read from some places that first batch of 7970 DCII cards had some flaws with coolers.
Return to store if you havent done already tongue.gif
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post #916 of 1059
I have no idea how some of you overclock your graphics cards so high. I got the DCII because it's heatsink was so boss that I really thought I could push it...
The stock for my 6970 is 890/1375 and anything past 930/1395 just bluescreens in BF3. Does crossfire botch stability with overclocking graphics cards?
I've been using ASUS's GPU Tweak, it's essentially they're answer to MSI's afterburner. I figure if I'm OC'ing a Asus card, might as well use their utility to do it.
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post #917 of 1059
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Originally Posted by freestyla85 View Post

My GTX 580 DC II has some weight effect on my mobo. When the case is standing up, after a few minutes I start getting massive artifacts all over my screen and eventually , the card crashes and monitor goes blank. However, once I set the case on its side , no problems at all. If I swap in my old 4870x2 with the case standing up I don't have any artifacts. I think I'm the only one who has this issue because I have yet to see this mentioned from anyone who has a DC II.

I have seen some people use a wooden dowel cut to length to act as a prop to keep the card from deflecting in the PCIe slot. If you decide not to or cant return it try propping it up...thumb.gif
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post #918 of 1059
hey, is this normal furmark behavior? i've never seen this before and i can't find a picture on the internet that has this going on
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hey, is this normal furmark behavior? i've never seen this before and i can't find a picture on the internet that has this going on
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What, specifically, are you talking about? The big furry "O" is sort of bobbing, is it not? And the tunnel is coming towards you? Because that all looks normal to me.
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the dancing temp line ~~~~~~~~~~~~
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