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On this site I've read about people destorying graphics cards by disabling the power limitations all together. So maybe putting it 50% wouldn't destroy it, I don't know tbh. Either way I thought it would just be interesting to see how much people needed to up the powertune and thought it also might be a subject to bring this thread back to life a bit as I miss all the posts here as it was the thread that got me to join this site in the first place. No big deal if people think it's pointless thumb.gif
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jomama22 posted it already ... http://www.overclock.net/t/1225431/cebit-sapphire-toxic-7970-6gb-1100-6000-and-1150-6000-bios ... where do you think I stold it from ? tongue.gif
 

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Why has you not posted this to the news section?


 

 

It's NOT Pointless ... the fact of the matter is I DON'T KNOW ... if cranking it to +50% and leaving it there is harmful to the card, I'd certainly like to know, because I doubt I'll replace mine any time soon, dispite the e-peen value of owning that NEW Sapphire 6 GB TOXIC 7970 or MSI Lightning 7970 drool.gif  ... LOL ...  darn budgets and money ... always getting in the waycheers.gif
 

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On this site I've read about people destorying graphics cards by disabling the power limitations all together. So maybe putting it 50% wouldn't destroy it, I don't know tbh. Either way I thought it would just be interesting to see how much people needed to up the powertune and thought it also might be a subject to bring this thread back to life a bit as I miss all the posts here as it was the thread that got me to join this site in the first place. No big deal if people think it's pointless :thumb:


Thanks btw for the Kind words about this thread ... I debated even making this TOXIC club at first, because I figured it was going to be limited on how many people would actually own one and benefit from the info here ... and as expected, time and technology continue to march forward, thus making this wonderful video card and this thread less relevent as people move on to the newer HD-7000 series cards. But it's nice to know it's helped some people blushsmiley.gif
 

 


 

 


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jomama22 posted it already ... http://www.overclock.net/t/1225431/cebit-sapphire-toxic-7970-6gb-1100-6000-and-1150-6000-bios ... where do you think I stold it from ? tongue.gif

 


 

It's NOT Pointless ... the fact of the matter is I DON'T KNOW ... if cranking it to +50% and leaving it there is harmful to the card, I'd certainly like to know, because I doubt I'll replace mine any time soon, dispite the e-peen value of owning that NEW Sapphire 6 GB TOXIC 7970 or MSI Lightning 7970 drool.gif   ... LOL ...  darn budgets and money ... always getting in the way:cheers:

 

Thanks btw for the Kind words about this thread ... I debated even making this TOXIC club at first, because I figured it was going to be limited on how many people would actually own one and benefit from the info here ... and as expected, time and technology continue to march forward, thus making this wonderful video card and this thread less relevent as people move on to the newer HD-7000 series cards. But it's nice to know it's helped some people blushsmiley.gif

 



 

It just means you need to start the general TOXIC owners club.... thumb.gif I'm eyeballing 7950/7970 xfire.... going to wait for toxics lulz
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Hey KhaotickKomputing did you say a little while back that you couldn't clock your graphics card as high since upgrading to the same motherboard and cpu as me? I think I may be having the same issue, at least with stock voltage as I haven't tried over volting yet.
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Hey KhaotickKomputing did you say a little while back that you couldn't clock your graphics card as high since upgrading to the same motherboard and cpu as me? I think I may be having the same issue, at least with stock voltage as I haven't tried over volting yet.

I did. I have no idea what the problem was, but after flip flopping between my SLI 460's and my single TOXIC, and addicn a 6950 Dirt3 the driver's/programs went wonky. It seems to overclock just fine, so I'm going to count it as user error on my behalf?

One thing I think might have helped, I use Trixx for to OC the clock speeds and voltage, but for everything else I use This version of MSI Afterburn to control powertune, fan speed's, and everything else. One thing of note is that this version if MSI Afterburn is the only way I have found to monitor ATI/AMD GPU Memory usage. It's sweet;) Also this version of Afterburner has a built in Video and audio recording program that make's fraps look like junk.
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I did. I have no idea what the problem was, but after flip flopping between my SLI 460's and my single TOXIC, and addicn a 6950 Dirt3 the driver's/programs went wonky. It seems to overclock just fine, so I'm going to count it as user error on my behalf?
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Oh right, maybe that was just the case for you then.

I'm wondering if I've only been getting this problem since using afterburner (I'm using that same version you linked) because i switched to afterburner around the same time i got my asus board. Are you saying that you run trixx and afterburner at the same time?
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Oh right, maybe that was just the case for you then.
I'm wondering if I've only been getting this problem since using afterburner (I'm using that same version you linked) because i switched to afterburner around the same time i got my asus board. Are you saying that you run trixx and afterburner at the same time?

yes. only trixx allows me to push my clocks that high. with MSI and everything else my clock is limited to 1350mhz but MSI afterburner has more options like OSD and G510 LCD usage, and the video gizmo works amazing on my rig. I take a 10-15FPS hit in BF3 while recording at my normal game settings and 90% video quality at 30FPS wink.gif
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yes. only trixx allows me to push my clocks that high. with MSI and everything else my clock is limited to 1350mhz but MSI afterburner has more options like OSD and G510 LCD usage, and the video gizmo works amazing on my rig. I take a 10-15FPS hit in BF3 while recording at my normal game settings and 90% video quality at 30FPS wink.gif

i see. yeh afterburner is great for video recording. good quality videos without much performance hit smile.gif I also have some info that will solve something for you! Go into the Afterburner install directory and look for "MSIAfterburner.cfg". Make a copy of it and put that copy in a different location (desktop will do) then open that copy with notepad++. Look for "UnofficialOverclockingMode" and set it to 1 instead of 0. Save that file and then put it back in the directroy you got it from making sure to overwrite the original configuration file. You have to do it that way or it wont let you save the file. Anyways that will raise the limits for overclocking smile.gif The problem I've had is that I can't seem to get voltage control to work even though I enabled it through the gui and configuration file. Let me know if you have any luck with that!
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i see. yeh afterburner is great for video recording. good quality videos without much performance hit smile.gif I also have some info that will solve something for you! Go into the Afterburner install directory and look for "MSIAfterburner.cfg". Make a copy of it and put that copy in a different location (desktop will do) then open that copy with notepad++. Look for "UnofficialOverclockingMode" and set it to 1 instead of 0. Save that file and then put it back in the directroy you got it from making sure to overwrite the original configuration file. You have to do it that way or it wont let you save the file. Anyways that will raise the limits for overclocking smile.gif The problem I've had is that I can't seem to get voltage control to work even though I enabled it through the gui and configuration file. Let me know if you have any luck with that!

Great info. I had read about modding MSI but never really look into it. Thanks.
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Great info. I had read about modding MSI but never really look into it. Thanks.

no problem. I had the same issue when i switched back to afterburner from trixx and its the thing that really bugged me about it so was pretty happy when i found that out!

Edit: Also ccc doesn't reset powertune or set the fan back to automatic when you clock past ccc's limits using afterburner because you can set powertune in afterburner and it forces your custom fan profile when ccc trys to set the fan back to auto. I'm not sure if you had that problem, but i did with trixx so it was another thing about afterburner that won me over smile.gif
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