ok so 11.11c is officially pissing me off, and so is Heaven bench which keeps crashing
I keep getting these moronic bsods at (code 116 or 3b related to atimanager). I've disabled CCC but I still get the stupid 116 codes. Before I installed hotfix c, I followed BradleyWs thread. Uninstalled 11.11a and wiped all left over files even from the registry, and cleanly installed hotfix c. I mean BF3 (and its 1.4gb of usage on ultra) run fine on 880, but TW2 is much smoother at 1000 (and its 1.5gb of usage on Uber). So In general I'm angry. My benching program of choice is pissing me off, I wanted to put a challenge for you guys and post on HWbot, see if you guys could beat my scores on the Extreme settings and how much does each system deviate (as heaven is a cpu independent program AFAIK).
Well anyways. I don't know about you guys, but the sapphires trixx software is one of the most god awful programs I've ever used. back in 11.08 (which was like the golden driver imo, not a single problem, I was so happy with switching to AMD).
But now Trixx (which I hated to begin with, besides their adaptive fan program) Keeps throwing that idiot ULPS (ultra low power state) thing at my face for my cfx setup. So all I used to do before is kill the task after checking the ULPS box and bam OCing works like magic. Now it just refused to respond, even after restarting the program and the check box ticked.
RIVA TUNER FTW. I signed that EULA from msi, happily OCing again to my hearts content
also @ LA, dude I need to recheck Overclockerclubs review. Did they ever mention stress testing it? What was their stabliity gaurantee? If it doesnt pass OCCT for atleast 30 minutes with less than 5 errors and shader complexity at or near max, i'd classify that as unstable. I've seen sapphire owners (one guy with quad) go up to 1050core stablily and that seems to be the norm on hwbot. Again we shouldn't really worry, the volterra 6+1 phase setup should do fine for 1.3+, our gibggest enemy here is heat. we arent going to blow the vrms so I'd put in as much voltage as I possibly can. My probelm is I dont' think I can overclcok both the memory and the core with 1.3, I keep failin g at 1050/1600. I may have dud gpus :/
also afaik even the toxics, the 6970s generally do clock higher than the 6950s do, even the lightings nd toxics, but thats asfar as I've seen