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The issue with wake from sleep is a problem with zerocore not working as it should. I don't know if it's been fixed yet - personally I have all sleep disabled and just physically turn my monitor off.

This issue is fixed with the AMD Catalyst 12.x (8.97 April 18) Unofficial BETA
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After reading some posts, am I correct to assume that Sapphire Trixx is causing my monitor to not wake up from sleep mode?
My monitor is the only thing I have setup to go to sleep. When I try to wake it up, I receive a DVI No signal message and my monitor won't wake up. I am assuming this is caused by Sapphire Trixx as it only seems to occur when I have the program running. I just put the computer together so I haven't really done enough testing to know this for sure. I have not overclocked anything yet.
I am using a Sapphire HD 7970 OC and an Asus VH236H monitor. I did not seem to have any sleep issues when I was just using the 2600k's integrated graphics. Thanks!

It has nothing to do with Trixx, it is caused by 12.4 WHQL
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I've got about $400 and I'm looking to upgrade to a 7950. I'm not so much concerned about which overclocks best, I want whichever runs quietest.

I was looking at the DirectCU II, but I read that there may have been batches with poor/faulty coolers, and I read stories about the XFX Double Dissipation cards, as well as a couple other cards having poor VRM cooling?

How is the Sapphire card? the one with the dual fan cooler. Or perhaps the TwinFrozr III (a bit out of my price range, but I can pay extra if it is indeed the best)? Or even the Gigabyte's Windforce version?

What do you suggest?
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I've got about $400 and I'm looking to upgrade to a 7950. I'm not so much concerned about which overclocks best, I want whichever runs quietest.
I was looking at the DirectCU II, but I read that there may have been batches with poor/faulty coolers, and I read stories about the XFX Double Dissipation cards, as well as a couple other cards having poor VRM cooling?
How is the Sapphire card? the one with the dual fan cooler. Or perhaps the TwinFrozr III (a bit out of my price range, but I can pay extra if it is indeed the best)? Or even the Gigabyte's Windforce version?
What do you suggest?

I've seen nothing but positive remarks for the Sapphie OC edition (Dual fan one).
     
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I've got about $400 and I'm looking to upgrade to a 7950. I'm not so much concerned about which overclocks best, I want whichever runs quietest.
I was looking at the DirectCU II, but I read that there may have been batches with poor/faulty coolers, and I read stories about the XFX Double Dissipation cards, as well as a couple other cards having poor VRM cooling?
How is the Sapphire card? the one with the dual fan cooler. Or perhaps the TwinFrozr III (a bit out of my price range, but I can pay extra if it is indeed the best)? Or even the Gigabyte's Windforce version?
What do you suggest?

I'd say sapphire 7950OC or Twin Frozr 3. I have accelero's installed on my 7970s and its an amazing cooler, but costly.
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The Sapphire OC 7950 is an immaculate card. Quite honestly, I have mine running here beating a 7970 AND a 680. The overclock potential is insane, but where the card really shines is in the cooler. It is almost non existent while operating under normal load conditions. The fan never needs to go about 50% and at that speed, it is SILENT. So if you are after a quiet card first and foremost, the Sapphire is a great choice. The Gigabyte Windforce coolers are also very good, I had them on a pair of 6950's which I sold to get the 7950, and the cooler on them is probably equally as good as the Sapphite, although I have not used the 7950 version of the Windforce. HOWEVER, be careful with the Gigabyte card, as I have read that out of all the 7950 boards, this one had a little trouble in regards to the performance when OC'd. In my opinion, you simply cannot go past the Sapphire card. With the recent price drop, the value is outstanding and the quality of the card makes me proud to own one.

Good luck with whatever you decide to go with!
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The Sapphire OC 7950 is an immaculate card. Quite honestly, I have mine running here beating a 7970 AND a 680. The overclock potential is insane, but where the card really shines is in the cooler. It is almost non existent while operating under normal load conditions. The fan never needs to go about 50% and at that speed, it is SILENT. So if you are after a quiet card first and foremost, the Sapphire is a great choice. The Gigabyte Windforce coolers are also very good, I had them on a pair of 6950's which I sold to get the 7950, and the cooler on them is probably equally as good as the Sapphite, although I have not used the 7950 version of the Windforce. HOWEVER, be careful with the Gigabyte card, as I have read that out of all the 7950 boards, this one had a little trouble in regards to the performance when OC'd. In my opinion, you simply cannot go past the Sapphire card. With the recent price drop, the value is outstanding and the quality of the card makes me proud to own one.
Good luck with whatever you decide to go with!

Stop saying one card clocks better than another when they're all reference cards. The only true custom pcb cards are the Lightning and DC2 7970s, all the rest are reference. If you can swing it get a fancy cooler 7970 since most of them are more quiet than the stock cooler.
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After reading some posts, am I correct to assume that Sapphire Trixx is causing my monitor to not wake up from sleep mode?
My monitor is the only thing I have setup to go to sleep. When I try to wake it up, I receive a DVI No signal message and my monitor won't wake up. I am assuming this is caused by Sapphire Trixx as it only seems to occur when I have the program running. I just put the computer together so I haven't really done enough testing to know this for sure. I have not overclocked anything yet.
I am using a Sapphire HD 7970 OC and an Asus VH236H monitor. I did not seem to have any sleep issues when I was just using the 2600k's integrated graphics. Thanks!

It has nothing to do with Trixx, it is caused by 12.4 WHQL

Incorrect, the 12.4 WHQL drivers are just fine. The problem is Trixxx. Use MSI AB with the -xcl method and 2D at stock and 3D at overclocked profiles, and the issue disappears 110%. I had that "idle lock up" issue when I first got my card. About a week later I fixed it completely by using the above method. Never once had the issue since then, using only WHQL drivers.
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Incorrect, the 12.4 WHQL drivers are just fine. The problem is Trixxx. Use MSI AB with the -xcl method and 2D at stock and 3D at overclocked profiles, and the issue disappears 110%. I had that "idle lock up" issue when I first got my card. About a week later I fixed it completely by using the above method. Never once had the issue since then, using only WHQL drivers.

Ok, I'll try that. Thanks!
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