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You can always do the Antec Kuhler 620 method with the zipties. I'd say that's pretty easy. It's not exactly beautiful but it'll keep the GPU cool. Might need some airflow on the VRMs though to compensate.
I've been tempted to try it on my 2 7970s that are just sitting around, since I dont have a full loop setup, or even ANY sort of loop setup at the moment. Just an H100 for the CPU...

i was temped to see if an H100 or H60/80 Block would fit using the Intel Mounting mechanism, but i didnt want to remove the heatsinks from the VRM or Ram.
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Why is my GPU Clock forced to 500 when i try to manually set it higher it stays there. Running a 7970.

Mine goes to 300/150 at idle with a single monitor. With a second monitor attached it idles at 500/1325. In 3D clocks its at 1300/1700. It should switch for ya. Worst case, run a 3D program in windowed mode so you can watch the clocks change and confirm.
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Hi guys. i just got one 7970 Direct CU II but i cant change the voltage no matter what, i tried with afterburner, trix, asus GPU tweaker, im stuck a t defoult..

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I need your help guys. This is my first ATI since 4870X2 smile.gif
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Does anyone have any idea why my clocks drop to 501/1250 whenever I have a video up in FireFox behind my games? My clocks speeds are never at full (1200/1600) whenever I have a video up (mainly YouTube), which heavily decreases my performance in games. If this is something I can't avoid, then I can deal with it, but I usually have long YouTube playlists going whenever I game.
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Does anyone have any idea why my clocks drop to 501/1250 whenever I have a video up in FireFox behind my games? My clocks speeds are never at full (1200/1600) whenever I have a video up (mainly YouTube), which heavily decreases my performance in games. If this is something I can't avoid, then I can deal with it, but I usually have long YouTube playlists going whenever I game.

I noticed something similar today with chrome in the background while I was playing the witcher 2. My fps dropped and the game stuttered bad until I closed chrome.
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I noticed something similar today with chrome in the background while I was playing the witcher 2. My fps dropped and the game stuttered bad until I closed chrome.

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Does anyone have any idea why my clocks drop to 501/1250 whenever I have a video up in FireFox behind my games? My clocks speeds are never at full (1200/1600) whenever I have a video up (mainly YouTube), which heavily decreases my performance in games. If this is something I can't avoid, then I can deal with it, but I usually have long YouTube playlists going whenever I game.

Ya shouldn't be browsing while gaming with acceleration on, it will take over clocks from the game.
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Ya shouldn't be browsing while gaming with acceleration on, it will take over clocks from the game.

What acceleration?
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What acceleration?

Modern browsers use gpu acceleration and by default iirc. When you use an accelerated browser, it will force a change in the gpu's powerstate thus changing clocks. Just turn off acceleration.
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I use FireFox, and I went to the Advanced tab in Options, and uncheck "Use Hardware Acceleration when Available". It made my text look a little different at the top of the menu bar, but I went ahead and testing it with ME3 and a YouTube video up. My clock speeds were still at 501/1250.
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