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If i go 7970 CF, will i bottleneck the cards at PCIE 2.0 x8?
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This is the second time this has happened when I take my computer out of sleep in the past few months (got my card pretty much at launch). Other than this happening twice everything works flawlessly. Should I just ignore it or should I RMA it as it might lead to problems down the road?

This is a RAM issue correct?

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If i go 7970 CF, will i bottleneck the cards at PCIE 2.0 x8?

Not really, no. 

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looking to get some score of those who musing this card with the i7 980X I want to get some reviews who 3-4 cards scaling with the i7 980X.

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This is the second time this has happened when I take my computer out of sleep in the past few months (got my card pretty much at launch). Other than this happening twice everything works flawlessly. Should I just ignore it or should I RMA it as it might lead to problems down the road?
This is a RAM issue correct?
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It can either be RAM or your card overhead real bad..

Should first try changing the thermal paste see if that works.
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If i go 7970 CF, will i bottleneck the cards at PCIE 2.0 x8?

Since you're on a pair of 580's now, why not just go for a 690?
Edited by afadzil21 - 5/17/12 at 7:51pm
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It can either be RAM or your card overhead real bad..
Should first try changing the thermal paste see if that works.

Why would it have anything to do with the thermal paste? 

Changing the thermal paste in general is a waste of time and effort in my opinion. 

What is pre-applied is good enough I think. 

 

The problem the OP occasionally gets might be a software issue. 

Resume issues with the 7xx0 series is somewhat a common issue. 

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It can either be RAM or your card overhead real bad..
Should first try changing the thermal paste see if that works.


Thats the driver ever since i upgraded form 12.3 I get it ever now and then ;.
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If i go 7970 CF, will i bottleneck the cards at PCIE 2.0 x8?

No not much at all when I was running 2 way crossfire @ x16 i had a avg of 1-7 fps more then 8x in most games i ran but the way my motherboard is for my trifire now is i have my top 2 cards @ x8 and my bottom card @ x16 Stupid hydralogix chip on my board wish it was a nf200 chip instead .
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Superior Binning...
Strickly Bin the Lightnings to make them better than everyone else.

This is patently false. The MSI rep, MSIAlex has gone as far as he could to dispel this urban legend in saying that they do not bin for overclocking. The top end cards are binned as far as hitting voltage requirement for the ADVERTISED clock speed, and NO HIGHER. You are not guaranteed any degree of overclock beyond the advertised clock speed.


That said, you can keep your Lightning. Do not want.


What I do want is three more freaking crazy Sapphire OC's. I just tested one out on air, and with the little time I had with it, it was running 1180/1600 on stock volts. I'm just waiting to get a waterblock on it lol. It's a shame to put a block on it though, the cooler looks quite hefty and done right.

AMD's fab yields are superb right now.
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