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Does anyone else have an issue with Catalyst thinking that it's on 12.3 and not 12.4? I am also having stuttering issues with my card (don't know if drivers or card itself).
post #11212 of 38704
I'm having heat issues with one of my cards runs considerably hotter

412

is there anyway to fix this?

Thanks
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I'm having heat issues with one of my cards runs considerably hotter
412
is there anyway to fix this?
Thanks

The lovely world of Crossfire. Its no big deal.
     
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I'm having heat issues with one of my cards runs considerably hotter
412
is there anyway to fix this?
Thanks

That doesn't look hot at all....

What are its load temps? Keep each under 85 and you should be fine. Under load, of course.
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Hi All, thought I'd pop in here and ask a question among the experts. I'm wondering if i can fit 2 Asus Radeon 7970 DCII cards on my Sabertooth 990FX? (the big triple slot ones?)
 
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Well I really don't know if the MSI should be praised as the 'holy grail' of the 7970's. My Gigabyte cards are great as well (I can't OC like crazy due to my high ambient) but they are definitely beastly at OC'ing and keeping temps in high 60's and low 70's under some significant OC. I've gone back to running my cards at stock 1000 since with Xfire, the OC isn't needed anymore. The damn things just smoke any game I throw at them.
What about the Sapphire Dual-X, I've heard great things about them as well, and they're pretty cheap compared to MSI Lightnings?

With air & water cooling the MSI lightning is pretty much like other cards (should run a bit cooler than a reference cooler at least), you still gotta hope for some luck in the silicon lottery. The non-reference cards like lightning with the extra phases & bios' that disable OCP, etc. are more like the 'holy grail' of gpus when given some serious cooling, then they do tend to keep clocking higher where the reference cards start to crap out.
    
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Hey allgamer, you solved your ASUS woes yet? Are the cards still acting up?

is hard to say, now it works fine 90% time

just last night found out SC2 will not play at all on big window mode

it only runs fine in Full Screen 1920 x 1080

was reading on the WSFG that Blizzard probably did it intentionally to prevent "advantages" in game

BF3 and D3 plays fine as well as many other old games
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make sure you get the REFERENCE version as in the regular clocked 925 Mhz ones
they don't make water blocks for non-referece versions, all those factory clocked to 1000, 950, 1010, 1070, etc

This is just plain wrong.

The only non-reference cards are the msi lightning and asis dcu ii. All others at this time use reference desighn

And since ek makes full cover blocks for the dcu ii and soon the lightning, u could buy any card you want right now and find a block for it.
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If it was a response to anyone's question it's severe overkill.
850W should run dual GPU and all associated peripherals as well as pumps/fans.

If u want to run ur psu into the groud then yes, use a 850w. Considering a 7970 stock has a tdp of 300w, 2 is 600w. Most mid-high end mobos in z68 will run about 240w (my x79 extreme9 will pull a bit over 300w at times) thats 840w before we get to pumps, lights, fans etc.

Can u run that on a 850w? Sure but dont be surprised when in 6 months ur psu is toast and u cant get a stable overclock to save ur life.

If u are spending $1000 alone on graphics, do urself a favor and buy a 1200 psu for $200. Hell my three lightnings at the moment pull about 1050w by themselves in furmark, which is why i have a 1475w thermaltake and it was only $220 on sale.
     
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If it was a response to anyone's question it's severe overkill.
850W should run dual GPU and all associated peripherals as well as pumps/fans.

If u want to run ur psu into the groud then yes, use a 850w. Considering a 7970 stock has a tdp of 300w, 2 is 600w. Most mid-high end mobos in z68 will run about 240w (my x79 extreme9 will pull a bit over 300w at times) thats 840w before we get to pumps, lights, fans etc.

Can u run that on a 850w? Sure but dont be surprised when in 6 months ur psu is toast and u cant get a stable overclock to save ur life.

If u are spending $1000 alone on graphics, do urself a favor and buy a 1200 psu for $200. Hell my three lightnings at the moment pull about 1050w by themselves in furmark, which is why i have a 1475w thermaltake and it was only $220 on sale.

1000w for 2 way crossfire 7970's, and Sandy Bridge? Really? doh.gif

7970's have a TDP of like 220w, not 300w (overclocked mind you). 2500k draws about 100w. Board maybe 20w. You can EASILY run crossfired 7970's off a good quality 650w. 850w will power tri fire fine.
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