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What would you guys recommend to be the best drivers for the 7950? I'm running 12.4 right now, but if something else performs better, I would LOVE to get some more performance out of this highly overclocked card.

12.4 for single GPU.
This week 12.5 should be out, just hold on wink.gif
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OK, tonality issue aside, I'll play along.
Convenient use of one graph.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7970_CrossFire/22.html
In furmark (which in no way represents REAL COMPUTER USAGE crossfire 7970s peak at 525. Real world usage is under 400W. If you're stressing your 7970s in Furmark, you're not running prime95 at the same time. You test one and then the other, unless you're purposely trying to break stuff or overheat components if you have dual GPUs and a CPU in a single loop.
CPU/Motherboard/RAM overclocked = 200w (high side, but who cares right?)
Crossfire 7970s in extreme setting Crysis 2 gaming according to those charts = 375W (peak mind you, average was closer to 300w)
That's 575W. That leaves you with almost 300W for your 75 120mm fans and 2 SSDs. Enjoy.
Once again, misinforming people. 1000W is NOT NECESSARY for 7970 crossfire.
EDIT: Most high end PSUs power ratings is for RMA, which is their sustained power usage. They can usually peak MUCH higher if there's a burst of demand for that power.

Are you saying that I said :1000W is NECESSARY for 7970 crossfire?

This is what I commented on.
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7970 doesn't use anywhere near 300w though. Just because it's rated that high doesn't mean it runs that high.

And going by the link you posted and throwing math at it, stock clocked 7970's pulled roughly 260w. That is rather close to an overclocked 300w. Real world, lol what if I am folding. Yea, and I have 99% usage on gpu and cpu? Real world usage is whatever anyone might use their pc for, not just what you deem possible.
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okay, is there a way to track my RMA with Sapphire?
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Haven't had a similar issue with being fine in benchmarks, but things like artifacts in windows, at stock speed is even stranger. Kinda sounds like something wrong with the 2d clocks (when not in use, like at desktop, they clock themselves down, or are supposed to).
I'd pull 1 card from the system, test it out a while & see if it is the same, then try the other card by itself. If only one card does it, the card is probably defective. If both do it independently, I'd have to think driver or OS issue.

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@ joaobezerranetojbn
Had similiar issue with HD 5970, the bios on GPU was wrong, and it was not supplying enough voltage to the GPU when underclocked, i solved the problem with BIOS flash from Sapphire, altrough this problem with HD 5970 was preety widespread. Hope this helps, good luck.
Cheers


I already discovered that this just happens in 1 of my cards, i already change my bios to asus bios, but its in doing even in asus bios and in xfx bios, because i switched the little button between 1 and 2. I will try to change the bios again for a sapphire one like you said,ok?

Thanks everyone.
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okay, is there a way to track my RMA with Sapphire?

Did you register the card with Sapphire?
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Yeah, it was registered when i bought it in Feb.

Started a Ticket about 3 weeks ago now, got an RMA and Refer to Althon Micro,

Shipped it, RMA Info on Label and Box, Signed for Over a Week ago,

Havent had any Emails or Messages from niether Sapphire or Althon Micro,

the original Support ticket was deleted by them (my guess for in activity).
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Yeah, it was registered when i bought it in Feb.
Started a Ticket about 3 weeks ago now, got an RMA and Refer to Althon Micro,
Shipped it, RMA Info on Label and Box, Signed for Over a Week ago,
Havent had any Emails or Messages from niether Sapphire or Althon Micro,
the original Support ticket was deleted by them (my guess for in activity).

Well, looks like we need to find a rep or # to get a live person.

Boom. Got them Dos.........http://www.computerhope.com/comp/sapphire.htm
Edited by Warfare - 5/29/12 at 10:15am
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The ek blocks should be out in 2-3 weeks ("widely available") i have been litteraly checking their site everyday waiting for updates lol.
The ek blocks will provide better flow than the komodos which are pretty restictive. Temps will be about the same.

Good info, thanks! I guess I'll just stick with my Lightnings even though I really love the aesthetics of the Komodo's. This way will be much simpler as I won't have to sell these cards then buy two new ones. I'm guessing the EK blocks will look similar to the DCII block?
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Good info, thanks! I guess I'll just stick with my Lightnings even though I really love the aesthetics of the Komodo's. This way will be much simpler as I won't have to sell these cards then buy two new ones. I'm guessing the EK blocks will look similar to the DCII block?

im assuming so. im interested in how they plan on cooling the 2 memory vrms on the far right of the pcb. also, on the dcuII blocks, there are only 2 ports available (both facing front side of card) which makes it kind of a pain to run crossfire and have the 2 cards in series (you can buy the ek bridge for it which allows for every direction but your cards must be spaced by 1 pci slot, the bridge allows for parallel as well). i hope this is not the case with the lightning blocks but it wouldnt surprise me
     
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Hey guys i thibk i solved my problem... I desinstalled everything here, catallyst, cap, afterburner, used atiman, changed my old asus bios to a new asus bios following the tutorial that was posted here at page 245 by the user Denim - 187, thanks for him and everyone that tried to help, i am going to install everything again, catalyst 12.4 and cap 1 12.4, afterburner to check if is evetything ok...

But i would like you to ask one more question, when i was try to change my bios, i downloaded a sapphire bios from the techpowerup, but the bios file cate as rom file, but the files that was posted here are like bin file, i tried to change the rom file to bin file change the extension, but didn't worked, luck for me that i found other asus bios here at page 249 that cames in bin file and until now everything is ok. My question is, the flash by the DOS jsut works with originally BIN file?... I will come back here in 20-30 minutes after installing everything to say the results...

Thanks.
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