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I want to get the reference powercolor HD 7950 because it is $340 after MIR, which is ridiculous pricing. Anyone have any experience with the reference cooler - is it good enough?

I had the reference, but sold it a while ago. It is good, but it depends how hard you want to push the clocks. If you want to overclock and do not intend to do water, then I would recommend one of the after market cards with their coolers. If you just want a mild boost in clocks and do not mind a little noise from the blower fan, then yeah, the reference is still good.

It all depends what you want to get out of it.
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You need to clean install windows than. 12.6 works perfect after a clean install (I just dis this) so I advise to go that routw

Is that in regards to actual installation problems, or in game performance? I installed 12.6 no problem, enjoyed a 100 point graphics score boost in 3DMark11, but then felt that the in game performance was not as good as 12.5 beta's. Benchmark 3D says that the minimum frames is lower on 12.6 drivers compared to 12.5, which I can attest to in a couple of games of BF3.

I just did a re install of windows last week, and would prefer not to do another one just to test these drivers with a re install and be disappointed.
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What drivers are all you 7950 Crossfire users using? I Had 12.1 for a while but got BSOD's like all the time, now im running 12.3 and i think they run quite choppy
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Damn, I would've thought there would be more 1300mhz cards floating around by now. I got my 7970s shortly after release and they'll both do 1300 but @ 1.3v
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Damn, I would've thought there would be more 1300mhz cards floating around by now. I got my 7970s shortly after release and they'll both do 1300 but @ 1.3v

I run the Sapphire OC Edition and can run thru Heaven with just about all the candy on at 1250/1650/1.187v
at 68cf gaming and 74c Benching.

But anything above that, Heat starts to get in the way at 1.200+.

Put a good block on here and don't think 1300 is a problem at all.
But reason got this card is good air cooling at a good clock and voltage.

Think you'll see these cards do 1300+ on the core(On Water) ALOT.

Realize, Fairly new card and hasn't been played with that much.
Hot here now and just run mine at 1225/1650/1.187v and Kicks A--.thumb.gif

Later:)
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Hi all, Just installed my 7970 running at 1200Mhz (on stock voltage - pretty happy these cards can do that!),
I'm looking at adding another in Xfire next weekend, but I'm wondering if there is any AMD CPU that can keep up with that power?
 
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Dude DC2+OPEN BOX= DIASASTER
Some1 returned that card before more than likely VRMs gets too hot or something is wrong with it. There were alot of dc2s overheating and i believe they have made a revised version. Hopefully its ok but i would stay away from that.

While I already new about that. There is no risk. If the card is faulty i can send it back to newegg for a full refund. But, if it works! Then a 7970 for 300$ is an absolutely amazing deal! thumb.gif
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While I already new about that. There is no risk. If the card is faulty i can send it back to newegg for a full refund. But, if it works! Then a 7970 for 300$ is an absolutely amazing deal! thumb.gif


I haven't used a DC2, but fwiw they are voltage locked. There's an active thread on the topic, dunno if the guys figured a way around it but they got no dice last I read.

The DC2T on the other hand is not locked.
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You need to clean install windows than. 12.6 works perfect after a clean install (I just dis this) so I advise to go that routw

Here’s the thing. My eyefinity works and am getting good frame rates in most games 5760 x 1080 so I’m not going to go to the hassle of a windows install .
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I haven't used a DC2, but fwiw they are voltage locked. There's an active thread on the topic, dunno if the guys figured a way around it but they got no dice last I read.
The DC2T on the other hand is not locked.

Ya, I know its voltage locked wink.gif. Most people are able to get 1125/6000 on stock voltage. That will be fine and dandy and a heck of a lot faster than my current set up thumb.gif
Edited by ITS OVER 9000! - 6/2/12 at 11:47pm
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