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Spent some time today trying to flash Sapphire HD7950 950mhz Edition to 7970 and it looks like a got it but when I go to boot I don't get a display.

Screen shots of my best failed attempt as of right now.

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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Good luck. I got tired of conflicts with AB and CCC so I run AB on my bench OS with CCC uninstalled and I use CCC on my main OS with no AB. I only overclock and bench on the bench OS and do pretty much everything else on the main one. Works pretty good for me...

I can see why.
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Have you disabled ulps through your registry? Sometimes the feature in AB doesn't work and it is best to do it manually.

Can you talk me through this?
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Anyone play Skyrim with 7970's in crossfire? When I try the water flickers really fast and I get a few other weird graphical glitches every now and then. If I disable crossfire things clear up and run fine, albeit a little slower then it would with Crossfire.

I have the 12.6 beta drivers (which were supposed to have fixed alot of Skyrim Crossfire issues).

Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks smile.gif
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Originally Posted by darkstar585 View Post

Here is my attempt at overclocking my ref MSI 7970 on stock voltages (power limit upped 5%) and a custom fan profile.
3dmark11 tess on I know my cpu clock really hurts my score as I have had to downclock to 4.5 as i was getting idle lockups. sadsmiley.gif
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So far I have tested it for 2hours on OCCT with error checking and I got no errors and 4hours of Crysis with no artefacts or crashes.
My question to you all is what is the maximum safe/recommended temp for the VRM's on the reference 7970? as I want to see what this could do with some added voltage but I am worried as I am on the stock cooler.

Your graphic score is so close to mine (1200/1800 stock volts)..
Probably with the 12.6 with the extra 100points extra (everybody was getting) i will pass your score at the same clocks, dont notice to much gains on memory overclock.. Like 100points every 100mhz.. Not the same gains like in the core for example... Keeping vrms temps on check is worth more than 100points in a synthetic benchmark XD..

1200/1800
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3620463

1200/1700
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3620579

1200/1500
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3620603

1200/1800 Tess Off
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3620484

The sweet spot for this card would be 1200/1600, get that and call it a day... Unless of course you are like EXTREME BENCHER....



Your general 3dmark score is higher because of the cpu...
Edited by zGunBLADEz - 6/9/12 at 5:07pm
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There has to be some way to stop the conflicts between CCC and AB?
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There has to be some way to stop the conflicts between CCC and AB?

Why you dont use trixx?
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FTW: What sort of cooling were you using to get those crazy clocks on the GPU? My card runs into no temperature issues (never go above 46C after 15 minutes of furmark) but it just needs more volts than I can throw at it.
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Nvidia fermi cards do have their own 3d11 tweak, not as much gain as disabling tess on AMD though. The older nvidia had LOD for quite some time in dx9 benches to give an advantage over AMD, think that was the reasoning for allowing the driver tweak for AMD now.
DaClownie is also right, get some guy who doesn't know of it who runs 11 at default settings & trying to compare scores he might pull his hair out trying to figure why he scores lower at the same clocks. For guys on air/water might not be a bad idea to post both enabled/disabled (except in the official score thread in the benchmarks section, default implies tess on only, there is a post your 11 scores thread for a free for all).
This was my best tess enabled run, when starting out testing clocks I forgot to disable & saved the score anyway.
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3394179
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This is where I maxed out that day with tess disabled
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3392513
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Getting my 7970 Lightning prepped so I can try to beat my best with the reference card above, hopefully can bench it tonight. The current MOA qualifier is bringing out lots of great scores, I've been getting dropped in the rankings almost daily for the last couple weeks. biggrin.gif

Awesome job mate, keep up the good work! thumb.gifthumb.gif Wowza!
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Can you talk me through this?

yeah sure thing, do the following:-

1. Go to regedit ~ start > search programs and files and type "regedit".
2. In drop down menu: find file > type "enableulps".
3. For EVERY instance found change the "1" value to a "0".
4. Reboot PC
5. Check that it is disabled and reap the rewards.
Sometimes it may require a few attempts to get to stay disabled but you it should help with overclocking both cards.

With regards to conflicts between AB and CCC like was posted earlier you could always use trixx, personally i have always been a fan of AB and have not seen many problems with it but if it helps go for it as they both do the job equally as well. thumb.gif
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Thanks mate
Edited by BradleyW - 6/9/12 at 5:36pm
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