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Wii, then a another Sapphire 7970 was ordered to Xfire biggrin.gif Hopefully I can pick it up today
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a nooby question, why do you guys change the voltage lower than the stock voltage?
Edited by tanton - 1/19/12 at 3:12am
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Originally Posted by Kortwa View Post

Just checked and both of my xfx 7970s have grey 6 pin PCI-E connectors. What does that mean exactly?

My XFX 7970 also has this grey 6 pin PCI-E connector. Very, Very good overclockers! thumb.gif


Just Checked 3820 code!

I bought this XFX is spite of all the warranty cry babies (2 years is fine). Now I am even happier! smile.gif
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Last night i put my 1175mv 7970 on ebay for $50 less off purchase price.
Got SOLD today
Rang my 7970 supplier, made him open 15 boxes he had of HIS and Gigabyte 7970's
Told him to look for grey 6 pin connectors.
Out of the 9 HIS boxes he found 2
Out of the 6 Gigabyte boxes he found 1
Going to pick up the grey 6 pin 7970 in half hour with a $50 discount because i informed him of the whole VID fiasco thumbsupsmiley.png
I Win?

Imagine if everyone reading OCN start doing this and bugging the retailers.

Sigh. Now suppliers will complain, and AMD will start putting all black pin everywhere.

Good going chomp. Done like a real geeky spoil brat. ""I want my gray pins, open the 100 boxes you have because I want one. Want want want!". rolleyes.gif

I run 2 business, and if someone was asking me to do that, I would be REALLY pissed. mad.gif

But who cares, now you have your little gray pins and are all happy in your heart in your small universe, because you will get 200 more on your core. rolleyes.gif
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It might not be such a determining factor which version you get when it comes to overclocking?

We are still in the beginning phase right?

The same could be said about the i7 920 C0 and D0 stepping cpu's, that D0 wasn't always better than a C0 when it came to overclocking at a lower core voltage. This is said from a person that has owned both, and seen that a C0's did better than a D0's he had (btw not me).

I'm going to put my under water, which EK sent yesterday. If I were to run to the shop with my 1.1125 verson, only to face that a 1.0250 for example couldn't handle higher voltage for higher clocks, I would be so pissed at myself. In my case, I can't expect that the seller of my card would open lot's of boxes to look after the "Grey Connector!", that would be kinda retard rolleyes.gif
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On the internet, for 10 REALLY VOCAL whiners, you have 1000 satisifed customers that don't post.


I love this quote! So very True!

BTW, Very Nice Rigs Levesque! thumb.gif
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Imagine if everyone reading OCN start doing this and bugging the retailers.
Sigh. Now suppliers will complain, and AMD will start putting all black pin everywhere.
Good going chomp. Done like a real geeky spoil brat. ""I want my gray pins, open the 100 boxes you have because I want one. Want want want!". rolleyes.gif
I run 2 business, and if someone was asking me to do that, I would be REALLY pissed. mad.gif
But who cares, now you have your little gray pins and are all happy in your heart in your small universe, because you will get 200 more on your core. rolleyes.gif

I think that difference of overclockability of cards with grey and black pins is smaller than 200MHz.... And difference in games <5FPS
It's a madness !!!
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Imagine if everyone reading OCN start doing this and bugging the retailers.
Sigh. Now suppliers will complain, and AMD will start putting all black pin everywhere.
Good going chomp. Done like a real geeky spoil brat. ""I want my gray pins, open the 100 boxes you have because I want one. Want want want!". rolleyes.gif
I run 2 business, and if someone was asking me to do that, I would be REALLY pissed. mad.gif
But who cares, now you have your little gray pins and are all happy in your heart in your small universe, because you will get 200 more on your core. rolleyes.gif

Pissed?
My supplier has made a fortune through me, if i tell him to lick in between my toes, he'll ask "how long?" laughingsmiley.gif
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I noticed many of you guys are using MSI AB to OC your cards, but I heard that AB and CCC don't interact well with each other. The benefits of using CCC is that you can increase the power limit by using Powertune and increasing it to "+20%." If you are not able to use Powertune while OCing with AB, how are you guys avoiding the lower power limit?
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