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My new sapphire hd7970 dual-X oc thumb.gif
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Καλοριζικη smile.gif

You will really enjoy this card!
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post #13042 of 38704
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Yeah, I plan to upgrade PSU. But I really wanna see the 7990. I think it could run ok a a 650w unit... I guess we'll have to wait and see.
The i5 2500 could be a bottleneck? It's a non "k" model so I cant overclock it. But in benchmarks etc it boost up to 3.9/4.0ghz. Would an upgrade to a i7 3820 (is this overclockable?) with an x79 be worth it? Or am I better of selling the i5 and grabbing a i5 3570k or maybe a i7 2600k?

You may run into a bit of a Bottle neck because of the pcie lanes both running at 8x 2.0. Also in games like bf3 that CPU may hold you back a bit. Google search crossfire 7970 with 2500 and there are a few sites that have done comparisons of different processors and such. It won't be anything huge but it will affect it
     
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Bah man ive got 4 failed installs on drivers... Removeing all of them after it fails and trying again... i got a crappy 65% ASIC rating card heh.
    
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Are you using ATIMAN to remove drivers?

Try that. Works perfect for me.
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Are you using ATIMAN to remove drivers?
Try that. Works perfect for me.

Yes that is what im using... After i reboot i get ATI driver failed to install or there is no AMD driver..
    
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I posted this over in the water cooling section but I think it will be more useful here (in case any of you Sapphire 7970 OC guys wanna go with water blocks):

How to install the EK FC7970 water block on the Sapphire 7970 OC



The 7970's do awesome on water! thumb.gif
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Now 7 times after installing drivers and i reboot i get this msg ..

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Gpu-Z..

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Edited by Hokies83 - 7/9/12 at 9:41am
    
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@Hokies83, try this :

1. Uninstall ati catalyst driver via windows uninstaller program, then reboot... but you need to get inside safe mode and launch driver sweeper to swap all ATI leftover stuffs.
2. After do sweeper reboot from safe mode to normal mode and do this tips from BradleyW -->http://www.overclock.net/t/988215/how-to-properly-uninstall-ati-amd-software-drivers-for-graphics-cards.
3. After do tips from Bradley W you have to restart again your windows and then finally install your driver smile.gif
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So I'm benching Heaven to test my ref Diamond 7970 OC stability... Never really used heaven before, but, I put the settings at DX11, Normal tess, high shaders, 8x Anisotropy, disabled stereo 3d, AAx4, and at 1920x1080 (system res)... I had been writing down my scores and FPS past 985 core... and the score actually didn't go up past 985...
Here are my results... Am I doing something wrong here? (Only testing core at stock voltage atm...)
985 core= score 971, min FPS 19.5, avg 38.5, max 77.6
1005 core= score 971, min 19.2, avg 38.5, max 77.8
that was a little bit better, same score. w/e.
This was the fun part.
1025= score 970. 19.0/38.5/77.4
1045= 970, 18.8/38.5/77.4

...Is this normal? Haven't noticed any real artifacting, so I plan to keep going... but just wondering if this is normal or if I should even worry about it?
(whenever I apply a new core OC, I exit out of Heaven, apply the new core clock, and then start heaven again.)
post #13050 of 38704
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Originally Posted by neoroy View Post

@Hokies83, try this :
1. Uninstall ati catalyst driver via windows uninstaller program, then reboot... but you need to get inside safe mode and launch driver sweeper to swap all ATI leftover stuffs.
2. After do sweeper reboot from safe mode to normal mode and do this tips from BradleyW -->http://www.overclock.net/t/988215/how-to-properly-uninstall-ati-amd-software-drivers-for-graphics-cards.
3. After do tips from Bradley W you have to restart again your windows and then finally install your driver smile.gif

done all that still no go.
    
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