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So I'm experimenting with overclocking on my 7950 vs the 680 that I had and it has not been fun.
When I had a bad OC on my 680, the driver would simply crash and reset itself so that I could try again.
With this 7950, if I have a bad OC, the driver will crash and freeze up my computer to the point of forcing me to restart the computer. And then sometimes when I restart it goes in to this loop where the screen goes blank, comes back up, gives me a few seconds to use the computer and then loops over and over again until I can open afterburner to reset the OC.
Is this the way it's supposed to be? Because that's annoying as hell.


Use profiles. Stock settings for profile 1 aka your 2D, don't forget to set AB to the appropriate profile as well. When you boot it uses that profile, so you don't loop lock yourself in kamikaze clocks.
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I"m sorry that you bought XFX cards. frown.gif
Why? My XFX Black Edition does 1300/1800 wit ease (under water).
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Why? My XFX Black Edition does 1300/1800 wit ease (under water).


Clocks have nothing to do with the brand!
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Use profiles. Stock settings for profile 1 aka your 2D, don't forget to set AB to the appropriate profile as well. When you boot it uses that profile, so you don't loop lock yourself in kamikaze clocks.

So you have to restart your computer every time you crash from a bad OC?
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Sounds like what I had with bad driver installs.
What drivers are you running? Have you ever had AMD drivers in that system before (same Win Install that is)?
In my 12.7 experience thread (in my sig) I believe Thracks (the AMD rep) posted somewhere in the page about doing the legitimate uninstall procedure for new drivers. Take a look at that, uninstall the drivers and try out the 12.6 WHQL or 12.7 Beta.
That's what I'd try and do first at least.

I went from a 680 to a 7950 so I had no AMD drivers installed. I'm using 12.7 atm.
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Just want to know is it worth it to install backplate to HD 7970 reference design? With stock fan? This is a silly idea.biggrin.gif But I think it won't help so much in cooling right?

I have three cards under water. My top card has a backplate its the hottest card. I think it raises the temps of that card that card is also lowest voltage card and is still hotter. The other two cars are roughly the same temps. So I would say forget the backplate.
 
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I have three cards under water. My top card has a backplate its the hottest card. I think it raises the temps of that card that card is also lowest voltage card and is still hotter. The other two cars are roughly the same temps. So I would say forget the backplate.

Top card is always hotter because it's the only active card in the system at all times! Besides that, it's running the screen or screens, so it's always got load on it. On the desktop, the slave cards downclock into a lower powerstate, if not entirely shutting off.

As to the backplate, they do add a lil bit of heat because it prevents heat from radiating away from the pcb. But depending on your goals, the backplate can help keep a card from sagging and in the case of ek's backplate, it works in conjunction with the block to cool the vrms, turning the backplate into a heatsink.
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Top card is always hotter because it's the only active card in the system at all times! Besides that, it's running the screen or screens, so it's always got load on it. On the desktop, the slave cards downclock into a lower powerstate, if not entirely shutting off.
As to the backplate, they do add a lil bit of heat because it prevents heat from radiating away from the pcb. But depending on your goals, the backplate can help keep a card from sagging and in the case of ek's backplate, it works in conjunction with the block to cool the vrms, turning the backplate into a heatsink.
I guess it's useless for me then. Hehe... Thanks guys...thumb.gif
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So you have to restart your computer every time you crash from a bad OC?
I went from a 680 to a 7950 so I had no AMD drivers installed. I'm using 12.7 atm.

Yeah, but did you do a fresh Windows install before installing your 7950? AMD drivers don't do well following Nvidia ones....
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Easily at 60fps, with a 1100mhz clock

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Yes it can. I was running it that way for awhile until I got a second 7970

Nice! I could only just run it with GTX 580 SLI!

Edit: What is the new way to enable unnofficial OC in MSI AB?

-xcl method, and use 2d / 3d profiles.

Of course anybody with a reference card (PCB), I would suggest at least trying out the GHz Edition BIOS flash. It made a huge difference for my card.

Huge difference how? I'm able to achieve 1310/1725 with normal BIOS...
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