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So tomorrow I'm returning my Gigabyte 7950 windforce... because for the same price I've found a XFX 7970 Core Ed with Accelero Xtreme already installed (claimed VRM never goes over 70c)...

Anyone have first hand plus/negative experiences with this card/cooler specifically?

I can get the XFX with the stock ref cooler for $50 cheaper... what would you do? I appreciate your input as I'm new to ATI (only had 7950 5 days)!
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Originally Posted by desertsolace View Post

So tomorrow I'm returning my Gigabyte 7950 windforce... because for the same price I've found a XFX 7970 Core Ed with Accelero Xtreme already installed (claimed VRM never goes over 70c)...
Anyone have first hand plus/negative experiences with this card/cooler specifically?
I can get the XFX with the stock ref cooler for $50 cheaper... what would you do? I appreciate your input as I'm new to ATI (only had 7950 5 days)!

The cooler itself is nice if done right. The downside is XFX is super picky about putting 3rd party stuff on, so if you need to do a warranty it will probably get denied since they will see that someone had heatsinks on it.
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The cooler itself is nice if done right. The downside is XFX is super picky about putting 3rd party stuff on, so if you need to do a warranty it will probably get denied since they will see that someone had heatsinks on it.

It's not hard to put back the stock heatsink and clean up any sticky residue with some alcohol though.
    
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I really seem to be out of luck with AMD cards. Just received XFX 7970 Black Edition (reference model) and this card has some serious coil whine, at any 3D app i get constant buzzing even with low fps, on game menus or other high fps scenes it gets really loud and high pitched which is almost unbearable.

Really peed atm, i dont think i can live with this daily but it would also suck bigtime to send it back and wait replacement several weeks mad.gif
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Originally Posted by johnnyw View Post

I really seem to be out of luck with AMD cards. Just received XFX 7970 Black Edition (reference model) and this card has some serious coil whine, at any 3D app i get constant buzzing even with low fps, on game menus or other high fps scenes it gets really loud and high pitched which is almost unbearable.
Really peed atm, i dont think i can live with this daily but it would also suck bigtime to send it back and wait replacement several weeks mad.gif

Have you tried Vsync? You can also force it in CCC. I use it to reduce coil whine, though it's not as bad for mine that I have to force it.
    
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I get coil whine from my 7970's but only when heavily OC'd. From what I've read though, it typically goes away after time...
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Has anyone managed to get 100% usage in Battlefield?

Mine always sticks to 99% (12.6 drivers) whether my cpu is running @ 4.1 or 4.9 it still shows 99%. I mean what does it want, like 6Ghz?
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Have you tried Vsync? You can also force it in CCC. I use it to reduce coil whine, though it's not as bad for mine that I have to force it.
Ye tried vsync and doenst really help,only makes it tad less noisy but its still very annoyingly loud. Also examply in 3Dmark11 it makes some seriously strange noise.

Sadly i only have really poor pocket cam but i think i will take few short vids just to show you guys how bad it really is.

MSI kombustor:

3DM11:


IR it sounds even much worse than on those vids
Edited by johnnyw - 8/1/12 at 7:07am
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Originally Posted by johnnyw View Post

I really seem to be out of luck with AMD cards. Just received XFX 7970 Black Edition (reference model) and this card has some serious coil whine, at any 3D app i get constant buzzing even with low fps, on game menus or other high fps scenes it gets really loud and high pitched which is almost unbearable.
Really peed atm, i dont think i can live with this daily but it would also suck bigtime to send it back and wait replacement several weeks mad.gif

Might be the card dont harmony well with the PSU also.
If possible i try another psu.
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Might be the card dont harmony well with the PSU also.
If possible i try another psu.
Well sadly dont have another psu, but i think its highly unlikely anyway as my GTX580 dont have coil whine even when heavily overclocked & overvolted.
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