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Can anybody tell me why I can't get my Gigabyte 7950 past 1250/1900? It runs fine and has plenty of thermal and voltage headroom. But if I push it any further it artifacts like crazy. Am I at the maximum I can push my card?
    
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Can anybody tell me why I can't get my Gigabyte 7950 past 1250/1900? It runs fine and has plenty of thermal and voltage headroom. But if I push it any further it artifacts like crazy. Am I at the maximum I can push my card?

memory at 1900mhz on a card that comes with it at 1250mhz? wanna bet that's your issue? run the memory around 1500 and see if you can push the core higher. some cards don't even do 1250mhz so that's a good number.
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memory at 1900mhz on a card that comes with it at 1250mhz? wanna bet that's your issue? run the memory around 1500 and see if you can push the core higher. some cards don't even do 1250mhz so that's a good number.
Typo? 1250 MHz is stock for HD 7950.
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memory at 1900mhz on a card that comes with it at 1250mhz? wanna bet that's your issue? run the memory around 1500 and see if you can push the core higher. some cards don't even do 1250mhz so that's a good number.

Really? So I can lower my Mem OC and get a higher Core OC? I never knew that, I will try when I get home. +rep
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Typo? 1250 MHz is stock for HD 7950.

I think he means the Core clock.
    
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memory at 1900mhz on a card that comes with it at 1250mhz? wanna bet that's your issue? run the memory around 1500 and see if you can push the core higher. some cards don't even do 1250mhz so that's a good number.
Typo? 1250 MHz is stock for HD 7950.

not a typo. that second time I was referring to his 1250mhz core clock, not the memory clock. sorry for the confusion smile.gif
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Really? So I can lower my Mem OC and get a higher Core OC? I never knew that, I will try when I get home. +rep

it's not a sure thing. as I said, 1250mhz core is already high and 1900mhz memory sounds dangerously high, especially if your card isn't under water.
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And that is it, i am done with HD 7950, just too many problems, i will give HD 7870 CFX a try.
I wish to thanks everyone in this thread who was helping me, good luck.

I have no problems with my 7970
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not a typo. that second time I was referring to his 1250mhz core clock, not the memory clock. sorry for the confusion smile.gif
Hehe.
Thx for clearing up.
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Hehe.
Thx for clearing up.
@ NinjaSushi2
Good for you then. I dont what to say more, that card gave me lot of troubles.

Dont be surly. It wasn't meant to jab at your misfortune. I'm saying try a better card or another one. Just because you rma an item doesn't mean it's a bad company. lol derp derp
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Hehe.
Thx for clearing up.
@ NinjaSushi2
Good for you then. I dont what to say more, that card gave me lot of troubles.

From what I've seen since everyone started getting their cards, the DC2s are just no good (for the most part). Try a different brand if you can, sapphire, MSI, gigabyte. They all have some solid 7950s.
IMO, CFX is going to give you more problems than a single card will...

PLUS, CFX with 2 7870s is more than the price of a single 7970... Might as well just buy a Sapphire TOXIC 7970 and be done with it biggrin.gif
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