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post #1421 of 38701
Are the copper Acetal out of stock everywhere?
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post #1422 of 38701
I reduced my voltage back to stock, 1175, and raised memory and it's still stable ohno-smiley02.gif

So I'm at 1220/1650 @ 1175mv

XFX Black edition... I'll post some benchmarks when I go back to single monitor.. having too much fun in eyefinity biggrin.gif
    
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Quick question as well, is the Acetal block a copper block or is it nickel?
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About to do a fresh install of Win 7, will do more benching afterwards and maybe go for more on stock volts biggrin.gif

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post #1425 of 38701
MSI 7970 just came in the mail. Grey 6pin I think VID is 1.175v

Out of the box bumped it to 1.2ghz @ 1.2v and it was stable in everything I threw at it. Also stable at 1.2ghz 1.3v. I did the last test at higher voltage as it's apparent some cards artifact at high voltage regardless of clocks, mine did not.

Perhaps I'll push it more later but it's too overkill even as is, nothing I can't max at 1680x1050.

Time to install this HX850 sigh. I hate cable management but it looks nice after all the work. My Corsair GS700 squeals like a pig farm, it's gotta go.
    
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MSI 7970 just came in the mail. Grey 6pin I think VID is 1.175v
Out of the box bumped it to 1.2ghz @ 1.2v and it was stable in everything I threw at it. Also stable at 1.2ghz 1.3v. I did the last test at higher voltage as it's apparent some cards artifact at high voltage regardless of clocks, mine did not.
Perhaps I'll push it more later but it's too overkill even as is, nothing I can't max at 1680x1050.
Time to install this HX850 sigh. I hate cable management but it looks nice after all the work. My Corsair GS700 squeals like a pig farm, it's gotta go.

Exactly... I think this grey pin deal is ridiculous biggrin.gif
    
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post #1427 of 38701
Yo GPUtool works excellent with this video card... 15 mins gputool stable was stable in BF3 (MAXED, 2 hours), 3dmark11 looped 30 mins as well as heaven 2.5 (15mins).

The thing with GPUtool is it detects artifacts very effectively for this card (unlike my 570gtx it didnt detect artifacts for overclocks that were unstable in 3dmark11). So you don't have to sit there for 10-15 mins checking for artifacts in heaven 2.5, it just does it for you.

I usually try and stay away from stress test programs but gave it a whirl and it pretty much detects instability in the first 2 minutes so it's just a quick effective way to test. I would never touch OCCT.

I recommend not running it more than 15minutes, it will shorten your card's lifespan if you run it long.
    
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Going to put my EK block on now and I see a sticker warranty void if removed over the stock socket bracket screws this is not cool.

This is XFX does anyone know if the other manufactures have these stickers.
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post #1429 of 38701
just got my Diamond 7970 in today, so far playing BF3 ultra'ed out with 4Xmsaa and getting around 75 fps (1920x1080) ... AWESOME!! ... soooo glad i sold my crossfire 2gb 6950's and got rid of cfx issues


so far I've reached 1150/1575 near stock volts on air
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Testing my OC's with GPUTOOL and it looks like my card is a POS overclocker. I get artifacts no matter what volts I use. I tried 1175 @ 1.3 and it still gave errors wow
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