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Are you overclocked, or stock? Do you have any sort of GPU utility programs running? What browser, and what settings?

I am overclocked- currently at 1040c/1350memory. I have GPUz and HWMonitor installed (usually just running HWmonitor). My temps in gaming get up to 62c now that I have added a 3rd fan to my case (used to get up to about 68c). Usually am playing L4D2, TF2, and Skyrim (heavily modded) and have had no issues in gaming. Plays those games like a champ it's just odd that I can browse the internet (latest IE) for a long time then once I go to Youtube something in the computer can't bare the stress biggrin.gif.
Come to think of it- since I have had my 7950 I can't play Steam videos in full screen (this is when I am checking out games to purchase) because it will become a slide show, that never happened before either getting this card either.
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Are you overclocked, or stock? Do you have any sort of GPU utility programs running? What browser, and what settings?

I am overclocked- currently at 1040c/1350memory. I have GPUz and HWMonitor installed (usually just running HWmonitor). My temps in gaming get up to 62c now that I have added a 3rd fan to my case (used to get up to about 68c). Usually am playing L4D2, TF2, and Skyrim (heavily modded) and have had no issues in gaming. Plays those games like a champ it's just odd that I can browse the internet (latest IE) for a long time then once I go to Youtube something in the computer can't bare the stress biggrin.gif.
Come to think of it- since I have had my 7950 I can't play Steam videos in full screen (this is when I am checking out games to purchase) because it will become a slide show, that never happened before either getting this card either.

Try changing to stock clocks, and see if the issue persists. If it does, use the xcl and profiles method of overclocking instead. Try it at stock first, if it fixes it at stock, then PM me and I'll guide you through the xcl / profiles method. Too tired to write it up right now.
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Most people tend to ignore the flicker problem I am referring to and think it's the game or the card itself. I have a 670 to compare it to so I know that it must be driver related since i have two computers that do the same thing. I've seen a big thread about it too asking them to fix it.
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What is the average OC for reference 7970s? And which card is faster a 7970 at 1.2 GHz or 7950 can do 1.3 GHz?
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What is the average OC for reference 7970s? And which card is faster a 7970 at 1.2 GHz or 7950 can do 1.3 GHz?
Probably the 7950, but its probably at 1.3v for 1300.
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What is the average OC for reference 7970s? And which card is faster a 7970 at 1.2 GHz or 7950 can do 1.3 GHz?

unless (and even sometimes still) you plan to water cool it, you simply cannot count on getting 1300mhz on a 7950 (or any gpu) 100%.
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What is the average OC for reference 7970s? And which card is faster a 7970 at 1.2 GHz or 7950 can do 1.3 GHz?
Average OC on 7970's on hwbot is 1215 on the core and 1706 on the memory.

For the 7950 it's 1167 and 1626.

A 7950 at 7970 clocks is only a few percent slower. If the 7950 has a core clock advantage of around 100mhz over the 7970 it'll probably perform better.

A 7950 for $330 is probably the best value high end card around. At 1100mhz on the core it'll be competing with a GTX 680. If you're lucky enough to be able to hit 1200 and above you're getting absolute top end performance at a VERY good price.
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Hey guys, occasionally I get hard crashes with vertical lines going down my screen in different colors. Is it possible I had a bad graphics card, and if I do - how can I test it?
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Hey guys, occasionally I get hard crashes with vertical lines going down my screen in different colors. Is it possible I had a bad graphics card, and if I do - how can I test it?

I got this issue with 12.6 and 12.7 drivers. 12.4 worked best for me. Or you can try 12.8 just out today.
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Good thing 12.8 just came out rolleyes.gif
Didn't think I was having THAT many driver crashes, experienced them every now and then... lol ph34r-smiley.gif
on 12.6, if I crash again maybe I'll revert to 12.4 and see what's going on (after maybe a little 12.8 funsies thumb.gif )
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