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Would you say Sapphire or Gigabyte then. I have spent all day debating im ready to order. Sapphire is 950 core and the gigabyte is 900 core. If you had to choose right now which one would you get. Im getting tired of debating

Both cards receive alot of praise. I prefer the Sapphire 950mhz HD7950. Cool thing about it is if you need a good water block you can choose from any of the many reference HD7970 blocks.

I just got a Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ 79X0 Ni-Bl

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Hi, I got one. Its Nice.
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I recently upgraded to 12.8...not because it was just released, but because I just wiped my system. To my chagrin, I can't OC in AB with the unofficial OC method.

I think it's something about 12.8 missing 2 .dll, isn't it? They removed them a while ago. Is there a link floating around with the .dlls (didn't see them on the front page)? or should I install RC11 and 12.8 over it?
 
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I just loaded 12.8 too. I've been running 12.4 for awhile and using AB 2.2.1.

Anyway things changed in AB 2.2.3 and/or Catalyst >12.4.

You need to close AB.
Right-click on the AB shortcut.
Under target add -xcl after the ".
Start AB again and you should be prompted to reboot.
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Just unlock the voltage but how can i unlock the Core clock ???? I can not pass 1100Mhz
and what voltage start for 1100mhz ????
Thanks you
Wasnt online, sorry for slow response.

Anyway, for core higher than 1.1 GHz you need to do it with-xcl command, i personally dont know what exactly has to be done.
So you need to ask someone else.
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I recently upgraded to 12.8...not because it was just released, but because I just wiped my system. To my chagrin, I can't OC in AB with the unofficial OC method.
I think it's something about 12.8 missing 2 .dll, isn't it? They removed them a while ago. Is there a link floating around with the .dlls (didn't see them on the front page)? or should I install RC11 and 12.8 over it?

Should be easy to find the .dll files using Google. I currently don't have a link, but I have the files themselves. PM me if you'd like them sent to you.

As mentioned, once you paste the 2 .dll files in the MSI AB folder, you can add -xcl to the shortcut and once you start MSI AB and it will prompts you to reboot. Before you reboot, make sure you delete the -xcl or else it will always prompt you to reboot. Once you reboot, it will unlock the clocks.
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Just bought one of these!
It's replacing my 6850 Crossfire. Hoping that it'll be a nice upgrade, (Drivers are annoying). It should be quieter and use less power.

First time with HIS, it was $300 AUD which is cheaper than a 7870 and almost as cheap as some of the nicer 7850's.
It's a HIS IceQ 3GB with a nice stock OC of 900MHz, hoping that i'll run BF3 nicely now! smile.gif
Expecting this Tuesday/Wednesday

EDIT: What is the card like overall and what are HIS like with their 2 year warranty? biggrin.gif
 
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Should be easy to find the .dll files using Google. I currently don't have a link, but I have the files themselves. PM me if you'd like them sent to you.
As mentioned, once you paste the 2 .dll files in the MSI AB folder, you can add -xcl to the shortcut and once you start MSI AB and it will prompts you to reboot. Before you reboot, make sure you delete the -xcl or else it will always prompt you to reboot. Once you reboot, it will unlock the clocks.

Phenomenal. A quick search on google actually yielded a small patcher in some thread here on OCN (I had searched before, but used different strings this time). Fingers crossed that it will work, but it did prompt me to reboot as you were saying, so I'm pretty sure that it's right on. +rep
 
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Just bought one of these!
It's replacing my 6850 Crossfire. Hoping that it'll be a nice upgrade, (Drivers are annoying). It should be quieter and use less power.
First time with HIS, it was $300 AUD which is cheaper than a 7870 and almost as cheap as some of the nicer 7850's.
It's a HIS IceQ 3GB with a nice stock OC of 900MHz, hoping that i'll run BF3 nicely now! smile.gif
Expecting this Tuesday/Wednesday
EDIT: What is the card like overall and what are HIS like with their 2 year warranty? biggrin.gif

HIS HD 7950 Iceq Turbo for 300 AUD. wow thats an amazing bargain. one of the best cooler designs

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=888&products_id=19857

here you can see tomshardware comparison of HD 7950 custom coolers and it rated the HIS IceQ Turbo as the best cooler.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-review-benchmark,3207-14.html

couple of reviews
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnTdEFX_dLw
http://www.guru3d.com/article/his-radeon-hd-7950-iceq-turbo-review/23
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If you are shopping on Newegg the gigabyte is cheaper technically with a rebate. So it's up to you. They both have great contact with VRM/Memory as well compared to the MSI.

The gigabyte is great on cooling. It never goes above 70C, and yet still runs quiet, on auto the fans are at most 40%!

The only thing reviewers and I don't like is that the VRM's don't have a heatsink. But as they get a lot of air on them, they don't usually go above 80 C. In OCCT/kombustor I was able to get them to around 100C a few times. I looked around and found that these MOSFETs are safe up to 120C, so I suppose that is why they didn't put a heatsink on the VRM.
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