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Watercool them bad boys... I idle at 31C with two monitors smile.gif
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^Yeah it's a reoccuring "issue" with doing multi-monitor for ATI/AMD cards.
    
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It's not an "issue," it's the way it has to be for any GPU. In order to appropriately drive multiple displays, the GPU has to have a certain core and memory clockspeed to draw (render) the display without flickering. That's about 500MHz core. RAM matters less, and its heat output is extremely marginal.
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It's not an "issue," it's the way it has to be for any GPU. In order to appropriately drive multiple displays, the GPU has to have a certain core and memory clockspeed to draw (render) the display without flickering. That's about 500MHz core. RAM matters less, and its heat output is extremely marginal.

Why can't you guys drive multiple monitors at a lower clock? A certain other company can do it.

For my 7950, if I leave it on one monitor it idles at 31c which is like a normal warm day. If I turn more than one monitor on I idle at around 48c which is like a heater for no reason. That difference doesn't seem marginal to me and my room is noticeably hotter with it doing this. 48c should be a light gaming session, not idle temps.
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It's not an "issue," it's the way it has to be for any GPU. In order to appropriately drive multiple displays, the GPU has to have a certain core and memory clockspeed to draw (render) the display without flickering. That's about 500MHz core. RAM matters less, and its heat output is extremely marginal.

Why can't you guys drive multiple monitors at a lower clock? A certain other company can do it.

For my 7950, if I leave it on one monitor it idles at 31c which is like a normal warm day. If I turn more than one monitor on I idle at around 48c which is like a heater for no reason. That difference doesn't seem marginal to me and my room is noticeably hotter with it doing this. 48c should be a light gaming session, not idle temps.

Last I checked, Green team is idling higher than 150mhz when using multi monitor as well...
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So guys, what's the best drivers for these at the moment? My 7950 doesn't seem to like the beta 12.7 drivers.. 12.8 is horrible so I assume 12.6 is alright?

EDIT: Would anyone happen to have a HIS 7950 IceQ Turbo BIOS that they'd like to copy for me? I have a feeling there's something wrong with mine..and to contact support I need a serial number, which is on the back of my card installed. There's noway I'm pulling it out just to check either tongue.gif

ATIMan uninstaller? doesn't work either.. Just my luck
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Yep another driver and still same problems maybe more. This is ridiculous been waiting months for 3dmark11 to work with three cards. Easy choice what to buy next time around. I'm over it.
 
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Newb question. I own an XFX 7970 and am thinking about getting another. If I mix brands like say get an MSI lightning or Gigabyte does it really matter or in theory is it the same card when using CF? Just wondering because I am trying to find another 7970 with 2 D-DVI ports. Also, since GHz edition is only 10 bucks more would it be worth buying a GHz edition or does that mess up the CF too?

Thanks y'all. evo.gif
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Newb question. I own an XFX 7970 and am thinking about getting another. If I mix brands like say get an MSI lightning or Gigabyte does it really matter or in theory is it the same card when using CF? Just wondering because I am trying to find another 7970 with 2 D-DVI ports. Also, since GHz edition is only 10 bucks more would it be worth buying a GHz edition or does that mess up the CF too?
Thanks y'all. evo.gif

Its better to have the same card if possible. Any HD 7970 will work. Make sure the clocks are same. what clocks are you running your current XFX HD 7970. and is your card the DD version.
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Newb question. I own an XFX 7970 and am thinking about getting another. If I mix brands like say get an MSI lightning or Gigabyte does it really matter or in theory is it the same card when using CF? Just wondering because I am trying to find another 7970 with 2 D-DVI ports. Also, since GHz edition is only 10 bucks more would it be worth buying a GHz edition or does that mess up the CF too?
Thanks y'all. evo.gif

Its better to have the same card if possible. Any HD 7970 will work. Make sure the clocks are same. what clocks are you running your current XFX HD 7970. and is your card the DD version.

DD no matter as it's under water. Currently not oc'd because my mobo needs replacing. I will probably run it at like 1150 to 1200mhz and about 1575 mem
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