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Is it preferable to use Trixx with Sapphire 7970s in terms of stability, or Afterburner is just as good? I'm a fan of Afterburner because it allows to set a more detailed fan profile.
Also, what sort of an overclock can I reasonably expect from a locked-voltage ASUS 7970 DirectCU II non-TOP? Thankies.

Use Trixx to disable ULPS, then close it down and reboot the pc. Then, just use MSI AB for overclocking and voltage control. thumb.gif Trixx does not have to be running all the time once you have selected "disable ULPS". If ULPS is active, it WILL give you issues when overclocking in crossfire mode. thumb.gif
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1st good card Msi twin frozer III 7950 with xfx 7970 bios flash @ 1.043v

2nd card which was RMA to Msi i got back today and also flashed as well with the xfx 7970 bios and its @ 1.024v, i will post crossfire later after further testing just to make sure i don't have to send back again but so far it looks like ill be selling my gtx 570's to run these they run great so far can't wait to get them on water thumb.gif
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For some reason HW monitor says 1.17v when they are at a lower voltage why is this ?
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hows everyone's overclocking on these so far? on water more specifically.
Just threw my 7970 on water and holy smokes...... I went from 74-78C @ full load to 40C @ full load. I literally just started OC'ing it and just got 8359 Marks @ 1000/1425. How is that stacking up w/ everyone else?
Looking forward to upping it a little more
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hows everyone's overclocking on these so far? on water more specifically.
Just threw my 7970 on water and holy smokes...... I went from 74-78C @ full load to 40C @ full load. I literally just started OC'ing it and just got 8359 Marks @ 1000/1425. How is that stacking up w/ everyone else?
Looking forward to upping it a little more

Mine does 1370 / 1800 on water. biggrin.gif
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Do you have to mess with memory voltage when OCing the memory?
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Mine does 1370 / 1800 on water. biggrin.gif

Wow! drool.gif

Is that with stock BIOS on card?

What are your voltage settings?

What block?

Do you use TRIX or MSI AFterburner or something else for tuning?

smile.gif
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grr chrome playing ou wrong thread
Edited by JayKaos - 8/25/12 at 9:29pm
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Try the Gigahertz bios or a voltage bump with afterburner. This will net you a bit more performance smile.gif
The only problem is that your res is a fair bit less than mine (1920 x 1080), from the reviews (on older drivers) they're getting 44FPS absolutely MAXED on a 1920x1200? screen so if i turn the AA down a tad it should be a constant 60FPS.
I've got my HAF 932 so I'll be set! wink.gif
It doesn't fit in with my colour scheme but it doesn't bother me that much, because with the dust filters you can't even see the card(s) in my rig.
I also found out why this is cheap, AMD are releasing a new BIOS for reference cards and this might not be getting it. I don't really care though, it's only a 25MHz boost in my case smile.gif
I can always try it, because it's got a BIOS switch too smile.gif
EDIT: Yes it's from PCCG smile.gif
EDIT2: My motherboard/case has a 1 slot gap between GPU's so technically I could fit two 3 slot cards in SLI/CFX thumb.gif
If I've missed out (theres a chance I have). I've got a 7870 Hawk for $280 shipped. It's still a good deal but not as nice :/

You need a 2 slot gap for a 3 slot card my older board has a 2 slot gap!

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ok i fixed my fan profile I must of screwed it up or had it off because I noticed that the 72 temps where on Auto. The custom profile now has the fan up to 52% but I made it kick in once the temps get over 60c. My temps never reach above 63c now with the custom profile

Yeah, I set up my custom fan loop too! I push the fan speed up and it sounds terrible with Kombustor etc, but in Battlefield it's reasonable and it maxes at about 65c which I'm happy with for 1200/1250. It usually sits on 60-63 too. I'm now pushing 70+ FPS on all maps with max settings apart from MSAA which is off and AA which is on 8x (I don't notice a difference personally).
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You need a 2 slot gap for a 3 slot card my older board has a 2 slot gap!
cheers n good luck...
FWIW PCCG are top's IMO

I could fit two of these in here rather nicely, I doubt I could run them at this speed though If I did as heat would be a bit of an issue. It'd be do-able though! thumb.gif
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Do you have to mess with memory voltage when OCing the memory?

I'm interested in this too, and how safe/unsafe is it to run the memory past it's specifications? This is rated at 1250MHz at 1.5v, I checked a review and it states that. I also looked up the specifications on Hynix's website. I'll +rep everyone that helps because I really want to start overclocking my memory!
It won't do 1300MHz at stock voltage, I did run it at 1300 with 1550mv for a bit rolleyes.gif
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1st good card Msi twin frozer III 7950 with xfx 7970 bios flash @ 1.043v
2nd card which was RMA to Msi i got back today and also flashed as well with the xfx 7970 bios and its @ 1.024v, i will post crossfire later after further testing just to make sure i don't have to send back again but so far it looks like ill be selling my gtx 570's to run these they run great so far can't wait to get them on water thumb.gif

What's the point in using a 7970 BIOS? More voltage..? I know that you can brick your cards by doing this, simply because the memory timings on the vRAM is lower/higher.
 
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