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Got my open box ASUS DirectCU II 7970 this evening, and it appears to be borked. Both 8-pin PCIe connectors had power (green lights on), fan spun, but no image was outputted on the monitor. I have tried both of the DVI ports and also flipped the Dual-link-DVI / Display Port switch and tried both ports too. Nothing. Connected a projector to integrated graphics, hoping to enter windows through that and see if my system sees the card - can't even do that. Boot loop. Finally took the card out and put my Sapphire 7970 back in - no problems! I'm going to send the ASUS card back tomorrow, just sad... was such a good deal, and I had high hopes for it, after my wonderful DirectCU II GTX 670.

Is there anything I forgot to do?
   
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Got my open box ASUS DirectCU II 7970 this evening, and it appears to be borked. Both 8-pin PCIe connectors had power (green lights on), fan spun, but no image was outputted on the monitor. I have tried both of the DVI ports and also flipped the Dual-link-DVI / Display Port switch and tried both ports too. Nothing. Connected a projector to integrated graphics, hoping to enter windows through that and see if my system sees the card - can't even do that. Boot loop. Finally took the card out and put my Sapphire 7970 back in - no problems! I'm going to send the ASUS card back tomorrow, just sad... was such a good deal, and I had high hopes for it, after my wonderful DirectCU II GTX 670.
Is there anything I forgot to do?

Try to clear your CMOS. This happened to me before and I thought my pcie slot died.
    
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Try to clear your CMOS. This happened to me before and I thought my pcie slot died.

It's working fine with the other card though - right after I switch back, it works. And it works if I just feed the signal through integrated graphics (but if the ASUS card is plugged in, I can't get past the BIOS). Was that the case for you too? I'll see about clearing CMOS if so.
   
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*EDIT UPDATE*
spoke w a buddy and we decided with how low my temps are, just bump the V up to 1.2V and say screw it. Did that and just got a successful run @ 1200/1475 44C at full load. I am not going to up the V anymore, but going to try and find the max OC of this card.


On water cooling I think you will be fine at around 1.22v for gaming. If you can hit 1250/1700 at 1.22v you can probably hit 1300/1700 at 1.25v.

1250/1700@1.22 v is great speed for voltage and temps on water if you can dial it in.
Edited by SonDa5 - 8/30/12 at 12:01am
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According to this:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1220193/crossfiring-between-different-card-of-the-same-series/0_20#post_16551322
Each card will run at their respective clocks. I'm just wondering if anyone else has run this setup before I pull the trigger. See how it works for them.

I ran 7970 as primary card and my 7950 as secondary, which was probably the wrong way to do it. Of course, you can overclock the main card but not secondary (at least I wasn't able to)...
It ran everything amazingly, however, the 7970 will never hit full load while the 7950 will. IMO, just grab another 7950 and OC both of them opposed to just one card (unless this was just an AB problem like we've been having... this was around the 12.7 beta I believe and I had to jump between 12.3 and 12.7, but that was before I knew how to "properly" uninstall drivers, thanks to Bradley_W's guide).

tl;dr, I returned my 7970 because it never ran full, and it was a ref card and was way too loud.
IMO get another non-ref 7950 if you already have one and OC both.
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Been doing some more OC today.

This card is very impressive. thumb.gif Over 40% gains from stock!!!
What are your VRM temperatures at 1150 core @ 1.20 V?

At 1150 core @ 1.20 V, Heaven takes my VRM temps up to 64°C, but games heat it up much further. After 10 minutes of Sleeping Dogs, Deus Ex HR, Metro 2033, etc., my VRM temps are in excess of 90°C. mad.gif For that reason, I've left it at 1125@1.15V; VRM temps only go up to 72°C when gaming.
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I ran 7970 as primary card and my 7950 as secondary, which was probably the wrong way to do it. Of course, you can overclock the main card but not secondary (at least I wasn't able to)...
It ran everything amazingly, however, the 7970 will never hit full load while the 7950 will. IMO, just grab another 7950 and OC both of them opposed to just one card (unless this was just an AB problem like we've been having... this was around the 12.7 beta I believe and I had to jump between 12.3 and 12.7, but that was before I knew how to "properly" uninstall drivers, thanks to Bradley_W's guide).
tl;dr, I returned my 7970 because it never ran full, and it was a ref card and was way too loud.
IMO get another non-ref 7950 if you already have one and OC both.

That was fine for me with older cards,
You can overclock the secondary card, with MSI AB you have to switch cards. It's under options somewhere, can't remember where as I don't use it now.
 
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Got my open box ASUS DirectCU II 7970 this evening, and it appears to be borked. Both 8-pin PCIe connectors had power (green lights on), fan spun, but no image was outputted on the monitor. I have tried both of the DVI ports and also flipped the Dual-link-DVI / Display Port switch and tried both ports too. Nothing. Connected a projector to integrated graphics, hoping to enter windows through that and see if my system sees the card - can't even do that. Boot loop. Finally took the card out and put my Sapphire 7970 back in - no problems! I'm going to send the ASUS card back tomorrow, just sad... was such a good deal, and I had high hopes for it, after my wonderful DirectCU II GTX 670.
Is there anything I forgot to do?

that sounds like the previous owner borked a firmware flash

if you have not yet returned the card, you can try to boot from your Primary card. then put the DC2 7970 as the 2nd card, and try to flash the BIOS to it after you boot up
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Okay I'll try that. I don't need to connect them with a crossfire bridge, right? Which BIOS would I flash, would TOP work on this non TOP card?
   
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Okay I'll try that. I don't need to connect them with a crossfire bridge, right? Which BIOS would I flash, would TOP work on this non TOP card?

try with and without

in my rig, i know that it won't detect the 2nd 7970 if it's not hooked up to crossfire

so, you might experience the same thing

by the way here's some good reference for flashing

ATIWinflash.exe -f -p 0 BIOS-file-name.bin
ATIWinflash.exe -f -p 1 BIOS-file-name.bin


Zero = primary your good card
One = 2nd dary card, the DC2 that is not working

you can get good BIOS firmware from TechPowerUp download section search for ASUS 7970
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