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Those DC2 HD7970 had some serious issues, poor stability,crashes,VRM overheating etc.
And also many of them were Voltage locked: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168143
I would look elsewhere if I were you..
CHEERS..

aww.. was considering that model.. oh well.. thanks for the info! thumb.gif
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I have the same CPU clocked at 4Ghz and a 7950 dual-x clocked at 1150/1550. The cpu does not bottleneck the the gpu it always runs at 99% in BF3, cpu-s load is between 75-95% soo the cpu u have is just fine.

Yeah the processor isn't too bad mate but my motherboard is a turd and badly needs upgraded. Snagged a Gigabyte P67A-UD5-B3 a few days ago in mint condition for £20 so another week or two and hopefully I should have a new chip in it. Couldn't pass it up biggrin.gif



With the White Corsair Vengance, white Phantom and the blue accents on the board I really want a nice 2 slot card with a little blue on it and was really hoping for a Power Edition frown.gif
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I am using HWiNFO64. I know my temps are safe. Is there a difference between HWiNFO64 & HWiNFO32 ?. I cant get over 50% fan speed on this card anything over 40% starts to get loud. I keep it 50% max & with no OC as I said temps stay decent. Ill get more accurate temps today

no diff between HWinfo32 and HWinfo64. i have win 7 32 bit. you seem to be running win 7 64 bit.
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I know this is not a very long test but here is 25 mins of BF3 all settings at ultra. I do not see what others see tho. my GPU fluctuates in all games. I do not see 99% GPU usage. If I run Heaven my GPU will ping at 99% during Heaven but in games I do not see 99% GPU Usage


very safe temps. i think you don't need to be concerned . Just keep using the card. if the burning smell gets too strong just shoot an email to visiontek customer support
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no diff between HWinfo32 and HWinfo64. i have win 7 32 bit. you seem to be running win 7 64 bit.
very safe temps. i think you don't need to be concerned . Just keep using the card. if the burning smell gets too strong just shoot an email to visiontek customer support

 

I do not smell it anymore. I am almost wondering if it really was my GPU. I noticed that my neighbor this morning rented a GIANT Smoker to smoke meat with. Yes it sounds stupid but me and my wife really thought the smell was coming from my PC as the room smelled like something was burning. Playing today resulted in no smell.

 

I know that sounds stupid but my PC has been running all day with WoW and BF3 and its all good

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I do not smell it anymore. I am almost wondering if it really was my GPU. I noticed that my neighbor this morning rented a GIANT Smoker to smoke meat with. Yes it sounds stupid but me and my wife really thought the smell was coming from my PC as the room smelled like something was burning. Playing today resulted in no smell. I know that sounds stupid but my PC has been running all day with WoW and BF3 and its all good

no probs. i guess your experience with MSI HD 7950 card has got you a bit spooked biggrin.gif it happens. don't worry man. I think your card is begging for a slight overclock at stock voltage to 1 Ghz. heck i have my HD 6950 pushed from 800 to 860 mhz at stock voltage. you can definitely do better. by the way playing sleeping dogs now. one of the best games i have played in recent times. try it out. thumb.gif
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no probs. i guess your experience with MSI HD 7950 card has got you a bit spooked biggrin.gif it happens. don't worry man. I think your card is begging for a slight overclock at stock voltage to 1 Ghz. heck i have my HD 6950 pushed from 800 to 860 mhz at stock voltage. you can definitely do better. by the way playing sleeping dogs now. one of the best games i have played in recent times. try it out. thumb.gif

 

Yeah i will get to that the OC soon. Yeah those 7950s were a mess so far the 7970 has been amazing. lol I will try sleeping dogs

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quick game of BF3 multi player card is still in my case but is everything ok?

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I'd say so. Unless you hold off on a second gpu and buy an XSPC 360 kit. The Rasa 750 is a good one. (I think that's the one). It will provide an entire CPU loop, then just get a GPU block and some extra fittings and your good. Same price as a Sapphire 7970 except now you can over clock the crap out of your other one and will be able to add another in the future. Also you can OC your CPU which will most likely bottle neck any XFire configuration to begin with.

Oh man... that is seriously tempting. I think I can mount the triple 120mm on my 180mm fans so it would need fans on the back. That would be so awesome. If I wen't that way it would be smarter to just get a reference card for now right? The Diamond Double Diamond or something edition is on sale now for $390. Would a 360mm rad be enough to cool 2 GPUs and an i7 or would I want to add another 120mm to the top of the case? Thanks for all the help.
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quick game of BF3 multi player card is still in my case but is everything ok?

is your fan speed on auto.its showing 44%. core temps of 79c are not good for stock speeds. the dual x cooler is supposed to keep core temps below 65c.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/02/21/sapphire_radeon_hd_7950_oc_video_card_review/9
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is your fan speed on auto.its showing 44%. core temps of 79c are not good for stock speeds. the dual x cooler is supposed to keep core temps below 65c.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/02/21/sapphire_radeon_hd_7950_oc_video_card_review/9

thats why Im worried I have a bad card. I have the fans on auto!!

they show idle at 35 and im idling at 43* right now and its all stock!!
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