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still craptastic FPS in BF3.. power limit pegged at 20% and GPU useage maxed out. Could it be my processor? I mean in game i get low 30s to mid 40s FPS unless i look at the sky or the ground. I can do 1100Mhz on stock clocks but no matter what I do still bad frames.

havent tested any other games tho..still on 12.7 betas frown.gif
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Actually, the DD coolers are some of the worst out there for these cards....only followed by the bad batch of DC II's. The VRM's overheat on the DD cards, sometimes even at stock. And if you use another cooler.....say goodbye to any warranty you had before, because XFX puts stickers over the screws to tell if you've messed with the card or not.
I hate on XFX, yes. But I do so with good reason and pasion. tongue.gif

fixed wink.giftongue.gif

I've had turbine coolers and the fan-on-coolers that dump the air inside the case. If you can manage the air flow, you can make the non-turbines work nicely. Turbines are noisy but I've heard new cards have improved a lot. Not too surprised xfx denies warranty on removing the cooler. A lot other card amakers understand that changing the tim or cooler or adding a water block is becoming very popular so they don't mind you messing with it. As long as you didn't goof and they find out wink.gif
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still craptastic FPS in BF3.. power limit pegged at 20% and GPU useage maxed out. Could it be my processor? I mean in game i get low 30s to mid 40s FPS unless i look at the sky or the ground. I can do 1100Mhz on stock clocks but no matter what I do still bad frames.

havent tested any other games tho..still on 12.7 betas frown.gif

Well, you are on a Clarkdale dual core. BF3 does REALLY like multi core processors (it even uses all 8 cores of a Bulldozer or all 8 threads on an i7). It could very easily be your old duallie.
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Well, you are on a Clarkdale dual core. BF3 does REALLY like multi core processors (it even uses all 8 cores of a Bulldozer or all 8 threads on an i7). It could very easily be your old duallie.

even if the GPU useage is pegged at 99% ??

It has hyper threading tongue.gif ....and @ 4.2Ghz (case got a lil toasty so i lowered my OC)
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Actually, the DD coolers are some of the worst out there for these cards....only followed by the bad batch of DC II's. The VRM's overheat on the DD cards, sometimes even at stock. And if you use another cooler.....say goodbye to any warranty you had before, because XFX puts stickers over the screws to tell if you've messed with the card or not.
I hate on XFX, yes. But I do so with good reason. tongue.gif

This video shows that the XFX7950 maximum temp are 74C heavy load watch the video before u talking
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Well, you are on a Clarkdale dual core. BF3 does REALLY like multi core processors (it even uses all 8 cores of a Bulldozer or all 8 threads on an i7). It could very easily be your old duallie.

I had a huge jump in performance using the same gpu setup (4870x2 + 4870) going from a dual core 555BE to a quad core 955BE. I agree, your cpu maybe holding you back there.
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Actually, the DD coolers are some of the worst out there for these cards....only followed by the bad batch of DC II's. The VRM's overheat on the DD cards, sometimes even at stock. And if you use another cooler.....say goodbye to any warranty you had before, because XFX puts stickers over the screws to tell if you've messed with the card or not.
I hate on XFX, yes. But I do so with good reason. tongue.gif

This video shows that the XFX7950 maximum temp are 74C heavy load watch the video before u talking

That's CORE TEMP, not VRM TEMP. wink.gif Big difference there.
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I had a huge jump in performance using the same gpu setup (4870x2 + 4870) going from a dual core 555BE to a quad core 955BE. I agree, your cpu maybe holding you back there.

even though your GPU ueage would be pegged at 99%??
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I had a huge jump in performance using the same gpu setup (4870x2 + 4870) going from a dual core 555BE to a quad core 955BE. I agree, your cpu maybe holding you back there.

even though your GPU ueage would be pegged at 99%??

My GPU usage was pegged on my old full system (Phenom II x4 @ 3.85GHz / 2.75GHz NB with an HD4890). Everything was a lot smoother, with a lot higher framerates with my i5, even at bone stock. GPU usage only shows you that you're using all of the GPU. It doesn't tell you if you're being CPU bottlenecked or not, unless your usage is incredibly low.
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still craptastic FPS in BF3.. power limit pegged at 20% and GPU useage maxed out. Could it be my processor? I mean in game i get low 30s to mid 40s FPS unless i look at the sky or the ground. I can do 1100Mhz on stock clocks but no matter what I do still bad frames.
havent tested any other games tho..still on 12.7 betas frown.gif

how is heaven 3.0 perf at 1100 Mhz. especially the graphics score. if thats not as expected then your card might be faulty. you could get a replacement or get a complete refund and get the Visiontek HD 7970 for USD 365. If you don't want the games you can sell them and bring your costs below USD 350. imo a very good deal.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3499047&CatId=7387

the reference HD 7970 is known to be very stable and the cooler performs well at stock voltage overclocks to say 1 or 1.05 Ghz. temps are below 70c under load with fan speed at 40 - 50%. Beyond 50% fan gets quite loud. But you really don't need to run any higher than 50% .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1302400/visiontek-7970-reference-4-free-games-365-s-h-tax

my personal experience with the reference XFX HD 6950 2 GB has been very good. running without problems for close to 20 months. One of the advantages of a blower style cooler is it vents all the hot air outside. For a very small case like yours it is in fact the right choice. thumb.gif
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