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I'm not sure what to do. I've been testing my Sapphire 7970 all day....I just can' seem to figure out. CCC PT is at +20 and I'm using trixx to OC. Right now it looks like under 1090 core and 1500 MEM. I am checking for artifacts using GPUTool. GPUtool does not seem to like temps in the 80s and will start artifacting...although it's been fairly sporadic. There have been instances where I would run GPUtool for ~15 minutes and get no artifacts at 1100/1550 and then others where 1080/1475 is all she'll take. I'm wondering if I just was unlucky with a poor overclocker. I dropped down $600 on this thing because of it's overclocking prowess and the indication, by every major reviewer, that this thing was hitting the limits of CCC with a few clicks. This seems not to be the case.
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I'm not sure what to do. I've been testing my Sapphire 7970 all day....I just can' seem to figure out. CCC PT is at +20 and I'm using trixx to OC. Right now it looks like under 1090 core and 1500 MEM. I am checking for artifacts using GPUTool. GPUtool does not seem to like temps in the 80s and will start artifacting...although it's been fairly sporadic. There have been instances where I would run GPUtool for ~15 minutes and get no artifacts at 1100/1550 and then others where 1080/1475 is all she'll take. I'm wondering if I just was unlucky with a poor overclocker. I dropped down $600 on this thing because of it's overclocking prowess and the indication, by every major reviewer, that this thing was hitting the limits of CCC with a few clicks. This seems not to be the case.

What is your Asic value?
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guys are the Acetal blocks copper ? I just dont want to get an Acetal block and it be nickel plated since i already have a copper cpu block.
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post #1574 of 38701
You can pick which one you want... they have ac opper and a nickel.

I have an 80.7% chip.


Anyone else try the new drivers? They are terrible.
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I have some results.....

If your going higher Core clocks, leave the memory clock default.
BF3 and other memory intensive games don't like higher clocks although i havnt tried using higher memory clock voltage.

I was stable on GPUtool @ 1200mhz/1600mhz but would freeze almost instantly in BF3 and Vantage.
Lowered the memory clock to default 1375mhz, and its worked fine so far.
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Is it possible to use CCC to OC past 1125/1575? Looks like I read some guy did it in the other thread.

I can't get it that stable using AB and I wanna try using the +20 powertune setting to see if it helps. Only Trixx can work along side CCC with powertune? Because when I use AB to OC past 1125, it overrides CCC and disables powertune.
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Is it possible to use CCC to OC past 1125/1575? Looks like I read some guy did it in the other thread.
I can't get it that stable using AB and I wanna try using the +20 powertune setting to see if it helps. Only Trixx can work along side CCC with powertune? Because when I use AB to OC past 1125, it overrides CCC and disables powertune.

Yes download the latest ASUS Gpu tweak. And in settings, there's a box u can check to expand the CCC limit.
After unlocking, you don't need to have GPU tweak running. But it must be installed.
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Okay so far with my Ek water block I can say I'm getting over the wall I had on stock cooler on stock cooler I was at about 1060. Now I'm at about 1160. So far this is what I have tried. I'm using the updated driver from yesterday and AB to overclock. I have not used power tune but I do have overclock mode 2 on AB. Please any advice would be helpful. I haven't touched memory yet. What should I do with the memory voltage in AB beta 11 ? should that help me get higher ?
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I need pointers getting past this wall of 1165 core. Would power tune be the answer or messing with the memory ?

Okay here is my post again. I asked this 6 hours ago and I was completely ignored. I need some help what else should I use. I want to know what memory tweaks can be done also should I abandon AB and try Trixx or should I use AB and power tune combined ?
 
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Okay here is my post again. I asked this 6 hours ago and I was completely ignored. I need some help what else should I use. I want to know what memory tweaks can be done also should I abandon AB and try Trixx or should I use AB and power tune combined ?

Powertune is doing nothing for me. Overvolting using AB gets better results for me
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Powertune is doing nothing for me. Overvolting using AB gets better results for me

Apologies if you already know this, but moving powertune by itself does NOT increase voltage to the GPU - all it does is allow it to pull more CURRENT should it so desire.
 
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