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Even your VRM's?

Not above 62.

Very odd indeed.

What drivers are you running, what version of MSI AB, and what overclocking method in MSI AB are you using?
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Very odd indeed.
What drivers are you running, what version of MSI AB, and what overclocking method in MSI AB are you using?

I am using 12.8 WHQL, and I'm using MSI AB 2.2.4 (latest). I have Core Voltage set at 1200 (stock), Power Limit % at +0, Core Clock at 1100, Memory Clock at 1550. Anything above that on Core Clock and I get the black-out screen problem in BF3.
 
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Very odd indeed.
What drivers are you running, what version of MSI AB, and what overclocking method in MSI AB are you using?

I am using 12.8 WHQL, and I'm using MSI AB 2.2.4 (latest). I have Core Voltage set at 1200 (stock), Power Limit % at +0, Core Clock at 1100, Memory Clock at 1550. Anything above that on Core Clock and I get the black-out screen problem in BF3.

Oh dear lord dude, roll back to 12.7b's. Your black screen problem is likely you dropping to 2D clocks of 300 / 150, just like I do, and it causes the game to crash. I have that same problem on 12.8's. Roll back to 12.7b's and MSI AB 2.2.1. And use this guide to use the xcl method:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1305260/unlocking-hd7970-core-speed-limit/0_50#post_18144356
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Oh dear lord dude, roll back to 12.7b's. Your black screen problem is likely you dropping to 2D clocks of 300 / 150, just like I do, and it causes the game to crash. I have that same problem on 12.8's. Roll back to 12.7b's and MSI AB 2.2.1. And use this guide to use the xcl method:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1305260/unlocking-hd7970-core-speed-limit/0_50#post_18144356


Oh wow, I didn't know that was a thing. This is my first AMD card in forever.

EDIT: Found and downloaded 12.7 beta drivers and MSI AB 2.2.1. I am using ATIMan to uninstall drivers. Then I'll give your method a shot.
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Oh wow, I didn't know that was a thing. This is my first AMD card in forever. Having trouble finding a link to AB 2.2.1.

Yep, and 12.8 sucks... I couldn't even keep it stable with 2 7970s, much less 3 or 4. Meanwhile 12.7b works fine.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that has issues with 12.8's...... I thought I was going crazy because I've been praising AMD's driver team since January when I got my card. Haven't had a SINGLE issue yet...until 12.8's.

My card works fine at stock though, go figure. rolleyes.gif

So yeah, definitely use 12.7b's and 2.2.1 version of MSI AB using the xcl method. That's always been my way of overclocking my card since release day (well a few weeks after....it took me a while to figure it out). I have yet to have a problem at all that way.
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Folks I'm pulling the plug on a 7950 and a 3570k/2500k (undecided atm) this week and was wondering which card you guys would reccomend.
XFX Double D 7950 for £225
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MSI Twin Frozr for £255
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Don't really know much about the two as I've always used stock reference cards so I'm asking here for your input. Another thing is to anyone who already has the XFX card how is it performing (clocks/voltages) and would you reccomend it.
Sorry for being a pain tongue.gif
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i have a XFX7950 BE, i can get this baby running at core1050/1500mem STOCK voltages biggrin.gif

http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1044046/
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that has issues with 12.8's...... I thought I was going crazy because I've been praising AMD's driver team since January when I got my card. Haven't had a SINGLE issue yet...until 12.8's.
My card works fine at stock though, go figure. rolleyes.gif
So yeah, definitely use 12.7b's and 2.2.1 version of MSI AB using the xcl method. That's always been my way of overclocking my card since release day (well a few weeks after....it took me a while to figure it out). I have yet to have a problem at all that way.

One of my VRM temps is hitting 100. Is that ok?
 
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The XFX cards have a poor cooler design, in the effect of VRM cooling. The VRM's are naked on those cards, so they'll overheat with even a slight voltage adjustment. Also, remember XFX's customer service. I personally think its horrible here in the US, and I've heard its a LOT worse outside of the US. Those stickers over the screws, those are meant for ANY area outside of the US, meaning if you remove your cooler, you can kiss your warranty goodbye. Sad thing is, you'll want to remove it to reseat it properly, and add some VRM cooling to it.
You'll save money in the long run by getting the MSI card. If you can find a Sapphire with a Dual X cooler, or even the 950Mhz edition Sapphire (has a 7970 PCB actually), you'll be a lot better off.

thats not true at all, look at my temps with my card OC
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One of my VRM temps is hitting 100. Is that ok?

No that is not okay... VRM on my Lightning 7970 (1210MHz / 1600MHz / 75% fan usage) during numerous instances of 3DMark 11 and Heaven hover in the 70s
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