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i have an sr2 with gigabyte quad 7970 .i notice in gpuz that gpus are in pwoer saving mode pci expres 1.1 - i hit the ? button and it then goes to normal pci express 2.0

strange thing is that i posted earlier --i am geting like very low benchamrks in 3d mark 11 and vantage as if the system does not take in to account all 4 gpus or they are stuck at 1.1 pci express some thing

bf3 / metro 2033 seems to play fine in single lcd and eye finity .

can some one please tell me whats goign on 0


even with clean install of windwos its not helped ---3d mark 11 with all 4 gpus says 12000 in performance --kikkkk ,


can i turn of the power management **** --i have allready turned off ulps but its not helping .
post #17582 of 38701
Is it possible to disable Powerplay without using AB?
post #17583 of 38701
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That Sapphire card you linked is doesn't use a 7970 PCB. The one you're looking for is here but it's not in stock at the moment.
I would still get Sapphire over Gigabyte for the mere fact that some Gigabyte cards are voltage locked. Hate to take a chance with that one.

Thanks for your help! I did hear that the Gigabyte was a better overclocker though, maybe because of the 3 fans? Does that really make a difference (2 fans vs 3)?

I'm probably going with the Sapphire:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

I plan to OC my card to maybe 1.1ghz, so I hope the Sapphire cards are good overclockers!

Well, they just went out of stock. I was going to wait until Black Friday anyway for a discounted price before I buy.. but if they are in demand, should I buy as soon as it comes available again? Like what are the chances of this specific card still being out of stock around black friday? Can any Newegg'ers help? tongue.gif
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So today I was cleaning down my SB-E's fans because I noticed they were rather dusty.
Anyway, one of the clips fell off and onto the 7950's back.. The screen went black and the fan started to run on max.

I was very scared... I booted and it was fine, I then decided to take the card out to re-place the fans back on (Happy I did it was a PITA) with it not there.

Just a warning, I've already stress tested at stock and ran it with MSI Kombustor for 15 minutes to get no artifacts or crashes so I will assume all is good. smile.gif
 
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In case anybody was actually following this ... turned out to be a bad cable. Replaced and voila.

Glad to see you got that worked out. thumb.gif
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Im normally capped put at 60fps but on bigger maps when Im viewing great distances it can dip to 45 at the lowest.
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Just orderea Gigabyte Windforce 7950 and it should be here by Thursday or Friday biggrin.gif Can't wait to put it in and start overclocking!
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Are 7970 in general hot cards?
Mine idles on 35C but whenever I play a youtube video it goes up 40-45C, getting annoying when I hear the fans rev up at 40% just to watch videos.
Edited by MrSkim - 11/5/12 at 4:59am
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Are 7970 in general hot cards?
Mine idles on 35C but whenever I play a youtube video it goes up 40-45C, getting annoying when I hear the fans rev up at 40% just to watch videos.

Both of those seem about 10c too high, what brand is the card?
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Are 7970 in general hot cards?
Mine idles on 35C but whenever I play a youtube video it goes up 40-45C, getting annoying when I hear the fans rev up at 40% just to watch videos.
Go to Internet options and enable software render rather than GPU render.
Then go to youtube and watch a video. Right click in the video whilst it is playing and click settings. Disable hardware acceleration.
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