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Just checked CPU to make sure ~ 85-90% Usage.
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Just checked CPU to make sure ~ 85-90% Usage.
Set the GPU speeds to stock and check your usage again. Maybe the GPU overclocks are pushing the CPU too far in this CPU intensive title.
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I dont really care if it the CPU. It just means there is no point for me to upgrade GPUs for at least 1 year until i get a much faster CPU. Do you guys with HT get more fps in BF3 MB. I just want to make sure by being Core i5 i am getting held back.

Edit: Also depend entirely on the map. I just played the new map Alborz Mountains. 99% GPU usage 120-140 fps. CPU still same usage.
Edited by ZealotKi11er - 11/9/12 at 4:09pm
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

I dont really care if it the CPU. It just means there is no point for me to upgrade GPUs for at least 1 year until i get a much faster CPU. Do you guys with HT get more fps in BF3 MB. I just want to make sure by being Core i5 i am getting held back.
Edit: Also depend entirely on the map. I just played the new map Alborz Mountains. 99% GPU usage 120-140 fps. CPU still same usage.

I get an fps increase and lower usage with HT enabled. It evens things out and feeds the GPU's, but not by much. There is only so much 4 virtual threads can do. thumb.gif
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If someone have some tips for me in order to stop Chrome crashing, it would be amazing, i tried every single tweak and yet i get frame skipping on youtube videos and plugin crashing.

I tried totally clean install of flashplayer.

I tired the built in chrome pepper flash, and the standalone flash.

I tired disabling ULPS

I tired reinstalling Chrome together with another clean install of flashplayer.

I tired disabling hardware acceleration.

NOTHING HELPS! mad.gif
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Just installed 12.11 betas to my card again, the memory frequenze on max value bug in idle is gone from when I last tested! Noticed that day modified it and reuploaded it on the 7th november, great performance improvements compared to 12.8 ! biggrin.gif
    
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Hey, this is my first post in this thread!thumb.gif

So I finally upgraded my GTX 560Ti to XFX HD 7970 GHz Edition (this card). I am very happy with its out-of-the-box performance, I am able to max out all my games at 1200p. The cooling is also good while staying quiet till ~60% fan speed. biggrin.gif I will probably stick to its stock speeds for the time being, but I would like to explore the maximum potential of my card. ASIC quality is rather poor, just 68.2%. sadsmiley.gif

I thought overclocking the HD 7970 would be like a play in the park, but I find it rather more difficult and confusing than on my old GTX 560Ti.
First thing of all, how can I know what is my real core voltage under load? GPU-Z, Hwinfo64 and Afterburner all give different readings. They agree on the idle voltage, though. wackosmiley.gif

Take a look at those screenies. They are taken after looping Heaven 3.0 for 30 minutes.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/ss1274/XFX%20HD%207970/Greenshot_2012-11-10_11-05-08.png
Right after running Heaven

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/ss1274/XFX%20HD%207970/Greenshot_2012-11-10_11-08-08.png
Idle

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/ss1274/XFX%20HD%207970/xfx7970.gif
GPU-Z

At stock voltage (which is 1.218V I guess), I am stable at 1175/1500 MHz in Heaven, 3DMark 11 and BF3. 1200MHz gave artifacts in Heaven and BF3, but passed 3dMark 11. I am focusing on core clock, so I have not fiddled with the memory yet (I tried 1175/1600MHz once and everything seemed okay in BF3 wink.gif). Temps are not to worry about, 64 C on the core and 71 and 54 C on VRM1 and VRM2, respectively.

My question is: How can I get voltage control? Am I doing something wrong? I can move the slider in AB all the way to 1300mV, but it has no effect on my voltage which stays at 1.218V in AB and shows 1.175-1.200V in GPU-Z. I would like to reach 1200+, but it seems I would need some extra volts. I thought the GE cards had core voltage unlocked.

Any help or advice is much appreciated. smile.gif

EDIT: Direct links to screenies.
Edited by ss1274 - 11/10/12 at 3:08am
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If someone have some tips for me in order to stop Chrome crashing, it would be amazing, i tried every single tweak and yet i get frame skipping on youtube videos and plugin crashing.
I tried totally clean install of flashplayer.
I tired the built in chrome pepper flash, and the standalone flash.
I tired disabling ULPS
I tired reinstalling Chrome together with another clean install of flashplayer.
I tired disabling hardware acceleration.
NOTHING HELPS! mad.gif

Try checking your routers firmware. I just recently had youtube/flash issues and tried everything myself and the one thing and last thing I would have thought was the problem. As soon as I updated my firmware everything worked as it should.
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Just checked CPU to make sure ~ 85-90% Usage.

i am guessing you can't bump your cpu higher, huh?
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At stock voltage (which is 1.218V I guess), I am stable at 1175/1500 MHz in Heaven, 3DMark 11 and BF3. 1200MHz gave artifacts in Heaven and BF3, but passed 3dMark 11. I am focusing on core clock, so I have not fiddled with the memory yet (I tried 1175/1600MHz once and everything seemed okay in BF3 wink.gif). Temps are not to worry about, 64 C on the core and 71 and 54 C on VRM1 and VRM2, respectively.
My question is: How can I get voltage control? Am I doing something wrong? I can move the slider in AB all the way to 1300mV, but it has no effect on my voltage which stays at 1.218V in AB and shows 1.175-1.200V in GPU-Z. I would like to reach 1200+, but it seems I would need some extra volts. I thought the GE cards had core voltage unlocked.

Try the latest version of sapphire trixx. some recent batches of HD 7970 cards are voltage locked. Anyway 1175 Mhz at stock voltage is very good and enough to play any game at 1200p at max settings at 60+ fps. Your core and VRM temps are good. About MSI afterburner check out this article

http://www.overclock.net/t/641299/guide-to-enabling-unofficial-overclocking-in-msi-afterburner
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