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I set up the RMA for my 7950 for a refund. Think Newegg will do anything if I order a new 7950 before I send out the old one on Monday? I want to get it replaced ASAP.
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Originally Posted by geoxile View Post

I set up the RMA for my 7950 for a refund. Think Newegg will do anything if I order a new 7950 before I send out the old one on Monday? I want to get it replaced ASAP.

I doubt so, only because UPS don't pick up/ship anything that's not UPS Holiday or UPS Express Critical on the 31st(Monday,New Year's Eve) and New Years Day(Tuesday), which means they weren't be picking up your package from Newegg on Monday.
Edited by sherlock - 12/30/12 at 2:01am
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Is there any way to fix my VRM temps not showing properly? They just sit at 24c,25c all the time even when gaming.
Now I don't know if my 1180mhz at 1275v is safe or not, my card is a HIS HD 7950 IceQ X2 boost.

Have you tried different softwares to check your VRM temps? If so and they dont change, I would returnt the card as the sensors are broke.
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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

I doubt so, only because UPS don't pick up/ship anything that's not UPS Holiday or UPS Express Critical on the 31st(Monday,New Year's Eve) and New Years Day(Tuesday), which means they weren't be picking up your package from Newegg on Monday.

Damn...

Edit: Is the AMD game promo working for anyone else? It seems like it's over on newegg, at least for me. After two dud cards and now this I might as well just skip the 7950. The entire affair is too bothersome
Edited by geoxile - 12/30/12 at 2:35am
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Have you tried different softwares to check your VRM temps? If so and they dont change, I would returnt the card as the sensors are broke.

What other software can I use?
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What other software can I use?

What software are you using? I use GPU-Z, but I believe HWinfo can also read it, Speccy might too.
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Hi guys,
Thought I should paste a little update on here that i made on another topic as it may be of help to people with virtually no hair left, like myself after a year of frustration with AMD GPU's LOL

It has to be said that its almost a year since I bought my 3 cards and I have only just got to the point that anything works with no dramas.
Its my first, and maybe last visit to the AMD stable because of it, but then, I love eyefinity, so perhaps its worth it.

For reference, my final setup, and the one that I have now used on my final build is this, and it works properly out of the box.

  • Fresh Install of win7 64.
  • Fully update windows.
  • Install the driver disk that came with the card. (Sapphire 11.2 i think)
  • Install 12.11 beta 11.
  • Install 12.11 cap 2.


The part I found that caused me problems everytime was trying to install the beta WITHOUT first installing the OEM driver disk.
Why? I dont know, but getting Eyefinity to work without that disk installed first was pretty much always a no go. Bizzare.

I can only assume there is something included in the OEM disk that AMD doesnt install in the "Updates" and therefore there was always something missing.

Now for the one part of my system that all people cant all copy due to different board designs.
We are all here as we overclock yes. Now I have found nothing but conflicts and incompatibilities with all these damn overclocking programs. Trixx, AB etc so I decided to try something new. The Ghz Bios. Its solved all my problems, I overclock as far as I like with standard CCC installed and no extras. It sure makes life easier.

My usual settings are as follows.



For reference, I play BF3, COD MW4, COD BO2 and Max Payne 3 at the moment.
My new monitors are the BenQ 120Hz and I run Eyefinity at 5760x1080 and never see any games drop below 150fps in this format with everything set to full.

Far Cry 3 is an arse, I dont think anyones got that game to work properly yet so I dont include that in my list.
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Been getting crazy by something that sounds like HDD noise for some weeks now, sometimes it occurred, sometimes i didn't hear it for days.
I removed all my HDD's one by one but the noise remained. After a good search, i discovered that my bottom Sapphire 7950 left fan makes a rattling noise that sounds like HDD sound. It isn't loud but with my fans turned down all the way, my pc is somewhat quiet. Then the rattle is very noticeable and pretty annoying.

Anyone else been having this rattling sound with their 7950/7970's? And what would be the best solution for this? RMA, even though the card itself works perfectly? or can i possibly fix it by removing the fan shroud and putting a drip of oil on or something, or do i void my warranty that way?
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Damn...
Edit: Is the AMD game promo working for anyone else? It seems like it's over on newegg, at least for me. After two dud cards and now this I might as well just skip the 7950. The entire affair is too bothersome

Go write to the manufacturer of your card, and they will probaly send you the game promo codes. I did that with my club 3d 7950 tongue.gif.
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Damn...
Edit: Is the AMD game promo working for anyone else? It seems like it's over on newegg, at least for me. After two dud cards and now this I might as well just skip the 7950. The entire affair is too bothersome

Promo worked fine for me. SuperBiiz e-mailed the "never settle" promo code to redeem on AMD website before I even received the card... Once you register the code at the AMD game site, AMD sends you all of your voucher codes to e-mail.

It should still be going on.

Make sure your particular purchase included the bundle... Some shops were including it only on certain cards (basically offering it both ways, with and without) and also charging more for the ones with the bundle...

Unrelated, but MSI or SuperBiiz was also including a voucher for Total War: Shogun 2 on top of the "Never Settle" bundle. Superbiiz didn't up-charge for a "never settle" promo card unlike some stores were, and MSI had a $30 MIR - pretty sweet deal, even without the $30 MIR.
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