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Originally Posted by NorxMAL View Post

In digital transmission cables, if a 1 is recognized as 1, and 0 for 0, and at the correct timing, it doesn't matter even if you were to use a watertub for Dp/Hdmi cables biggrin.gif

Well I guess according to you I'll be gullible and continue to run the higher end of cables. A. Because I can... B. It makes me feel better running high end cable on high end components. I for one call bs on this theory. If any of you want to run a hdmi cable that came with a westinghouse tv on your mitsubishi diamond series tv have at it. I for one will not and believe there is a reason for more expensive components when it comes to audio or video. You get what you pay for in most cases regardless of what it is. I'll pay the premium for better cable for pure peace of mind.
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I did participate to 3 well done double blind listening sessions. Believe me, there is no difference between a 10$ audio cables and a 1000$ silver cable.

No one of the 15 participants, all high-end audio reviewers, were able to hear any statistically significant differences.

Believe me, sitting in a room for 6 hours while people are switching cables is not the most fun things to do. smile.gif

But since then, I buy Monoprice cables for me dedicated, fully acoustically measured and treated audio/video room. I had acousticians in that room all along while building it. If it would make a difference, i would buy them.
    
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post #2333 of 38704
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yes, rig specification is a must
WiL11o6 ... I can't find your motherboard model and manufacturer in this thread

Thanks for trying to help lothar, I updated my sig rig.

Right now, I am on my last try before giving up, in order, restart after each.

Reset CMOS by taking out battery, and shorting CMOS Reset pins
Fresh install of Windows 7
Fresh install motherboard drivers
Let Windows update ALL updates (Recommended by Ken)
Install RC11 driver
Install CAP3 driver
Run Windows Experience Index to set Aero (7.5 or Aero/Gaming graphics score)
Downloading BF3 as I am typing this (Instead of installing from disc, trying something different)

Everything is STOCK. Did not touch BIOS to OC. Did not even go into CCC's powertune except to make sure CF is enabled.
GPU-Z detects both cards, and Device Manager has both enabled as well.

If this does not work, I don't know what else to do.
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post #2334 of 38704
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^
Nice going to the Extreme..... Do u even game bro ? lol
Gorgeous RIG, but why dont you use 8x AA in Heaven? I believe you should thumb.gif
Also i noticed its 1680 x 1050 ?
Can we have a maxxed out version pls? ty

Standard Overclock.net heaven benchmark settings, see http://www.overclock.net/t/695978/official-top-30-heaven-benchmark-2-5-scores#post_8842491
post #2335 of 38704
Woot added to the list.

Asus 7970 which i have been using on air since they came out. Installed my koolance block last night and it runs ice cold.

My block did have 1 screw hole that was not threaded right so unable to bolt. But doesnt appear to have any affect on performance.
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@bigval

I am using OCCT 4.0.0 right now to test my 7970 stability mostly, but I also play bf3 with it.
Well.. I set my fan profile to default, so it does get little above 80c. 1.3v also gives me like 85c. It doesn't crash, but I get error from OCCT.
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Woot added to the list.
Asus 7970 which i have been using on air since they came out. Installed my koolance block last night and it runs ice cold.
My block did have 1 screw hole that was not threaded right so unable to bolt. But doesnt appear to have any affect on performance.

Can you compare air OC to water OC?
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Results are in!

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Same results! My frames actually drop down to 50s in some areas, and this is just Caspian Border. Didn't even try Karkand maps yet. I am out of ideas now.

Those of you who can't see, it's showing 67% GPU usage and it goes up to 90% then back down, then back up then back down.
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@will1106

Is that the only game you're having problem?
Do you have another crososfire cable to try?
Could you test single 7970 set up and let us know. Try both pci-e lane individually with single 7970.
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I just got my 7950 today.
I will post some benches tonight.
Hopefully I can flash it and get some extra power out of it.

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