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Denim, sorry for being a PITA here but currently my card is running the Standard XFX 7970 Bios that came on it. I have tried to flash the asus bioses, the Tahiti_XT_C3860100_X00_BIOS_Dec20_2011 bios you posted of which none flash due tot he errors i posted earlier.
Which is the ATI Default bios?

Post a screenshot of your GPU-Z pls
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Post a screenshot of your GPU-Z pls

486

Here you go.
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486
Here you go.

What happens if you flip the bios switch? Do you still get XFX Pinegroup 1682 or (ATI 1004) ?
Make sure you flip the switch with the system turned off.
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Originally Posted by Denim-187 View Post

What happens if you flip the bios switch? Do you still get XFX Pinegroup 1682 or (ATI 1004) ?
Make sure you flip the switch with the system turned off.

Flipped the switch and it shows the same XFX Pinegroup 1682.

Perhaps i'm unlucky and have the same bios in both positions?? Or perhaps the switch is not working correctly?
Edited by djayyy - 1/31/12 at 3:31am
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haven't been keeping up in this thread much, Does the asus bios in some cases help get past walls?
i can only get 1200 if i turn my fan speed to 100% and open my window and blow cold air into my room...
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Thanks for the quick replies! :)

 

hmmm so logic and sensibility would say wait a few months for the price drops and all the new cards to hit...but I have the funds now... and who really uses logic when buying a video card lol?

 

So as long as I can get a decent O/C with the reference card I'm happy with that. But as I run 2 monitors all day I'm slightly worried,as I saw a thread where it was mentioned that idle temps of 60 deg are normal in that scenario... yikes! And even if around 80 is not dangerous, I rarely go above 60 with my 1000/1250 Asus 6870 even in Batman AC etc. So up there in the 80's seems a bit scary to me.

 

So as I understand it - the current "non-reference" cards the XFX and Gigabyte are really ref cards with a different cooler. So the O/C potential is the same, with only different temperatures and noise.

 

So I go for the Gigabyte O/C card with all that extra heat in the case but less noise and overall lower temps, or the Sapphire at the lower cost with more noise and those "scary" high temps.

 

Nearly ready to make a decision, but grateful for any further opinions or comments!

 

PS on My Sapphire 5770 and Asus 6870, 40%-60% has been the optimal fan speed. Above that and the temp gains are negligible vs the extra noise. Is this the same with reference coolers?

 

PPS My first ever 3D card was the "mighty" nVidea 9400GT (Passive), which with a humungous O/C ran in the 90's all day lol... doh.gif

 

PPPS I'm in Australia so all temps are in deg C.

 

PPPPS 2 x Asus DCII 6870's coming on the market real soon! :D


Edited by chillgreg - 1/31/12 at 3:47am
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I can't wait till he overclocks the 7970 quadfire setup now biggrin.gif

Notice which 7950 was his favorite wink.gif (gotta watch all his separate reviews to see)
    
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Is anyone using the display port adapter for eyefinity and if so are there visual defects present?
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haven't been keeping up in this thread much, Does the asus bios in some cases help get past walls?
i can only get 1200 if i turn my fan speed to 100% and open my window and blow cold air into my room...

Try something lower, since it's obviously temps that are holding you back. Not every chip will do 1200.
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