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Any1?

Bump on this. Someone help this guy. I can't. Had no luck flashing mine at all.
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Just because somebody's understanding is different to the fact, doesn't mean theyre "making things up". In future Learn to be more civil thumb.gif

/dr.phil
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Ive flashed both my cards to the Asus Bios, but I cant seem to raise the Mhz to 2000+ (not that I will do that, but I should be able to if everything is set correctly), can only set it to 1665.
I could set it to 2000+ on one of my cards in MSI afterburner. that was with beta 11 with card #2. I reflashed card #1 to Sapphire Bios and then back to Asus Bios, and updated to MSI afterburner Beta 12, now both cards are max OC-able to 1665 Mhz.
My MSI afterburner is in unofficial mode, so that is not what is wrong. what Bios is it that is the Asus Bios that does this?

Core or memory? If core alone.... relax
If memory also, use the auto installer BIOS in OP wink.gif
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I have it set to 1. Im running a Sapphire 7970 flashed with the Asus Bios that is clocked at Core 1200mhz - Memory 1600Mhz running at 1225mV using AB and the stock air cooler and my idle temp is around 70c seems high to me so Im trying to figure out a way to lower it and keep some of the OC speeds

That does not sound good to me. You are in murky water when it comes to bad a falsh. I guess I would probably uninstall Afterburner,CCC,DRIVERS, then ATIman for full clean and reload drivers and hope it works.

Your card should be downclocking when idle no matter if AB or trixx.
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Well if you go into unofficial overclocking territory with clocks, they will not set beyond the CCC limits. I am not sure about Asus GPU tweak tbh. I heard it increases the limits in CCC.
If for example you set the cards to 1150 on the core and the 2nd card sits at 1125, then ULPS is making that happen.

I guess I'll wait and see when I get my cards. I'm going with the asus cu2's in crossfire. I might say phuck it and just push them too 1125 in CCC and be done. Having to disable this and that/ change this to that etc. just seems like asking for trouble. 1125-1200 is probably only 5-7fps anyways.
 
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Bump on this. Someone help this guy. I can't. Had no luck flashing mine at all.

There's an unlocked clock frequency bios that Ken's posted like 20 times that auto flashes, single or multiple all at once. You literally run it with admin rights, and it auto flashes.
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There's an unlocked clock frequency bios that Ken's posted like 20 times that auto flashes, single or multiple all at once. You literally run it with admin rights, and it auto flashes.

Yeah I ran that, made no difference to performance, Asus tweak would not let me adjust volts so flashed back to Original.
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Yeah I ran that, made no difference to performance, Asus tweak would not let me adjust volts so flashed back to Original.

Afaik, to use gputweak you have to use an Asus bios.
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I think someone already posted this, but it may have been missed in between all the flame throwing. devil.gif


http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=358094

New beta drivers with 7970 support. Xfire support as well. Try em out!

Direct download for US:

http://download.benchmark3d.com/AMD/Catalyst/8.95/8.95-120124a.7z
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It looks like having unofficial overclocking enabled via AB (whether it's 1 or 2) forces the card to stay at 3D clocks.
I don't think this happened with release drivers...

Also.

PowerPlay manages idle, 2D and 3D power states as well as the TDP (you can use PowerTune to increase the max TDP allowed).
ULPS is a power saving feature enabled on all cards but only works on slave GPUs.
ULPS acts like PowerPlay to a certain extent, but is a step further in reducing the idle power consumption of slave cards.
ZeroCore acts like ULPS does, but works on master and slave cards (lower power).
I think ZeroCore is part of PowerPlay.
Correct me if I'm wrong. redface.gif

Now why certain PP functions work when it's supposedly disabled, I don't know.
My idle clocks were correct when I disabled PowerPlay with the release drivers and throttling went away...
Not anymore it seems (normal idle clocks).
I think I can have my own "KHAAAAAAN!" moment now...
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