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You know guys with the boost cards that you can disable boost with a bios edit.
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Originally Posted by Paul17041993 View Post

what was this BIOS mod though? I'm curious...

This thread over at TPU. Worked a charm as I mentioned.

Oh and I only edited the voltage and power limit. I left the rest how it was because setting clocks will cause it to "Hash Check" and basically just load a black screen.
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Thats actually a really great deal! Wish I hadnt just bought two Gigabyte 7950's mad.gif

This GPU is the silver model and its a dual slot GPU. Single fan GPUs in the center are the best cooling GPUs around. Notice also the Ghost model is a special version of the 7950, which is a vapor style GPU. When its actually in the 16x slot (either slot 1 or 2) the GPU actually becomes see thru like a ghost. "900MHz which is 100MHz more than the base models" is 100 MHz less than a stock Gigabyte 7950, however this one is labeled Brand New!!! You cant beat anything that is Brand New! Lastly, its from United Kingdom. The GPU's when overseas are purchased, you get really awesome stamped boxes and shipping labels. You also get to do currency conversion which is fantastic for Dollar to Euro. Its a wonderful process to see the dollar convert to Euro, to really show the buying power of the US Dollar. I know this model if it is the male version, speaks like ROb Pattenson and if female, speaks like Adele. Cards bought and sold in the US male voice is Ray Romano or if female is Fran Descher. Definitely a good deal!

Hands down worth bidding on!!

Anyone elses thoughts?

You get free postage so it's insane! thumb.gif
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I am soo sad maybe its my drivers and CPU bottle neck fx4300,
but when I play OC 7950 BF4, i get 30-35 FPS x2msaa
its quite sad indeed, perhaps its only because of beta?!

My guess is my cpu is bottle necking me =/

anyone have opinions wether cpu may be a probable cause?
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Originally Posted by Gungnir View Post

Best software would be MSI Afterburner; I recommend the beta, rather than the stable release, personally. I don't think your cards are reference; the Rev 2 Windforces have a custom PCB design, IIRC.

how do i know? the little tower things are in a straight line across the gpu
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Well it's not actually hardware locked this one.. BIOS locked..
We modded the BIOS last night (well I did he was drunk) haha.

Set it running at 1.25v for 3D load and then raised the CCC max clocks to 1500/2000MHz and set the power limit to 260 or 280W and it runs like a charm. The card can do 300W easily because it has two 8x pins.
Rev 2.0 isn't reference according to EK (Cooling-Configurator), I'd say it isn't either based off it being a Rev 2.0
That being said Afterburner should handle it fine, if it won't allow voltage control you'll have to run a modded BIOS.

no clue what that means.....still learning graduated.gif
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no clue what that means.....still learning graduated.gif

What didn't you understand? I'm happy to explain it to you. thumb.gif
 
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That being said Afterburner should handle it fine, if it won't allow voltage control you'll have to run a modded BIOS.

its volt locked at 1250v. run a modded bios?

here is what has been recommended to DL for OC the CPU and GPU.
"prime95:
http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
IBT AVX (under additional software on main page of this thread):
http://www.overclock.net/t/1318995/official-fx-8320-fx-8350-vishera-owners-club
OCCT:
http://www.ocbase.com/
hwinfo64 (or hwinfo32 if ur 32bit):
http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php

Only part I would change is 3Dmark11 or firestrike. Use Heaven or Valley instead for hefty OC testing. They seem to be straight up GPU intensive and many have spoken against 3Dmarks ability to turn your GPU into a hotplate and fry itself."


I have downloaded:
Prime (dont know what it does)
IBT AVX (Dont know what it does, I see the application but when I click it the window pops up then disappears)
OCCT (what does this do)
*I havent DL yet hwinfo64 (what does this do?
***Then the other guy said he would DL Heaven over 3Dmark11 or Firedtrike. I downloaded Heaven but did I DL 3Dmark11 or Firestrike because I cant tell?***
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Originally Posted by glenquagmire View Post

That being said Afterburner should handle it fine, if it won't allow voltage control you'll have to run a modded BIOS.

its volt locked at 1250v. run a modded bios?

here is what has been recommended to DL for OC the CPU and GPU.
"prime95:
http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
IBT AVX (under additional software on main page of this thread):
http://www.overclock.net/t/1318995/official-fx-8320-fx-8350-vishera-owners-club
OCCT:
http://www.ocbase.com/
hwinfo64 (or hwinfo32 if ur 32bit):
http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php

Only part I would change is 3Dmark11 or firestrike. Use Heaven or Valley instead for hefty OC testing. They seem to be straight up GPU intensive and many have spoken against 3Dmarks ability to turn your GPU into a hotplate and fry itself."


I have downloaded:
Prime (dont know what it does)
IBT AVX (Dont know what it does, I see the application but when I click it the window pops up then disappears)
OCCT (what does this do)
*I havent DL yet hwinfo64 (what does this do?
***Then the other guy said he would DL Heaven over 3Dmark11 or Firedtrike. I downloaded Heaven but did I DL 3Dmark11 or Firestrike because I cant tell?***

Prime95 is for CPU testing over a long period of time: Disregard this for GPU overclocking.
IBT AVX is similar to Intel Burn Test I believe, this is a quick-short CPU test for maximum heat output of the CPU and a quick test.

OCCT is a maximum heat output again for graphics cards, it tests UBER stability but it has been known to damage cards though.
HWInfo64 will tell you voltages and temps of stuff all-round.

Heaven is good for bench-marking the GPU mainly, I think that the CPU effects it a bit though.

Personally I do:
CPU:
Intel Burn Test until I'm doing 10-20 runs on "high" with my desired settings, then:
Overnight run Prime95 for a good 10 hours or more to test stability.
In doing all of this I'm running speccy/realtemp to see temperatures of the CPU. Speccy tends to be good as an overall temp program I've found.

GPU:
Install GPU-Z
Download Afterburner/Kombustor and install them.
Set up afterburner to allow for voltage control if possible.
Set the power limit to +20% where applicable (AMD 7xxx cards essentially)
Increase the core clock by like 50MHz, then test with Kombustor for 2-3 minutes.
Rinse and repeat until it either crashes or artifacts,
Then increase the voltage if temps are okay,
Check again, and keep increasing the core clock.

The same goes for the RAM essentially I just don't increase the voltage on mine personally.

When I have my desired settings I'll play BF3 for an hour or two and if that's stable it's generally 100% stable.
 
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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

Prime95 is for CPU testing over a long period of time: Disregard this for GPU overclocking.
IBT AVX is similar to Intel Burn Test I believe, this is a quick-short CPU test for maximum heat output of the CPU and a quick test.

OCCT is a maximum heat output again for graphics cards, it tests UBER stability but it has been known to damage cards though.
HWInfo64 will tell you voltages and temps of stuff all-round.

Heaven is good for bench-marking the GPU mainly, I think that the CPU effects it a bit though.

Personally I do:
CPU:
Intel Burn Test until I'm doing 10-20 runs on "high" with my desired settings, then:
Overnight run Prime95 for a good 10 hours or more to test stability.
In doing all of this I'm running speccy/realtemp to see temperatures of the CPU. Speccy tends to be good as an overall temp program I've found.

GPU:
Install GPU-Z
Download Afterburner/Kombustor and install them.
Set up afterburner to allow for voltage control if possible.
Set the power limit to +20% where applicable (AMD 7xxx cards essentially)
Increase the core clock by like 50MHz, then test with Kombustor for 2-3 minutes.
Rinse and repeat until it either crashes or artifacts,
Then increase the voltage if temps are okay,
Check again, and keep increasing the core clock.

The same goes for the RAM essentially I just don't increase the voltage on mine personally.

When I have my desired settings I'll play BF3 for an hour or two and if that's stable it's generally 100% stable.

Ok I downloaded everything you have there. Is Gigabyte OC Guru the same as the MSI Afterburn? I have two Gigabyte 7950 Windforce. I also gave voltage perfmission but it doesnt move in MSI. I can only adjust it down from 1250 in OC Guru.
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Ok I downloaded everything you have there. Is Gigabyte OC Guru the same as the MSI Afterburn? I have two Gigabyte 7950 Windforce. I also gave voltage perfmission but it doesnt move in MSI. I can only adjust it down from 1250 in OC Guru.

Nope, that kinda sucks...get the latest beta for Afterburner here: http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/msi_afterburner_beta_download.html
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