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An update to my original 7970 installation woes: Somewhere between uninstalling some AMD beta drivers (I think they were 8.94), rebooting and installing the 7000 series driver it completely hosed my Windows 7 install. No matter if I used ATI-Man uninstaller, driver sweeper or anything with the new drivers the new cards fell flat on their face.
The good news after a five hour Win 7 installation marathon (I am picky about my Win 7 installs and getting them just right), these two 7970's I have are running BF3 120Hz Eyefinity beautifully!
All of the stuttering, slow downs and hiccups of my 6990's are completely gone! This new architecture completely blows away the previous series. My hat is off to AMD.
Now I have to hear of some people's Eyefinity experiences using quad-crossfire as I think expanding my setup to four 6GB 7970's when they release and five 120Hz screens in portrait Eyefinity may be in order!
Time for the 6990 and 580 to hit Ebay...

Told you. wink.gif

AMD hit a home-run with the 7970. thumb.gif

Now flash your BIOS with the Asus 7970 BIOS, and use the new Asus GPU tweak utility. Forget Afterburner. That new Asus utility is better.

Did you order waterblocks? Koolance and EK blocks are coming out next week. biggrin.gif
    
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Now I have installed my card thumb.gif

It was hell and a pain, since I had to remove the older 5870 from my waterloop.

There were lots of problems, like leaks right onto the motherboard (I didn't drain the system, I was to eager to get it up and running). The computer didn't boot up for one, my keyboard had to be flashed with new firmware for some reason.

I have had this problem with the computer not booting up with a previous leakage, so I just sprayed the whole thing with Isopropyl alcohol. But this time I had to wait till next day, I was dreading that my mobo had taken a dive into silicon heaven or some other component before I plugged in the powercord, and push the on button. All the fans came on, but no post beep. So I just plugged in the card, moved the ram around little, then I heard the sweet beep of post smile.gif

But I lost my bios settings, and my overclocking settings, so now I have to put them back in, but my oc sheet with the settings isn't fully updated with my last ones.

Since the 5870 only needed two 6pin powerconnectors, I removed the wire with the optional 6 to 8 pin. Now I needed 6pin and 8 pin, so I had to use zipties to route it along the sleeved cable on the outside temporary.
Sapphire 7970 in the box (Click to show)
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Computer up and running with 7970 YAY! (Click to show)
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Anyone not stable on stock voltage at the catalyst limits of 1125/1575? BF3 locked up on me last night at those clocks. ctrlaltdel got me back to windows. It may or may not have been the oc. I was more interested in playing than testing.
    
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Anyone not stable on stock voltage at the catalyst limits of 1125/1575? BF3 locked up on me last night at those clocks. ctrlaltdel got me back to windows. It may or may not have been the oc. I was more interested in playing than testing.
Not stable for me.
The highest clocks that I've been able to hit so far (stable) with stock voltage is 1070 MHz.
Give it a try. thumb.gif
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I am waiting on the msi R7970, just hope they start selling them some what soon. They said 1.3v and 1.4ghz on the core for overclocking head room on the default bios! And they are implementing their Solid state Caps throughout the board. smile.gif Everyone else has one and I am still waiting, come on msi get them to newegg !
Edited by slice259 - 1/11/12 at 6:54am
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Holy 8AM delivery, Batman! UPS has never deliver to my house before 4PM and they get this to me while I'm at work. rolleyes.gif figures.
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Anyone not stable on stock voltage at the catalyst limits of 1125/1575? BF3 locked up on me last night at those clocks. ctrlaltdel got me back to windows. It may or may not have been the oc. I was more interested in playing than testing.

There's a good chance that's just BF being BF. I have it lock up like that every couple hours or so with a single 5850 and every 30 minutes or so with the tri-fire 5850s. All at stock clock. My friends see the same thing with a 3870x2, a 6870, and a 6950.
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Told you. wink.gif
AMD hit a home-run with the 7970. thumb.gif
Now flash your BIOS with the Asus 7970 BIOS, and use the new Asus GPU tweak utility. Forget Afterburner. That new Asus utility is better.
Did you order waterblocks? Koolance and EK blocks are coming out next week. biggrin.gif

What's the benefit of flashing he ASUS BIOS and using GPU Tweak over not flashing and using something like Sapphire Trixx instead (I have a Sapphire card)? Does doing the ASUS flash/GPU Tweak simply allow for higher voltage control, and therefore higher OC potential?
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What's the benefit of flashing he ASUS BIOS and using GPU Tweak over not flashing and using something like Sapphire Trixx instead (I have a Sapphire card)? Does doing the ASUS flash/GPU Tweak simply allow for higher voltage control, and therefore higher OC potential?

I think it was just the only way to adjust voltage but now afterburner allows voltage tweaking for it.
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Utility that updates the bios to higher clocks in CCC and voltage to 1300 in AB or similar

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From my own webserver http://bit.ly/xjby4g
Download, unzip, run file
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Utility that updates the bios to higher clocks in CCC and voltage to 1300 in AB or similar
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From my own webserver http://bit.ly/xjby4g
Download, unzip, run file

What would be the benefit of this if you can't adjust the voltage in CCC to take advantage of the higher OC limits?
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