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One of the fans on my 7970 lightning is making a whining sound sometimes. I know because I stop the fan with my hand and it quits the sound. Anyway to fix that? It doesn't do it a lot, and as far as I can tell its only when the fans are spinning low, as I have MSI AB on a custom curve and hear it on 35% fan speed.
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post #34532 of 38701
You can try to re lubricate your fan. Use this guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/846065/how-to-relubricate-video-card-fans
post #34533 of 38701
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One of the fans on my 7970 lightning is making a whining sound sometimes. I know because I stop the fan with my hand and it quits the sound. Anyway to fix that? It doesn't do it a lot, and as far as I can tell its only when the fans are spinning low, as I have MSI AB on a custom curve and hear it on 35% fan speed.

sounds like PWM whine, not really fixable I don't think, but if its the bearing you may be able to put a bit more oil in...
   
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post #34534 of 38701
Alright good to know. Its only 1 of the 2 GPU fans and its not very loud. A lot of times it quits whining too. I just know last night and it sounded kind of loud for a while.
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post #34535 of 38701
What is the fastest stable clocks on the 7950 you guys have got?
currently running 1200/1600 with 1.150V and +20
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idle, 31C
load, 48C
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post #34536 of 38701
I can run 1210mhz on 1112mv, pretty great smile.gif 26 degrees idle,?63 degrees load biggrin.gif Great airflow and new paste plus Acclero cooler smile.gif Max VRM temps (using stock heatsinks) 83 degrees after 2 hours of playing Planetsde 2 (maxed out so although the game is CPU heavy, it was GPU limited primarily, also, I have a 4770k at 4.5ghz so not much limiting there).

My memory sucks BIGTIME. People say most Elpida does 1400-1500. Mine doesn't even do 1350 :/. And this is the Sapphre 950mhz edition, others have got 1900 plus and Hynix on this card :/. This card is one of the reasons my overclock is so high for a compatibly low voltage. I can run stock 950mhz at 931mv, which is 44 degrees under load tongue.gif
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That sounds great, but for the VRM temps. mine are under 50C at load.
 
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Guys, it's time to say goodbye xD
I sold both of my HD 7950s, now running a GT 9600 until i get my Sapphire 290 Tri-X.
Yeah, i'm gonna lose performance but i also get away from all the crossfire drawbacks. (especially noise was a issue with my setup)
I wish you all the best. maybe we will meet again, maybe in a R9 owners club? if that even exists xD
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Guys, it's time to say goodbye xD
I sold both of my HD 7950s, now running a GT 9600 until i get my Sapphire 290 Tri-X.
Yeah, i'm gonna lose performance but i also get away from all the crossfire drawbacks. (especially noise was a issue with my setup)
I wish you all the best. maybe we will meet again, maybe in a R9 owners club? if that even exists xD

What drawbacks did you have with crossfire?
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What drawbacks did you have with crossfire?

as i said mainly the niose bugged me (2x2 fans). the noise/heat is mainly my own fault for having the cards sandwiched together because my mobo has no space to leave a slot free between two dual slot cards. also the occasional microstuttering in some games.

over all, i wouldn't say i had a bad experience with crossfire. the perfomance was great, especially for the reasonable price. it was the first time in my life that i was in a top notch gpu situation and i really used that situation for almost a year. but my hunger for raw performance is satisfied and i want to move on to a more 'normal' setup with lower heat/noise output, less driver problems and less power consumption. smile.gif
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