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Wow, I knew they were rated to go high, just didn't think that high.
My DirectCU II seems to load at just under 90C with my OC (1.2GHz Core/1.65GHz Memory), but to me that seems high considering the mammoth size of this cooler. I figured the VRM temps (according to Aida64) would be better than this.
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Wow, I knew they were rated to go high, just didn't think that high.
My DirectCU II seems to load at just under 90C with my OC (1.2GHz Core/1.65GHz Memory), but to me that seems high considering the mammoth size of this cooler. I figured the VRM temps (according to Aida64) would be better than this.

I honestly wouldn't even worry about it. VRM temperatures are always rated to go a good bit higher than the core temps. And your core is fine to go to 90-95*C safely (not saying its good, but it won't hurt anything).
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I honestly wouldn't even worry about it. VRM temperatures are always rated to go a good bit higher than the core temps. And your core is fine to go to 90-95*C safely (not saying its good, but it won't hurt anything).

Thanks, my core barely hits 60C on load right now, so that was definitely not a concern, just the VRMs, but I guess I have some headroom still.
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Question you need to ask yourself, is do you NEED crossfire? ninja.gif
I've got a single 7970 and I game at 2560x1600. Except for Metro2033 (cannot test as I don't have it).... there's not a game out there that I cannot max out completely with at LEAST 4x AA.

Yes I agree with you, it's right question but it's uneminent that every user using more than one gpu card bumps on problem. For instance many people complained for bf3, but I did not have any shutter problems like I did with stalker soc. It's really annoying! This was my first cf experience and I tough I could hence extra boost and it did but shattering that last like 2 seconds is....mad.gif
I always prefer one card, even before just my experience with 6 series...rolleyes.gif
Not sure what should I hope for....
Sometimes is best to have one demonical card than 2 or three less powerful, max fps is lower, but more permanent and smooth.
Guess I answered my question.. smile.gif
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Wow, I knew they were rated to go high, just didn't think that high.
My DirectCU II seems to load at just under 90C with my OC (1.2GHz Core/1.65GHz Memory), but to me that seems high considering the mammoth size of this cooler. I figured the VRM temps (according to Aida64) would be better than this.

Check it with asus GPU tweak you'll get different readings.

The asus DCII 7970 that I tried was a dud, the screws that hold the stock aluminium block (that cools the VRM's and ram chips) and backplate on teh card were loose, one was sticking out 1 cm almost, VRM temps reached 80c, and core would artifact badly at 1050mhz regardless of GPU temp, voltage, driver(cleared with atiman uninstaller). Definitely waiting on the 680 or the 7970 lightning. I did tighten the screws before testing obviously, but didnt expect that from Asus. The box was sealed.
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I have no issues with artifacting, but I do have to up the voltage as the card isn't stable at 1.2GHz with BF3 with SSAA on, I guess that's expected since this game is probably the most taxing game on any card right now. I guess I'll bump down the core a bit and see what I can get it stable at without having to go higher on the core voltage.
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I flashed my XFX Core a couple days ago.
Grab the bios here. (Post 2008)
Install ATI Winflash to your C:\ drive and remember the path. Copy the Asus bios into the same folder. Might help to rename it to something like asus.bin
Open up a Command prompt as Admin, navigate to the folder where ATI Winflash is located (easiest to just install it to c:\ root), and type the following command:
atiwinflash -unlockrom 0
atiwinflash -f -p 0 bios.bin (bios.bin being the asus bios you first downloaded)
This should flash your card correctly. I spent a couple hours trying the different methods mentioned in this thread and finally remembered the method I used to flash my 6950. Once it is flashed, uninstall your drivers, reboot, and reinstall the drivers.
I also highly recommend that you use the Asus GPU Tweak found in this 7970 pack linked earlier.
The Asus bios is great. Helped vdroop a bit and so far I'm stable at 1390/1600@1.35V (1.28V actual) running through the Metro 2033 benchmark.
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This one is newer than post #2 see if it makes a difference.

Unlocked test overclocking bios, found here; http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/113309/Asus.HD7970.3072.120104.html




Asus.HD7970.3072.120104.zip 40k .zip file








I just flashed using the above method and BIOS and it worked like a charm. It appears the ASUS GPU Tweak comes with atiflash? I didn't need to install it separately.
Also, an easy way to get a command prompt to open to the location you want is to hold shift and right click in the folder the program is in.
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I flashed my XFX Core a couple days ago.
Grab the bios here. (Post 2008)
Install ATI Winflash to your C:\ drive and remember the path. Copy the Asus bios into the same folder. Might help to rename it to something like asus.bin
Open up a Command prompt as Admin, navigate to the folder where ATI Winflash is located (easiest to just install it to c:\ root), and type the following command:
atiwinflash -unlockrom 0
atiwinflash -f -p 0 bios.bin (bios.bin being the asus bios you first downloaded)
This should flash your card correctly. I spent a couple hours trying the different methods mentioned in this thread and finally remembered the method I used to flash my 6950. Once it is flashed, uninstall your drivers, reboot, and reinstall the drivers.
I also highly recommend that you use the Asus GPU Tweak found in this 7970 pack linked earlier.
The Asus bios is great. Helped vdroop a bit and so far I'm stable at 1390/1600@1.35V (1.28V actual) running through the Metro 2033 benchmark.
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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

This one is newer than post #2 see if it makes a difference.

Unlocked test overclocking bios, found here; http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/113309/Asus.HD7970.3072.120104.html

Asus.HD7970.3072.120104.zip 40k .zip file
 

I just flashed using the above method and BIOS and it worked like a charm. It appears the ASUS GPU Tweak comes with atiflash? I didn't need to install it separately.
Also, an easy way to get a command prompt to open to the location you want is to hold shift and right click in the folder the program is in.


Yes, it's all in that folder. Here http://hwbot.org/forum/showthread.php?t=36905

 

Just copy and rename the above BIOS into ASUS folder.

 

 

 

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should i move the bios switch to number 2 if i want to overclock high?
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So, the Asus bios is better than the stock Gigabyte? I am running at 1260/1790... should i even attempt to make the bios flash?
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