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Hi Guys I am new here and have been reading this thread lately to gain some knowledge.
Now I still have some question about overclocking my SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 OC Version.
- ULPS is NOT disabled since I am not running in crossfire (only got 1 card); this is correct I assume?
- First changed the powertune (dont know exactly how it is called again) function in AMD overdrive to +20%; I read this is needed for keeping clocks constant, correct?
- After that I used Trixx (latest version from Sapphire site) to overclock core + memory and to raise the voltages.
Now first question : do I need to flash my Bios to be able to raise the voltages on my card?
Because when using Trixx it seems it did not save my new voltages, always going back to stock values (at least according to Trixx). Or is this due to the program itself and should I use Afterburner for raising the voltage?
I now got it running at 1000/1500, but this is afaik on stock voltages. If I could increase it I think it can go further!
Thanks alot for your help and suggestions, greatly appreciated.


you have to save the changes to a profile, then check the settings as well

 

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you have to save the changes to a profile, then check the settings as well

Afaik I did save it to a profile in Trixx.
But Afterburner is not better somehow than Trixx ? If I am unable to raise the voltages with Trixx, the same will apply with Afterburner, I guess?
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DICE has just announced a minor PC update that will be going live February 14th at 8am UT via Origin.
This particular update aims to improve general performance and stability issues as well as solve some reproducible crash problems, according to the. Support for the upcoming Intel “Ivy Bridge product line will also be included as will improvements on the AMD Radeon 7xxx series of graphics cards.
The full list of fixes are as follows:
-Support for Intel’s new Ivy Bridge product line (as yet unreleased)
-Fixes for two reproducible client crashes:
-Operation Firestorm- Conquest Large – Fixed a client crash when users spawn in certain vehicles.
-Canals – Rush – Fixed a client crash at the 2nd set of mcoms if the player drives a vehicle into the vicinity of the exploding rocket battery.
-AMD Radeon 7xxx series performance improvements


well nice,first i started to get some punk buster kicks,after that BF3 started to crash from time to time...didn't happen before update...
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Hmm well got my gigabyte 7950 today but immideatly having problems frown.gif When i open web browser ( firefox ) lower part of the monitor starts to flash/flicker at every 1-2 seconds intervals? Anyone else had similar behaviour? Dunno if that has anything to do with it but i have Asus VG236H 120hz monitor.

Drivers are the "official" 8.921.2.RC11
Edited by johnnyw - 2/14/12 at 7:42am
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Decided to return my Sapphire HD7970 and will wait for a MSI Twin Frozr III or something, the temps on it were just too much. The noise is also unbearable...

Even at 1100mhz on the core and 1575mhz on the memory I was getting almost 90c on the fan at 45% - I guess this is to be expected for an OC on air, but it's just too much for my liking. I haven't checked the VRM temps yet either, but I don't think they're any better. Maybe I'm just used to my GTX 580 Lightning being at 60c on full load even when OC'd. Cmon MSI TFIII....
Edited by Darco19 - 2/14/12 at 8:06am
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Decided to return my Sapphire HD7970 and will wait for a MSI Twin Frozr III or something, the temps on it were just too much. Even at 1100mhz on the core and 1575mhz on the memory I was getting almost 90c on the fan at 45% - this is to be expected for an OC on air, but it's just too much for my liking. The noise is also unbearable...

That's some high temps on these cards. The reviews I've read from tech sites were running hottest at 77C. What's with the discrepancy? Did they have the fans at 100% or something?
     
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Hmm well got my gigabyte 7950 today but immideatly having problems frown.gif When i open web browser ( firefox ) lower part of the monitor starts to flash/flicker at every 1-2 seconds intervals? Anyone else had similar behaviour? Dunno if that has anything to do with it but i have Asus VG236H 120hz monitor.
Drivers are the "official" 8.921.2.RC11
Ok bit more investigation.

Games works fine without any flickering at 120hz, but the dekstop/browser fllickering has something to do with 120hz, if i drop refresh rate to 60hz flickering stops immideatly.

Really start to remember why i stayed away from AMD/ATI lately. These drivers are just completely patchetic mad.gif
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Decided to return my Sapphire HD7970 and will wait for a MSI Twin Frozr III or something, the temps on it were just too much. The noise is also unbearable...
Even at 1100mhz on the core and 1575mhz on the memory I was getting almost 90c on the fan at 45% - I guess this is to be expected for an OC on air, but it's just too much for my liking. I haven't checked the VRM temps yet either, but I don't think they're any better. Maybe I'm just used to my GTX 580 Lightning being at 60c on full load even when OC'd. Cmon MSI TFIII....

some thing is wrong with your card, im running 1100mhz and 1600mhz on the stock cooler with stock fan profile only getting like 70c @ load and i cant even hear the fan. eather the card was broken or your case dose not have good airflow
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That's some high temps on these cards. The reviews I've read from tech sites were running hottest at 77C. What's with the discrepancy? Did they have the fans at 100% or something?

I don't know if the reviewers had their fans at higher settings than mine, but I'm definitely not willing to put it up at anymore than 50% or even 45% since it will start sounding like a jet engine. The card is the loudest thing in my case right now, and I have 4 fans (2 for the H100, 1x 120mm in the rear and a 200mm in the front). Airflow shouldn't be a problem, since my 580 Lightning does 60c on full load.

I know the temps are guaranteed to be lower at higher fan settings, but I'm using a headset and the noise is just unbearable. I'm not going to replace the TIM since that will void the warranty or try anything special, I would just prefer a non-reference card right now rolleyes.gif
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I should stay away from Ferrari. It's a bad car to have because I don't even know how to pop the hood upsidedwnsmiley.gif

 

After much struggling, only to realize it has no engine redface.gif


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