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post #4191 of 38701
Question: again...

Does mhz increase heat on the cards, or just if you mess with the voltage ? I have stock voltage right now but the get pretty hot in my tower with crossfire, not the best airflow in there... (well hot and hot, i'm still under idle temp on my old 4870x2 smile.gif)
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Overclocking on stock volts shouldn't increase temps
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So how do you guys overclock? Do you guys use CCC? Or AB? Or this thing called Trixx? And what would you recommend going to? I've never OC'ed a card before, let alone AMD so I have no idea what I'm doing, haha.

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i am trying to up my volts i am running the asus bios from the auto installer that was in this thread. my stock volts where 1.170 but i cant seem to get that any higher. im useing afterburner. my bios switch is set two 1. i am on the HIS 7970 if that matters.i cant go past 1100mhz/1700mhz
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Now i tried and it worked only on 1 card, any tips ?

Scroll down on the profile more. You'll see the 2nd card as well.
     
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Hi guys, my 7970's in crossfire works amazing with the new drivers.The only problem is that the top card is anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees hotter than the bottom one.This is in a corsair 600 t case with all case fans at full speed. Is this normal?
I got upto 80 degrees on the top card while playing BF3, ambient temps are 33 degrees C.

I tried overclocking both cards by maxing out all sliders in CCC with 20 % power and my screen just goes blank and locks up.The cards are 88 % and 80 % asic quality.Shouldnt I be able to overclock 1125 easily with both cards?
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Hi guys, my 7970's in crossfire works amazing with the new drivers.The only problem is that the top card is anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees hotter than the bottom one.This is in a corsair 600 t case with all case fans at full speed. Is this normal?
I got upto 80 degrees on the top card while playing BF3, ambient temps are 33 degrees C.
I tried overclocking both cards by maxing out all sliders in CCC with 20 % power and my screen just goes blank and locks up.The cards are 88 % and 80 % asic quality.Shouldnt I be able to overclock 1125 easily with both cards?

Temperature wise.... swap the cards over (PCI-E slots) so they even out.

What program u using to overclock?
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Temperature wise.... swap the cards over (PCI-E slots) so they even out.
What program u using to overclock?

Using CCC from AMD(overdrive). I have Afterburner installed as well to monitor temps and fps.
I will try swapping the cards to see if its an airflow problem in my case.
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Using CCC from AMD(overdrive). I have Afterburner installed as well to monitor temps and fps.
I will try swapping the cards to see if its an airflow problem in my case.

No not airflow... some cards run hotter than others, all your doing by swapping them is evening out the temps, dropping the extra heat u dnt need.
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No not airflow... some cards run hotter than others, all your doing by swapping them is evening out the temps, dropping the extra heat u dnt need.

Well I swapped the cards, the top one still runs 10 °C hotter than the bottom one.But the top card idles at 54°C instead of 66° C now:D @ 40 % fanspeed though.Might have to look for some higher quality fans for my 600t to replace the stock ones:p
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