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But what's wrong with just leaving both monitors running? That's how I prefer to keep it. I've never had to disable my secondary monitor in the past...ever.


I'm the opposite lol. I've never even considered running a second monitor during a serious game. Not since way back in the "good" ol 5770 days...

 

Re-read my last post. It is a compromise only you can decide if it's worth it. Running 2 screens (excluding Eyefinity from this topic) will have an adverse effect on the performance of the video card. That has always been the case AFAIK.

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7970's seem to like Alan Wake. Maxed all settings out completely @1200p, 80% usage on both cards in CF, buttery smooth and a very nice looking game wheee.gif

OFFTOPIC: How is alan wake, i hear its something like silent hill ?
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OFFTOPIC: How is alan wake, i hear its something like silent hill ?


Wow BOTH Users and Critics on Metacritic are raving. I'm downloading it now...slowly lol

 

Edit: Steam just auto-paused the download...buggers lol. Must be extremely heavy downloads on this game, I haven't had that happen to me for ages, not even in the last sale.

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For anybody that's been following my issues in here.....
Turns out if I don't run Trixxx or Afterburner...I do NOT get the lock ups (leaving my 7970 at stock). So 110% vanilla...everything works fine. It's only overclocking that causes the lock ups for some reason at idle after too long.
Now I'm confused. confused.gif

Zero core is in the bios, so, when it sleeps, its programmed to wake up at a certain voltage (0.835v). When we overclock, the idle voltage then becomes around 0.935v.
Do you see where the conflict happens? That is why we hang/crash after the card goes to sleep.
This is why you reset the card to default settings before you allow it to sleep. Remember Afterburner 2D/3D profiles?

The proplem with AB profiles, it doesnt switch back to defaults on desktop 100% of the time. headscratch.gif
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

For anybody that's been following my issues in here.....
Turns out if I don't run Trixxx or Afterburner...I do NOT get the lock ups (leaving my 7970 at stock). So 110% vanilla...everything works fine. It's only overclocking that causes the lock ups for some reason at idle after too long.
Now I'm confused. confused.gif

Zero core is in the bios, so, when it sleeps, its programmed to wake up at a certain voltage (0.835v). When we overclock, the idle voltage then becomes around 0.935v.
Do you see where the conflict happens? That is why we hang/crash after the card goes to sleep.
This is why you reset the card to default settings before you allow it to sleep. Remember Afterburner 2D/3D profiles?

The proplem with AB profiles, it doesnt switch back to defaults on desktop 100% of the time. headscratch.gif

I set up those profiles like you mentioned...and that still doesn't work. If I leave the card at bone stock without MSI AB or Trixxx running....I have absolutely no issues at all (no overclocking).

I know where the issue is at, I'm just confused why I'm the only person that seems to be having it. frown.gif
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For anybody that's been following my issues in here.....
Turns out if I don't run Trixxx or Afterburner...I do NOT get the lock ups (leaving my 7970 at stock). So 110% vanilla...everything works fine. It's only overclocking that causes the lock ups for some reason at idle after too long.
Now I'm confused. confused.gif

I just tried Alan Wake, and like someone mention here hard hard crash.... frown.gif

1: First tried removing CAP, no luck.
2: Removed trixx and afterburner and now it works fine. Without overclock.
3: Tried again now overclocking using ccc, crash again...
4: Tried again with stock mhz, didn't crash but insane problems in the game, werd cones,lines and stuff


I'm so tired of this now, been having problems for 2 months with my new gear, and i'm on my third windows just during this weekend trying to figure stuff out frown.gif
Edited by Ottesen - 2/18/12 at 5:48pm
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well after working and working on this thing. The best I can get it 1200core at 1200mv 1500mem at 1600mv on stock cooler.
no matter what I set beyond that it won't do it until I can get some submerse it under water.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

For anybody that's been following my issues in here.....
Turns out if I don't run Trixxx or Afterburner...I do NOT get the lock ups (leaving my 7970 at stock). So 110% vanilla...everything works fine. It's only overclocking that causes the lock ups for some reason at idle after too long.
Now I'm confused. confused.gif

I just tried Alan Wake, and like someone mention here hard hard crash.... frown.gif

1: First tried removing CAP, no luck.
2: Removed trixx and afterburner and now it works fine. Without overclock.
3: Tried again now overclocking using ccc, crash again...
4: Tried again with stock mhz, didn't crash but insane problems in the game, werd cones,lines and stuff


I'm so tired of this now, been having problems for 2 months with my new gear, and i'm on my third windows just during this weekend trying to figure stuff out frown.gif

I don't have that game....my lock ups are at idle after my monitors turn off (after some time).
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I don't have that game....my lock ups are at idle after my monitors turn off (after some time).

Haven't had that problem yet, but i bet it comes. "Only" had 10 errors/lockup so far today, 56 last day and 88 the day before that...
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just a quick question. i am getting ready to install a 7970. should i leave the physx drivers from my current card installed or should i delete it?

thanks.
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