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Hey gus, ive tried readng through 450 posts, didnt make it, I just ordered another 7970 because 2 is always better then one. I have a really nice PSU but its 750 watss, (800w continuous) is that going to be enough? I do have a pump and 8 fans going as well.

High quality 750 watt will run 2x 7970 xfire. Heavily overclocked 7970's pulled 690 from the wall in a review, so you are cutting it close once you start pushing them to their limits.
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Hi, Ordering atm. Msi 7950 or XFX 1 fan 7950? Please fast..

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Thx, for the replys guys, Im going to go with my 750 for now then, and I dont plan on ocing the cards.
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Hi, Ordering atm. Msi 7950 or XFX 1 fan 7950? Please fast..

For that poster, I always thought the 1st gen. reference cards were all basicly the same and its not untill the companies put there own flare on the card is when there's differences. Could be wrong, but it really looks that way.
 
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Like I stated in a previous post, my 7970 absolutely sucks. It doesn't get past 1050 on the core no matter what voltage I set. Battlefield 3 keeps crashing my PC to a complete automatic reset.

Could it be by any chance that it's my PSU causing the unstable overclocking? My current one is an Antec 750W which is about 3 years old now and has been making some weird noises now and then while playing some games.

I just don't want to believe that I got bad luck again. (My previous card, the 560 ti didn't overclock for ***** either.)
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Hey gus, ive tried readng through 450 posts, didnt make it, I just ordered another 7970 because 2 is always better then one. I have a really nice PSU but its 750 watss, (800w continuous) is that going to be enough? I do have a pump and 8 fans going as well.

This is a great tool for getting an estimate of what watt power supply you will need for you build.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
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Like I stated in a previous post, my 7970 absolutely sucks. It doesn't get past 1050 on the core no matter what voltage I set. Battlefield 3 keeps crashing my PC to a complete automatic reset.
Could it be by any chance that it's my PSU causing the unstable overclocking? My current one is an Antec 750W which is about 3 years old now and has been making some weird noises now and then while playing some games.
I just don't want to believe that I got bad luck again. (My previous card, the 560 ti didn't overclock for ***** either.)

Not all GPUS OC well and some dont oc at all they, were designed that way. Thats why theres so many more GPU options then CPU. AMD and Nivdia want you to buy a better GPU and not just OC your card to perform like one. ---- Dont get me worng so people have great success with OCing cards,, but there have been far more failures
I dont plan on ocing my 7970 its already the fastest, I wanted more so i bought a 2nd card.
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Not all GPUS OC well and some dont oc at all they, were designed that way. Thats why theres so many more GPU options then CPU. AMD and Nivdia want you to buy a better GPU and not just OC your card to perform like one. ---- Dont get me worng so people have great success with OCing cards,, but there have been far more failures
I dont plan on ocing my 7970 its already the fastest, I wanted more so i bought a 2nd card.

Well yeah, I understand that but no matter where I look everyone seems to be getting great results with their 7970's except for me.

So I thought that maybe my PSU could be the issue.

Oh well, looks like I'll have to wait for better drivers to increase performance.
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Well, it's PROBABLY not related, because you're probably not as dumb as me. But, I was freezing up in BF3, until I remembered to up the memory voltage as well (as I had increased the clock to 1525). I ran a couple hour long tests in OCCT, but it wasn't until I got in a game that it was actually an issue. Apparently OCCT doesn't need to stress the ram too much to run at 666 fps.

Anyway...I have an unrelated question. I've looked all over for information about this, and there ARE a bunch of threads on the topic, but nothing in them has helped me, and most of those threads are at least 6-8 months old, so probably this issue has evolved since then. Anyway, here it is : I'm having issues with my manually set MSI Afterburner fan profile. In as much as it loads, but sometimes, especially after system load, it just won't work, and my fan will either say low, or it will ramp up to whatever number is in CCC, even though I don't have CCC running. Is there a fix for this that doesn't require either A) shutting down MOM.exe and CCC.exe or B) opening up afterburner from the system tray and spamming "user define" half a dozen times EVERY time I start the computer up?
 
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Well yeah, I understand that but no matter where I look everyone seems to be getting great results with their 7970's except for me.
So I thought that maybe my PSU could be the issue.
Oh well, looks like I'll have to wait for better drivers to increase performance.

I hear ya, and it could be psu. Sometimes it also depends where you look.when I bought my 2600k I thought everybody was getting 5.0ghz, I found out later that wasn't the case. there's never a set number when it comes to ocing. Hope it works out keep us posted
 
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Well, it's PROBABLY not related, because you're probably not as dumb as me. But, I was freezing up in BF3, until I remembered to up the memory voltage as well (as I had increased the clock to 1525). I ran a couple hour long tests in OCCT, but it wasn't until I got in a game that it was actually an issue. Apparently OCCT doesn't need to stress the ram too much to run at 666 fps.

Well that's the thing, I never even touched the memory. My card can't handle anything above 1050MHz on the core no matter how much voltage I throw at it. (within the 1.3v limit ofc)
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