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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

Yeah, guess I've learned that the hard way.

Thanks, I will.
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Hey guys I need some help. I have a chance to get a new card and could get the 7950 for 150 bucks out of pocket or the 7970 250 bucks out of pocket. My 6970 plays everything I want it to at max settings, but I got such a good offer for the card I really want to sell it. I have been mulling over spending the extra 100 bucks and it seems worth it considering the performance, but first of all I am a broke student and should spend as little as possible and second of all I would only be able to get the reference design of the 7970 because I am not willing to order online and my local shop has no non-reference 7970s while I could get the non-ref design from gigabyte which every review has said it provides amazing cooling and low temperature.

So should I get the 7950, overclock it and save the 100 bucks or go for the 7970 and be super broke and deal with the reference design cooler?
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Hey guys I need some help. I have a chance to get a new card and could get the 7950 for 150 bucks out of pocket or the 7970 250 bucks out of pocket. My 6970 plays everything I want it to at max settings, but I got such a good offer for the card I really want to sell it. I have been mulling over spending the extra 100 bucks and it seems worth it considering the performance, but first of all I am a broke student and should spend as little as possible and second of all I would only be able to get the reference design of the 7970 because I am not willing to order online and my local shop has no non-reference 7970s while I could get the non-ref design from gigabyte which every review has said it provides amazing cooling and low temperature.
So should I get the 7950, overclock it and save the 100 bucks or go for the 7970 and be super broke and deal with the reference design cooler?

how long would you be super broke for,, jk smile.gif I have a reference 7970 and its great, I havent used the 7950 but I heard it can be oced to stock 7970 but you might want to get a better 2nd opinion on that. I would get the better card myself 7970 and use it on those broke days but thats me.

EDIT, I just saw some of the non reference 7970's they look sweet,
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67547&vpn=GV%2DR797OC%2D3GD&manufacture=Gigabyte

Now thats a tough one, could you wait for local store to get some in??
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how long would you be super broke for,, jk smile.gif I have a reference 7970 and its great, I havent used the 7950 but I heard it can be oced to stock 7970 but you might want to get a better 2nd opinion on that. I would get the better card myself 7970 and use it on those broke days but thats me.
EDIT, I just saw some of the non reference 7970's they look sweet,
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67547&vpn=GV%2DR797OC%2D3GD&manufacture=Gigabyte
Now thats a tough one, could you wait for local store to get some in??

They said they won't be getting any in for some time.

I think I might order from online, but I absolutely hate to.
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Anyone answer this?

When should I start popping up my memory voltage? I'm thinking about putting my core at 1250 and my core voltage at 1.25v, and then my memory at 1750. What voltage do you guys think I should start at? Memory is at stock voltage at the moment.
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Anyone answer this?
When should I start popping up my memory voltage? I'm thinking about putting my core at 1250 and my core voltage at 1.25v, and then my memory at 1750. What voltage do you guys think I should start at? Memory is at stock voltage at the moment.

This is the fun with GPU stress testing .... start at stock !
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hey, I had a quick question for you, I saw the pic of your MSI afterburner showing your overclock settings, First off how do you get the core voltage turned up? Mine wont let me change it? I overclocked my card (XFX Black Edition OC) in Catalyst center and got GPU CLock setting to 1125 and memory core clock at 1525 but cant change anything else, keep in mind this is all i have changed , and I ran HEAVEN with The ultra tessalation and 4x AA aND 16X a , i GOT 1181 score at stock speeds and 1325 with 52.6 fps on the oc settings i mentioned above, Again I set settings very high, How can I get better performance?

Also seems CPU-Z doesnt put much about my card is this because they are so new? I ran 3d mark and it said I had a bad score , Going to run again now and see what I get with the OC of my CPU and GPU , thanks
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hey, I had a quick question for you, I saw the pic of your MSI afterburner showing your overclock settings, First off how do you get the core voltage turned up? Mine wont let me change it? I overclocked my card (XFX Black Edition OC) in Catalyst center and got GPU CLock setting to 1125 and memory core clock at 1525 but cant change anything else, keep in mind this is all i have changed , and I ran HEAVEN with The ultra tessalation and 4x AA aND 16X a , i GOT 1181 score at stock speeds and 1325 with 52.6 fps on the oc settings i mentioned above, Again I set settings very high, How can I get better performance?
Also seems CPU-Z doesnt put much about my card is this because they are so new? I ran 3d mark and it said I had a bad score , Going to run again now and see what I get with the OC of my CPU and GPU , thanks

Since so many people are Ocing there cards you have to OC yours to get on par results, I had the same issue, Once you OC you be with the rest of the world. I did put my card back to stock settings after the bench myself.
 
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Well I am on board with a 7950 and my ASIC quality is 68 percent... Am I screwed for a good overclock?
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Put it at 1250/1750 with voltage at 1.25v/1.631v and it locked up and the driver failed on Graphics Test 2 of 3DMark11. Going to try now 1.275v/1.65v.
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