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What are you guys using to change the voltages? MSI Afterburner or something else? Is there any way to unlock the sliders in the CC to go higher? I remember there was a BIOS that did that for the 6970 where the sliders went really high. Also can we flash a bios with the clocks and fan profiles we want like the good old days or are we stuck with having to use software running in the background for our overclocks? I have an ASIC score of 68 percent.... should I return it and try to get a better rated one? Strangely also I can hear some cap whine between the card doing 3d and gearing down back to 2d, but not during the 3d or 2d operation... again should I take it back to get a new one just in case this proves to be an issue? I bought the card from a shop close to me so taking it back is no problem at all.

One last thing. AMD cards seem to run their memory at the top clocks when dual monitors are used and never goes down to 2d clocks. Is there any way around this other than the obvious afterburner profiles?

So many questions i know, LOL.
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What are you guys using to change the voltages? MSI Afterburner or something else? Is there any way to unlock the sliders in the CC to go higher? I remember there was a BIOS that did that for the 6970 where the sliders went really high. Also can we flash a bios with the clocks and fan profiles we want like the good old days or are we stuck with having to use software running in the background for our overclocks? I have an ASIC score of 68 percent.... should I return it and try to get a better rated one? Strangely also I can hear some cap whine between the card doing 3d and gearing down back to 2d, but not during the 3d or 2d operation... again should I take it back to get a new one just in case this proves to be an issue? I bought the card from a shop close to me so taking it back is no problem at all.
One last thing. AMD cards seem to run their memory at the top clocks when dual monitors are used and never goes down to 2d clocks. Is there any way around this other than the obvious afterburner profiles?
So many questions i know, LOL.

AB is most common.
In CCC? Possibly, just use AB.
You can if you know what you're doing.
ASIC is relative and isn't something I would judge a card by.
Every 7900 is having the coil whine, some worse than others, especially when overclocked.
I doubt it, why would you want to?
     
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I use Trixx... I've tried AB twice now with my 7970's and it won't hold as high of an OC. I don't know know why but doesn't matter. Trixx is good shizzle biggrin.gif
    
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Hmm, AB had no problems with my overclock then I enabled the unofficial overclocking and it broke the core and mem sliders to 0 and won't hold any changes I make...
     
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Yea I honestly like AB more, simply because of it's OSD but I can't hit 1200/1850 even with more voltage. Not sure why.
    
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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?

Just go with the 7950.
The gain in performance is not worth the extra cash in my opinion ...
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I really start to get p*ssed to AMD driver department, they could atleast release some hotfix for 120hz monitors for time beeing before they get new completely fixed drivers out. Its just horrible now to be forced to use my 120hz screen at 60hz at desktop/web browsing because of the crappy drivers mad.gif Its just sad that they keep repeating same mistakes with every new series od cards. these same "120hz dekstop flickering" problems was allready with 5 series cards. I really like how this card performs in games but this leaves bit bitter taste at overall.

Anyway here is few pics of my Gigabyte 7950 WF3

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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?

I don't think ASIC quality matters all that much.

The ASIC quality on my 7970 is supposedly near 80% but it overclocks really bad.
post #4719 of 38704
I think those ASIC readings are optimized for nvidia. But anyway what ive seen in finnish forum 7970/7950 cards that has over 80% ASIC + dont overclock so well on air when 70-75% cards again has been good overclockers with stock cooling. So those explanations in current gpu-z for these 7900 cards seems to be wrong as its just opposite.

But i think thats not completely bulletpfoor anyway, just light estimation how good or bad it might be.
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