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DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT remove the stock cooler and re-apply thermal paste. I have seen others do this and it resulted in higher temps. The only time you should remove the cooler is if instructed by the company or if you are adding a waterblock / non-stock cooler.

Get a grip. If ever there was a time to reseat the card, it would be now. How's it going to get worse than this lol?
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I had a look at the side of the card and the screws are exactly looking like this:
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Could that be the cause of overheating the card? Temps are fine on idle, but I can't even check the load.
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I just removed both coolers on the Sapphire and XFX and was highly disappointed of how the thermal paste was applied, so taking them off CAN be a good thing. I just added some CoolerMaster paste and already see a difference before it's burnt it... My card is running 6-8C cooler now at full load.

However, these stock coolers are pathetic! No wonder these cards are running 70-80C.
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when i took mine off there was more thermal paste on the resistors than on the gpu. wth.gif
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when i took mine off there was more thermal paste on the resistors than on the gpu. wth.gif

I picture them using a big caulking gun filled with paste, squeeze squeeze, oops too much oh well, next!
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yea no kidding. too much is just as bad as not having enough lol.
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338 Asus bios that unlocks Vcore and V mem. Extends CCC to 2000/2000, I feel like it disables OCP as well but that just might be my imagination. I'm sure this bios has floated through here before, but if you missed it check it out. FOR 7970 ref only, unless your willing to try a non ref rolleyes.gif WARNING 2D CLOCKS DO NOT WORK. http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/113309/Asus.HD7970.3072.120104.html enjoy thumb.gif
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My X6 and lightly OC GTX590 (635/3550)
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2081861

My X6 and max OC on Air 7970 (1200/7000) but my waterblock is coming
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2886260

This card is amazing. Im glad I bought it.
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How do I prevent my clocks from dropping and staying locked at these low settings or is it fine? I remember seeing it in here somewhere, I just cant find it.

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2887149;jsessionid=ydmb2vx87eo1kr6grvzgukv0
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Ok I have tried 12.2 and 12.3. Each time I driver sweep and everthing. Still it lags on MW3,Black Ops and BF3. Will dip to about 19fps some times at random points. Also there are somtimes like black lines and streaks across my monitor while the map is loading and while im playing. This is really anoying me:( Anyone know whats wrong? What other drivers should I try?
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338 Asus bios that unlocks Vcore and V mem. Extends CCC to 2000/2000, I feel like it disables OCP as well but that just might be my imagination. I'm sure this bios has floated through here before, but if you missed it check it out. FOR 7970 ref only, unless your willing to try a non ref rolleyes.gif WARNING 2D CLOCKS DO NOT WORK. http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/113309/Asus.HD7970.3072.120104.html enjoy thumb.gif

Doubt it disables OCP, Thought that was applied on a hardware level?
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