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Not trying to get of topic but yeah i can do 5ghz @ 1.38v or so , but that is just more heat and really no more gains in anything from 4.8ghz . Last post about cpus. tongue.gif

That's one golden overclocker! thumb.gif

Ok, no more CPU talk. More 7970/7950 goodness!
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What program is that for monitor in game?

it's an in game within BF3

go into BF3 console ~ render.perfoverlayvisible 1

supposed to show cpu/.gpu usuage.. .just feel mine is funky b/c it's mostly red and the nubmers are low... ?
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Proud owner of a shiny new Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 Windforce 3. Havnt pushed the OC yet past the 900/1250 it comes at, mainly because its crushing everything i throw at it already biggrin.gif
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I did wonder mate, especially considering the difference is as large as this. If MSI are OK with me replacing the TIM then I'll most likely go for it with MX-4. I know it was recommended previously that I don't - but I can't see it being any worse to be completely honest.
In the mean time, here are some photos of my new cards;
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Updating my build log as we speak.

Just emailed MSI about the warranty on a 7970 a week or two ago. They said the warranty will only void if you cause damage when removing and replacing the stock cooler.
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Just emailed MSI about the warranty on a 7970 a week or two ago. They said the warranty will only void if you cause damage when removing and replacing the stock cooler.

Also, if yer in the US, they can't legally void the warranty just because you change the cooler, only if you damage it. Some companies like to threaten you to prevent alterations, but they can't legally prevent you from doing it, much like Ford cannot void your warranty cuz you changed the Explorers tires to Goodyears instead of those fatal Firestones, lol.
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I'm becomming even happier and happier with my pick up of this card. After a few days of having it now, I keep noticing how amazingly better that things look over the previous generation of ATI cards. Performance too, everything. Thank goodness for MSI Afterburner and the custom fan profiles. I came to realize that this was the answer to save my card from overheating and keep it nice and cool for the long haul. One thing I would recommend to people just getting one is to set up a fan profile in an aftermarket program like MSI's Afterburner or another one that does this. That's invaluable for the operation of the card is to keep it as cool as you can and are comfortable with the fan speed going up to. One more thing that I would recommend for people to watch out for is your GPU temps. I would try to make sure that the GPU never goes over 85* C. The card just gets way too hot after that and I think its not a good or safe idea to accept anything over that temperature for continual operation of any kind. Just some tips for you who are newer to owning a high end graphics solution like this and as far as I'm going with my 7970, I couldn't be happier. This thing rocks...smile.gif
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My asus 7970 dcu II goes black under any load and i have to force restart my pc. I sae some mentions of it in a few posts but no sure thing solution. I would greatly apreciate some help my friends. Thanks!
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My asus 7970 dcu II goes black under any load and i have to force restart my pc. I sae some mentions of it in a few posts but no sure thing solution. I would greatly apreciate some help my friends. Thanks!

Check the gpu / vrm temps.
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My asus 7970 dcu II goes black under any load and i have to force restart my pc. I sae some mentions of it in a few posts but no sure thing solution. I would greatly apreciate some help my friends. Thanks!

First check the card to ensure the cooler is properly installed, sounds crazy but just do it. What driver are you on, overclocked or stock? Stay stock, no afterburner funny business till you get it sorted.
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Downloaded 12.3 pre from amd's site. Latest driver. I have not overclocked my GPU. I dont have afterburner or asus gpu tweak. My cpu idle is around 30c amd thr VRM's i think was called the power tempture under ASUS GPU tweak ? Well it idled at 60c and i saw it pop up to mid 80's when i had a little furmark work befor it crashed. Nohig besides fumark works at all after it loads.. can i check the cooler to see if its mounted properly without voiding the warrenty? I wouldnt have to take the heat sink off, just the fans and shroud to see if its making good contact? The GPU temps never pass 70c
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