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So for those of you running the ASUS BIOS, have you found a way to get Powerplay to work properly? I was never able to get my card to drop to 300/150 at idle when using the ASUS BIOS. I did notice an improvement in vdroop, though, which was very cool.
Edited by PenguinoPapa - 3/11/12 at 1:30am
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Well I returned my 7950 and got 2 GTX 550 TI's 2GB. Got about a 140 left. What should I get case wise?

Have fun with those rolleyes.gif

Case wise, NZXT Switch 810. A little over your $140, but totally worth it.
     
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He sold one awesome card with crappy drivers for two crappy cards with awesome drivers, meh... mind $#%$^
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post #6094 of 38701
Not smart move, my HD 7950 on 975/1400 is trading blows in 80% games with my ex GTX 570 SLI setup at 772/950.
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overclocker55 had issues because he still had nvidia drivers on the system conflicting with the amd drivers imo . Oh well sold a great card for 2 mediocre ones that will have micro-stutter and less performance than 1 7950. Plus in SLI both cards will have to share the 2gb of vram. Umm is that card even powerful enough to utilize the 2gb of ram? Why didn't he buy a 580 3gb if he felt the urge to go back to nvidia?
Edited by switchblade - 3/11/12 at 6:45am
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So for those of you running the ASUS BIOS, have you found a way to get Powerplay to work properly? I was never able to get my card to drop to 300/150 at idle when using the ASUS BIOS. I did notice an improvement in vdroop, though, which was very cool.

In GPUTweak, where it says 3D click it and select 2d. There you can set 2d clocks and voltage. You won't be able to get as low as what the stock bios does automatically, but it helps. 338
    
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Just sold my 7970's for $350 less than i bought them for.
They both were monsters 1250/1750mhz 24/7 @ 1225mv.
Sensational hardware, extremely impressive cards but in all honesty, their driver support is horrid and spoils the awesomeness.
Just settled for a gtx 260 sli for $100 for now.
Edited by Denim-187 - 3/11/12 at 6:51am
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Originally Posted by Denim-187 View Post

Just sold my 7970's for $350 less than i bought them for.
They both were monsters 1250/1750mhz 24/7 @ 1225mv.
Sensational hardware, extremely impressive cards but in all honesty, their driver support is horrid and spoils the awesomeness.
Just settled for a gtx 260 sli for $100 for now.
That is unfortunate...
While I have had little to complain about... I would really like AMD to devote more resources towards their driver development.
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I really like the hardware, and I like the temps, the performance, the noise. Everything. I like supporting the little guy (as much as multinational computer manufacturers can be "little"). But it has really been frustrating for me dealing with the lack of support for critical games I want to play :/.
 
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I want to love my 7970 . but the driver issues are killing me. 12.2 whql , random crashes in windows, cant survive a 3dmark loop. 12.3 beta feb 28th , windows dont crash , however bad graphical errors in bf3 and swtor which is the only games i play. I used ATIMAN in between each driver install so i know its not that. The card isnt stable at benchmark loads for more than 15 mins or so. I may have a bad card , but i still have the option to return it for refund.

[edit] forgot to mention the card XFX BE DD 7970
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