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Nvidia might have a problem if those benchmarks that leaked are true:

GTX 680+ i7 3960x 3.3GHz (bars in leaked benchmark) VS. 7970 + i7 950 3.28GHz

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post #6502 of 38704
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Have you owned past versions of Lightning? Single 6970 gave me so many trouble with using it... Regardless how much voltage i've sent to core or which driver i've been using.
I've selled it right away to some poor soul. devil.gif
Singled card was far from stable with OCZ 1000W PSU, which droved perfectly 560tis' SLI at, even 8h long, Skyrim Runs(average load about 80%, all eyecandy mods, oclussions High), which is also perfectly feeding current 7970.

Yes, I had a 3GB 580 Lightning Xtreme. I did have issues with that card but the card itself was faulty. I have awful luck with components, I know :/
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Hey guys

I got my hands on a XFX 7970 with the dual fan ghost stuff, looks great and all.

Now, I use a SA950 120hz monitor, I installed all the latest drivers ect - everything is uptodate, when I load up BF3 and enter a map, this instance it was Wake island - it would go up to 80c - this seems like alot.

Is this normal, or should I look into it ?

Thanks in advance.
post #6504 of 38704
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Hi. I'm new on this thread, and it's "theme", and have, three questions for You folks, before i damp into a week long 650+ thread-page march.

2. Every 7970 is so great overclock machine? I've managed to reach 1hr Heaven2.5 run on 1200Mhz core with only 0,03V bump.

Also test some games, thats the best way to know if your OC is stable thumb.gif
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Hey guys
I got my hands on a XFX 7970 with the dual fan ghost stuff, looks great and all.
Now, I use a SA950 120hz monitor, I installed all the latest drivers ect - everything is uptodate, when I load up BF3 and enter a map, this instance it was Wake island - it would go up to 80c - this seems like alot.
Is this normal, or should I look into it ?
Thanks in advance.
I think its too much. What case you have?
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Coolermaster HAF 912 I belive, can never remember the name, the medi tower ..
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Coolermaster HAF 912 I belive, can never remember the name, the medi tower ..

Case is preety small, and that XFX exhaust almost all air back inside case. So i think the case is problem, but wait for more answers.
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Well,

I dont know if the cards need to Run for awhile to get the sinks and all to work proberly.

but ive just been out of the house for an hour or so came back and its dropped from a idle temp of 51 to 34, havnt tried to load it yet - going to take the case apart to see if something can be done.

I got an extra fan as well I could use to put some more air into it if thats the case.
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but ive just been out of the house for an hour or so came back and its dropped from a idle temp of 51 to 34.

That would be the card dropping down to power saving clocks.
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Are there any caps for 11.2. I am using the driver released on the 20th of Jan as 12.2 does not work for me.
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