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XCL is a trick to unlock Overdrive limits TO USE OFFICIAL OVERCLOCKING METHOD. Dude, when you use XCL, it unlocks Overdrive in the registry, just like racerx. You then leave AB stock!, unlock voltage control, then overclock within AB. AB DOESN'T CHANGE CLOCKS, it passes this to OVERDRIVE!


I don't know whats the issue here you don't get, Overdrive causes me to BSOD.  I can't touch Overdrive. Period.

 

I can only change my clocks, EVEN if its changing them in Overdrive itself, with Trixx or AB.  The second I move the slider in Overdrive, it crashes because of our crappy drivers.  Please understand, I can't use Overdrive interface itself, it crashes the entire computer.

 

Without my settings in Afterburner, I couldn't even use Afterburner, everything was locked.  I don't know why you are having a go and me, all I did was share what I HAD to do to get it working, you don't need it, then why are you giving me a hard time.  I might as well kept it to myself so anybody else having the issue was stuck till they figured out.  Jesus.

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Just flash your 7970 with Kingpin BIOS for Asus cards. Take 20 seconds to do, problem solved. Higher CCC limits.
    
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Just flash your 7970 with Kingpin BIOS for Asus cards. Take 20 seconds to do, problem solved. Higher CCC limits.

That Bios has High 2D Clocks and Voltage though which is not a option for Air Cooling. If i go water i will surely flash my card.
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most folks are getting low 40s with full cover blocks/7970s

thats what i almost get on air:P
from playing bf3(all ultra) a couple hours temp was max 47°C
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wheee.gif Time to do some comparing wheee.gif

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been doing some benchmarks at varios cpu clock speeds and various GPU clock speeds. I noticed something weird today, i was testing on the standard performance settings in 3DM11 and my 4.5ghz cpu OC at stock on my 7970s got a better score than my 4.8ghz cpu OC with my 7970s on stock, i ran it a few times and still got the same thing, just thought this was a bit weird anyone know why this would happen ?


Also should i be using the +20% power limit in MSI AB? I have tested successfully without it thus far, although i am only going up to 1.1ghz without having to adjust voltage on the cards.
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that is weird, maybe the 4.8ghz isn't as stable as thought.

If you have no issues with using 0%, and don't want to go higher, just sit back and enjoy.
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that is weird, maybe the 4.8ghz isn't as stable as thought.
If you have no issues with using 0%, and don't want to go higher, just sit back and enjoy.

actually its super stable lol, and i only get the bad result at that clock with the cards on stock, when i do my testing at 1ghz and 1.1ghz things seem normal. Maybe it has something to do with having my second display plugged in while testing?
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I don't know whats the issue here you don't get, Overdrive causes me to BSOD.  I can't touch Overdrive. Period.

 

I can only change my clocks, EVEN if its changing them in Overdrive itself, with Trixx or AB.  The second I move the slider in Overdrive, it crashes because of our crappy drivers.  Please understand, I can't use Overdrive interface itself, it crashes the entire computer.

 

Without my settings in Afterburner, I couldn't even use Afterburner, everything was locked.  I don't know why you are having a go and me, all I did was share what I HAD to do to get it working, you don't need it, then why are you giving me a hard time.  I might as well kept it to myself so anybody else having the issue was stuck till they figured out.  Jesus.


What I was trying to get across taking into account your pics from your big post is that you are mixing elements from official overclocking and unofficial overclocking methods. If one uses -xcl, then you don't need to also go into AB's cfg file and enable unofficial overclock. If I were to guess, that would further cause complications, especially with the ulps setting.

Your issue with moving the slider in overdrive is another issue which I think is related to which driver you are using. Drivers 12.2 and 12.3 are missing dll's pertaining to clock control. As I wrote I believe they are two separate issues. Which driver were you using that caused your bsod in overdrive btw? Fwiw, 12.4 (8.96), 8.95.5 and 8.921 (aka rc11) have proper clock control. Although not everyone will have success with all three drivers. For instance rc11 is a winner for me, but 8.95.5 causes eyefinity crashes, and 8.96.0 causes flickering on either DP or DVI panels.

Imo, the simplest method is just to use straight unofficial overclock method, with a driver that has proper clock control. For me that's rc11. For other it may be 8.95.5, like Hambone. Further, others use -xcl w/o using UOM like svthomas w/o issues.
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8.95.5 is still rocking without issues, seems to be the best driver I've used so far. Everything works PERFECT overclocking with AB and UOM tongue.gif
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Sorry about the double post, it wasn't intentional.
That is how I am doing it. I am still using AB for everything, I just am doing it without unofficial overclocking being enabled. There are diff ways to do this, but I just created a new shortcut for MSI afterburner, and appended -xcl to the end of the path in the shortcut and ran it. This will notify you that you now need to reboot. Then, just run MSI afterburner as you normally would, only now the clocks will be extended without using unofficial overclocking. You can delete the temporary shortcut with the -xcl flag after you're done too, you only need to run it once.
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