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Here's another stock run and my chip is at 5ghz and you beat me LOL.
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Hey guys, i'm wanting to get my 7970's overclocks bumped a little bit, and I've got a few questions. I've read through the thread and caught up as I've been away for a few days, but anyway... What's the consensus on how I should overclock these? I've had 1100/1500 stable via CCC with no increase in volts. I want 1200, and want to know if I should use AB and do everything there? Should I use the +20% power setting? Should I do the -xcl or whatever shortcut thing and then just use CCC? Please let me know what tips and tricks I need so I can try to get this working! Thanks. Also, I've disabled ULPS via registry and have beta 15 of MSI AB.

edit: should i sync clocks in msi AB?
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I'd use AB and +20% and start at .125v over stock. My stock is 1.049v and I use 1.174v for 1150-1200
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post #7244 of 38704
Ok, well thanks for that. I'm using BF3 as my stability test because if it doesn't play that stable, then it's not. If my system hard freezes, is that a sign of unstable OC, or GPU overheating or what? I've never noticed much artifacting with my cards, always just a hard freeze.
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I've been using 1200mV for 1200c 1600m on my Asus 7970 ref. thumb.gif
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At stock clocks in Crossfire, that doesn't look too bad at all honestly with a 4.5GHz CPU.

Why do i keep getting that stupid "STOP" thing then?!

I want the green + sign lol.....
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i think my problem must be because i have two different cards (brands) and maybe one of them just isn't as good as the other one, but I really don't want to test them both separately lol but I may have to.
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Why do i keep getting that stupid "STOP" thing then?!
I want the green + sign lol.....

what driver are you using?
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i think my problem must be because i have two different cards (brands) and maybe one of them just isn't as good as the other one, but I really don't want to test them both separately lol but I may have to.

I have 2 different and it's fine
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i think my problem must be because i have two different cards (brands) and maybe one of them just isn't as good as the other one, but I really don't want to test them both separately lol but I may have to.

It's easy, disable cfx in catalyst and plug the monitor into the one you wanna test.
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So Ive been using my Sapphire HD5850 (725/1000) for a week now or so, and I honestly cant say I miss the performance bump I had with the 7950, its like it wasnt even there.
Though I guess the issues I had, block that thought.
Now the question is, will AMD drop prices on 7970 soon? Like ~50? Or will the prices remain the same? Im thinking of using my 5850 until AMD drops prices on the '70

Why not get one from the market place, they already have nice drops on them.
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