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Damn! Happier I got this AMD card then. Overclocks like crazy! thumb.gif

You got max 1200 on your 7950 WF3? What's your ambient? I have to deal with pretty scorching temp's here, typically 32C.
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Running 1275/1600 on both cards (just for the bench). I have used nothing on my system but 12.2, uninstalled it via the control panel, and then properly installed the new driver. No driver sweeper, no atiman, and certainly no RC11.
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So could it be my card is just crap? D: Cause the girl I bought it from said she had it stable at what I'm trying to OC it too.
Do you think a clean install would solve it? And what does everyone think I should do in terms of drivers on my clean machine?
should is do RC11 first then 12.3? or should I go straight to 12.3 after mobo drivers? I just want to play BF3 with eyefinity on an OC'd card D,:
Every bit of insightful info I could get would be nice. Thanks guys smile.gif

I wouldn't do all this goofy stuff like installing over RC drivers, using driver sweeper or atiman. Rather, I recommend installing the drivers the way AMD has intended and has programmed for them to be installed and removed--in my opinion, doing these goofy installs and cleanups is what is causing a lot of the issues. I mean, if one does an unconventional install, and these uses third party apps for cleanup, how in the world can one expect a programmer to have programmed properly for all those external variables? It's just asking for instability, if you ask me.

This is what I would do:

Install OS -> Install mobo drivers -> Install Windows Updates -> Install the newest supported release. In this case, install 12.3.

Then again, this is all just my 2cents.gif
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I am | | close to pulling the trigger on a new 7970. The main reason is because I really want to ditch this mini displayport to DVI adapter I am using with my GTX580. I will take a big cut selling the 580 and going to a 7970, but I will feel better having a direct connection to my GPU, and higher VRAM for my 2560x1440.

My main games: BF3, D3, Skyrim, SC2.

I don't care too much overall about the 680vs7970 war, the fact is I want a new GPU now and 680s are hard to come by and I would need display port to mini displayport adapter as well.

Someone just nudge me enough to snag one! I am looking into the OC Windforce Gigabyte, ASUS direct CU II, and Lightning models.

EDIT: funny story - last night I had this card in my cart about to pull the trigger, and waited to see if any 680s came in on newegg in the morning. Came back this afternoon and the 7970 had gone up 25$.... I thought if anything they'd be going down a bit... maybe just amazon?
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I am | | close to pulling the trigger on a new 7970. The main reason is because I really want to ditch this mini displayport to DVI adapter I am using with my GTX580. I will take a big cut selling the 580 and going to a 7970, but I will feel better having a direct connection to my GPU, and higher VRAM for my 2560x1440.

My main games: BF3, D3, Skyrim, SC2.

I don't care too much overall about the 680vs7970 war, the fact is I want a new GPU now and 680s are hard to come by and I would need display port to mini displayport adapter as well.

Someone just nudge me enough to snag one! I am looking into the OC Windforce Gigabyte, ASUS direct CU II, and Lightning models.

EDIT: funny story - last night I had this card in my cart about to pull the trigger, and waited to see if any 680s came in on newegg in the morning. Came back this afternoon and the 7970 had gone up 25$.... I thought if anything they'd be going down a bit... maybe just amazon?

buttkick.gif buy it
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i done some test to my 7950 oc edition stock volt 1.093 <<AB 1.085 << HW
set the clock it 1150/1550 volt AB 1.218 run some bench and games and its staple the max temp 66 gpu 63 vram
HW shows the high volt 1.209
so is this overclock good for 24/7
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Originally Posted by nerdybeat View Post

I am | | close to pulling the trigger on a new 7970. The main reason is because I really want to ditch this mini displayport to DVI adapter I am using with my GTX580. I will take a big cut selling the 580 and going to a 7970, but I will feel better having a direct connection to my GPU, and higher VRAM for my 2560x1440.
My main games: BF3, D3, Skyrim, SC2.
I don't care too much overall about the 680vs7970 war, the fact is I want a new GPU now and 680s are hard to come by and I would need display port to mini displayport adapter as well.
Someone just nudge me enough to snag one! I am looking into the OC Windforce Gigabyte, ASUS direct CU II, and Lightning models.
EDIT: funny story - last night I had this card in my cart about to pull the trigger, and waited to see if any 680s came in on newegg in the morning. Came back this afternoon and the 7970 had gone up 25$.... I thought if anything they'd be going down a bit... maybe just amazon?

Amazon is the wild west of computer parts, lol.

Buy the 7970, but I suggest checking [H]ardForum, they have some used ones for $440-460 shipped drool.gif
     
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I am | | close to pulling the trigger on a new 7970. The main reason is because I really want to ditch this mini displayport to DVI adapter I am using with my GTX580. I will take a big cut selling the 580 and going to a 7970, but I will feel better having a direct connection to my GPU, and higher VRAM for my 2560x1440.

My main games: BF3, D3, Skyrim, SC2.

I don't care too much overall about the 680vs7970 war, the fact is I want a new GPU now and 680s are hard to come by and I would need display port to mini displayport adapter as well.

Someone just nudge me enough to snag one! I am looking into the OC Windforce Gigabyte, ASUS direct CU II, and Lightning models.

EDIT: funny story - last night I had this card in my cart about to pull the trigger, and waited to see if any 680s came in on newegg in the morning. Came back this afternoon and the 7970 had gone up 25$.... I thought if anything they'd be going down a bit... maybe just amazon?


 

If you don't plan for watercooling, the Windforce is pretty quiet but lack of adapters as shipped with reference 7970s. MSI also a good choice with Eyefinity6 but very little is known about it from user experience as it's just available for purchase.

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i done some test to my 7950 oc edition stock volt 1.093 <<AB 1.085 << HW
set the clock it 1150/1550 volt AB 1.218 run some bench and games and its staple the max temp 66 gpu 63 vram
HW shows the high volt 1.209
so is this overclock good for 24/7

Test your overclock with OCCT 3.1 for 15 minutes.
If it passes that, you are good to go I would say thumb.gif
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So far the approved 12.3 drivers are working pretty well for me.
I can't comment on the idle bug just yet, I don't have the display turned off automatically. redface.gif
Regarding OCCT... You would have to disable PowerPlay in order to make sure the card isn't throttled and yes even at +20% PT.
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Regarding OCCT... You would have to disable PowerPlay in order to make sure the card isn't throttled and yes even at +20% PT.

I did my OCCT 3.1 bench at +10% PT, did not seem to be throttling : fps visible in occt bench was constant the whole time, so I guess it was not throttling ?

btw : should I put PT back to 20% for gaming or is 10% enough?
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