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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?
Check out how many frames you have between +10% and +20%. wink.gif
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What is the error in the event log?
I am having no issues launching bf3 using the new driver.

I will check when I get home. It was late and I was getting tipsy smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif . You liking 12.3 WHQL?
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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

So I just did this all. I cleaned my SSDs, put them in raid 0 as I should have a month ago, reinstalled windows, just finished installing all the updates and SP1, and JUST now installed 12.3.

So now that I've done all of this, what's the best way to OC my card? I want to get 1125 - 1575 and still use eyefinity. What would you recommend I do? I just disabled AMD OverDrive until I can figure this all out.

Thanks in advanced biggrin.gif - Jessekin32

EDIT*: Also, What would be the best way, do you think, to set this all up? should I OC first, then setup eyefinity? Or should I do eyefinity setup first, then OCing?
Edited by Jessekin32 - 3/29/12 at 4:47am
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Lightnings are out in Australia wheee.gif

Now I just need to sell my DCUII, and wait until payday for extra funds frown.gif
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Check out how many frames you have between +10% and +20%. wink.gif

Good tip !
Had about 303 fps at +10% I think....
But Im a little scared to put it back at +20% because that was when I got a hard reboot in occt 3.1 (at a higher core clock though)...
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XFX 7970 Black Edition

I dont have any problem with default clocks but when i try to oc my card and increase core clock and memory clock to max from msi afterburner i get display driver error so i get a black screen randomly for a few seconds. then it keeps running again for 30 seconds more and boom 1 more black screen and another display driver error.

I am using a fresh w7 and i installed 12.3 drivers first. Then i followed these steps http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-owners-thread/7800#post_16833757 but nothing changed.

Whats wrong with it ? Card seems fine with stock speeds but not fine with oc. Can it be about core voltage ? Because i am not touching it at all but as far as i know these cards should be able to hit 1125/1575 without voltage increase..

I need some help here, thanks.
Edited by Silvaren - 3/29/12 at 7:15am
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up your core voltage to 1200mv or 1206mv. just because some of these cards can do those clocks on stock voltage, dont mean they all can.
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Good tip !
Had about 303 fps at +10% I think....
But Im a little scared to put it back at +20% because that was when I got a hard reboot in occt 3.1 (at a higher core clock though)...
That's to prevent the VRM's from blowing up. wink.gif
I think there's a hardware cap around 300w.
Not sure on that one.
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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/01/24/xfx_r7970_black_edition_video_card_review/7

Hmm on this website it says that default voltage is 1112 but my default voltage is 1176 so lets see what will i get when i increase it.

(what is max safe voltage for these cards on air btw ?)
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I'm using SMI Afterburner 2.2.0 beta 15 on my cards. I remember in an older version that there was a way to extend the clock scales. Right now I can only get max core of 1125 and mem to 1575. Where is the option to go higher? thx.

BTW:

Sapphire/MSI 7970 in CFX
Stock cooling (will be getting koolance blocks next week)
clocks currently at 1125/1575
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