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I was wondering, i saw someplaces flashing 7970 to asus bios, and using a voltage tweak(could not find what this was) would help get the best oc. Not sure why, or what the voltage tweak was, unless it meant using AB to increase to 1.3, but any opinions?
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I was wondering, i saw someplaces flashing 7970 to asus bios, and using a voltage tweak(could not find what this was) would help get the best oc. Not sure why, or what the voltage tweak was, unless it meant using AB to increase to 1.3, but any opinions?

Increasing voltage will almost always allow a higher overclock, but at the cost of increased power consumption and heat generation. Flashing a 7970 to an Asus bios won't offer anything that you can't do without other software.
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Another question, when installing my 7970, i had to touch where the back where there is usually a backplate, is touching any of this bad for the card? And also, i had to give it a firm push to get it in my pcie slot, but the pcb did not bend, is it ok? I had to pop it out and in a few times to get it in correctly. Could that of hurt anything?
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Another question, when installing my 7970, i had to touch where the back where there is usually a backplate, is touching any of this bad for the card? And also, i had to give it a firm push to get it in my pcie slot, but the pcb did not bend, is it ok? I had to pop it out and in a few times to get it in correctly. Could that of hurt anything?

No there wouldnt be a problem as long as you were grounded or touched something metal before touching the card. Also graphics cards are more stout then you think. lol.
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so the pcb is ok, had to pop in and out, and i was grounded. lets say this, can it be half working or is a vga either working or not?
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I think its better to OC with new bios because you dont have to enable Unofficialoverclockingmode in MSI AB to get higher clocks enabled. I also heard something that if u dont use new bios, it wont allow card to increase voltage?

Anyway, I think its way easier and stable to flash bios instead off unofficialoverclockingmode and all that stuff you have to do:P
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so the pcb is ok, had to pop in and out, and i was grounded. lets say this, can it be half working or is a vga either working or not?

As long as your grounded and don't bend the board in half there is not a single worry u need to have ;_) Today's hardware is more resistent than ever. I totally molested my mobo when building my system without damaging anythingh. tongue.gif
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