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I was planning on finding my max on my card today using ab and gpu tool.

At what temp do I need to watch out for? load and idle?

what should I start with first, Clock or Memory?
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Clock then memory. Your gain's in memory will not be equivalent to what gain's you'll get in core clock. Typically, not in all cases, but usually for every 1% of core clock you increase the card by, you should expect to see a 1% increase in fps, so it's a 1:1 return ratio for overclocking core. Memory is very minimal. On my GTX 560 and 580 I'll overclock memory a good 15%+ and I won't see much more then a 1-2fps increase.

Find your max core then upp memory. Generally I find memory overclock to help smooth out a game, reduce the low fps...
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Clock then memory. Your gain's in memory will not be equivalent to what gain's you'll get in core clock. Typically, not in all cases, but usually for every 1% of core clock you increase the card by, you should expect to see a 1% increase in fps, so it's a 1:1 return ratio for overclocking core. Memory is very minimal. On my GTX 560 and 580 I'll overclock memory a good 15%+ and I won't see much more then a 1-2fps increase.
Find your max core then upp memory. Generally I find memory overclock to help smooth out a game, reduce the low fps...

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what temps do I need to look out for?
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before my 7970 went under water, i had an oc of 1100/1500 @ stock volts. It would idle ~43C and under load it would come close to 60C @ 50% fan speed.
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before my 7970 went under water, i had an oc of 1100/1500 @ stock volts. It would idle ~43C and under load it would come close to 60C @ 50% fan speed.

Was that with AB? Now in AB what do I have to do to change the fan speed, because its just set at auto? And I don't think I can change it.
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Was that with AB? Now in AB what do I have to do to change the fan speed, because its just set at auto? And I don't think I can change it.

in afterburner there is a menu that will take you to the Options for AB. Within there, is a tab that will allow you to adjust your fan profile. You will be able to set what % you want your fans to run, and at what temps you want them to ramp up.
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Most people that have 7970's are getting anywhere between 1100mhz-1250mhz, any where between that is most common. I have only seen one 1300+ card underwater on here. I would say keep that puppy under 75C and you should be fine. Your case has great airflow, it will work wonders for a reference card thumb.gif.
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whats a good stresd test?
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whats a good stresd test?

Furmark is great! that is what i used to test my 480 i ran extreme burn in for 15mins @ 90% fan speed. It puts your computer under ridiculous load wink.gif

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http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
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The low to mid 80s is where you want to max out at. Start by maxing out the the ccc values and find out if that is stable. Then use AB to increase values after that.
    
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