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Great guide. I got rid of the flickering and was able to get MSI AB to show real voltages. My question is, why does GPUz still show my stock voltages (VDDC) fluctuating between 1.076-1.090? MSI AB stays at a steady 1.175. Should I pay no attention to GPUz?
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GPU-Z is probably more accurate than MSI AB if the AB voltage is constant...which it should not be...the 7900 series has a pretty big vdroop once its under load...even if i forced 1.256v in AB it would droop to 1.21 under load..it sounds like AB isn't really showing the correct voltage..

i did read that GPU-Z polls its voltage from NVAPI (aka the drivers) and not the hardware itself, im not exactly sure about MSI AB

and thats why MSI AB, by default, is configured to show target voltage, not actual voltage...b/c people freak when they see the droop
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Great guide. I got rid of the flickering and was able to get MSI AB to show real voltages. My question is, why does GPUz still show my stock voltages (VDDC) fluctuating between 1.076-1.090? MSI AB stays at a steady 1.175. Should I pay no attention to GPUz?


AB reports target or intended voltage whereas gpuz reads current or real voltage. You can make AB show real voltage by editing the config files. The instructions are in post 1 end of the AB group.
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GPU-Z is probably more accurate than MSI AB if the AB voltage is constant...which it should not be...the 7900 series has a pretty big vdroop once its under load...even if i forced 1.256v in AB it would droop to 1.21 under load..it sounds like AB isn't really showing the correct voltage..

i did read that GPU-Z polls its voltage from NVAPI (aka the drivers) and not the hardware itself, im not exactly sure about MSI AB

and thats why MSI AB, by default, is configured to show target voltage, not actual voltage...b/c people freak when they see the droop

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AB reports target or intended voltage whereas gpuz reads current or real voltage. You can make AB show real voltage by editing the config files. The instructions are in post 1 end of the AB group.

This is strange though. I followed your guide, that's how I got MSI AB to show 1.175. As soon as it did, my temps raised about 7C. Before changing the CFG files, MSI AB was showing the same voltages as GPUz without the 7C temp raise. I'll try a fresh install of MSI AB and report back.
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Ok. So after doing a fresh install and following your guide, MSI AB and GPUz are roughly increasing and decreasing at a similar rate. Pre-game: GPUz@0.945, MSI AB@0.943. During Far Cry 3 with MSI AB at stock voltage 1.174: GPUz@1.069 average, MSI AB@1.100. Does this looks a lot more like it should?

I'm gonna test some OC profiles out to see if I can add more core and memory since the average voltage is now higher. My card pre AMD how to thread only let my OC to 1115 core and 1490 memory on stock voltage. If I can run a higher OC stable with the added voltage, it should confirm my answer.
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Question for everyonr, is there a reason to install catalyst control center or can i just install afterburner?
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is it optional? i guess I never looked, thought it just came with the drivers
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Is it required for all the options it provides. But you can always use a third party software to enable the features.

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I tried the .cfg file method,
but it made no change to my OC limits... frown.gif

I'm not even sure what to say,
except AB didn't do anything but open the first time I ran it...

I've been restricted with my Radeon for far too long, damn it! lol

.... Any help...?
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I tried the .cfg file method,
but it made no change to my OC limits... frown.gif

I'm not even sure what to say,
except AB didn't do anything but open the first time I ran it...

I've been restricted with my Radeon for far too long, damn it! lol

.... Any help...?


You'll need to more exact on what you did and what your goal is because I can't quite follow what you did. What steps/method did you follow? If you followed UOM, did you copy the dll files?
Edited by tsm106 - 2/11/13 at 9:15am
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