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1900.... LOL Right.

i dont have to lie in a forum my friend...

Ambient (Chicago right now HOT AS HELL and humid): 35C

Here a quick test XD

1900l.png

VRM temps are not even breaking a sweat @ 60c pfffff
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2 weeks old Asus 7970 DCII TOP. ASIC 65,2%. Runs stable only at 1130 / 1675 with default voltage of 1.175v. This is one of the newer cards I believe which are at least currently voltage locked. One can only lower the gpu voltage from the which ever default voltage the card may have. Afterburner, Aida, Trixx and gpuz cant even read the gpu voltage and definitely not change it. GPU-Z just 'reports' 1.170v for the gpu voltage even if it is set to something totally different with gpu tweak . Only Asus gpu tweak can read the voltage properly. I am waiting and hoping that asus would release proper gpu tweak version which could actually increase the voltage like it is possible for the 1st "patch" of these cards.
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2 weeks old Asus 7970 DCII TOP. ASIC 65,2%. Runs stable only at 1130 / 1675 with default voltage of 1.175v. This is one of the newer cards I believe which are at least currently voltage locked. One can only lower the gpu voltage from the which ever default voltage the card may have. Afterburner, Aida, Trixx and gpuz cant even read the gpu voltage and definitely not change it. GPU-Z just 'reports' 1.170v for the gpu voltage even if it is set to something totally different with gpu tweak . Only Asus gpu tweak can read the voltage properly. I am waiting and hoping that asus would release proper gpu tweak version which could actually increase the voltage like it is possible for the 1st "patch" of these cards.


You should return that card. Bait and switch on the part of Asus.
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2 weeks old Asus 7970 DCII TOP. ASIC 65,2%. Runs stable only at 1130 / 1675 with default voltage of 1.175v. This is one of the newer cards I believe which are at least currently voltage locked. One can only lower the gpu voltage from the which ever default voltage the card may have. Afterburner, Aida, Trixx and gpuz cant even read the gpu voltage and definitely not change it. GPU-Z just 'reports' 1.170v for the gpu voltage even if it is set to something totally different with gpu tweak . Only Asus gpu tweak can read the voltage properly. I am waiting and hoping that asus would release proper gpu tweak version which could actually increase the voltage like it is possible for the 1st "patch" of these cards.

nOPE. You really just have to jump through hurdles to get the Dam drivers to work. You have to unlock unofficial overclocking in the msi config file.
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I am familiar with the unofficial overclocking settings and cfg file tweaking. Been looking into this for 2 weeks now but it seems pretty clear that these newer cards are just not able to set higher than default voltages. There are something different in the cards on sale today. Quick googling shows there are a lot of ppl with exactly with the same "problem" and I am personally been through many forums trying to find a workaround for this but with no results. Anyway as this is a ACID Quality thread my "rant" doesn't belong here but if someone happens to find solution or even can increase the voltage of their 7970 DC2 / TOP card pm. me.
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I am familiar with the unofficial overclocking settings and cfg file tweaking. Been looking into this for 2 weeks now but it seems pretty clear that these newer cards are just not able to set higher than default voltages. There are something different in the cards on sale today. Quick googling shows there are a lot of ppl with exactly with the same "problem" and I am personally been through many forums trying to find a workaround for this but with no results. Anyway as this is a ACID Quality thread my "rant" doesn't belong here but if someone happens to find solution or even can increase the voltage of their 7970 DC2 / TOP card pm. me.

ASIC quality thread. Think acid quality would go in off topic if it's even allowed.
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I am familiar with the unofficial overclocking settings and cfg file tweaking. Been looking into this for 2 weeks now but it seems pretty clear that these newer cards are just not able to set higher than default voltages. There are something different in the cards on sale today. Quick googling shows there are a lot of ppl with exactly with the same "problem" and I am personally been through many forums trying to find a workaround for this but with no results. Anyway as this is a ACID Quality thread my "rant" doesn't belong here but if someone happens to find solution or even can increase the voltage of their 7970 DC2 / TOP card pm. me.

Yea I am doing it right now. Thanks
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Running my Asus 7970 stock clock at 78.4%
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My 7970 is at 86.1%, 1.05v default voltage (1.033v actual). It can do 1200MHz with less than 1.2v, but I can't go over 1220-1230 without artifacts. I think that I am hitting the over current protection, because even if I set it to 1.25v, it will fall bellow 1.16v.
Does anyone know if I can do something. Can I flash another bios?

I think it is the limit of your GPU, but you said "fall bellow 1.16v"? How come it has a vdrop??

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Ya I was worried I wouldn't be able to pass 1200 when I first got the card haha. First night cranked it to 1.3V and 1300 on core, got artifacts and knew it wasn't meant to be tongue.gif
1250MHz with 1.25volt is nice, man thumb.gif maybe you might got 1275 - 1290MHz at max VGPU (1.300v) wink.gif
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