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had no GSOD since ive had the card +- 5 months

I've had mine since January. Same here, never a GSOD. I used to have idle lock ups due to zero core, but I found a fix to that within my first week of having the card.
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Do you have voltage control?

are you using msi afterburner? if so have you tried the -xcl command? to unlock voltage control and other overclocking limits that comes with the 7970?
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Do you have voltage control?

are you using msi afterburner? if so have you tried the -xcl command? to unlock voltage control and other overclocking limits that comes with the 7970?

And of course enabling the voltage control afterwards in MSI AB's settings.
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And of course enabling the voltage control afterwards in MSI AB's settings.

lol that to...but some people have it enabled but still cant adjust the voltage
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I've had mine since January. Same here, never a GSOD. I used to have idle lock ups due to zero core, but I found a fix to that within my first week of having the card.

I had GSOD on my ref 7970 when I was using the unlocked ASUS bios on 12.5 12.6 drivers, but since changing to the GE bios i've not had any GSOD's on the new 12.7 beta driver
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just flashed a reference visiontek 7970 to ghz edition
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I flashed mine, took a few minutes to do today and it lowered my voltage while increasing my stock settings. Haven't had time to overclock it to see if I can get better results. One piece of advice is that if you are having trouble flashing, make sure your bios switch is in the correct position. I tried last night and could not get it to do it. Flipped the switch so it was towards the middle and bam, flashed. So I must have been trying to flash the bios that is not writable. Anyways, hopefully I will have time to test the overclocks tonight. Nice free upgrade from AMD, thank you AMD.
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XFX ATI HD7970 Black Edition 3gb ddr5 here, Flashed like a champion. Works great. I did update to the 12.7 beta catalyst as recommended.
So far working awesome, my fps has improved per the ingame FPS reader, (i.e. WOW and BF3) Catalyst does read 1050 mhz clock and 1500mhz memory.
I'm really happy with it. I'm definately tempted to get a second gpu and flashing it. haha.

i have the same card as you but the OC version, already at 1000Mhz
and the black edition dont have bios switch and its a reference design
your a lucky guy if everithing was flashed easily

i will not take this chance
if someone can tel me if possible to restore original bios in dos mode, maybe
but im watercooled and dont want to disconnect or remove card

i have a rampage 4 extreme, if flipping the pci-e lane switch to off is enough
Edited by snef - 8/2/12 at 12:15pm
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I'm using a reference sapphire 7970 and after the bios flash the default voltage is 1.200 according to afterburner, HWMonitor, etc. The highest voltage recording is 1.256.

Is this all fine? Is the voltage too high? Should I also be measuring other things?

I thought the voltage would have been lower than 7970 stock after the bios flash :/
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I flashed mine, took a few minutes to do today and it lowered my voltage while increasing my stock settings. Haven't had time to overclock it to see if I can get better results. One piece of advice is that if you are having trouble flashing, make sure your bios switch is in the correct position. I tried last night and could not get it to do it. Flipped the switch so it was towards the middle and bam, flashed. So I must have been trying to flash the bios that is not writable. Anyways, hopefully I will have time to test the overclocks tonight. Nice free upgrade from AMD, thank you AMD.
Do all reference 7970's have the bios switch? I didn't notice mine. I was able to flash the bios without problems.
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