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Worked perfectly fine for me once I figured it out. I'm rock solid and silent on the reference cooler at "stock" clocks / volts. Not bad considering mine was 1112mv card before. I can attest to it as well, overclocking is better. Before the flash, 1200 was my "bench" speed, and 1150 was as high as I could go (core wise, I haven't tested memory). Now I'm rock solid at 1175Mhz, and I can bench at 1250. I'm definitely heat limited though, as this is at 100% fan, and I'm hitting like 66-70*C or so (which is too hot for these clocks).

I'm happy enough on the GHz BIOS at stock for now. Once my Accelero gets here (just shipped today), I'll push things harder and shoot for 1300 / 1800 or so, which should be doable with my card. smile.gif

Oh, and voltages are working fine too. For those of you with overclocking issues, I suggest you look up the "XCL Method", and using Profiles for 2D / 3D (2D at stock profile, 3D as your overclocked profile). Since I've switched to that method with MSI AB, I have NEVER had a problem with my card.
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Is it a reference PCB? (does it say AMD by the PCIE slot?)
Edit: just looked. The PCB is Red and doesnt say AMD on it. Do not flash it with this bios (just because someone else was able to put this bios on their non-reference card doesnt mean it will work on yours). re-flash your secondary bios with an image of your primary bios.

I saved bios 1 as rom, installed win flash, flipped the switch to bios 2, loaded bios 1 image in win flash, program= subid's mismatch or somethingh like that. I think ill email Club3D and ask them to send me bios 2.
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yea its working for me.... thats pretty awesome if you ask me a free upgrade with less voltage....good find op thank you thumb.gif
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Guys, is it we need to flash bios one only or can choose between one or two? Both bios reference card is the same setting right?
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Guys, is it we need to flash bios one only or can choose between one or two? Both bios reference card is the same setting right?

You can only flash BIOS 1, as BIOS 2 is write protected as a failsafe default.

So BIOS 1 = GHz Edition. BIOS 2 = Stock reference 7970.
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yea as the whole setup of files are in the default dir "C: ATI " i'm getting "Invalid PC BIOS Image" strange cause i had the asus unlocked bios on there and i though that it was the problem so i reflashed it back with the default bios on switch one and still the same, maybe it has to do with the slot order the cards are in ?but i cant take them out as there are both EK cooled. Damm i want GHZ cards and no oc software on my machine.
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yea as the whole setup of files are in the default dir "C: ATI " i'm getting "Invalid PC BIOS Image" strange cause i had the asus unlocked bios on there and i though that it was the problem so i reflashed it back with the default bios on switch one and still the same, maybe it has to do with the slot order the cards are in ?but i cant take them out as there are both EK cooled. Damm i want GHZ cards and no oc software on my machine.

Make sure you're on BIOS 1. BIOS 2 is locked.
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Out of curiosity i wonder if this will work with an XFX HD7970 Black Edition Double Dissipation...? Considering it is a factory overclocked reference board. I'm sure it will be fine, but any complications.....? biggrin.gif
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Out of curiosity i wonder if this will work with an XFX HD7970 Black Edition Double Dissipation...? Considering it is a factory overclocked reference board. I'm sure it will be fine, but any complications.....? biggrin.gif

If its a reference PCB it should work theoretically.
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Yea i'm on bios 1 , im going to switch one card to bios 1 and then 2 card to 2 and see if it has any problems...wont be long
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