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Is that what some rep wrote?

He's full of horse poop. The back of the card will have a green serial number sticker if it came from AMD, otherwise it IS non-reference. Reference will also use the glossy black/brown pcb. If you have a matte black pcb it is not reference.

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No it doesn't have the sticker, its matte black.

FYI, it doesn't show the electronic diagram on the PCB as much as the reference.

Should I RMA them? As far as I know, having non-reference cards in my system paired with reference doesn't change anything? Does it?


Should I get those instead? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150632&nm_mc=OTC-sho6b0tCA&cm_mmc=OTC-sho6b0tCA-_-Video+Cards-_-XFX-_-14150632
Edited by KaRLiToS - 8/24/12 at 1:31pm
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No it doesn't have the sticker, its matte black.
FYI, it doesn't show the electronic diagram on the PCB as much as the reference.
Should I RMA them? As far as I know, having non-reference cards in my system paired with reference doesn't change anything? Does it?


No point in rma'ing you will only get the same cards back unfortunately. Powercolor cut costs because it's cheaper to make their cheap cards than to buy AMD reference cards. There's only a couple brands left that sell true reference cards, off the top of my head Sapphire, Diamond and MSI (though they have two versions ref and ver2 pcb).


Ideally 4 same cards is best, but if it is all good silicon, then it won't matter. The odds of getting four silicon wafers that are well matched, herein lies the magic of quadfire. It's almost impossible to get 4 well matched cards so you end up having to clock only as high as the weakest card of the group.


Newegg's pictures are really out of date btw.
XFX are all non-ref since like June iirc
HIS use a blue pcb, but basically adhere to ref design
Sapphire has a lot of non-ref models so it can get confusing
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Ideally 4 same cards is best, but if it is all good silicon, then it won't matter. The odds of getting four silicon wafers that are well matched, herein lies the magic of quadfire. It's almost impossible to get 4 well matched cards so you end up having to clock only as high as the weakest card of the group.

This happened to me..... I wanted to RMA the card...LOL
 
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So yesterday I decided to check if it was because of my SSD or because of the OLD RSTE Rom.

I flashed to the modified RIVE Bios (2105b) with new Intel RSTE 3.2.0.1022 and I also flashed my SSds firmware.

I also tried to downclock my 7970s to 800Mhzcore/1200mhz memory and try to run unigine heaven without any success.

My next step is trying PCIE Gen 2 in BIOS to see if it works.
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I have been tweaking my bios settings some and finally seem to have a stable system. Here are some pictures of my settings the main one that I think stabilized it is setting primary and 2nd timing all manual after loading xmp profile. and upping vcssa volatge. I also canged freq to 300hz manual. I can finally play sniper elite v2 without crashing.









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can you post a picture of your CPU configuration to see if you have EIST enable or C1E?

Thx, I will try this,

I also want to know, how much VCCSA voltage do you get under load, with that VCCSA Load Line Calibration, you will get around 1.33v?

and do you enable VT-D

also, what vcore under load you get with offset voltage?



Just finished doing a Memtest and I have no errors with my primary setting on manual (9-11-10-27-2) at 2133Mhz


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So yesterday I decided to check if it was because of my SSD or because of the OLD RSTE Rom.
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I also tried to downclock my 7970s to 800Mhzcore/1200mhz memory and try to run unigine heaven without any success.
My next step is trying PCIE Gen 2 in BIOS to see if it works.


If it crashes underclocked mode, it's hardware. I think you forgot that I said this.
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Ok, I will be doing the test you Pmed me tsm106 , brb later thumb.gif
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I have been tweaking my bios settings some and finally seem to have a stable system. Here are some pictures of my settings the main one that I think stabilized it is setting primary and 2nd timing all manual after loading xmp profile. and upping vcssa volatge. I also canged freq to 300hz manual. I can finally play sniper elite v2 without crashing. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)










You need to read and follow the ROG RIVE guide. There's a lot of settings you should be using to increase stability that you are not using.
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