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Well I can say that I dont value them THAT much. A quarter the cost of a new waterblock if I were to go water- every generation.

Unless these pads are reusable?
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It seems AMD has gone Nvidia... Recently bought a Gigabyte 7970 that came with locked voltage mad.gif

What happened with your Matrix?

It seems that you really gotta hunt old "undesirable" Refernce 7970s to get them unlocked. Vanilla MSI, HIS, XFX would be my targets - i usually try and call again if its local and ask how long theyve had that inventory.
post #383 of 1056
So 7900 cards are getting voltage locked? That's a shame, I was looking to buy one
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post #384 of 1056
Try this for voltage unlock:
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Go into your BIOS and see if you can disable the iGPU, disabling the Virtu feature.
I've been having the same Afterburner locked voltage issue for many days too until I disabled multi iGPU support from BIOS; that somehow enabled the voltage slider.
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please help!!

bueno antes que nada aclarar que no hablo ingles muy bien,asi q les pido perdon pero utilizare el traductor de google para comunicarme con ustedes,igualmente por si alguno llega a saber español,escribire mis dudas en ambos idiomas,bien,he comprado una amd 7950 vapor-x with boost,y noto que las temperaturas de vrm son muy calientes,he visto en mensajes anteriores,y entendiendo como pude,que varios tienen este problema,mi duda es:todas las 7950 vapor-x tienen este problema con los vrm?deberia ir a la garantia de la tarjeta para que me la cambien?,o todas las 7950 vapor-x son de tener vrm's calientes?,he visto q un user comento que instalando la nueva bios se soluciona un poco asi que pienso hacerlo,pero igualmente queria saber si en estas tarjetas es normal las temperaturas de vrm tan altas,muchas gracias a quien pueda responderme

Well first of all clarify that I do not speak English very well, so I apologize but I will use google translator to communicate with you, just in case one gets to know Spanish, write my questions in both languages​​, well, I bought a amd 7950 vapor-x with boost, and I notice that of vrm temperatures are very hot, I have seen in previous posts, and understanding as I could, that several have this problem, my question is: all 7950 vapor-x have this problem with vrm? should go to the warranty card for me to change it?, or all 7950 vapor-x are having vrm's hot?, I've seen q one user commented that installing the new bios solved a bit so I think it , but just wanted to know if it is normal in these cards vrm temperatures so high, thank you very much to anyone who can answer
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please help!!
bueno antes que nada aclarar que no hablo ingles muy bien,asi q les pido perdon pero utilizare el traductor de google para comunicarme con ustedes,igualmente por si alguno llega a saber español,escribire mis dudas en ambos idiomas,bien,he comprado una amd 7950 vapor-x with boost,y noto que las temperaturas de vrm son muy calientes,he visto en mensajes anteriores,y entendiendo como pude,que varios tienen este problema,mi duda es:todas las 7950 vapor-x tienen este problema con los vrm?deberia ir a la garantia de la tarjeta para que me la cambien?,o todas las 7950 vapor-x son de tener vrm's calientes?,he visto q un user comento que instalando la nueva bios se soluciona un poco asi que pienso hacerlo,pero igualmente queria saber si en estas tarjetas es normal las temperaturas de vrm tan altas,muchas gracias a quien pueda responderme
Well first of all clarify that I do not speak English very well, so I apologize but I will use google translator to communicate with you, just in case one gets to know Spanish, write my questions in both languages​​, well, I bought a amd 7950 vapor-x with boost, and I notice that of vrm temperatures are very hot, I have seen in previous posts, and understanding as I could, that several have this problem, my question is: all 7950 vapor-x have this problem with vrm? should go to the warranty card for me to change it?, or all 7950 vapor-x are having vrm's hot?, I've seen q one user commented that installing the new bios solved a bit so I think it , but just wanted to know if it is normal in these cards vrm temperatures so high, thank you very much to anyone who can answer

It's a very nice card. If I had one I would water cool it with a Swiftech MCW82-7900 block and cover the stock pcb heat sink with nice copper heat sinks.




I think the problem with the Vapor X VRMs getting hot is because it has a very powerful VRM design with a weak PCB/VRM heat sink.
Edited by SonDa5 - 11/27/12 at 11:32am
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please help!!
bueno antes que nada aclarar que no hablo ingles muy bien,asi q les pido perdon pero utilizare el traductor de google para comunicarme con ustedes,igualmente por si alguno llega a saber español,escribire mis dudas en ambos idiomas,bien,he comprado una amd 7950 vapor-x with boost,y noto que las temperaturas de vrm son muy calientes,he visto en mensajes anteriores,y entendiendo como pude,que varios tienen este problema,mi duda es:todas las 7950 vapor-x tienen este problema con los vrm?deberia ir a la garantia de la tarjeta para que me la cambien?,o todas las 7950 vapor-x son de tener vrm's calientes?,he visto q un user comento que instalando la nueva bios se soluciona un poco asi que pienso hacerlo,pero igualmente queria saber si en estas tarjetas es normal las temperaturas de vrm tan altas,muchas gracias a quien pueda responderme
Well first of all clarify that I do not speak English very well, so I apologize but I will use google translator to communicate with you, just in case one gets to know Spanish, write my questions in both languages​​, well, I bought a amd 7950 vapor-x with boost, and I notice that of vrm temperatures are very hot, I have seen in previous posts, and understanding as I could, that several have this problem, my question is: all 7950 vapor-x have this problem with vrm? should go to the warranty card for me to change it?, or all 7950 vapor-x are having vrm's hot?, I've seen q one user commented that installing the new bios solved a bit so I think it , but just wanted to know if it is normal in these cards vrm temperatures so high, thank you very much to anyone who can answer

Yes, all 7950 Vapor-X cards have this issue.

You have some options to improve temperatures.

First off is to get the new bios. I dont remember where this was posted on this thread, but just find it and flash. This will most likely help a lot. ~10c reduction.

If that isnt enough, you can set a fan on top of the card's PCB. I have an Intel CPU heatsink fan on top of mine, right around where the power connectors are. Make sure to cover all the VRMs nicely & be careful not to let the fan blades hit the card. ~5c reduction

If that still hasnt done enough you can buy a higher quality thermal tape and replace the old stuff on the VRMs, as SonDa5 posted just a little bit higher on this page.

Or you can try buying a cheap heatsink off of ebay or wherever and placing it on top of the VRMs. This of course requires a lot of planning to be sure everything fits nicely, and if you open the card up once to measure, then its gonna be multiple times where you have to apply new thermal paste and will damage the thermal tape for the VRMs and memory, most likely.
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Wait, so is this really a good 7950 to get? It seems like there a number of issues... Is there a better 7950 for OCing?
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post #389 of 1056
If it werent for the lottery of components in this card, it'd be the best one out there even with its bad VRM cooling.

But since you have the risk of getting Elpida 1250Mhz memory, I wouldnt recommend it. Unless you dont overclock... but then there's no sense in getting a card like this.
post #390 of 1056
Gracias a aquellos que me contestaron biggrin.gif,me fue de mucha ayuda este foro,con el flasheo de la bios me bajaron bastante las temperaturas vrm,una pregunta mas que es eso de 1250mhz elpida?

Thanks to those who answered me biggrin.gif, I was much help this forum, with the flashing of the bios I fell pretty vrm temperatures, one more question that's that Elpida 1250MHz?
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