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yup. even with the CPU at 3995mhz and 7970 at a still CRAP oc 1080 core 1400 mem.
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Despite the bottleneck. I still can't figure out why the will not OC at anything worthwhile. Heat is not an issue, came stock with a sizable heat sink array and 3 fans.

Is that through Catalyst?

Afterburner with unlocked voltage should help you out.
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post #62 of 71
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Is that through Catalyst?
Afterburner with unlocked voltage should help you out.

ahh. Another problem I have.Core Voltage Unlock is selected. However it is still blocked out. Is there any other GPU OC software I should try?
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You can download MSI afterburner and there is the config file you have to edit that unlocks overclocking features. Is post the link but I'm not home right now. It should let you mess with voltage.

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What do you mean blocked out? As in, you don't see a reported voltage value? Are you able to adjust or add / subtract from that value?
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12.7b drivers, and MSI AB 2.2.1 should be able to use the xcl method. Not sure about 2.2.3, as it just worked for me out of the box. I'm also on the GHz BIOS which automatically ups the CCC limits anyway. But here, go get 2.2.1 version of MSI AB, make sure you're on 12.7b drivers, and use this:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1305260/unlocking-hd7970-core-speed-limit/0_50#post_18144356
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No value no adjustment. It is dimmed out and 0. Really considering refunding this card and picking up a 7870 and a 1100t.
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No value no adjustment. It is dimmed out and 0. Really considering refunding this card and picking up a 7870 and a 1100t.

1100T isn't going to be ANY better with games than the 955 is. It would be a sidegrade. It would look better in 3DM11 but that's it, and strictly synthetic. Your best off waiting a month and getting an 8350 and clock her to 5ghz. Or just go 2500K and call it a day.

Can you post a screenshot of both your Afterburner and Afterburner Settings.
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post #68 of 71
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No value no adjustment. It is dimmed out and 0. Really considering refunding this card and picking up a 7870 and a 1100t.

Actually, considering your CPU that wouldn't be a bad way to go. What motherboard do you have? You might be even better off getting an FX 8120 with a 7870 even if the motherboard is beefy enough to handle it (same with the 1100T though, the board has to handle it).

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It's an MSI 990FX GD80 which is an 8+2 power phase design. You should be fine with an FX6100 or FX8100 series processor with that. That would get my vote, along with a 7870.
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Actually, considering your CPU that wouldn't be a bad way to go. What motherboard do you have? You might be even better off getting an FX 8120 with a 7870 even if the motherboard is beefy enough to handle it (same with the 1100T though, the board has to handle it).
EDIT:
It's an MSI 990FX GD80 which is an 8+2 power phase design. You should be fine with an FX6100 or FX8100 series processor with that. That would get my vote, along with a 7870.

Go with the 8120, and a 7950. tongue.gif
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You should look into hybrid physx if you want the eye candy in borderlands 2 sense you have that 280.

Also Thuban over Bulldoze any day if you can find one, they are horded like gold after AMD stopped making them. Though a move over to intel is a better upgrade, but more costly. I would return the 7970 and grab a 3570k+z77x-up5.

My 1090t@ 4.4Ghz doesn't get close to bottle-necking my 7970 Lightning with 3 screens, but that is a huge res XD.
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