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thanks...
but weird thing was... it just crashed with borderlands 2 ... i had to push it down to 1210/1700
also what voltage tweaking are you talking about? the core voltage?

yeah core voltage. if its crashing it means the overclock is not stable. you might need to reduce the clocks or increase the core voltage to achieve stability at those clocks.
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yeah core voltage. if its crashing it means the overclock is not stable. you might need to reduce the clocks or increase the core voltage to achieve stability at those clocks.

the weird thing is. in my gpu tweak, the voltages/core clocks are simutaneously connected. i can't change one without moving the other up / down.
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the weird thing is. in my gpu tweak, the voltages/core clocks are simutaneously connected. i can't change one without moving the other up / down.

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Got mine today, I'll post my overclocking results when I'm done! thumb.gif
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the weird thing is. in my gpu tweak, the voltages/core clocks are simutaneously connected. i can't change one without moving the other up / down.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/16/asus_matrix_hd_7970_platinum_video_card_review/

"We had but three steps to go through to overclock. First, we pushed the button on the side of the card that ramps the fan speed up to 100% at all times. Then we used the TweakIT buttons by pressing the "plus" voltage button on the edge of the video card to raise the voltage as high as it would go. Then we loaded up GPU Tweak and overclocked the GPU frequency and memory until we found our highest stable overclock. It was easy to setup, but did take some time to nail down the stable frequency."
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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/16/asus_matrix_hd_7970_platinum_video_card_review/
"We had but three steps to go through to overclock. First, we pushed the button on the side of the card that ramps the fan speed up to 100% at all times. Then we used the TweakIT buttons by pressing the "plus" voltage button on the edge of the video card to raise the voltage as high as it would go. Then we loaded up GPU Tweak and overclocked the GPU frequency and memory until we found our highest stable overclock. It was easy to setup, but did take some time to nail down the stable frequency."

That's only if you're doing benchmarks, as you can adjust it without having to stop the benchmark if you see artifacts. For normal users though, adjusting the voltage in GPU Tweak or the bios via vga hotwire will suffice.

Edit: I posted a picture a couple posts up, all he's gotta do is click the unlock button in GPU Tweak to unchain them
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My physics score with 3770k 4.4ghz is 11060 and yours is higher with a lower oc
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Click.

i don't think i saw that button there. i will go back home and check it out. maybe i missed it.

or do i need to download a later version of gpu tweak? i just used the one from the cd installation disc.

what is the highest safest core voltage u recommend? i never had an ATI card before ... always Nvidia =)
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do i need to download a later version of gpu tweak? i just used the one from the cd installation disc. what is the highest safest core voltage u recommend? i never had an ATI card before ... always Nvidia =)

You should still have that option in the earlier versions but you can download the latest version from http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=gpu%20tweak&p=9&s=13&os=30&hashedid=n

1.35 is the highest I'd recommend for the Matrix, you'll usually max out and hit your actual gpu core clock brick wall by the time you need anymore voltage than that.

Let us know how it goes! thumb.gif
 
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I think I may have the fastest Matrix 7970 on OCN (On air). Mine is bench stable at 1335MHz/1800MHz and 100% game stable at 1320MHz/1775MHz biggrin.gif

It is truly an amazing card and with 12.11 beta it is considerably faster than the 680 Lightning that I had running at 1372MHz/1771MHz. Its overall build quality is matched only by the Lightning series.

I found the latest Asus GPU Tweak to be leaps and bounds better than MSI Afterburner considering 'burner requires missing .dll files to be functional with Tahiti cards
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