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Good build, but..
You cant.
You were able to do this with some 6950s, though.

You can.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Flashing+7950+to+7970
post #92 of 110
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

You can.
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Flashing+7950+to+7970

Let's see...
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No problem, might try the Sapphire BIOS tonight to see how it goes, just need to find a way to make that HDMI port working... Just sad there's no shader unlock like the 6950's.
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I'm quite interested in this too, So far the HIS 7970 Bios failed, I'll give the ASUS one a try though!
If the HDMI port doesn't work, it doesn't bother me that much. I can always switch to the second BIOS if I ever need it. When I sell it I'll just flash back
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Just FYI guys, but you may be able to flash with the 7970 BIOS, but this is not like the 6950, you won't be able to unlock anything, you will still have the same card, just with higher stock clocks. You're better off just using the standard BIOS and overclocking it.
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More heat while Idle (think because there is more Voltage on it)
Yes more overclocking - but also much more power use (for every 10mhash > 10 watt)
If you drive your overclocking to the point the card stops working - the whole system - even after restart - goes crazy!
I tried it twice, and everytime after reaching the limits, I had to reinstall linux!



I would not void my warranty for that.
The whole point of flashing a 6950 to a 6970 was to unlock the shaders, in case you missed that part.
post #93 of 110
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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

Let's see...
I would not void my warranty for that.
The whole point of flashing a 6950 to a 6970 was to unlock the shaders, in case you missed that part.

The point in going with a 7970 bios is not to unlock shaders. It increases the volt limit on the 7950, allowing you to overclock it further. Check some of the other results:

http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-hd7950-tahiti-pro-unigine-heaven-benchmarks-shows-promising-overclocking-results/

I can only imagine now what the results would be like using a better more current 7970 bios, and the new 12.11 drivers.
post #94 of 110
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I probably should have updated post. Ops. I am going with a i5 3570k, a 850w seasonic psu, and razer black widow keyboard. and I switched 680 to two 7970s
PLEASE, for me, dont get the Black Widow, they are not a great keyboard, there are soooo many better ones, A G710+ is a great pick, little expensive though, another good pick is the AZIO Levetron. I personally try to steer every possible person away from Razor products due to their inability to make a proper product at a good price. Also, I personally dont like the mechanical keyboards, if you spend the same amount on a normal keyboard as a mechanical one, they are just as responsive, and just as nice lasting just as long.
PS: Corsair K90 and my personal favorite keyboard the Logitech G510
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PLEASE, for me, dont get the Black Widow, they are not a great keyboard, there are soooo many better ones, A G710+ is a great pick, little expensive though, another good pick is the AZIO Levetron. I personally try to steer every possible person away from Razor products due to their inability to make a proper product at a good price. Also, I personally dont like the mechanical keyboards, if you spend the same amount on a normal keyboard as a mechanical one, they are just as responsive, and just as nice lasting just as long.
PS: Corsair K90 and my personal favorite keyboard the Logitech G510

You are comparing a 150$ keyboard with a 60$ keyboard.
The blackwidow is great for the price.

And if you're looking for a quality keyboard, dont pick a azio/logiech/corsair... there are better brands out there.

http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=leopold
http://tigerimports.net/sunshop/index.php?l=product_list&c=73
http://ncix.com/products/?minorcatid=101&manufactureid=4580
http://www.maxkeyboard.com/
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*EDIT* Take whole comment back lol
Razor is still crap though
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*EDIT* Take whole comment back lol
Razor is still crap though

Care to explain why?
Or you're just following the razer hate bandwagon?

I like their Deathadder, and the BW is decent.
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Care to explain why?
Or you're just following the razer hate bandwagon?
I like their Deathadder, and the BW is decent.
I dislike razer because everything I ever owned from them broke.
First I bought a Deathadder (about 3 years ago), the sensor didnt work. Took it back and got a new one. This time, after 1 week, the left mouse button switch just died, no response at all. They (futureshop) refused to take it back so I decided to try the Naga. First, the thing costs waaaay too much (although Im one to talk owning an MMO 7), uncomfortable, and it too, died after 2 weeks. And no, I am not rough with my computer parts, I treat them well. So I went to a Logitech (forget which one) and it still works to this date.
I wont even chance it with one of their keyboards due to their price (in canada anyhow).

So to answer your question, no Im not just joining the hatewagon, I have a legit reason to dislike them.
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I dislike razer because everything I ever owned from them broke.
First I bought a Deathadder (about 3 years ago), the sensor didnt work. Took it back and got a new one. This time, after 1 week, the left mouse button switch just died, no response at all. They (futureshop) refused to take it back so I decided to try the Naga. First, the thing costs waaaay too much (although Im one to talk owning an MMO 7), uncomfortable, and it too, died after 2 weeks. And no, I am not rough with my computer parts, I treat them well. So I went to a Logitech (forget which one) and it still works to this date.
I wont even chance it with one of their keyboards due to their price (in canada anyhow).
So to answer your question, no Im not just joining the hatewagon, I have a legit reason to dislike them.

Oh,
Allright, that seems legitimate. Sorry if you had that must trouble with your hardware, it must be very annoying.


Just keep in mind that Avago is manufacturing the sensor found in most razer mices, but also in logitech's, roccat's, steelseries', mionix's... thumb.gif
As for the switches, they are made by Omron, which, again, are used as a standard in most gaming mices, not really for their reliability, but for their crisp click and fast response. You cant really blame razer if those parts fail. redface.gif

Your MMO7 mice use another sensor, the PTE, made by Phillips. It feature good tracking, but have the z-axis issue, that you probably noticed, and is quite sensitive to vibrations. The switches are also Omrons.




And I agree that mices in general (not just razer TBH) are overpriced.
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