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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post

My friend had a similar issue that I helped him fix. Windows automatically installed 12.8 drivers when he plugged in his cards, but he installed 12.10 software. He uses HD 6870 crossfire and 3 1920x1080 monitors.
Perhaps Windows installed drivers without your knowledge.
Here's what I suggest:
Uninstall your current drivers through Windows.
Reboot into Safe Mode (no networking) and use Driver Sweeper to try to pick up any remains of AMD drivers.
Boot your computer with only 1 HD 7970 in and install your drivers.
Shutdown and boot with both cards installed, crossfire bridge attached.
Restart your computer and try running a game in Eyefinity.

I checked which driver files they are using via device manager, they're identical and correct. Thank you for the tip though thumb.gif
post #252 of 404
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Originally Posted by Powermonkey500 View Post

Look, man. I have a backplate to dissipate heat on the back of the cards. I have a full cover block on the front. There is airflow on them, they are sitting directly behind 140mm fans.
I really don't know what more you want.
doh.gif
What does a backplate have to do with this? What are you talking about?
Let me say it just one more time. My suggestion is to return the cards back to the OEM HSF, since you indicate you are not going to keep them and see if you see any difference. I have no need to argue with you about my suggestions here, lol.
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If there was some problem with the block he would have shut downs high temps.The reference cooling is crap but it only cools gpu and memory. I have 3 ref 7970s and i know it from first hand redface.gif
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I checked which driver files they are using via device manager, they're identical and correct. Thank you for the tip though thumb.gif

His said that they were running 12.10, but he kept having issues in nearly every game. After clearing out 12.10 and 12.8 that Windows had installed, he put 12.10 back onto the system. Most games run flawlessly in eyefinity now.
    
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doh.gif
What does a backplate have to do with this? What are you talking about?
Let me say it just one more time. My suggestion is to return the cards back to the OEM HSF, since you indicate you are not going to keep them and see if you see any difference. I have no need to argue with you about my suggestions here, lol.

The backplate has thermal pads on it for a reason. It helps cool the VRMs. It's like a heat spreader.

The cooling is not the issue. You are the only one who does not see that. If it were a cooling problem, it wouldn't be something so specific as vsync when both Crossfire and Eyefinity are enabled. If it were a cooling issue, it wouldn't only manifest itself in one very specific scenario like that - and vsync sure as hell wouldn't make a difference. I'm not going to argue with you about it.
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Wow, I can't believe I need to explain this. But oh well... Does the card only consists of just a gpu and memory?
This is why I'm not making any sense to some of you. GPU temps are not the end all be all.

I should just ask this... what do you think needs cooling?

The waterblock is taking care of the GPU, Memory, and VRMS....the only components that need active cooling. The only pieces that stock coolers actively cool. Residual air and temp differences are enough for the rest. The backplate on the back of the cards are more than enough to cool the back of the card and the full cover block are enough to cool the front.

His issue is not a cooling problem. I'm sorry, but it's just not.
 
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What does a backplate have to do with this? What are you talking about?
Let me say it just one more time. My suggestion is to return the cards back to the OEM HSF, since you indicate you are not going to keep them and see if you see any difference. I have no need to argue with you about my suggestions here, lol.

A backplate will help cool the back of the card slightly.
The waterblock on the card is fine, and the OP seems to have sufficient airflow.

    
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The backplate has thermal pads on it for a reason. It helps cool the VRMs. It's like a heat spreader.
The cooling is not the issue. You are the only one who does not see that. If it were a cooling problem, it wouldn't be something so specific as vsync when both Crossfire and Eyefinity are enabled. If it were a cooling issue, it wouldn't only manifest itself in one very specific scenario like that - and vsync sure as hell wouldn't make a difference. I'm not going to argue with you about it.
What a second.
Does the back of your card look anything like this?
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970/images/card2.jpg
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What a second.
Does your card look anything like this?
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970/images/card2.jpg

Yes, why?
post #260 of 404
I have full coverage komodo water block and back plate on my 7970 which rarely see's 43C with 7 case fans for air flow which has nothing to do with it. But this isn't OP's problem and has nothing to do with air flow lol. Dunno if that other guy is trolling or what?
    
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