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post #21 of 64
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Haha... EK has my photo of my Sapphire 950mhz Edition PCB on their WEB site.... cheap skates didn't even hook me up with anything for use of my photo. biggrin.gif
Haha, seems so. Well, blame Google Images! biggrin.gif
    
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nice how long ago did you get the block, i got mine around 2 months and have been troubleshooting it with xspc sense, it takes them around a week for them to email me back
    
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post #23 of 64
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nice how long ago did you get the block, i got mine around 2 months and have been troubleshooting it with xspc sense, it takes them around a week for them to email me back


Hasn't been very long. Performance PCS is assisting me with the emailing XSPC so hopefully XSPC wont keep me waiting too long.
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post #24 of 64
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Hasn't been very long. Performance PCS is assisting me with the emailing XSPC so hopefully XSPC wont keep me waiting too long.


What kind of problems are you having?


You need to document your problems and provide photos to help them determine what kind of a problem you are having.
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post #25 of 64
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Haha, seems so. Well, blame Google Images! biggrin.gif

Haha... Its all good.



I wish you guys made a proper fitting block for the Sapphire Vapor X HD7950.
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post #26 of 64
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Just barely got my RIG to boot up with a different video card (Vapor X HD7950). I have abandoned the SApphire 950mhz Edition HD7950 for the time being till I get a replacement XSPC RAZER HD7970 New Edition block.



Good thing I had another video card handy to trouble shoot my RIG. I know my problem was caused when I put the XSPC RAZER HD7970 New Edition Block on my SApphire 950mhz Edition HD7950.




This Vapor X HD7950 is brand new, first time I have used it. I have had it for over 2 months I think. For another build. I am going to have fun with it for hopefully not more than a few weeks to give XSPC some time to send me a replacement block.

I took my loop apart a few times over this problem and had to rearrange my RIG to fit the Vapor X HD7950.

Temporary testing set up.


Edited by SonDa5 - 3/25/13 at 3:51am
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post #27 of 64
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What kind of problems are you having?


You need to document your problems and provide photos to help them determine what kind of a problem you are having.
i reach the upper 50's on my 670, i do need pictures, but i don't have a camera atm except a webcam, but i can't use that when my comp is powered off.
    
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post #28 of 64
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Update.


It's been over a week since I requested help from Performance PCS and XSPC and I have sent follow up emails and voice mails and have not received a response from either. frown.gif
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post #29 of 64
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waiting for the razor test, i got one for my 680 and i can't say im too pleased, xspc has been no help with me and my problem, hopefully i'll be able to get a replacement, looking into the heatkiller 680 atm as well.

Did they help you out?

i have been having a tough time getting customer support from Performance PCs or XSPC.
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post #30 of 64
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Ok I just got email from XSPC and I was told that the thickness of my Fujipoly Xtreme thermal pads are not the correct thickness.

The block came with a manual with photos of the older version of the block so instructions were a little confusing.

Here is the instructions for installation of the XSPC RAZER HD7970 block for both old and new versions.

http://www.xs-pc.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/razor7970.pdf


Interesting thing about the thermal tape is that there is 1 grey piece of thermal tape .5mm thick that must be put on that acts as a non conductive protector directly on top of the long line of chokes.

So the correct thermal pads sizes are 1mm for the memory and vrm and .5mm thickness for the grey non conductive protector on top of the chokes near the main VRM.



I'm going to have to scrap the fujipoly xtreme thermal pad for the time being to see if I can get the block to work on the card. I will still use Cool Laboratory Liquid Pro on the gpu.


Once I get the card booted I will run the same test.


Later on I will get the right thickness fujipoly thermal pad on it and do a final test for comparison to the heat killer block.
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