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I'm more concerned about the unavailability of a full water block for it since its a non-reference design.
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I picked up one of these cards last week, because they seemed like a good deal and to get the AMD reloaded bundle. I like how the card works so far with Crysis 3. I have ASIC value of 66.5%, just for another datapoint.
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Originally Posted by Pararrhexis View Post

I'm more concerned about the unavailability of a full water block for it since its a non-reference design.

You can always use a GPU Only block and have a fan blowing on the VRMs. I Still cannot get a temp reading on the VRMs...
    
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That's what someone had just suggested in the owners club thread. Definitely something to consider, just feel like it might be a better option to switch it out and not worry myself about it.

Do you feel like the card is worth what you spent in relation to other 7950's?
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post #15 of 80
I just picked up a steel spring brace. Hopefully it'll fit. I'll report back when I've got the card and spring.

Also, I assume that if the spring contacts close to a resister, chip or diode, then I should leave it off.
post #16 of 80
I believe the ASIC on boost cards is always lower. Correct me if I'm wrong. I believe its because the voltage is higher during boost?? Something like that???
post #17 of 80
The spring brackets have small rectangular rubbers that contact PCB...
4 in all on the 90 degree long "box" bars.
Should preclude contact.
"Spring" arms are bent AWAY from board and at full tight arms themselves don't contact PCB or soldered surface components.
If yours does not have small rubbers-try to fab some.
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post #18 of 80
I've read that lower ASIC means more leakage.
Higher ASIC = tighter regulation.
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I have [probably] the leakiest 7950 out there, and its 86.8% ASIC.~8.5% leakage
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I believe the ASIC on boost cards is always lower. Correct me if I'm wrong. I believe its because the voltage is higher during boost?? Something like that???


Boost cards don't go by asic, they have preset max voltage regardless of asic. Non-boost cards have voltage determined by asic %.
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