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Well, I bit the bullet and got myself a Corsair 760W 80+ platinum. Installed and tried some benchmarks, with powertune option at 0% the card still throttles. At this point I am going to iron out the psu as possible cause, and just assume the video card is faulty. Actually I think that more than being something wrong with the card hardware, the bios on the card is crap and has a low TDP value or something.

We weren't lying to you when we said the dd cards were garbage
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We weren't lying to you when we said the dd cards were garbage

Ya you are bold face at that................if there garbage as you say why is mine running with no problems and performance is fantastic so yes you are a liar..........................thumb.gif
    
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Ya you are bold face at that................if there garbage as you say why is mine running with no problems and performance is fantastic so yes you are a liar..........................thumb.gif

You're right, if all DD cards would suck they'd b outta business by now. Sucks for the unlucky ones tho like the Op and me but every brands have faulty products. Unfortunetly someone else in XFX took over my ticket and he's saying it's unlikely the card is at fault and that it must be my system despite having had a xfx 7970 ghz before wich worked great drool.gif
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XFX DD card are not that bad they are just super loud
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Customer service is very lol

I have the same problem with my card. I would be playing a DX11 game and the card runs like I'm playing solitaire. Had to force steroids into it through MSI Afterburner config file to keep it juicy.
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Customer service is very lol

I have the same problem with my card. I would be playing a DX11 game and the card runs like I'm playing solitaire. Had to force steroids into it through MSI Afterburner config file to keep it juicy.

Ya too bad not everyone has my experience with there cards I mean all CO have problems but to blurt out one brand is garbage I mean come on that's just not true....Some people just have a love affair to make it a point border line troll to put down certain products.You never hear from people who are happy but chip on some peoples shoulder just goes beyond good since..........
    
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These infrared photos say it all:

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/853-17/thermographie-infrarouge-cartes-graphiques.html

Exactly. Check out that last pic guys
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post #19 of 53
Could it be possible that they have locked voltage controllers, I have the HIS cards which are reference based but think they are locked. Maybe someone else can verify this to see if you have the same problem as me, tho Im not sure if mine is as some are and aren't on HIS.
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I also have a XFX DD Ghz edition card displaying these problems. I have been going back and forth with the XFX rep for about 2 months now, they are about to suggest and RMA in the coming weeks they have said. I have actually found a work around to stop the card from doing this. It involves MSI AB and a modded set of drivers.

I have a newer version of the XFX 7970 DD Ghz Edition with a locked voltage regulator. So the images of my overclock you will see are the best I could get and remain stable. Different internet reviewers out there got further so I guess I didn't do great in the silicon lottery.

Here are two images I included. One was just sitting on the desktop, the card was freaking out. Working fine but osculating like a bizzach. The other is of during a 3D game, not super intensive but I should only be running 3D stock clocks the whole time. Too boot every-time it switches speeds while I'm in game I notice a quick shudder in the game as well.




Now to my work around.

Go to this site here: http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalytst-13-2-beta-7-7900-mod

Download the 13.2 Beta 7 Modded Driver *******ULPS OFF******

Install that driver.

Now install MSI AB and set it up for overclocking with option 2 for power saving options off. Quick internet search will get you rolling on how to set that up.

Then in order to stable the clock and them not change you have to do at least a 1 Mhz over clock on your core and memory. I suggest a 5Mhz it's a more incremental number in OCing.

Save the profile.

Apply the profile.

Once you have applied the profile you and adjust it back to stock clocks if you wish they will now stick.

NOTE: These cards get stupid hot running FarCry 3 and Crysis 3 so I created a very heavy fan profile.

NOTE: I suggest you give it the +20 power setting when doing this. There is no reason to shortchange the card power and stress the components.

NOTE: Once you up clock your card you will be running 3D clock voltage until your restart your computer, that means more heat at idle. Also verified that doing this does not void the warranty since it's specified clocks per XFX support.

NOTE: IMPORTANT: I do not know if the card will throttle itself because of heat. Even with my current fan profile playing very high end games with V-Sync off the card can hover at 73 degrees C. Unwilling to test this theory you will see my fan profile reaches 85% at 70 degrees C which is quite loud.

I included a pic showing my results.

In this last pic you'll see I created a down clocked profile for surfing the web and such. It still uses 3D voltages but I reduced the power consumption and clock speeds to remove unneeded heat adders.


Edited by SoloSolider - 3/21/13 at 3:19pm
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