Originally Posted by 19DELTASNAFU
Get a side case fan that will turn around 3000 rpm and mount it blowing directly to the card fans. Those cards as well as all the 7930s are terrible about recirculating hot air. These cards would be great if they had a reference cooler blowing air out of cases. They just run really hot. I ended up putting after market coolers on all mine. Got them open box for $31 at newegg. The arctic TT keeps the temps of these cards where they should be. I bet the mfgs don't have $40 total in these cards. But I love them for mining. I keep mine at 1250 core and 1500 mem at 1.2 volts. They are good cards but they're not "plug and play".
I have both the cards watercooled with "The mod" and I have two Corsair sp120 fans blowing sideways on them. During Unigene The cards dont break 50 C and the VRM dont break 55C.....Thats without overclock running at stock as far as I can tell
I went to the guide you linked and went through all the steps
Still no difference. The cards will jump all around their core clock.
GPU1 dances around 500-925 MHZ
GPU2 dances around 925 -1200 MHZ
Unigine score was not a bit better in this
with the overclocking settings enabled. Like I said when I enter settings there sued to be a slight flicker when I'd hit OK in afterburner. and the core would lock right to 1200 in game. But now not only does it dance around, I cant set powerlimit to 8% or 12% etc. I dont even have the option? see the picture
I'm really at a loss for what else can be done to get these two cards firing correctly
Any additional help is more than welcome and appreciated guys