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Stupid Norton Security keeps deleting atiwinflash.exe everytime I extract it to a new folder in my desktop. Should I just turn off norton? Or maybe the file is not safe?
Add Exeption to folder where you unpack it? That way you wont have to turn it off. The file is safe.
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I dont know if the temps dropped because its not as hot in my room anymore, or because I switched to an haf 912 case, or because now I have one intake 120mm fan and one exhaust, or because of using mx-4 tim ..... but I can play the same game that was giving me problems with getting 64c max at same settings as before. After figuring out how to properly change the voltage with msi AB, I tested it throughly, and I decided to stay with 1000MHZ gpu clock and 1112mV. Thats 25MHZ more clock than the default sapphire xt in boost, PLUS less voltage ... meaning reduced temps as well. I finished flashing it with atiwinflash, and the process was extremely easy. I will post more stuff later to see how my xt is performing in its new found home with many "cool" new friends as well specool.gifgrouphug.gifthumbsupsmiley.png

Thanks guys for your patience, and for your invaluable advice! smile.gif
Edited by k4ever - 10/17/15 at 10:28am
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Hey everyone. I have a quick question for you. I just got a second 7870 XT Powercolor Myst.. Unfortunately my board only supports 16x and 4X configuration PCIE 2.0. I tried running crossfire and while 2d stuff is fine, any 3d app just red screens and the driver crashes. So i assumed it was the slots and just pulled the card in the 4X slot and started playing around with the new card. I found out that it had a different BIOS than my old card. The "new" card was on bios .31 and the old was on .32. The new card was throttling and behaving really weird under anything but default clocks and settings, so i flashed it up to .32 and now its running great. Even better than my old one now.

So to cut to the chase, do i risk throwing everything back in and try out crossfire again? Or will i just get more driver crashes due to the 4x slot? Its the gear in the patchwork APU build i have ( although its no longer an APU). The CPU is at 3.5GHz if that makes a difference.

Honestly the new card was a great deal as I only paid $70 for it and its already faster without adding volts than my old card, and it even runs cooler, so even if crossfire isn't worth my while i think i still made out ok and I can always give my wife the extra card. Or i have an ASRock extreme 6 that i can swap around that has 8x 8x slots, but that would involve a lot of OS swapping etc that i would rather avoid, but I'll do it if I'll see some good gains.

I'm at 1080 60Hz at the moment and want to get Star Citizen at very high detail at that rez. thanks in advance thumb.gif
 
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Hey everyone. I have a quick question for you. I just got a second 7870 XT Powercolor Myst.. Unfortunately my board only supports 16x and 4X configuration PCIE 2.0. I tried running crossfire and while 2d stuff is fine, any 3d app just red screens and the driver crashes. So i assumed it was the slots and just pulled the card in the 4X slot and started playing around with the new card. I found out that it had a different BIOS than my old card. The "new" card was on bios .31 and the old was on .32. The new card was throttling and behaving really weird under anything but default clocks and settings, so i flashed it up to .32 and now its running great. Even better than my old one now.

So to cut to the chase, do i risk throwing everything back in and try out crossfire again? Or will i just get more driver crashes due to the 4x slot? Its the gear in the patchwork APU build i have ( although its no longer an APU). The CPU is at 3.5GHz if that makes a difference.

Honestly the new card was a great deal as I only paid $70 for it and its already faster without adding volts than my old card, and it even runs cooler, so even if crossfire isn't worth my while i think i still made out ok and I can always give my wife the extra card. Or i have an ASRock extreme 6 that i can swap around that has 8x 8x slots, but that would involve a lot of OS swapping etc that i would rather avoid, but I'll do it if I'll see some good gains.

I'm at 1080 60Hz at the moment and want to get Star Citizen at very high detail at that rez. thanks in advance thumb.gif

what board is it?
it may not work, not because of the 16/4 but because the board isnt setup to actually use crossfire/sli
 
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what board is it?
it may not work, not because of the 16/4 but because the board isnt setup to actually use crossfire/sli

Its the MSI A75MA-G55 It says it can, but from what I've read the x4 is probably from the chipset and not the CPU and thus may cause some issues, but I'm also wondering if it might have been the BIOS difference between the cards.
 
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Its the MSI A75MA-G55 It says it can, but from what I've read the x4 is probably from the chipset and not the CPU and thus may cause some issues, but I'm also wondering if it might have been the BIOS difference between the cards.

I was checking your motherboard specifications, and I can see it has 2 pci express x16 slots available. You have to use those two to enable proper crossfire.
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Nope the board has 2x16x slots but one of them is only 4x enabled electrically (A slot of a large physical size (e.g., ×16) can be wired electrically with fewer lanes (e.g., ×1, ×4, ×8, or ×12) as long as it provides the ground connections required by the larger physical slot size.) http://www.msi.com/product/mb/A75MAG55.html#spec-detail
CrossFire is supposedly supported tho.
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So should I give it another try, now that I have a matching BIOS on both cards? My hands are still healing from the last foray into my case. Its not overly sharp, I just have a knack for finding sharp things whenever I'm working on a computer (in this case a fan filter). rolleyes.gif
 
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Well PCI-E 2.0 should be enough even at 4x speeds on one slot for 7870 XT as it does not transmit that much data over PCI-E bus. 4x speed would however limit more power graphics cards.
So yes i think its worth a shot to try one more time. Use gloves or something to protect your hands. Just make sure they're not too thick and do not give off static electricity that could hurt your PC.
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Not yet. I know the idea but a tutorial would be greatly appreciated. Do you know of any? eh-smiley.gif

i am using 1050mv, 975mhz, 1450 mhz ram, custom fan profile, thermal pad between mainheatsink and vrmheatsink.

gpu core 64max
vrm heat 85max

i think these cards vrm themps riddiciolus.
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