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So today I picked up 7970 Lightning and started OCing this baby. I could get it 3DMark stable(haven't done any gaming yet) at 1200/1600 @ 1.3V with aux voltage and power limit also maxed out, but the resulting graphics score was disappointingly low.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6259248

I've seen many 7970s at same setup hit 11000, hell even stock 7970 GHz normally hits 10k or somewhere around that. 9732 seems a bit too low.

I'm currently using Catalyst 13.3 Beta 3.
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check your temps. not just the gpu's but the vrms as well using hwinfo64. win8 lowers scores somewhat but i suspect your temps are going past the limit. i keep mine below 80C for both during benching.

edit: check the temps of your cpu and board as well.
Edited by rdr09 - 3/24/13 at 2:50pm
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check your temps. not just the gpu's but the vrms as well using hwinfo64. win8 lowers scores somewhat but i suspect your temps are going past the limit. i keep mine below 80C for both during benching.

edit: check the temps of your cpu and board as well.

Temps are fine. GPU temp < 66 and VRM temp < 60 according to Afterburner.

CPU never went above 61 degree as well.
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Check your ab reading for throttling, not temp wise but power wise. Make sure the power slider is at 120%. also, you do not need to use aux voltage at all. It will not bring a better oc in anyway.
     
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Got it fixed by reinstalling driver few times, 13.1 worked out for mine. Coming from 670 I kinda miss hassle free NVIDIA driver lol

New score : http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6260014
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Got it fixed by reinstalling driver few times, 13.1 worked out for mine. Coming from 670 I kinda miss hassle free NVIDIA driver lol

New score : http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6260014
Hassle free? Nah. Not so much anymore.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hermit1007 View Post

Got it fixed by reinstalling driver few times, 13.1 worked out for mine. Coming from 670 I kinda miss hassle free NVIDIA driver lol

New score : http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6260014

glad you got it fixed.
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