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Nice! I have wondered if the memory clocking even made a difference... or if it was just about bragging rights... I've clocked my mem to 1550 safe... haven't tried going beyond that yet...

one question though.. does anyone know if they fixed the vrm problems when they went to rev 2... I have the 8+6 pin power connectors... so I'm assuming its a 7970 pcb, and I do see the vrm heat sink on it.... however I can't get a report on the vrm temps from any monitoring software I've found.... why I'm asking is I am wanting to leave it at 1200 mhz and +20 power limit 24/7 and I am a heavy gamer...

I tried to up the memory clocks to 1250, but the difference was marginal at the cost of more heat. I guess it's because my card is undervolted compared to the stock bios (1056 mv with an asic quality of 64.7). Don't know how much more juice the clocked memory wants

The lack of VRM sensors in the rev 2.x cards is a bit of a hassle, at least they had the decency to give us a heat sink biggrin.gif
post #62 of 75
Ok what can can I do since I am a noob to Overclocking...everything. I recently built a rig with crosshair v formula z, 2 gigabyte 7950 rev 2. 8350. I water cool the cpu. I haven't overclocked anything yet. I actually am setting up the mobo now.

I do know both gpu cards came with different bios even though bought together.
post #63 of 75
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Ok what can can I do since I am a noob to Overclocking...everything. I recently built a rig with crosshair v formula z, 2 gigabyte 7950 rev 2. 8350. I water cool the cpu. I haven't overclocked anything yet. I actually am setting up the mobo now.

I do know both gpu cards came with different bios even though bought together.

there are better guides out there... but for the life of me I can't remember what was the best one... since have the same cpu... and your mobo has basically the same features as mine + a few.. maybe this poor attempt at a guide will do... and there are some links posted in comments that may help
http://www.overclock.net/t/1407542/an-attempt-for-a-noob-ocing-guide#post_20355784

As for OC'ing the video cards I suggest using MSI afterburner... it seems to work really well with my card and is straight forward to use... just up the gpu clocks bit by bit till you see artifacts in tests or it fails a stress test for stability... then back off.. .you will need to turn the power limiter bar up to +20% though for OC's to work proper
Edited by Minotaurtoo - 10/12/13 at 6:20pm
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post #64 of 75
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I tried to up the memory clocks to 1250, but the difference was marginal at the cost of more heat. I guess it's because my card is undervolted compared to the stock bios (1056 mv with an asic quality of 64.7). Don't know how much more juice the clocked memory wants

The lack of VRM sensors in the rev 2.x cards is a bit of a hassle, at least they had the decency to give us a heat sink biggrin.gif

I lowered my cpu clock... but turned up the power limits on the cpu and upped my NB-HT speed and this is what I came up with... also gpu was 10mhz faster this time too

www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7305857
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Hello guys! This is my first post and also my first crossfire. So, I am struggling to find the most suitable bios for my HD 7950 crossfire. I already flashed with FX1 bios but the temperatures were higher than 80C and decided to go back to F43 which gave me at most 80C. I have to mention that I do not want to OC. They are good enough at stock clocks for anything out there.

The real issue with my setup is that the PC it seems unstable. Every now and then after a restart, at booting screen shuts down then automatically starts again then loads into windows. At this point the ATI control panel is not operational and I have to shut down the whole system, unplug/plug the power cable then load into windows and then is OK. Is not something that does every time.

Also last night (having the F43 bios) while playing COD Ghosts with outstanding performances after about two hours of playing the system crashed with black screen not BOSD and I could not see the temps and so on.

The PSU i am using is a modular one from Corsair HX 650W. Maybe is not enough? Maybe this is the reason of my problems?

Also for gaming I am setting up in CCC the function Always On for the VSYNC option so that i do not have to use it from the game options.

Please bear with me, I am new to this issues so if someone happens to have an idea about how to resolve this please help me out.

Cheers!
Edited by Krisius - 11/6/13 at 4:45am
post #66 of 75
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Hello guys! This is my first post and also my first crossfire. So, I am struggling to find the most suitable bios for my HD 7950 crossfire. I already flashed with FX1 bios but the temperatures were higher than 80C and decided to go back to F43 which gave me at most 80C. I have to mention that I do not want to OC. They are good enough at stock clocks for anything out there.

The real issue with my setup is that the PC it seems unstable. Every now and then after a restart, at booting screen shuts down then automatically starts again then loads into windows. At this point the ATI control panel is not operational and I have to shut down the whole system, unplug/plug the power cable then load into windows and then is OK. Is not something that does every time.

Also last night (having the F43 bios) while playing COD Ghosts with outstanding performances after about two hours of playing the system crashed with black screen not BOSD and I could not see the temps and so on.

The PSU i am using is a modular one from Corsair HX 650W. Maybe is not enough? Maybe this is the reason of my problems?

Also for gaming I am setting up in CCC the function Always On for the VSYNC option so that i do not have to use it from the game options.

Please bear with me, I am new to this issues so if someone happens to have an idea about how to resolve this please help me out.

Cheers!

Flash whatever BIOS the card came with and it should work the most stable on that BIOS. Some cards will work with other BIOS but usually there is something in there they alter for that specific setup.
post #67 of 75
OR RMA/Exchange the card.
post #68 of 75
Thank you! Yesterday I did some more testing with FX1 bios and all went OK, no crashes, freezes, outstanding performances. One thing I have noticed using that GPUZ from techpowerup in the background while benchmarking. This GPUZ loads my second card with 100% even if all benchmarking software were closed. Also started a game with GPUZ running in the background, played about one hour then checked the sensors tab of the GPUZ and the first card was at 98 degrees C. Crazy! But even when the game was closed my second card was loaded 100%,wouldn't cool down and the fans were at 80-90%. Then I closed GPUZ and immediately the coolers went down and also the temps.

So, it was a problem related to GPUZ and FX1 bios seems stable and did not crashed my system.

Now, i do not use GPUZ any more, my first card goes up to 70-75C and the second almost 70C. Are these teps OK in your opinion?

Thank you!
post #69 of 75
98C, I hope that was an erroneous reading... I nearly freaked when I saw mine reach 72 C under load when overclocked to 1200mhz and power limit to max... normal temps for stock profile is around 57C under load on mine (gigabyte windforce with triangle cool)..... I don't know what's truly "safe" temps, but I'm pretty sure 98C is too much.
Edited by Minotaurtoo - 11/7/13 at 2:00am
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post #70 of 75
Guys, Guys, Guys.

If you have any cards that are voltage locked and have a BIOS switch (or you have another card to flash off) - I.E a friends or Intergrated. Try modding the stock BIOS.

1. Use GPU-Z to make two copies of your current (factory?) BIOS, and store them in a few different locations. I.E on the cloud, on a flashdrive and on your HDD.
2. Download This awesome program, it worked on a mates ASUS DC2 which was locked in both clockspeed and was hitting the power limit and locked to 1.15v or something stupid.
3. Change the settings to what you want in the program, and save the BIOS. Again save two copies (one of each BIOS that you saved).
4. Put these on a flash drive and boot off Windows98 with atiflash.exe and flash the card. If you like ATiWinFlash, well go for it but I don't trust it and prefer the old fashioned way.
5. You should now have the voltage that you set in VBE7.

Note: I suggest no more then 1.3v if your cooler is up to it. (basically water-cooled only), and around 1.25v for anything air cooled. Obviously you need to check your VRM/Core temps yourself.

Note: I suggest to increase the power limit to around 280w while you're doing this, I'm running 286w (when the slider is at +20%) and have been on two reference-based cards (two 6x pins) for about 6 months now and I get a much more consistent framerate.

I take no responsibility if any cards are bricked or "broken" in this process. That is up to you, it worked for me but it may not work for you, (it probably will though).
 
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