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For Sale:
Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce 3 (3GB, Rev 1)

Will Ship To: US48

Time to let go of my favorite computer related purchase. It was purchased early January, has run faithfully and quietly since, and is in great condition. I have not overclocked this card because I wanted to wait until it was put under water. It is Revision 1, meaning it uses a reference 7950 PCB. This is also the reason I'm selling it: there are no good water blocks for reference 7950 PCBs. The plan is to replace mine with a pair of 7970s or 7950s that use the 7970 PCB.

They come with what you see in the pics below. I have no earthly idea where the label or software went. The inner (white) box may or may not have a brief list of my extra old graphics cards written on it. Might possibly have been where I kept my other cards while rocking the 7950. redface.gif

I take PayPal and will ship basically anywhere in the continental US of A. Shipping's on me. thumb.gif

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SOLD
Edited by BBEG - 5/23/13 at 9:07am
    
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Coil whine?
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No sir re: coil whine. It's been as awesome a card as I could want. I just didn't know there were only a couple options for water blocks (Swiftech Komodo, EK, maybe Alpha Cool) for reference 7950s. 7970s, on the other hand, get lots of watercooling love, so ideally I'll either score awesome deals on 7970s or get 7950s built on 7970 PCBs.

(For reference, I'm going on 2 PSUs RMA'd for coil whine, so I'm unfortunately familiar with the sound.)
    
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pm'd
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I've been PM'd a few times asking if this card is voltage locked. I reinstalled the card have been fiddling with MSI Afterburner, GPU-Z, and Furmark for the last 45 min. With voltage set to 1.25V, Core Clock maxed (1100 in Afterburner), and Memory maxed (1575 in Afterburner), the card reached 1.19V during Furmark benching. With voltage set to 1.3V (max in Afterburner), the card reached 1.27 during the same benching. Both are well over the stock 1.094V.

It might be safe to conclude that this card is not voltage locked. It might be just the later Rev 2 Gigabyte Windforce 7950s (that use the 7970 board and 6 + 8 power) are voltage locked. The Rev 1 cards using the standard 7950 board seem to take to overvolting without a problem, if Furmark and Afterburner are to be trusted.

Is there any other way to monitor real-time voltage or are Furmark and Afterburner sufficient for verifying?
    
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if you can move the voltage slider to 1.3, no it not voltage locked.

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i had a rev 1 windforce with unlocked voltages. used this block to cool it . . .

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15577/ex-blc-1081/EK_Radeon_HD_7950_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Acetal_Electroless_Nickel_Plated_EK-FC7950_-_AcetalEN_Nickel.html?tl=g30c357s922

never saw 50 on the core and 60 on the vrams during games.
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You sir have PM!

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