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post #21 of 24
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Ok, now I'm trying to figure out the card's settings.

1. The bios switch is a depressed switch, but the 1/2 figures are printed laterally on the pcb. I assume raised (not depressed) is the standard one? Does it matter which bios I use?
2. Can OCing at stock (with AMD's CCC) cause the components to skyroket in temps? Apparently my card doesn't have temp sensors for the memory.
3. I don't see a "boost" option anywhere, nor how to tell if the card is successfully going into the "high performance" mode.

1. This is Sapphire's Dual BIOS feature. You can use either or. People have been flashing custom BIOSes to one bios and keeping the other stock, as a back up.
2. Overclocking in general will create higher temps. Don't use AMD's CCC. Just download Sapphire's Trixx Utility or MSI's AfterBurner. Make sure to use a custom fan profile to keep temps down.
Here is a guide on how to use both: http://www.overclock.net/t/1394623/belials-comprehensive-guide-to-7950s
3.Use Trixx, AfterBurner, or GPU-Z while stress testing the GPU. This will show th highest clock speeds of the GPU and memory. Stress testing programs such as furmark, unigine heaven, MSI Kombustor are common programs.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by aznpersuazn View Post

2. Overclocking in general will create higher temps. Don't use AMD's CCC. Just download Sapphire's Trixx Utility or MSI's AfterBurner. Make sure to use a custom fan profile to keep temps down.
Can CCC be installed alongside Trixx or Afterburner? The latter two don't seem to have all the settings of CCC, they just seem to do overclocking.

2. I'm getting color banding problems on the win7 desktop. (default wallpaper) I have tried playing with the image settings, but nothing would work. Is it a driver problem?
post #23 of 24
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Can CCC be installed alongside Trixx or Afterburner? The latter two don't seem to have all the settings of CCC, they just seem to do overclocking.

2. I'm getting color banding problems on the win7 desktop. (default wallpaper) I have tried playing with the image settings, but nothing would work. Is it a driver problem?

AMD CCC is installed whenever you update your drivers. Use that to adjust display settings.

When it comes to overclocking, use Trixx or AfterBurner. They are made soley for overclocking, except for Afterburner- it can snap pictures and video of games.

Try disconnectings your cables and reconnect them. Then if that doesn't work, try run your monitor in factory settings (factory reset).
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by aznpersuazn View Post

AMD CCC is installed whenever you update your drivers. Use that to adjust display settings.

When it comes to overclocking, use Trixx or AfterBurner. They are made soley for overclocking, except for Afterburner- it can snap pictures and video of games.


Try disconnectings your cables and reconnect them. Then if that doesn't work, try run your monitor in factory settings (factory reset).
Actually I think it's a windows 7 thing, the default wallpaper may have banding inherent to the image itself.

http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/hp-touchsmart-tm2-wacom/36130-ati-color-banding-2-print.html

Can anyone here confirm that on their PCs?

About the overclocking, the CCC already pushes the fans to 65%. Can the fans handle higher spin rates? (maybe I have to use the makeshift casefan thing for higher OCs?
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