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See my rig below, I have an APU and an HD 7970. I keep the iGPU on to run extra screens (for status, chat, etc.). This causes all the card OC utulities (GPUTweak, MSI Afterburner) to either crash or detect nothing. all my drivers are right, I just want to know if it's possible to still OC (even though my real goal is just to control the fans). All my drivers are right and everything works besides the OC utilities. Anybody else tussle with this?
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Asus VE248Q Asus VE248Q SAMSUNG Sync Master Rii Mini 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Corsair CX750M NZXT Source 210 Rii Mini 73B - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Curved... 
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Rosewill RFT-120 All hard drives elastically suspended for silence Intake fans spliced to each other, ditto exhaust. Misc. Rebates 
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You might be able to disable the iGPU for overclocking, and then have the software write the updated settings to the card, then re-enable the iGPU.
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Originally Posted by Nick2253 View Post

You might be able to disable the iGPU for overclocking, and then have the software write the updated settings to the card, then re-enable the iGPU.

I thought the utility had to be running for the settings to stick, is this not the case? I read MSI afterburner only applied settings if it's running for sure, which utility are you referring to?
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KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G Samsung 840 pro ADATA SP600 Premier Pro Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
ST332602 0AS  WDC WD32 00AAKS-00VYA0 Corsair H60 Cooler Master R4-S2S-124K-GP 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair H55 Corsair H55 BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-SPRO-P14025KK-RP BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-SPRO-P14025KK-RP 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
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Asus VE248Q Asus VE248Q SAMSUNG Sync Master Rii Mini 
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Corsair CX750M NZXT Source 210 Rii Mini 73B - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Curved... 
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Rosewill RFT-120 All hard drives elastically suspended for silence Intake fans spliced to each other, ditto exhaust. Misc. Rebates 
OtherOtherOtherOther
73B(F.) - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Cu... 73B(F.) - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Cu... StarTech Model DISPLPORT6L StarTech Model DISPLPORT6L 
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ST332602 0AS  WDC WD32 00AAKS-00VYA0 Corsair H60 Cooler Master R4-S2S-124K-GP 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair H55 Corsair H55 BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-SPRO-P14025KK-RP BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-SPRO-P14025KK-RP 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8 Pro Asus VE248Q Asus VE248Q Asus VE248Q 
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Asus VE248Q Asus VE248Q SAMSUNG Sync Master Rii Mini 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Corsair CX750M NZXT Source 210 Rii Mini 73B - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Curved... 
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Rosewill RFT-120 All hard drives elastically suspended for silence Intake fans spliced to each other, ditto exhaust. Misc. Rebates 
OtherOtherOtherOther
73B(F.) - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Cu... 73B(F.) - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Cu... StarTech Model DISPLPORT6L StarTech Model DISPLPORT6L 
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Nick2253 View Post

Check this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1395490/ati-hd-7950-7970-bios-mod-thread/0_50

I didn't think I would need to go as far as BIOS to get some fan settings to stick.

But I fixed my problem. I Turned the iGPU off, then reinstalled catalyst. After that, all the utils worked, so I rebooted, turned the iGPU back on, and voila!
Unfortunately, both MSI Afterburner and ASUS GPU Tweak will only take the fans as low as 25%, 28% respectively. The fans usually idle at 10% with no util running, so I think I'll just put up with the stock noise. I don't need to OC as of yet (I'm pulling 400+ FPS in devil may cry 3x1 eyefinity right now!!!), but I might (when I finally go 5x1), so thanks for the link. They don't seem to have ASUS BIOS though, and I have an ASUS HD7970 DC2 3GD5.
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G Samsung 840 pro ADATA SP600 Premier Pro Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
ST332602 0AS  WDC WD32 00AAKS-00VYA0 Corsair H60 Cooler Master R4-S2S-124K-GP 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair H55 Corsair H55 BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-SPRO-P14025KK-RP BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-SPRO-P14025KK-RP 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8 Pro Asus VE248Q Asus VE248Q Asus VE248Q 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus VE248Q Asus VE248Q SAMSUNG Sync Master Rii Mini 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Corsair CX750M NZXT Source 210 Rii Mini 73B - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Curved... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Rosewill RFT-120 All hard drives elastically suspended for silence Intake fans spliced to each other, ditto exhaust. Misc. Rebates 
OtherOtherOtherOther
73B(F.) - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Cu... 73B(F.) - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Cu... StarTech Model DISPLPORT6L StarTech Model DISPLPORT6L 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Startech DISPLPORT3L DisplayPort Cable Startech DISPLPORT3L DisplayPort Cable Startech DISPLPORT3L DisplayPort Cable Rosewill RFT-120 
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AMD A10-6800K ASUS F2A85-V PRO ASUS RADEON HD 7970 DC2-3GD5 ASUS RADEON HD 7970 DC2-3GD5 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G Samsung 840 pro ADATA SP600 Premier Pro Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
ST332602 0AS  WDC WD32 00AAKS-00VYA0 Corsair H60 Cooler Master R4-S2S-124K-GP 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair H55 Corsair H55 BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-SPRO-P14025KK-RP BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-SPRO-P14025KK-RP 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8 Pro Asus VE248Q Asus VE248Q Asus VE248Q 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus VE248Q Asus VE248Q SAMSUNG Sync Master Rii Mini 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Corsair CX750M NZXT Source 210 Rii Mini 73B - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Curved... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Rosewill RFT-120 All hard drives elastically suspended for silence Intake fans spliced to each other, ditto exhaust. Misc. Rebates 
OtherOtherOtherOther
73B(F.) - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Cu... 73B(F.) - Triple Monitor Stand Free Standing Cu... StarTech Model DISPLPORT6L StarTech Model DISPLPORT6L 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Startech DISPLPORT3L DisplayPort Cable Startech DISPLPORT3L DisplayPort Cable Startech DISPLPORT3L DisplayPort Cable Rosewill RFT-120 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by s33dless View Post

I didn't think I would need to go as far as BIOS to get some fan settings to stick.

But I fixed my problem. I Turned the iGPU off, then reinstalled catalyst. After that, all the utils worked, so I rebooted, turned the iGPU back on, and voila!
Unfortunately, both MSI Afterburner and ASUS GPU Tweak will only take the fans as low as 25%, 28% respectively. The fans usually idle at 10% with no util running, so I think I'll just put up with the stock noise. I don't need to OC as of yet (I'm pulling 400+ FPS in devil may cry 3x1 eyefinity right now!!!), but I might (when I finally go 5x1), so thanks for the link. They don't seem to have ASUS BIOS though, and I have an ASUS HD7970 DC2 3GD5.

It's really easy to--and it's what I'd recommend--extract the BIOS from your card to do the modifications. Don't just download a BIOS, even from here, as you won't be sure exactly what you are getting, and if you flash an incompatible BIOS, you have a high likelihood of damaging your card.
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