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I am trying to get my OC stabilized on my 7970. Today my client appears to have failed and probably reset the computer since my HFM now shows 0 units completed and 0 progress (when it showed 40 units complete a few hours ago). My problem is that I keep my folding rig at work so I can only maintain it when I am at work. I frequently go several days without being at work and when it crashes it is near impossible for me to restart it until I got back to work.

1) Does anyone know a good set of instructions on Remote accessing your rig so you can reset it and restart your client remotely? I am using Win7 Professional so remote access is an option.

2) I've tried various clock speeds, 1200mhz at max VDDC. Stock volts at 1100mhz seems to work good. I was just running stock volts at 1150mhz and that has run perfectly for 7 days until today. What is everyone else running their 7970 at? Martinhal said he is running 1250mhz at the max VDDC allowed by MSI afterburner.

3) What is everyones thoughts on stability vs speed? I guess I need to compromise speed for stability since I cannot get to my rig every day ( but if I could remote access it then I could)

UPDATE: I had a coworker perform a hard reset on the computer. Unfortunately the client still won't fold. HFM is running and shows the client as Running, but it won't make any progress. Any ideas?
Edited by valkeriefire - 7/31/13 at 1:38pm
 
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BY performing a hard reset did that reset the gpu clocks too? If not it could still be unstable like it was before.

I would just run at stock volts and go for 1100mhz, stability is more important than speed. You will likely top the AMD section even if your 7970 was at completely stock, so long as you keep it folding none stop for months.
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BY performing a hard reset did that reset the gpu clocks too? If not it could still be unstable like it was before.

I would just run at stock volts and go for 1100mhz, stability is more important than speed. You will likely top the AMD section even if your 7970 was at completely stock, so long as you keep it folding none stop for months.

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