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I use the OSD all the time, thats why it upsets me that I can't run it. I am new to the newer AMD cards though, I didn't realize you could OC through the drivers. I have it at 1180mhz stable now and the system isn't cutting off, and furmark actually shows less wattage being pulled than my old GTX 470. I think I may have just been overlay ambitious in modding my skyrim. I DO have the FPS in that back up to about 35 though after changing ENBs and its actually prettier. I think I may just get the SSD since I have the cards voltage increased and it's still stable under furmark.

Thanks for the help guys!

BTW.. By overly ambitious I mean.. Well here, this is what my Skyrim looks like.


but imagine a second 7970 haha, does produce some heat though


either way you will be happy, finally ordered my first personal SSD yesterday, couldnt pass up 40 bucks for a 120gb.
 
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post #12 of 18
Ya SSDs are amazing. When I'm skyping with friends I tell them I need to reboot and they don't believe I even restarted.
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I'm curious.. The card started putting out artifacts as soon as I tried to go past 1180 on the core (stock is 1050.) This is nowhere near the level of OC my friend has on his 7770 and even farther from the 33% OC I could attain on my old GTX 470. If the card was just SLIGHTLY low on amperage from not having those last two pins could that cause it to artifact earlier? Or would it just shut off like mentioned earlier?

Aslo..I think I'll just leave this here. On the right is my PSU's 6+2 pin connector. On the left is the adapter that was in the box with the card. The top two pins on the adapter are wrong.
Sorry for the pic being fuzzy, I had to use a manual mode that I don't fully understand, with no flash, on my camera cause it doesn't like to focus up close in auto mode.

Edited by DiaSin - 4/11/14 at 9:10am
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post #14 of 18
Seems like you got a cpu power connector some how since only two are off?

It could be causing some issues, your best bet it to grab a new molex to 8 pin adapter.

Either way my vapor x artifacts at 1230+ no matter the voltage. I run usually 1244@1150+ even 1200 will run at that voltage.

Unless its my dual x doing that but i know before my dual x i could only manage 1280-1300 and it artifacted or the driver crashed
 
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post #15 of 18
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Yeah, I guess I will pick up the adapter, then I can still get an SSD.

Does this look like the wires are high enough guage? http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Dual-4-Pin-Molex-To-8-Pin-PCI-E-Adapter-Cable-/140479839705?pt=US_Power_Cables_Connectors&hash=item20b5403dd9

Or should I spend the premium to get this one, which also looks nicer, and might be long enough to reach through my cable routing grommet? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812706017
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post #16 of 18
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Yeah, I guess I will pick up the adapter, then I can still get an SSD.

Does this look like the wires are high enough guage? http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Dual-4-Pin-Molex-To-8-Pin-PCI-E-Adapter-Cable-/140479839705?pt=US_Power_Cables_Connectors&hash=item20b5403dd9

Or should I spend the premium to get this one, which also looks nicer, and might be long enough to reach through my cable routing grommet? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812706017

Anyone? Which adapter?
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post #17 of 18
Either or should work fine
 
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post #18 of 18
I would just save the few bucks and grab the electrical tape from a tool box and wrap it around the wires myself. biggrin.gif


I'm using a similar if not exact adapter on my 7770 with my Antec HCG 900W PSU (not enough cable length sad-smiley-002.gif)
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