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post #31 of 36
It was a terrible day and a horrible run for both CPU and GPU. I need a whole lot more PCB insulation as frost was coating places that were not protected resulting in issues.

Only one decent result and I know I can improve this score quite alot: http://hwbot.org/submission/3106037_mllrkllr88_aquamark_radeon_hd_4870_407402_marks?recalculate=true

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post #32 of 36
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" 1,053MHz (+40.40%) / 1,150MHz (+27.78%) "

*low whistle*

That looks impressive enough to me! That's as compared to 775/950 at XFX'x factory dialled in OC, IIRC, so thumb.gif for the first attempt!
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Well, I am done with my second dice session on this card. I am not getting very good scores in some benches and I think it has to do with software and tweaks. At this point I am calling it quits and going to let someone else hammer on this card. I did manage to get two respectable scores and I am happy with that. This is my first time ever playing with an ATI card and I am not super knowledgeable about all the tweaks. I think I will stick to team GREEN but I had a whole lot of fun with this card.

Here are my noteworthy results:
submission
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Here are some pictures that I promised:









Once the card drys out I will do some testing and get it ready for the next person. Look for the freebie thread in the next few days. Once again, I am really stoked you picked me for this freebie and I will make good on my promise to pass this card along. Thanks @Quantum Reality
Edited by mllrkllr88 - 1/30/16 at 2:14pm
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post #34 of 36
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Sorry to hear it didn't quite pan out as well as you hoped! Still, thumb.gif for some interesting mods and benching, and hope the next person has fun with it too.

As an aside, if you want my opinion I think ATI/AMD did a lousy job rolling out the 13.1 Legacy driver. As I noted, ATI Overdrive doesn't even work properly anymore with it in Windows 7, so I wouldn't be surprised if you end up playing ATI driver roulette. Oh, and good luck finding older ATI drivers anywhere on AMD's site without some very good google-fu, heh.

Luckily I landed across this link!

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/previous?os=Windows%207%20-%2064
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Dont get me wrong, I had an absolute blast learning about ATI and benching this card. I started to learn however that benching ATI cards has a bit more more to do with drivers and OS stuff than Nvidia. I started going down a black hole of research and testing and it was eating my time. Im still an amateur 3D bencher in general so it seemed a bit too daunting a task to really exploit the tweaks to get more points. I will come back and play with some red cards soon but this was an excellent introduction card. Its still alive and running really strong so ill pass it along before I kill it biggrin.gif
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