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Thanks for the info Razi3l. I was going to lower the clocks with Afterburner when I had one card. I figured I could run 1 monitor per card but I guess it doesn't work like that. I'm going to set up Afterburner after I unlock the shaders later tonight.

Should I keep using CCC or just run Afterburner?
CCC doesn't let you underclock too much. It also has overclocking limits. I'll suggest that if you're gonna overclock, make a profile with the overclocks saved so when you want to use them, you can just load it up. Also, before you do that, (i assume they will surpass ccc limits) you should close ccc. Set powertune to +20% and apply, and then exit it (from task bar). Open task manager and end "ccc.exe" and "mom.exe". This way, if you crash, or whatever other reason, when you reboot windows, ccc will run the card at stock. This is because sometimes when you're testing overclocks and you crash, when you reboot ccc will load the unstable clocks and there will be an endless series of crashes, though its not too bad now. Once you're done make sure to open ccc again and hit reset otherwise your card will idle at the high voltage and clocks which will give you bad temps (50+). If you underclock you wont have to end ccc processes as it wont cause too much conflict. Make sure to drop the voltage to 0.9v. If its unstable at 400core/900mem at 0.9v then raise to 1v, but it should be fine. Mine was ok with it.
    
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Jut wanted to ask, has anyone flicked their BIOS switch? On all the review sites before release, they said the switch is to swap to a BIOS with higher frequencies.
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Jut wanted to ask, has anyone flicked their BIOS switch? On all the review sites before release, they said the switch is to swap to a BIOS with higher frequencies.
Both bioses are the same at stock. You may have read about the PowerColor 6950 PCS++, where 1 bios is a 6950 bios, and the other raises clocks and unlocks shaders.
    
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Both bioses are the same at stock. You may have read about the PowerColor 6950 PCS++, where 1 bios is a 6950 bios, and the other raises clocks and unlocks shaders.
No, i was the 6970. It was just predictions and rumers by the looks of it.
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Yea, the 6970 also has the same bios for both. Its just rumors as you said.
    
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This feature was the thing that made me buy it! I was disappointed lol.
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I think I'm grabbing a 2nd Sapphire HD6970 next month.

Would my PSU be fine?

I got a watt meter this morning, and with following OC:

- i7 2600k 4.8GHZ HT 1.34v
- HD6970 @ 920/1500 stock voltage

I ran Prime 95 + Furmark and I was getting load of ~400W.

Would another HD6970 run good on my psu? Even if I was to apply some slight OC on the cards in future?
    
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I would say yes, however, how many Amps are on your 12v rail? How many 12v rails do you have?
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I would say yes, however, how many Amps are on your 12v rail? How many 12v rails do you have?
I'm not really sure of how many 12v rails I've got, all I know is this PSU is VERY good quality, it's a seasonic unit inside, just re-branded to XFX.

All I know is it has 72 Amps on the 12v rail
    
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Well i think you will be fine. Run BFBC2 max out and test the wattage usage, just as a contrast to the other test you did with the 400w usage.
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