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Hey Guys,

Just pruchased my first AMD GPU. Need some advice on what software to use for overclocking the card etc. Any suggestions? I notice the stock softare shows the temps and freq... but it seems to be locked so that I cannot adjust the profile?

Thanks for the help! I have always had Nvidia prior so sorry if its a silly question??

-Scoob
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MSI Afterburner is all you will ever need.
    
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You could try Rivatuner or ATITool for overclocking. For temps I use HWMonitor.
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
MSI Afterburner is all you will ever need.
You guys are the best! Thanks as always for the great advice and quick response!

I cant wait to hook up my 3rd monitor tomorrow for the Eyefinity experience!

Damn Display port to HDMI adapter had to be ordered up....

What the hell is the adapter good for that comes with the Card? It looks like a SATA Power connecter on the opposite side of the display port cable??

Am I missing something?
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why did you buy the 5970 ?
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Originally Posted by masonkian View Post
why did you buy the 5970 ?
Didnt want to SLI but wanted the 3 monitors
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scooby-Snack View Post
You guys are the best! Thanks as always for the great advice and quick response!

I cant wait to hook up my 3rd monitor tomorrow for the Eyefinity experience!

Damn Display port to HDMI adapter had to be ordered up....

What the hell is the adapter good for that comes with the Card? It looks like a SATA Power connecter on the opposite side of the display port cable??

Am I missing something?
No problem. Enjoy eyefinity, it's pretty awesome with the right game!

If it's the same that came with mine, it's Mini DisplayPort male > Displayport female. It's what I use for my screen.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by masonkian View Post
why did you buy the 5970 ?
Why do you ask?
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post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scooby-Snack View Post
You guys are the best! Thanks as always for the great advice and quick response!

I cant wait to hook up my 3rd monitor tomorrow for the Eyefinity experience!

Damn Display port to HDMI adapter had to be ordered up....

What the hell is the adapter good for that comes with the Card? It looks like a SATA Power connecter on the opposite side of the display port cable??

Am I missing something?
add a 5870 to your 5970 and you will be in love with eyefinity
Oh and dont forget to overclock that beauty.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ranger052 View Post
add a 5870 to your 5970 and you will be in love with eyefinity
Oh and dont forget to overclock that beauty.
Is there a good section on here that shows a good OC template ?
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