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post #21 of 30
I think RBE 1.27 just doesn't do something right.

I just tried to change my Sapphire 6870's to 980/1220 and got the same BSOD as you.
Flashed it back to the XFX Black Edition BIOS (940/1150) and was straight back in action.

Might just leave it as is and use the CCC to set my overclocks for now and try again when RBE 1.28 comes out tongue.gif

edit: after some reading on the techpowerup forums turns out you can't edit clocks on 68xx/69xx cards via RBE at the moment because of some sort of extra checks in the newer drivers.... just gunna have to use an unpatched bios and use CCC / Trixx or whatever to overclock for now.
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Originally Posted by BAGZZlash
I'm sorry I have to contradict: RBE v1.27 will (hopefully) support voltage control for 69x0 cards (among other things), but clock setting is still an issue because ATI introduced a new nagging BIOS clocking protection into their drivers.

Edited by self_slaughter - 3/4/11 at 4:30am
post #22 of 30
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@self_slaughter:
That's exactly what seems to be the problem: AMD nagging drivers.
When are they going to learn ??
Anyway, I'm going to try adjusting the fan curve because I'm not happy with the temps I'm getting from this card.
Will post more later.
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post #23 of 30
i dont think a flash will give you a better OC because you already have the option for Overvolt. the goal for flashing is often in my case to unlock the voltage control. that is the hardware that is limiting your OC capabilities.
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i dont think a flash will give you a better OC because you already have the option for Overvolt. the goal for flashing is often in my case to unlock the voltage control. that is the hardware that is limiting your OC capabilities.
I know that..
What I'm trying to accomplish was to set a default OC that wasn't software Dependant and more important to change the fan profile since the one set up by sapphire is far to light.. it starts with 22% fan up until 55°C and only then it starts to rise to a tjmax of 102° which is unacceptable because the card will get too hot.
post #25 of 30
Yeah these cards do get hot... I have a reference model sapphire and a v2 model and both cards would quickly ramp up to around 93'C playing bad company 2 at stock clocks.

If you have the room in your case look at a pair of zalman vf3000a's... after an hour of furmark at 980/1220 clocks i still only hit 69'C on the choked card and 59'C on the bottom card.

I'm hoping when I get around to swapping my p67 board for the b3 revision they will let me pay the difference and upgrade to the ud-7 so I have an extra slot in between the cards so they can breathe easier.

With my cards I found extra voltage didn't help me at all overclocking wise unfortunately. Even going from 1.175 to 1.3V still left me 20MHz short of the 1000Mhz I was chasing
Edited by self_slaughter - 3/4/11 at 6:01am
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Yeah, I'm doing all kinds of mods to my case but it is an oooollldddd case and not to spacey, will see what I can do but right now I do have a 12CM fan alongside the cards blowing cool air in and it is helping a lot.
The problem with temps it is that is affecting my CPU oc because the case gets tooo hot for the fans to handle the temperature so I'm doing some re balancing there to.
post #27 of 30
Hi...

I recently purchased an Sapphire HD6870 Vapor-X and I've eard that is not possible to flash the bios due to a driver that makes it impossible but looks like it's not true, right?

Well,l i would like to flash my drive to the clocks from the Toxic version to the Vapo-X BIOS.

Is it or is it not possible?

Further i would like to ask if anyone knows why my card is a Sapphire but RBE detects it's vendor ID as the pic shows

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Well, anyone was able to reply so i took some chances and i did flash my Sapphire HD6870 Vapor-X BIOS with a slight difference...

The Vendor ID. RBE was reporting 0x0000 and i've changed it to 0x174B as GPU-z detects...

The flash went ok and now RBE detects it's vendor ID as PC Partner (also known as Sapphire).

As this flash went just smooth and ok, what could be the risk if i try to flash Toxic BIOS to my Vapor-X?
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Well, anyone was able to reply so i took some chances and i did flash my Sapphire HD6870 Vapor-X BIOS with a slight difference...

The Vendor ID. RBE was reporting 0x0000 and i've changed it to 0x174B as GPU-z detects...

The flash went ok and now RBE detects it's vendor ID as PC Partner (also known as Sapphire).

As this flash went just smooth and ok, what could be the risk if i try to flash Toxic BIOS to my Vapor-X?


I wouldn't do that. I don't know why there's a need to sync the vendor ID in BIOS as shown in GPU-Z.

 

You carry the risk of bricking the card with Toxic BIOS. There's no benefit for doing that either. It will not effect the overclockability of the card neither unlock any hidden locked shaders.
 

 

 

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