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Afterburner was fine with just one card. But with crossfire, it just did not want to play nice. I had two issues that I did not want to deal with:

1) The overclock will NOT stick to the second GPU on computer restart if you have the box 'apply Overclock to similar GPU' checked. The only way to have both GPU get the overclock is to uncheck that box and overclock both separately.
2) The second GPU would go to 100% load right off the bat on computer restart - on idle. The only way to bring it down to idle clocks is to start something graphically intensive such as Kombuster, furmark, and benchie and then just stop it.

I faced those issue with MSI AB 2.1 and never able to find a fix. Some folks got around that by save the overclock profile to a key. On computer restart, they hit the key to apply overclock. But to me, that did not resolve #2 and I did not want to hit a key to apply overclock each time I restart computer. Maybe later release of MSI AB has fixed that, but I quit inquiring.

I did the registry hack and CCC limits got increased to 1600 clock and 2500 memory. And it was overclocking galore ! If I needed volts, I was ready to mod my BIOS using RBE. Fortunately, mine went to 920 clock on stock volts.
Bah that makes me sad..I am really used to AB now..hopefully some of this stuff is fixed, going to try my luck but it's good to know there are alternatives if it doesn't work out.
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Bah that makes me sad..I am really used to AB now..hopefully some of this stuff is fixed, going to try my luck but it's good to know there are alternatives if it doesn't work out.
Those bios I made allow AB OCing.
    
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Those bios I made allow AB OCing.
Oh, was he having problems in AB because the BIOS wasn't modded to allow it?
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post #24 of 36
I guess you can try out his BIOS. I just modded my own BIOS using the techpowerup guy's program. I think my second problem was powerplay and may have been caused by BIOS messing with MSI AB. Who knows....guess only one way to find out...just to try it out.

If you are interested in the registry hack method, following is the link

http://www.overclock.net/ati/966436-...-ab-trixx.html
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Oh, was he having problems in AB because the BIOS wasn't modded to allow it?
Mine should work. I'm fairly certain. All I did was mod it to have the same clocks, volts, and timings, but unlocked the shaders and made it say it's MSI and a 6970.
    
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post #26 of 36
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On a bit of a side note, what do people think about positioning these beasts?

I haven't had a reference style cooler in..probably 2 1/2 years. Is there any difference between putting these cards right next to each other (Slot 1 & 2) or spreading them out (Slot 1 & 3)?
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On a bit of a side note, what do people think about positioning these beasts?

I haven't had a reference style cooler in..probably 2 1/2 years. Is there any difference between putting these cards right next to each other (Slot 1 & 2) or spreading them out (Slot 1 & 3)?
It will help to spread them out a little. Not that big of a difference I would think, but a couple C down.
    
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post #28 of 36
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Got these guys in and installed..shaders unlocked fine using the HIS 6950 unlocked BIOS. Afterburner freaked out when I loaded and had the fans at 100% or something so I turned it off.

Going to try to figure the rest out now..haven't used CCC in a really long time..any tips?
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You obviously didn't want to go that way, but I had no problem using the 6970 bios on my msi 6950. It even will run at the 950/XXX? max oc for the ref 6970. I did have to make a fan profile to keep it under 80c.
    
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Plugged in U3011 and the text was beyond blurry, unreadable. Looked at the DVI cable they sent me and it's pretty clearly not Dual Link but single link..so I had to move to HDMI for now.

6950 CFX seems to be holding up OK, going to try out AfterBurner soon, see how that works out.
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