Originally Posted by DopasaurousRex
hi i have a xfx core edition (single fan) variant of the card and was wondering if the bios hacks for it would work cause the voltage limit is locked. it can overclock so so but i think theres more potential in her and also i have it modded from its original single fan design to basically a double d version using a different gpu's bigger cooler and it doesnt get above 65 or so (70 if it gets hot in room) while gaming
Got a picture of your card?
Does GPU-Z report VRM currents and actual voltages, or just speeds and VID?
The uP1608 voltage controller found on a lot of xfx 7950 lacks monitoring and proper voltage adjustment. BIOS editing is difficult and no other BIOS-files works.
Hopefully you have the Chil controller.
Reading this thread made me wanna squeeze some more performance out of the old POS XFX card. Non reference 7950 with unsupported vreg.
Just mounted a Hydro H105 Extreme and im aiming for 1200 Mhz core.
Had to make a spacer since the shim is a lot higher than the die. Had some silver lying around that only needed a few minutes with a file. Not pretty, but works like a charm.
Im using liquid metal, so I was planning on adding a layer of insulation .. But couldnt find the liquid tape, so I just grabbed a spray can. Does metallic paint conduct electricity?
Only one way to find out.
Everything flat and sanded down with 2000 grit. Applying liquid metal is a walk in the park after removing the oxide layer and possibly some turtle wax. Some people ....