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  1. Posts : 391
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       #1411

    I got my 7950 running a decent overclock nice and stable now. Went from 900 core, 1250 memory to 1030 core, 1575 memory. I know these cards can go so much higher, but it would appear I drew a short straw with my chip .

    Before:
    AMD Radeon HD 7950 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3770K Processor,ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8Z77-V DELUXE score: X2544 3DMarks
    After:
    AMD Radeon HD 7950 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3770K Processor,ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8Z77-V DELUXE score: X2875 3DMarks
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  2. Posts : 1,438
    64bit Windows 10
       #1412

    Very Nice! but I have to ask what are your increase in temps now,on stressed full load?
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  3. Posts : 391
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       #1413

    See thats kind of why im disapointed, I have a Gigabyte Windforce 3x card with very descent cooling, especially compared to the reference design. With the fans on 30% and absolutely silent, low 20s idle, mid 50s load. If I could get the card to go higher I could cool it just fine, but the core doesn't want to play ball , people can push their 7950s to the 1200mhz range, sometimes even more, and they out perform reference 7970s.
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  4. Posts : 1,438
    64bit Windows 10
       #1414

    Yeah,I know what you mean, but my main concern is temps,so when I overclock I try to keep the cards in the same,or close to the same temps as it was before overclocking. And I don't think you can return your card based on the fact that it doesnt overclock as well as the others hehe, But still,that is a respectful oc.
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  5. Posts : 391
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       #1415

    Well yeah. It does have coilwhine, I have considered getting it returned for that reason as it is legitimate, just...difficult. If I asked for my money back, assuming I got it for the original price, I would be like $30 off a 7970 due to price drops. However like I said, RMAs for coilwhine, while possible, are very difficult because it can be hard to replicate well, for example when I run crysis 1, the card sounds like a dying mouse, and yet it is out of the hearing range of some older people...whos to say the guy at the store won't be able to hear it and ill have wasted $30 I dont have shipping it back halfway across the country.

    Temps wise its quite good too, stock clocks under load it was still around 50, the temperature increase has been minimal.
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  6. Posts : 309
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #1416

    Wanted to try something new so I ordered myself a pair of XIGMATEK Dragoon N422 Ram Coolers, first time doing this and I was a bit afraid I would be to rough when I removed the old ram fins on my corsair vengeance ram's but so far it seem to be working, I don't really know how durrable ram sticks are but im glad it all seems to be working

    And bought a GTX 560 to replace my old GTX 260 card, and pretty happy about that card temp wise and fan wise, running the fans at 50% and they still make less noise then what the single fan did on the GTX 260
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  7. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1417

    Andreas W said:
    Wanted to try something new so I ordered myself a pair of XIGMATEK Dragoon N422 Ram Coolers, first time doing this and I was a bit afraid I would be to rough when I removed the old ram fins on my corsair vengeance ram's but so far it seem to be working, I don't really know how durrable ram sticks are but im glad it all seems to be working

    And bought a GTX 560 to replace my old GTX 260 card, and pretty happy about that card temp wise and fan wise, running the fans at 50% and they still make less noise then what the single fan did on the GTX 260
    If you removed the factory applied heat spreader you voided your RAM warranty.



    A Guy said:
    I believe the major issue with software overclocks are the resulting temps, a product of another issue, the generally high voltages set by the software. A Guy
    Very true but can be used for testing, then use the settings obtained and set them in BIOS or UEFI.:)
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  8. Posts : 1,223
    Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
       #1418

    Andreas W said:
    And bought a GTX 560 to replace my old GTX 260 card
    That must have been a darn nice upgrade.. You skipped quite a few generations of GPU improvements in one big jump there!
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  9. Posts : 1,438
    64bit Windows 10
       #1419

    Some of the cpu cooling items arrived today,hopefully the rest will arive in next week.
    Sofar its a

    120 rad from xspc
    240rad from xspc
    Monsoon fittings
    2x Zalman white fans(will be on the 120 rad)
    2x Gentle typhoon fans(same as the ones on my 480 rad)
    white primoflex tubing
    Xspc raystorm cpu block
    Silver kill coil


    I am still waiting on reservoir,pump,pump top and a few small fittings

    ps:the ruler in the second pic by the rad is to hold it up till I get some velcro tape
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  10. Posts : 309
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #1420

    Britton30 said:
    Andreas W said:
    Wanted to try something new so I ordered myself a pair of XIGMATEK Dragoon N422 Ram Coolers, first time doing this and I was a bit afraid I would be to rough when I removed the old ram fins on my corsair vengeance ram's but so far it seem to be working, I don't really know how durrable ram sticks are but im glad it all seems to be working

    And bought a GTX 560 to replace my old GTX 260 card, and pretty happy about that card temp wise and fan wise, running the fans at 50% and they still make less noise then what the single fan did on the GTX 260
    If you removed the factory applied heat spreader you voided your RAM warranty.

    Ya, but the vengeance heat spreads feels so cheap, and the ram itself was cheap so if somethind would have happen it would not have been the end of the world, and I gotta learn by trying ^^

    A Guy said:
    I believe the major issue with software overclocks are the resulting temps, a product of another issue, the generally high voltages set by the software. A Guy
    Very true but can be used for testing, then use the settings obtained and set them in BIOS or UEFI.:)
    ZaLiTH said:
    Andreas W said:
    And bought a GTX 560 to replace my old GTX 260 card
    That must have been a darn nice upgrade.. You skipped quite a few generations of GPU improvements in one big jump there!
    It feels damn nice, but the 2 fans on that card and the 2 fans I have at the side is bringing in way more dust then the old card so I need to find some dust filters now, so I guess it was good and bad, even overclocked it a bit also and its stable at 1000 core clock and 2300 memory at 1.04 running everything on max in heaven
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