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Any Bios recommendations for an AMD reference MSI 7970 OC gpu

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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    I got a reference AMD MSI 7970 OC edition today and can run stock voltage..

    1.175 @ 1200/1550 MHz

    This is a sweet ass gpu and would like to know if a bios flash will unlock its real Potential!

    It has the dual bios switch so.....

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    If your hitting 1200/1550 on stock voltage, don't fuck with anything else. Your already running a beast of a card.

    I am at 1200/1500 on my Sapphire 7950 at 1175v as well, but I can not go any further, and I am in BIOS 2 the "read only" bios, as stability is better I have heard with the read only BIOS enabled.

    But seriously, if your temps and fan noise are fine at 1200/1550, don't fuck with anything else, you got a nice chip.
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    Im on bios #2 and weird shit happens with MSI AB and Sapphire Trixx installed...

    I remove MSI AB and Trixx works well...

    I love this gpu! My 6990 doesn't hold a candle light to this gpu and my ol 590 is way behind lol! :toast:

    I have a reference gpu! what is the difference from bios switch #1 to # 2?

    Temps at max are 70-72c
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    Hi

    AMD's new backup BIOS # 2

    do NOT flash position #2

    #1 is for normal use

    Edit: keep an eye on VRM temps

    nb: nice OC :toast:

    atb (all the best)

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    I tried to flash the Lightning bios but it didn't work.

    Its the 1070Mhz versions.

    I can try the GHZ Bios. Or is there something different in the CCC driver if I do?
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    Lightning bios is not for reference cards. Ghz bios won't help with higher overclocks.

    When you install more than one GPU OC'ing program there will be problems.

    Stick with Trixx. If you want higher OC's, add voltage.
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    Thanks Erocker! I installed the ATI 1050-1500MHz GHZ Bios.

    Sure opened up the CCC Overdrive limit :)

    And yeah I had MSI AB installed along with Trixx and shit went weird till I removed one of the two programs. I ended up finding Trixx works very well with this gpu.

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