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  1. Danteska

    Post your gpu's ASIC quality

    Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X OC Boost (basically a juiced up R9 280) It's weird to see this low ASIC quality, as I'm at 20+% overlock if compared to stock values (default non-boost clock is 850 MHz) and don't even know its limits, got +20% power limit enabled all the time, and the card barely...
  2. Danteska

    Cannot seem to update my HDD's firmware to see if that would fix its issues. Seeking help.

    This was the first thing I tried when updating the FW. Mine failed before booting Linux. It showed this error: Pid: 1, comm: swapper Tainted: G D "2.6.33.3.tcseakernel" with quite a few lines of code (like a dozen). Stared at the screen for 5 minutes, it did nothing, so I rebooted and proceeded...
  3. Danteska

    Cannot seem to update my HDD's firmware to see if that would fix its issues. Seeking help.

    It's out of warranty, but only 15,000 hours, whilst my old SATA II drive (the secondary one) has 30K+ and still working perfectly. Looks like Seagate used to make more reliable HDDs before :( I know I should buy an SSD (those Samsung ones are at like 70€ for 250GB), but as I mentioned I only...
  4. Danteska

    Cannot seem to update my HDD's firmware to see if that would fix its issues. Seeking help.

    I'll try to make this as short as I can, but it will probably still turn too long for some, so sorry and np if you tl;dr. I have a malfunctioning (slow performance, long response times, I/O errors, freezes) 1TB Barracuda 7200.14 HDD (with serial number S1D4FMP3) with 'barely' 15K hours of...
  5. Danteska

    A question to those of you with a HD7950 (boost edition)

    Main problem was (and I use was because looks like it's the GPU or the drivers themselves, that can't give more) the card should be performing same as the GTX 670 or there should be very little difference, 5-10 fps max. I've tried both GPUs on my PC and 670 is performing way better, when both...
  6. Danteska

    A question to those of you with a HD7950 (boost edition)

    How do I uninstall it first? Or does the installer come with an option to delete everything before installing over? Imho, ATI/AMD cards are fine too, hardware wise, it's just that their software, drivers that is, sucks, drivers and their profiles are far behind in comparison with nvidia. Yeah...
  7. Danteska

    A question to those of you with a HD7950 (boost edition)

    Tried that too when doing the tests, gave me +5 fps on average.
  8. Danteska

    A question to those of you with a HD7950 (boost edition)

    The screenshot Batou1986 posted was taken from Aida64, right? Looks like that logs min/max/avg values from while open, would that be enough or should I better post the messy .txt file techpowerup gpu-z generates? Both my minimum and maximum CPU energy are set to 100%, so CPU is unparked. PCIE...
  9. Danteska

    A question to those of you with a HD7950 (boost edition)

    Humm, now that you mention it, here's a picture of what I got: And most reviews that tested this version of the card did mention its normal full load temperature is around 75-77ºC. Thing is mine's unbelievably cold when at full load: it barely reaches 55-60ºC, 65ºC as max if there's an FPs...
  10. Danteska

    A question to those of you with a HD7950 (boost edition)

    My bad. Added. Not too long ago, card is practically clean, but what would a lot of dust have to do with bad performance? I did take a look there, but all cards there are overclocked, so I can't really compare. Also, that thread doesn't specify whether the 7950 is the old normal version or the...
  11. Danteska

    A question to those of you with a HD7950 (boost edition)

    Had a Sapphire HD7950 3GB DDR5 Vapor-X OC 950/1250 boost edition for a bit over a year now and I feel like the card is underperforming. This card was first on a 8120 processor and then on a Phenom II X4 955, so I thought it would be just the bottleneck, but I've now tried it on many different...
  12. Danteska

    MSI Afterburner best recording settings?

    Recording settings aside, sony vegas fps target render can be customized: And as youtube supports 60 fps these days, you should render your vids at 60 fps. Also, even if you decide to render your vid at 30 fps in the end, recording them at 60 fps is better for cases when you want to do slow...
  13. Danteska

    AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega

    Funny how the actual CCC and display driver versions differ from release notes. Also, back to 14.4 as ever since 14.9 my FPS dropped substantially in many games. For example, Tomb Raider Benchmark gives me these results with 14.4 and Ultra settings: (Anyone else got a Sapphire HD 7950...
  14. Danteska

    Sapphire HD5970 bus interface problem

    Thanks for the reply :) I was about to make a backup of both bios files and when I switched to do the slave one I noticed that now its bios is OC8, same as the Master one. While yesterday, if you check the links at my first post, it was at OC9. Screenshots were done in idle mode yesterday, so I...
  15. Danteska

    Recommend for Headset or headphone + mic

    Yeah well, more like I was forced to buy @pccomponentes.com, but just the headset (if possible, I buy as much as I can at amazon.com), as it was not available at any other site. Don't really like how they manage their warranty policy, that's why I prefer checking other shops first. Try looking...
  16. Danteska

    Recommend for Headset or headphone + mic

    Try finding the Superlux HD668B (b for balanced) headphones, as they're pretty nice for both gaming (specially FPS gaming, for its precise sound direction) and music (it's one of the few headsets for the price with which you can easily distinguish all the instruments present in a song -and...
  17. Danteska

    Any clues on R9 280 (non-X)?

    As far as I know the R9 280 doesn't even exist yet, not to even mention a release date. But just so you know, it will be a simple rebrand of something similar to the HD 7950.
  18. Danteska

    Sapphire HD5970 bus interface problem

    For reference, my system specs are under my avatar. Received this card like a week ago, but had some problems with it not fitting inside my case, problems that are luckily solved now. Yet there appears to be a bus interface problem now, let me describe it. Here are my gpu-z screens: master and...