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MSI R7970 non Lightning OCing

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 20, 2013 1:16:26 PM

Hello community. Just wanted to ask what people are OCing their 7970 non GHZ editions to? Mine came factory OCed to 1010 1375 memory clocks. Just installed an Arctic 7970 aftermarket cooler which lowered my temps immensely. Would like to find out what the potential of this card is. Had it OCed to the standard 1125 etc without voltage increases, would like to know what it can do with changing the voltages and what not.

Pretty hardware savvy, but havent delved into OCing too much. But since I have performance oriented hardware, would like to push it farther.

Another question I have, this BIOS switch on the top of the card, its set in position 2, what does setting it into position 1 do? Cant find too much info on their site and dont have the manual anymore. Something said that switching into position 1 would unlock the card for OCing it completely. Anyhow would appreciate some info on what people are running their cards at, what settings they are using etc. Thank you for reading my wall of text :) 

February 20, 2013 2:37:58 PM

I have non ghz 7970 and i got the core to 1125...the slider don't go up anymore...
as for the switch you basically have two bios loaded onto the video card...if you are trying to mod the bios for higher clocks and you brick it you can move the slider to another position to use the secondary bios so it basically saves you from bricking the card once lol
February 20, 2013 3:17:06 PM

Use Trixx or Afterburner and the slider goes a lot higher heh.
February 20, 2013 3:25:37 PM

Woot woot I can't wait to try it when I get home thanks vrumor :D