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Did I do the 7970 Ghz justice?

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March 11, 2013 1:49:24 AM

I had the Saphire 7970vaporX GHz edition for about a week now. I seemed to have a totally different experience than what I was expecting. First I thought I broke the card with fur mark and trying to overclock to a limit that was clearly over board 1200/1700. Then I was playing Sim City and started seeing artifacts and it was weird because it only happened the following morning at the exact same time. So every morning I had to restart my PC to make the artifacts go away, but I really think it was the overclocking getting to much by the morning after a night of gaming. The second thing that I thought was really off was the fact the card would play crysis3 without flinching at max. But then I turn around and try to play Borderlands 2 at max and my FPS dropped to as low as 18FPS. I went to 3 towns and the frames where still high and low regardless. Its packed and ready to be sent back for an RMA but I'm still thinking did I do something wrong. I was wondering was I suppose to delete all my Nvidia drivers when I had the 7970 hooked up cause I didn't do that. It did have coil whine but nothing I thought was like crazy. Before I send it out is there anything I should try, the only real thing that bothered me was the artifacts and the low frames on a game like Borderlands 2.

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March 11, 2013 2:09:06 AM

NewbiePcgamer84 said:
I had the Saphire 7970vaporX GHz edition for about a week now. I seemed to have a totally different experience than what I was expecting. First I thought I broke the card with fur mark and trying to overclock to a limit that was clearly over board 1200/1700. Then I was playing Sim City and started seeing artifacts and it was weird because it only happened the following morning at the exact same time. So every morning I had to restart my PC to make the artifacts go away, but I really think it was the overclocking getting to much by the morning after a night of gaming. The second thing that I thought was really off was the fact the card would play crysis3 without flinching at max. But then I turn around and try to play Borderlands 2 at max and my FPS dropped to as low as 18FPS. I went to 3 towns and the frames where still high and low regardless. Its packed and ready to be sent back for an RMA but I'm still thinking did I do something wrong. I was wondering was I suppose to delete all my Nvidia drivers when I had the 7970 hooked up cause I didn't do that. It did have coil whine but nothing I thought was like crazy. Before I send it out is there anything I should try, the only real thing that bothered me was the artifacts and the low frames on a game like Borderlands 2.


Yes, YOU REALLY HAD TO DO THAT.
And need the latest AMD drivers (Cat 13.1), not just the ones of the disk.

I doubt you damaged it unless you pushed voltage a lot.
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March 11, 2013 3:13:17 AM

sim city has artifacts if you have not got the newest beta drivers installed that would also explain your bad frames you have to understand the graphics cards don't work with out the newest graphic drivers out you have to always update your drivers to get the best frames and best gaming you can out of a game
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March 11, 2013 3:16:06 AM

batty251 said:
sim city has artifacts if you have not got the newest beta drivers installed that would also explain your bad frames you have to understand the graphics cards don't work with out the newest graphic drivers out you have to always update your drivers to get the best frames and best gaming you can out of a game


Punctuation exists for a reason. Its near impossible to read that without getting a headache.
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March 11, 2013 3:19:16 AM

Novuake said:
Punctuation exists for a reason. Its near impossible to read that without getting a headache.



keep your stupid grammar police trolling off toms hardware no one dose it on these forums get a life
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March 11, 2013 3:31:22 AM

batty251 said:
keep your stupid grammar police trolling off toms hardware no one dose it on these forums get a life


Dude, think about. Who WANTS to read one looong sentence??? Read your sentence back to yourself and you will understand what I am trying to tell you. Its inconvenient and annoying.
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March 11, 2013 3:36:51 AM

Novuake said:
Dude, think about. Who WANTS to read one looong sentence??? Read your sentence back to yourself and you will understand what I am trying to tell you. Its inconvenient and annoying.


you trolls use that excuse for all your grammar correctiveness but tell me this why is most found on facebook and youtube and alot in gaming article comment sections its a new form of trolling and its stupid get a life it is not funny neither was the arrow to the knee joke
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March 11, 2013 3:38:03 AM

batty251 said:
you trolls use that excuse for all your grammar correctiveness but tell me this why is most found on facebook and youtube and alot in gaming article comment sections its a new form of trolling and its stupid get a life it is not funny neither was the arrow to the knee joke


LOL NOTHING new to grammar Nazis but whatever.
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March 11, 2013 3:38:46 AM

Grammar and punctuation are two different things. Also, for Novuake, "It's". And finally, the low FPS in Borderlands 2 could be caused by having PhysX turned up too high. Nvidia doesn't allow it to run on AMD GPUs so it gets offloaded to your CPU, which is not powerful enough to handle to high a setting.
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March 11, 2013 3:41:45 AM

revfarquhar said:
Grammar and punctuation are two different things. Also, for Novuake, "It's near". And finally, the low FPS in Borderlands 2 could be caused by having PhysX turned up too high. Nvidia doesn't allow it to run on AMD GPUs so it gets offloaded to your CPU, which is not powerful enough to handle to high a setting.


Yeah, don't care much for anything but punctuation. Just because it makes things unnecessarily difficult and can easily cause a misscom...

Anyway. Forgot about PhysX... :) 
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March 11, 2013 3:47:26 AM

batty251 said:
you trolls use that excuse for all your grammar correctiveness but tell me this why is most found on facebook and youtube and alot in gaming article comment sections its a new form of trolling and its stupid get a life it is not funny neither was the arrow to the knee joke


So to be clear, a senior member of the forum made a helpful suggestions that will help the OP get more and better responses. And you responded by calling names and telling him to get a life...

You're not being helpful, and holding up Facebook, YouTube, and gaming article comments as standards for communication in a technical forum, where people are volunteering their time to help others and people NEED to be clear to get and give good answers, is just sad.

You are the one "trolling". Be helpful, failing that be polite, or just don't be anything.
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March 11, 2013 3:48:43 AM

batty251 said:
just saying remember your in a forum of computer nerds and hackers if you piss off the wrong person say bye to your pc but enjoy your stay keep your grammar and punctuation up I'm sure you wont have a pc for much longer


You are kidding right?

:ouch:  :ouch:  :ouch:  :ouch:  :ouch: 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
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March 11, 2013 3:49:29 AM

batty251 said:
just saying remember your in a forum of computer nerds and hackers if you piss off the wrong person say bye to your pc but enjoy your stay keep your grammar and punctuation up I'm sure you wont have a pc for much longer


Just remember you're in a community with rules and threatening people, even silly meaningless threats you can't back up, is not acceptable.

Please, stop being juvenile
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March 11, 2013 3:50:18 AM

Novuake said:
You are kidding right?

:ouch:  :ouch:  :ouch:  :ouch:  :ouch: 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 


yea dude im joking if you piss of a hacker he wont do anything
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March 11, 2013 3:51:51 AM

unksol said:
Just remember you're in a community with rules and threatening people, even silly meaningless threats you can't back up, is not acceptable.

Please, stop being juvenile


i didn't threaten him i just said if he keeps it up and pisses off the wrong person it be in his own fault of not having a pc no more because we live right now where hackers arn't hacking everything right now are we ?
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March 11, 2013 4:03:45 AM

batty251 said:
i didn't threaten him i just said if he keeps it up and pisses off the wrong person it be in his own fault of not having a pc no more because we live right now where hackers arn't hacking everything right now are we ?


This is entirely beside the point, but any "hacker" that would be upset, juvenile, and vindictive over a helpful comment doesn't have the knowledge to do anything really harmful.

Any "hacker" who could be harmful knows how to communicate and has a least a basic understanding of language from reading.

This is separate from the fact you clearly know nothing about hacking, and you WERE trying to be threatening, just failing miserably. Use common sense in the future.
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March 11, 2013 4:12:09 AM

unksol said:
This is entirely beside the point, but any "hacker" that would be upset, juvenile, and vindictive over a helpful comment doesn't have the knowledge to do anything really harmful.

Any "hacker" who could be harmful knows how to communicate and has a least a basic understanding of language from reading.

This is separate from the fact you clearly know nothing about hacking, and you WERE trying to be threatening, just failing miserably. Use common sense in the future.


whats helpful in correcting grammar or punctuation ? and then saying your bad at it ? you think that's helping then your not in the right state of mind
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March 11, 2013 4:36:01 AM

batty251 said:
whats helpful in correcting grammar or punctuation ? and then saying your bad at it ? you think that's helping then your not in the right state of mind


I was not implying that you were bad at it, just that you were not using it and in doing so making things more difficult for the reader.
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March 11, 2013 4:38:47 AM

Novuake said:
I was not implying that you were bad at it, just that you were not using it and in doing so making things more difficult for the reader.


tell that to the many of people that can read it and not comment about the grammar or punctuation if people can do that and you say its a normal thing then why do alot of people don't and people who seem to troll do it alot ?
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March 11, 2013 4:38:52 AM

Novuake said:
I was not implying that you were bad at it, just that you were not using it and in doing so making things more difficult for the reader.


tell that to the many of people that can read it and not comment about the grammar or punctuation if people can do that and you say its a normal thing then why do alot of people don't and people who seem to troll do it alot ?
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March 11, 2013 10:59:00 AM

batty251 said:
Novuake said:
I was not implying that you were bad at it, just that you were not using it and in doing so making things more difficult for the reader.


tell that to the many of people that can read it and not comment about the grammar or punctuation if people can do that and you say its a normal thing then why do alot of people don't and people who seem to troll do it alot ?


Stop acting like a retard. Nobody is trolling here(you?). We are just teaching you stuff so you don't get flamed elsewhere.
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March 11, 2013 11:24:31 AM

batty youre being terrible like that no one here is trolling cept for you dont tell us youre not cause you are commas points and regular grammar help people understand each other when they write when you dont use them properly this happens and no one can understand easily what you want to say imagine if you dont use spaces after a whole word can you imagine that? wow that would suck so much we could be reading something for hours and not get half the message on the first read you can argue all you want but people here is not being hostile its just you being rude to the rest please use punctuation and help us understand each other better

Cheers! :p 
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March 11, 2013 11:30:05 AM

batty251 said:
themegadinesen said:
batty251 said:
Novuake said:
I was not implying that you were bad at it, just that you were not using it and in doing so making things more difficult for the reader.


tell that to the many of people that can read it and not comment about the grammar or punctuation if people can do that and you say its a normal thing then why do alot of people don't and people who seem to troll do it alot ?


Stop acting like a retard. Nobody is trolling here(you?). We are just teaching you stuff so you don't get flamed elsewhere.


wow you really think that its teaching me saying learn to punctuation or grammar ? I'm interested in knowing from you how its teaching me you may try to explain it to me oh and so trolls don't comment and bad mouth a random on the internet just because they don't like how someone talks or writes ? how is that not trolling you sir don't know trolling


Dude seriously, how the hell did you write essays back in high school? Weren't you using punctuation?
I have no clue what you wrote:'I'm interested in knowing from you how its teaching me you may try to explain it to me oh and so trolls don't comment and bad mouth a random on the internet just because they don't like how someone talks or writes ?'
Please use punctuation marks.
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March 11, 2013 11:44:00 AM

LOL was waiting for the backup on this one... Thanks mates.
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March 11, 2013 12:22:58 PM

Not sure why anyone is being harassed by this "batty" person. I can't believe he's acting like other people are doing something wrong. He's being volatile and juvenile for no reason whatsoever. You are making yourself sound very, very immature, batty. And grammar, punctuation, and rules for writing style exist for a reason, batty. Ignore them at your own peril.

I'm sorry, but I would much rather have my computer hacked for no apparent reason than write in an ineloquent, rambling way that made me look like a very unintelligent and immature person. But that's just me! :D 
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March 11, 2013 12:59:49 PM

Didn't expect that to happen. Back on topic I deleted all my old nvidia drivers and physx. Instead of downloading the beta drivers this time I downloaded the 13.1. I have to say this is the performance I was expecting from this purchase. Borderlands 2 no crazy dips in frames, the only thing that's still happening is simcity still has flickering but I think that might be the game. I'm not the only one experiencing this. Now I just have to have my regular night of gaming to see if I get artifacting by the morning. Oh yeah the temperature didn't reach higher than 65 in a 5 minute test of kombustor.
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March 19, 2013 6:20:10 AM

batty251 said:
Novuake said:
Punctuation exists for a reason. Its near impossible to read that without getting a headache.



keep your stupid grammar police trolling off toms hardware no one dose it on these forums get a life


If English isn't your primary language don't worry about it. If it is , then like me start trying a bit more and use the edit button. I am just as bad if not worse.
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