Ok guys. i recently got my item and i was hoping if anyone can help me install this. Well i went i head and placed it in and i wasnt sure if it was right but i plugged in 6pin to the 6ping connector and a 6+2 to the 8ping. ok so now its up and working but the REAL problem is my framrate didnt go up at all. infact, it went slower just a bit. I was playing dota2 and with low settings i had 40+ to 60+ framrate back in my previous GPU. now its worse. what has happened? did i do something wrong?its also heating up and its freaking me out cuz even though it has warranty, i dont want to waste anytime sending and replacing items back and forth. here is a photo of my stats.
What on earth are those temperatures? 178C!
More detailed specs are needed, particularly the CPU and power supply (Make, model or output on the +12 volt rail/s).
I would say your biggest problem is the dual core CPU, i3 or not it's nowhere nearly fast enough to drive a 7970.
What drivers are you using? AMD has made some significant improvements with the later releases.