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Overclocking 7950GT 512

By Moimit
Sep 29, 2006
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  1. Alexch1990

    Alexch1990 Newcomer, in training

    How much can you sell me 2 of your old BFGs?
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Supersmash, where do you get all this money? I'm waiting till the summer so I can get an E6320 and DDR2. I had a core 2 system before, but it only had a 7600GT XXX and 1GB RAM, and I sold it to buy something else. But I look at you and your C2Q 6700 and lookin at dual 8800s... wtF do you need that much power for?! Supreme Commander junkie? Cuz the only thing that will lag on that hardware is SupCom... (yes, it will still lag on that hardware... it's far too demanding).
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Uh, where do I get all this money, I'm a trust fund baby, as long as I keep my grades up I can get what I want, most of the time. Man this bad, what are you gonna say when I buy my other two lcd's darn you
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    lol.

    Wait till I graduate from uni.... :D
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Yeah same here, then I'll have to work for it all, bummer, lol
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    At least I'd be able to afford it... hopefully!

    Forget a car, forget a house, why'd you need them as long as you've got the highest ever 3DMark score? :D
  7. dopefisher

    dopefisher Newcomer, in training Posts: 540

    I have an Xfx 7950gt extreme 512 and it says vista ready on the box... does this mean it is using DX10? or is that only the 8 series and above?

    also, on a totally different note, i knocked a capacitor off the card while moving it into a new motherboard, hence voiding the xfx "double lifetime warranty." i proceeded to solder it back on (not so nicely, but it does the job), and the card seems to do its job, although it does not get as high a framerate as before in Stalker: Chernobyl. i can not run the game on maximum settings any longer either, although pretty damn close. the main reason i found this thread, though, is that the card was overheating a bit, i mean it was super hot to the touch, so instead of getting an aftermarket fan, i just used ntune to throttle the fan up to 120%, and now the card stays at 54 idle and 63 MAX under heavy load. my question is, will this kill my fan?!??!?!
  8. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Said LCDs are probably 3007WFPs...
  9. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    It will kill your fan, but it might take awhile.

    Those temps look alright, but if you're worried about your fan giving way sooner or later (plus I can imagine the noise from a fan running at 120%!!), you should look into an aftermarket graphics card cooling. Good ones cool much better than stock fans, and are much more quiet when doing so too.
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