Be honest with me /g/. How badly did I screw up? Just upgraded from a 7850 to this 970
>Anon gazed up at the enormous Nvidia logo. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark claims of 4GB of RAM. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two house-fire-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved his 970.
I literally installed it like 2 hours ago. I have no use for the 7850 to be honest.
lol I actually paid 250 for it brand new because of that jet web site. seemed like a pretty stellar deal.
Well I was looking for a decent card to upgrade to because I didnt want to shell out 500+ for a gpu. I still cant fathom spending that much for one at the moment
i could not for the life of me find the serial number sticker on the pcb, dont have the original box, newegg never got back to my about a purchase from 2 years ago.
asus wouldnt even let me send it in and pay for repair without a serial.
I upgraded from a 7950 to a GTX 970 one year ago and it was well worth it, almost twice performance upgrade.
I have yet to encounter any problem with the 3.5 memebytes and I always play with MSI Afterburner OSD to monitor frametimes and temperatures.
god damn it
this card is idling at like 46 degrees
i could have sworn for the life of me my old one was in like mid 30's
I know where its supposed to be located, my problem was it that it wasnt where it was supposed to be. i have no idea if the adhesive wore off and fell off somewhere in another case.
damn tough luck. it probably showed up in device manager properties tho and could have saved it. I think the sticker removal voids warranty anyway, they really should laser engrave that shit.
I couldnt post with the card though, which was the biggest problem. I tried everything except putting it in the oven because i just wanted to take my losses and move on.
thanks for not being a huge jerk like everyone on /g/ is. I left here for a reason but came to ask about the card.
how do you feel about my idle temps? should i return it, get my money back and get a new card?
Ahh I remember my 7850. Was an MSI twin frzr. Bought it for $80 when it first came out. Was open box at microcenter. The first owner returned it because of not liking the color scheme. The 2nd guy claimed he was wary of it being used, so he "took the heatsink off, wiped away all the grey gunk, put it all back together and now it runs hot".
3rd guy returned it for same reason. I bought it and a tube of ICdiamond thermal paste. Wiped it down good, repasted, and after making sure it ran good, overclocked the living fuck out of that card. Was running 1250mhz at 1.3v . Gave it to my buddy when I got twin gtx 670s. He used it and abused it just as I did. The card refused to die. One of the fans had its bearings seize and that was it. Still on my friend's shelf. RIP you magnificent beast.
my 970 ACX 2.0 idles at 38C without fans spinning, idk what the 270X idles at you should look up reviews/benches. maybe it just needs thermal paste which can indeed make up 5-8 degrees in cooling.
Yeah, you can force it with the RivaTuner Statistics Server software that comes bundled with MSI Afterburner, apparently this one is better than the build in, in the Nvidia driver that Nvidia Inspector uses.
Honestly there there is too much tearing in my monitor using a framelimiter, I prefer to use Adaptive Vsync.
inb4 some retarded crying but muh vsync input lag, as if you are fast enough to react to a 2ms difference.
Not him but idle temps are a worthless measure unless it is overheating like mid 50s or something. Is the card hitting 85C+ under load? Then yes. Return it or repaste it yourself. Otherwise leave it alone.
Nvidia inspectoe global profile setting s resets to default every fucking time I restart the OS. I heard about riva tuner I should try that, I just don't want all these different applicarions conflicting and messing something up.
my case only has one 120mm intake fan, mATX Z97 and 4690K with 212 EVO <1 inch above the card. all the silent fan 970's are going to idle about the same. it goes from 35-38 while just browsing internet.
playing mgs V and I'm at like 64 tops.
thanks for the feedback anon, but what do you think about the purchase in general? whats the current 1080p gaming card that i could get for around 150?
I bought a 970 awhile back and I'm starting to regret it.
Is it normal to have frametime spikes like this?
so I ran benchmarks to see the difference between the 2 GPUs and it is huge! Didnt think it was going to be like this either.
I'm at a crossroads, I have a 6950.
My issue is I can get s free gtx 970 or for $100 out of pocket I cna get a R9390X. What should I do?
Yes it is fixed. NVidia rolled out a new driver which removes the 3.5 GB from your card and replaces it with brand new 4GB ultrafast ultrabit ultradurable ultrasonic ultratough GDDR6 memory.
Now go and fuckin' kill yourself.
>Not getting the 390
its not "OMG FPS ARE 10 ITS UNPLAYABLE" bad at all
your fps will be shit from the sole fact that the GPU itself cant handle whatever resolition youre trying to, and not the slower part of the ram