[GUIDE] Installing and Overclocking the AMD Mobility 7970 in the M17x R3,an illustrated guide

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  1. SlickDude80

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    joey, are you still on the clevo drivers?

    Download these:

    AMD Catalyst 8.981.2 12.7 Beta – 7900 MOD – BenchmarK3D

    Within CCC software manager, do a complete uninstall of amd software
    Download driver sweeper and select "AMD Display", run, reboot

    now install the 12.7's...choose custom install and make sure everything is checked

    Install.
     
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    No expert on the 7970M, but the video drivers you are using are telling your R3 that it has a 6800 card with a 128bit bus width.

    Try installing either the 12.5 Mod drivers ( AMD Catalyst 8.97 18 April – 7900 MOD – BenchmarK3D) or the 12.7 beta Mods ( AMD Catalyst 8.981.2.0 12.7 BETA June 26 – 7900 MOD – BenchmarK3D. These have worked for others.

    Also check PowerPlay in CCC to assure that it is enabled and set to Maximize Performance when plugged in. And plug it in. :)
     
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    Joey, another thing...what vbios did Eurocom put on their 7970's?

    If reinstalling a new driver doesn't work, you may want to try a modded vbios from our friends at techinferno

    This is a dell vbios...I don't know what vbios eurocom put on these cards...i've heard that its is also the dell vbios, but not sure.

    Downloads | Tech|Inferno
     
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    ashley-aitch Notebook Enthusiast

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    Did you fix the screen dim problem, i have this issue and have found no fix at all, apart from that closing and opening my lid brings the brightness back...
     
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    Do you think this will be fixed in a driver sooner or later?
     
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    What should GPUZ be showing? That's exactly what my GPUZ screen tells me. I'm on the official 12.7 beta drivers currently.
     
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    Not any results so far. Some people do not complain about the brightness issue but I am sure everyone with an R3 has it.

    Does anybody have a link for creating a dos bootable USB drive to flash the vbios. I tried to create a membership on Tech | Inferno but did not allow me to create one and I cannot download anything from there. I followed Slick's link...
     
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    wow thx, will give it a try. rep+ :)
     
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