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I ran bad co again and it locked up. This time I was able to alt tab outta the game. All the setting were the same but the the core voltage had been auto reset to 1141 stock.

Will try again tonight.

Yes, a voltages were as you noted
Hmmmm.....stock core voltage should be 1.174 or 1.175. Are you using the latest 2.2.0 beta version of afterburner?
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So Cristi, are you getting better scores than me running an unlocked 6950 at lower core clock and memory at the same resolutions. The last post I attached screenshots to was created with core 1000 and memory at 1450.

Edit: still using ccc 11.3
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It was reset to stock. I said 1141 by mistake.
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So Cristi, are you getting better scores than me running an unlocked 6950 at lower core clock and memory at the same resolutions. The last post I attached screenshots to was created with core 1000 and memory at 1450.

Edit: still using ccc 11.3
Thats correct , from what i can see .. im using a sapphire 6950 , flashed over with 6970 bios and overclocked to 920/1420 @ 1.3v ... 11.5a drivers



Cpu is overclocked to 4.2Ghz @ 1.392v .

Try taking your cpu over 4ghz to see if you get better results .. if u can

your scores seem too low for what your running .
    
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Thats correct , from what i can see .. im using a sapphire 6950 , flashed over with 6970 bios and overclocked to 920/1420 @ 1.3v ... 11.5a drivers



Cpu is overclocked to 4.2Ghz @ 1.392v .

Try taking your cpu over 4ghz to see if you get better results .. if u can

your scores seem too low for what your running .
I installed 11.5 tonight and reran benchmarks. There was some very minor improvement, but nothing huge. It could be that my memory is unstable and correction issues are slowing it down. It seems the memory on lightnings is not that great at overclocking. I'll have to try turning it down some. If that doesn't work, i'll shoot for 4 ghz on the cpu.
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940/1440

    
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940/1440

Apples and oranges, you're running heaven 2.1 at 1600 x 900. I was running 2.5. My heaven 2.1 at 1920 x 1080 with core 1000 men 1450 under ccc 11.3 was 1471. I'd have to try running at your resolution under ccc 11.5a. Is 1600 by 900 as high as you can go?
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I have my new card, 1st on RMA'ed. So far it's been excellent.

Core v 1299
Aux v 1179
Mem +10

Core Clock 1010
Mem Clock 1500

full pass on Kombuster, full pass on unigine Anisotropy 4x.


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Just played over an hour Bad Co 2 and NO ISSUES. Looks like I got a stable OC.

The switch is in the first, quiet, position.

The card did get up to 84c... with fan profile active.
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I have my new card, 1st on RMA'ed. So far it's been excellent.

Core v 1299
Aux v 1179
Mem +10

Core Clock 1010
Mem Clock 1500

full pass on Kombuster, full pass on unigine Anisotropy 4x.

Just played over an hour Bad Co 2 and NO ISSUES. Looks like I got a stable OC.

The switch is in the first, quiet, position.

The card did get up to 84c... with fan profile active.
Congrats on the new card. I'll bet you can get the Core to 1000 with a lot less voltage which will reduce your heat. Mine is stable at 1000 with core voltage at 1250 after Unigine runs and hours of Bad Company 2 and Starcraft 2. I think I may be able to get away with slightly less voltage.

I am jealous of your memory overclock though. I haven't even tried 1500. Looks like you got one of the top 1 percent of cards in that respect. A lot of the more recent reviews with retail available cards I've read (like the hardocp review http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/..._card_review/8) can't even get the memory past 1450 with lots of voltage. I have to add voltage to keep the memory stable above 1400. I'm not at my PC now. Is 1179 max aux voltage? I haven't really tried out the first BIOS setting yet. I've never gotten the core over 75C with Kombustor Extreme Burn-In with the performance BIOS. I wonder if the only difference in the two BIOSs is the fan speed setting?

Again, glad to hear you got a better card with RMA.
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