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I just got a MSi R6950 Twin Frozr II. I was wondering what are good clocks for a 6950 and what is the max temp they can handle?

Also, 1.3V is max safe, right?
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use msi afterburner to overclock it

then use furmark to test for instability and keep an eye on temps
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Originally Posted by razr m3 View Post
I just got a MSi R6950 Twin Frozr II. I was wondering what are good clocks for a 6950 and what is the max temp they can handle?

Also, 1.3V is max safe, right?
I do not know what the max volts is and every card takes different clocks. But when overclocking, just make sure to go slow and bump by 10 Mhz only. Increase volts by one notch only if unstable. Do not plop some random numbers or someone else's overclock and think it will work for you.
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I have been using AfterBurner, I'm just wondering what some average overclocks are and what the max temps are.

To stress test I've been using 3DMark11, Heaven benchmark, and a variety of games. I feel Furmark pushes the card to an unrealistic level.
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Originally Posted by razr m3 View Post
I have been using AfterBurner, I'm just wondering what some average overclocks are and what the max temps are.

To stress test I've been using 3DMark11, Heaven benchmark, and a variety of games. I feel Furmark pushes the card to an unrealistic level.
lol that's an accurate way of gauging overclock stability. A lot of people will bench with furmark, but then find that their card can't play games without crashing, since different games stress your system differently. One of people's biggest complaints with benchmarking with pure benchmark applications (like 3dmark or furmark) is that they bear no resemblance to gaming benchmarks or gaming performance in general. I imagine that application profiles and driver changes bear more difference on games than they do on benchmarks, since again cards are stressed differently by each program.

I say overclock, make at stable as you can with benchmarking tools, but don't expect it to be stable during gaming, especially with demanding games like battlefield bad company 2 or starcraft2 or stuff like that.
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