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This is my first build that I've been able to really play with overclocking, so I'm still learning.

The graphics card is the next up. I got ATI's tool to easily max out at 840/1325, I think it was. I heard about Sapphire Trixx software being easy to use, so I've been trying that out.

I got to 880/1375 with no resistance.

I tried out 1000/1375, and had serious issues, even at Trixx's maximum voltage.

So right now, I'm at 980MHz core, 1375MHz memory, and 1299 GPU Voltage. I'm guessing that's mV.

Where should I go next? The voltage seems a little high, but dropping it seems to make the overclock unstable. Then again, even at these numbers it might be - I'm using the Heaven Benchmarking tool. Is there something else I should be using instead? I used Furmark to make sure my temperatures were safe, but I haven't messed with that since I had it at stock.

This is the card I'm attempting to OC.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150530

It can't unlock, but I haven't tried the full 6970 BIOS, since there is no dual bios switch.

I appreciate any advice.
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I'd be careful at that voltage on a stock cooler and definitely monitor your temps. I personally wouldn't take it past 1.25v. As for testing stability you really can't go wrong with gaming. I like to run through BFBC2, Crysis for an hour or so and then drop a WU F@H. If F@H doesn't give you unstable machine messages and reset WU's before they finish you're stable.
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