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How well do ref. 6950s OC when watercooled?

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My non.ref 6950 can easily do ~945/1520 @ 1.2V and be stable in games/furmark, and in furmark level off at ~83C with 100%

I read people saying that the ref. cards don't OC as well

Is that just heat related?

So if I watercooled a top card in CF, it should OC just aswell on average right?
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It doesn't mean they will overclock any better than they would with a stock cooler. Watercooling will just make the temperatures safer than air cooling with an overclock, in most cases.
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well WCing just lets you find the max your gpu can do.

instead of it being limited to 1.2v, with WC, 1.3v is safe
    
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well WCing just lets you find the max your gpu can do.

instead of it being limited to 1.2v, with WC, 1.3v is safe
That doesn't mean you can get a higher overclock, though. As mentioned above, sometimes hardware just has a limit.

Best to find out what you can acheive with the stock cooler before investing in watercooling your card. If you want better temps, regardless of the maximum overclock then I would go for it if you don't mind spending the money.
     
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That doesn't mean you can get a higher overclock, though. As mentioned above, sometimes hardware just has a limit.

Best to find out what you can acheive with the stock cooler before investing in watercooling your card. If you want better temps, regardless of the maximum overclock then I would go for it if you don't mind spending the money.
Without knowing the limits of my card, I went with watercooling. The purpose of me watercooling was somewhat to get better overclocks on CPU, but mostly was because of the ghastly sound the stock 6950 cooler makes at anything over 35% or so. Now my computer is silent at idle, and the loudest it gets is as loud as my bathroom fan in the next room. No more jet engines! And my cards stay very cool (never higher than 60c on core, Vreg, or VRAM, even at 900/1350 @1.2v).
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Watercooling is cooler than plain ole air. You want to be cool too right?
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