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Hi guys, after all my 6950 threads, I have concluded that my bottom card can only do 900MHz @ 1.250V stable, it will only do 925MHz @ 1.250V (when it's the bottom card) for like 4 minutes in furmark. My question is, can I run these cards at 925MHz @ 1.25V for games and stuff, because they are a lot less stressful than furmark, and the weak card is on the bottom and does last 4-5 minutes in furmark.

If not, is there anything I can do to help stability? I guess I could try raising the VCore to 1.3 just on the bottom card.

EDIT: Wow, Afterburner reads the top card as #2.
Edited by snelan - 6/5/11 at 6:44pm
    
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RMA it? Plus, that 25MHz bump isn't all that great.
    
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I'm planning to get a TF III for CF

It better do better than that, I hope thats far from normal, aren't those cards supposed to be top notch?
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I'm planning to get a TF III for CF

It better do better than that, I hope thats far from normal, aren't those cards supposed to be top notch?
Yea, my top one does 975MHz no problem. This bottom one has just been buggy all along, it's like 1:1000 to get a TF III that OCs bad.
    
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So what's the verdict, should I RMA it for a new 6950? How long would that take?
    
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So what's the verdict, should I RMA it for a new 6950? How long would that take?
I'd hold onto it. You don't need that high of an OC.
    
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I'd hold onto it. You don't need that high of an OC.
Well, I have decided to RMA it considering I need three BBq skewers to hold the back up enough to make it actually run normally.
    
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Hi guys, after all my 6950 threads, I have concluded that my bottom card can only do 900MHz @ 1.250V stable, it will only do 925MHz @ 1.250V (when it's the bottom card) for like 4 minutes in furmark. My question is, can I run these cards at 925MHz @ 1.25V for games and stuff, because they are a lot less stressful than furmark, and the weak card is on the bottom and does last 4-5 minutes in furmark.

If not, is there anything I can do to help stability? I guess I could try raising the VCore to 1.3 just on the bottom card.

EDIT: Wow, Afterburner reads the top card as #2.
Yeah top card is always #2 i think in CF and SLI configs.
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