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6950 @1450 vram still safe?

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I'm very worried if I should leave my 6950's vram at 1450 or if i should downclock it to 1400 (getting about 4-5 fps)

It runs fine at 1450, i could even go at 1500 (didnt test it too long but looks stable), but I heard a lot of horror stories of fryed VRAM, - which rly scare me! - since there is now way to monitor the vram temps on a reference 6950 as far as i know.

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what bench is giving you 4-5 fps more with 1400 to 1450 speed on memory?
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If you can run 1450 at 1.16v, that means you have a damn good card. As long as the temps are reasonable, sounds fine to me.
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you have some SICK memory chips there man! If they run 1450 fully stable with no voltage mods you are fine running them there

and if you dont mind, could you check what brand the mem chips are? really curious as to which ones these are...thanks
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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post
If you can run 1450 at 1.16v, that means you have a damn good card. As long as the temps are reasonable, sounds fine to me.
well it worries me that i can't monitor vram temps on ref models and afaik 1.16 only the core voltage since you can only adjust memory voltage by voltmodding, but I might be wrong.
I heard OCd VRAM gets REALLY hot without water cooling



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you have some SICK memory chips there man! If they run 1450 fully stable with no voltage mods you are fine running them there

and if you dont mind, could you check what brand the mem chips are? really curious as to which ones these are...thanks
if you tell me where i can find them yes, as long i dont need to disassemble the card

and why are those sick? i've seen a lot ppl with at least 1425 clocks
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*gentle push*
Take off the backplate off if you got one on your card, and point your infared temp gun at the back of the vrms. You'll need a temp gun before hand.
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