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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;15182095 
That's just IT the TOXIC IS Factory OC'd to basically be a 6970 out of the box, with the exception of the Shader UN-Lock ... it's a bummer that YOURS didn't un-lock, you're one of the 30-33% unlucky ones. The Shader Un-Lock with about a 5-9% improvement in performance would have made it a TRUE 6970 but you can Over Clock the TOXIC past the Factory OC still and get almost that same 5-9% improvement in performance ... you just won't be one of US fortunate guys that get BOTH biggrin.gif

Yeah, I understood that.

But, what I was getting at is why is it that he suggested that I set the GPU voltage lower than what it's set at from the factory?

I'm just assuming that OCing a graphics card would share some of the same principles of OCing a CPU in that more voltage = higher potential overclock, in which case, lowering the voltage as per his suggestion would lower the potential overlock.

However, I was considering the possibility that he was telling me to lower the GPU voltage as a matter of course, as the "stock" (from the factory OC, at least) of 1175 could possibly be higher than what the 880 clock speed needs (lower voltage = lower heat/longer component lifetime).

Of course, this also assumes that the memory clock doesn't also require increases of voltage in order to achieve higher speeds; that I could achieve a minor bump to 1375 to match his suggestion while also lowering GPU voltage.
    
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post
The only reason you should return the non refrence 6950 is no waterblock available for it
I call shenanigans!
EK makes a full cover non-reference block for that card. It's actually the same PCB layout as the non-reference 6970 PCB.

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/
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Yeah, I understood that.

But, what I was getting at is why is it that he suggested that I set the GPU voltage lower than what it's set at from the factory?
Because HE isn't a TOXIC owner, in fact he has the Asus HD6950 card, so I think he was giving you advice based off of a regular old STOCK HD-6950 ... which the TOXIC is CLEARLY NOT ! ... I wasn't so much trying to inform YOU as I was HIM, about the TOXIC already being at near 6970 level's out of the box. I guess his Asus wasn't factory OC'd therefore he gave you advice based on his experience with his Asus.
Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 10/4/11 at 8:30pm
   
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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by bane-o View Post
I call shenanigans!
EK makes a full cover non-reference block for that card. It's actually the same PCB layout as the non-reference 6970 PCB.

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/

Didn't know that you are the owner of the cards and did actually using the block.

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post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;15182946 
Because HE isn't a TOXIC owner, in fact he has the Asus HD6950 card, so I think he was giving you advice based off of a regular old STOCK HD-6950 ... which the TOXIC is CLEARLY NOT ! biggrin.gif ... I wasn't so much trying to inform YOU as I was HIM, about the TOXIC already being at near 6970 level's out of the box. I guess his Asus wasn't factory OC'd therefore he gave you advice based on his experience with his Asus.

Ah, I see. I assumed he was speaking with first-hand experience with the Toxic.
    
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Thanks for the replies everyone!
    
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