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I can't say for sure ... but I don't think so ? I don't even think it does much other than like you say keeping the card from throttling down. So it doesn't cause your card to run HOTTER or FASTER unless your pushing the card to do so IN GAME or benchmark ... and in which case you WANT it doing that so it doesn't throttle down right ? ... so I think you can safely run it at 50% full time and not worry about it ? but YMMV and I don't take responability if your Card or Computer BLOW UP ! your GF leaves you, your dog dies or the World comes to an end as a result. tongue.gif so Do so at your own risk. thumb.gif

 

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 im not even sure running it at 50% is risky tbh so i might juust do that for peace of mind. anyone know if thats risky at all?


 

   
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I can't say for sure ... but I don't think so ? I don't even think it does much other than like you say keeping the card from throttling down. So it doesn't cause your card to run HOTTER or FASTER unless your pushing the card to do so IN GAME or benchmark ... and in which case you WANT it doing that so it doesn't throttle down right ? ... so I think you can safely run it at 50% full time and not worry about it ? but YMMV and I don't take responability if your Card or Computer BLOW UP ! your GF leaves you, your dog dies or the World comes to an end as a result. tongue.gif  so Do so at your own risk. thumb.gif


 



yeh thats what im thinking. it just allows it to draw more wattage should it need it, but otherwise wont change anything. if it needs that extra wattage then you want it to be able to draw it right!? i was just thinking that, is there a limit to how much wattage the card can safely draw? or is the powertune just to protect it from overheating as the cooling device isn't designed/tested/guaranteed to cool at higher wattage draws? i know with overclocking 2500k's its seems to be no big deal to set the power limits at 250W when they are rated at 95W standard. The thing im unclear on is can the extra wattage cause damage...
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yeh thats what im thinking. it just allows it to draw more wattage should it need it, but otherwise wont change anything. if it needs that extra wattage then you want it to be able to draw it right!? i was just thinking that, is there a limit to how much wattage the card can safely draw? or is the powertune just to protect it from overheating as the cooling device isn't designed/tested/guaranteed to cool at higher wattage draws? i know with overclocking 2500k's its seems to be no big deal to set the power limits at 250W when they are rated at 95W standard. The thing im unclear on is can the extra wattage cause damage...

Yes, if the card wants to draw more wattage you should let it to a point, to much power tune at a high voltage can cause the card to **** its self. It can cause a card to degrade, or fail. Its in the ELUA you agree to in CCC.
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I finally got my rebate! It took 3 and a half months... mad.gif

I shipped my card on thursday and it arrived at athlon micro on a friday with ground shipping. UPS guy dropped it off the front desk and some dude named ken signed it whistle.gif

I hope i'll get a replacement by friday of next week. helmetsmiley.png
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I just got done installing a Dirt 3 6950 for a buddy. Made my so glad I have my toxic. With both cards at stock clocks(toxic at stock 6950 with+20% PT) my Toxic is faster by a noticeable amount. It sucked his card wouldn't unlock, but when we apply a small oc and unlock my toxic and the performance difference was night ad day. The only thing his card did better was with noise. The dirt 3 fans at 100% sounded like my toxic fan at 45-50%, but my toxic can keep cooler while pushing performance! The whole experience made me appreciate my TOXIC that much more.

I'm still fiddling with my cards OC though, Its being picky after the mobo/CPU swap. I tested the PSU power output(it was fine) I even swapped the card into my back up rig and it still has trouble going past 940/1450 mad.gif I guess I'll just have to chalk it up to chip degradation at this point. Just wanted to let you guys know.
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Keep us posted as to WHAT Sapphire ships you back tongue.gif ... I'm gonna guess either a replacement TOXIC that may or may not UnLock ... or one of the DUAL FAN DUAL BIOS 6970's.

I doubt they ship you a 7950 and NO WAY they ship you a 7970 sad-smiley-002.gif but you never know ?

   
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Keep us posted as to WHAT Sapphire ships you back tongue.gif  ... I'm gonna guess either a replacement TOXIC that may or may not UnLock ... or one of the DUAL FAN DUAL BIOS 6970's.
I doubt they ship you a 7950 and NO WAY they ship you a 7970 sad-smiley-002.gif  but you never know ?

I would assume a 6950. My stab in the dark is that the 7850 will be what they would hand out if it was out yet.
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Well if this degradation really is an issue, I know my temps will be really helping me in the long run. My cpu is degradated to crap.
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Well if this degradation really is an issue, I know my temps will be really helping me in the long run. My cpu is degradated to crap.

To be fair, its not a horrible degradation. I can still get some decent clocks going, still tears up BF3 and Skyrim:) So far I have had great luck with my 955. been running at 3.8-4.0 for a while now. Had to lower clocks when I changed coolers. CM 212+ couldn't handle all the volts to hit 4.0 with the random crap fan I have on it lol.
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To be fair, its not a horrible degradation. I can still get some decent clocks going, still tears up BF3 and Skyrim:) So far I have had great luck with my 955. been running at 3.8-4.0 for a while now. Had to lower clocks when I changed coolers. CM 212+ couldn't handle all the volts to hit 4.0 with the random crap fan I have on it lol.

Mine I think was ruined by having the stock cooler on it with a terrible case, and it being my first real rig, sometimes ran prime 95 without looking @ temps.
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