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You should consider WHY Sapphire has the 1.18v limitations on it's lower end 6950's ... the cards aren't designed to handle that extra voltage for extended running, and Sapphire doesn't want to have to RMA a bunch of crispy fried graphics cards ! doh.gif That's why they made those cards with whatever they added, hardware limiter ? or software limiter ... to keep you from overvolting it beyond it's safety net.

 

 

IF you wanted HIGH END performance from a Sapphire 6950 ... you should have bought the TOXIC edition, FLeX edition I think will handle it too, as it was made with the internal components that can handle the extra voltage without issue.

 

 

Be careful pumping too much voltage through your DIRT3 and lower edition 6950's ... they don't have the power phase control design, chokes, digital vrams, capacitors, etc ... to handle excessive voltage ... you'll eventually FRY your card and that's NOT under your warranty. Unless of course you WANT a $250 paperweight. thumb.gif


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post #52 of 53
Didn't like the look of that thing. Looks too much like reference with a different sticker...

Plus, I know that it doesn't really matter but the VRM temps are so low at both my cards they could, temperature wise, easily run 1.25v+...
They hardly even hit 60c with 1.18v...

Not all of us check these kind of details like voltage changes first. I read, voltage changable, great. All HD6950's should do 1.30v max in BIOS / MSI AB so this one probably aint different.

Well, little could I / we know that ONLY this card from ONLY this manufacturer behaves like this? And if the toxic is so high-end, then why does this low-end card have a cooler that quite easily beats that radial noisebox from the toxic cards... Doesn't seem like a smart marketing move to me, giving the inferior card the better cooler.

Plus, most of all my point, we KNOW now that this wasn't the card to choose and you told this whole story before, but we are on OVERCLOCK.NET. And frankly, I personally couldn't care less if one of my cards blew up, or even my entire PC... I just wanna mess around with stuff to make it go faster. That's what we do here eh? And I bet more people with this card, or in this topic, would LOVE a way to make it go higher regardless of the risks.

Maybe the only way to make it go higher, is a hardmod... time to grab the soldering iron and the bin of VR's...
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I'm also stuck with a sapphire HD6950 that'll only go up to 1.18v. It's there a pencil mod or even a hard mod that we can do to increase the core voltage? my previous card is a HD4850 and there was a pencil mod for it, it helped the oc greatly.
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