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I wish I could push my Sapphire 7970 OC to faster speeds on air without it sounding like a vacuum cleaner - the fans on it emit a tonal sound at 55%+ fan speed, which becomes a lot more pronounced at higher RPM. So I can do 1090 / 1575 at stock volts stable without overheating (sub 73C in gaming and sub 80C for VRMs) - anything higher is either unstable or too hot for bearable fan sounds... so I can't even imagine overvolting it with the stock cooling solution (and anything but is out of the question, as my family member's anti tweaking stuff if it voids warranty). 1125MHz core speed is sometimes stable and sometimes not - not really dependent on temperatures, but 1090 is stable at all times.
   
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It takes 1.30v / 1.70v for those clocks on water. On air I can pull off 1300 / 1800 at 1.30v / 1.70v, up until my VRM's get too toasty. That's my "bench stable" speed, which doesn't artifact or anything....until my VRMs overheat. So its fine for benching. My 24/7 daily stable clocks are 1200 / 1800 at 1.225v / 1.70v. Rock solid there, VRM's load at about 96*C.

That's 1.7v on the memory yes? smile.gif
 
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It takes 1.30v / 1.70v for those clocks on water. On air I can pull off 1300 / 1800 at 1.30v / 1.70v, up until my VRM's get too toasty. That's my "bench stable" speed, which doesn't artifact or anything....until my VRMs overheat. So its fine for benching. My 24/7 daily stable clocks are 1200 / 1800 at 1.225v / 1.70v. Rock solid there, VRM's load at about 96*C.

That's 1.7v on the memory yes? smile.gif

Yes it is. Obviously not all cards will clock this high.
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Yes it is. Obviously not all cards will clock this high.

Yeah, I guessed that. I take it 1.7v is good for the memory for 24/7 on air? biggrin.gif
 
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Yes it is. Obviously not all cards will clock this high.

Yeah, I guessed that. I take it 1.7v is good for the memory for 24/7 on air? biggrin.gif

Just so long as things are cool enough, absolutely.
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Just so long as things are cool enough, absolutely.

Awesome, thanks! +rep to you

EDIT: doh.gif I always go to rep mods rolleyes.gif
 
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I just got the XFX DD 7950, is it safe the use the boost bios just released on it?
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It takes 1.30v / 1.70v for those clocks on water. On air I can pull off 1300 / 1800 at 1.30v / 1.70v, up until my VRM's get too toasty. That's my "bench stable" speed, which doesn't artifact or anything....until my VRMs overheat. So its fine for benching. My 24/7 daily stable clocks are 1200 / 1800 at 1.225v / 1.70v. Rock solid there, VRM's load at about 96*C.

right on. i usually just try to find the max OC without touching the V. Looks like I have quite a ways to go to get to this cards max. Nothing artifacts yet other than Crysis2 and it does even at stock. I think I need to reinstall the game.
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So these pre-OC'd cards. Can a reference card OC as much as these or do the gain an advantage.
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So these pre-OC'd cards. Can a reference card OC as much as these or do the gain an advantage.

They're the same usually, sometimes the "Factory Overclocked" ones are binned higher supposedly, which does mean that you MIGHT be able to get a better overclocker by buying them. But I doubt it, it'd be a mere marketing scheme. The only difference is the cooler, and some do have better components which allow for better voltage etc.

All in all I'd go for something like the HIS 7950 IceQ if you're looking at a 7950. If it's a 7970 i'd go with the HIS equivalent or the MSI one. Another good one is the Powercolor PCS+ from what I hear.
 
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