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post #1 of 18
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Just got a New Powercolor 6970 2 GB! Hmm biggrin.gif

Is this a normal cooler for a AMD 6970? (doesn't look normal?) from what I've seen.

What the best way to OC this card? what programs? (I got the factory software installed)

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post #2 of 18
Doesnt look like a Reference cooler if thats what u mean
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Yes looks stock to me probably a power cooler card and use msi afterburner great gpu overclocking program! thumb.gif
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post #4 of 18
HI , nice build , no this is not the stock cooler here it is :
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post #5 of 18
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Cool so its not the reference design- I'm guessing it's better?

So MSI afterburner is one of best programs, its better than the factory program?

What sought of OC should I be able to get?
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My last ATI was a x800 (soo long ago).

This is what the card looks like out of the box! So pretty.....

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post #6 of 18
well, it varies like usual, 880/1375 stock, i get about 930/1500 on mine on stock voltages
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post #7 of 18
Yes MSI afterburner is the best overclocking program IMO as it isn't messy and straightforward so
-942/1425 without voltage increase
-975/1455 +1.2

try going further with the same voltage but be careful
post #8 of 18

The SORT  winksmiley.jpg  of OC you can maybe acheive is ...

 

1000-925 MHz Core Clocks

1375-1500 MHz Memory Clocks

1536 Shader Clocks

 

... will be dependent upon the quality of your GPU Chip ... much like CPU OC's it's all subjective and not all chips will get the same performance levels.

   
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post #9 of 18
I actually have the same card sitting on my desk since the 7970 got here yesterday. I had it OC'd to 950/1450 on stock clocks and stayed a lot cooler/quieter than my reference fan cooler 6970's did.
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post #10 of 18
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Cheers for all the help!

Anyways,

How can you get the card past 950 and 1450? (both program I've used that's the maximum speed, I can set it )

How can I get faster clock speeds??

What's a good program to test the card? (to see max temp, max stable ect) ??

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