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Is this a good overclock for an Asus 6950 DCII? (1025/1530)

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Haven't found the card's true limits yet, but this is what I managed after a few quick runs of 3Dmark11:

Voltage was 1.26V via Asus Smart Doctor. Max temp was around 68C in 3DMark11 with the fans at 45%.

hd6950dc2ram.gif

3DMark11 doesn't seem to support AMD's newest drivers yet and misidentifies my 6950 as the secondary card (with the main being my Intel HD 3000 biggrin.gif)

69503dm11.jpg


Updated:

This is probably close to the max this card can do on the stock cooler. 1.32V via Asus Smart Doctor. 1025/1530. Max temp around 68C with Fans at 70%.
6950maxoc.jpg
Edited by 996gt2 - 2/2/12 at 7:39am
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Updated. I think 1025/1530 is about as high as it will go on the stock DCII cooler.
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Yes it is!

 

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Updated. I think 1025/1530 is about as high as it will go on the stock DCII cooler.


Pretty much anything over  1000 / 1500 / 1536 is AWESOME for a HD-6950 Card ... congrats thumb.gif you got a Very Nice GPU Chip inside a VERY Good Graphics Card.

Notice you're still at 1408 Shaders though ... have you tried to UNLOCK it with a FLASH ?  Your card DOES have a functional DUAL BIOS so it's safer to try.

 


 

READ These ;

- How To: Flash 6950 to 6970 Guide, Thanks to Senator

- The 6950 to 6970 unlock thread, Thanks to ~Strawberry~

- How to: Unlock the shaders on a reference 6950 2GB (noob tut), Thanks to fibre_optics

- AMD Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 Mod, Thanks to TechPowerUp.com

- Radeon HD 6950 shader unlock instructions, Thanks to TomsHardware.com

 

- How To: Overclock Your AMD/ATi GPU Guide, Thanks to coffeejunky


and IF you MESS it all up, then READ THIS ONE = How To: Un-Brick Your Bricked Graphics Card/Fix a Failed BIOS Flash, Thanks to Core2uu

 

Good LUCK thumb.gif

 



Keep in mind UNLOCKING the card MAY or may not reduce your OVERCLOCK headroom, but if it's not by much then overall performance should increase by 3-5%.

68n.png  6950maxoc.jpg

 

Hard to say IF you want to play around with it or not ... your Texture & Pixel Fillrates and Bandwidth Rate are GREAT with that high OC, better than my UNLOCK'ed 6950 TOXIC sad-smiley-002.gif, but my OC isn't as high, I didn't want to push my voltage too high just yet, I think I can go higher too ... but haven't pushed it just yet.  Either way ... GREAT performance from that Asus Card, and I bet it looks SWEET attached to the GENE-Z devil-smiley-019.gif


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