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So today I figured out the reason for my game instability (hard crashes). Apparently my card isn't stable at 900mhz core using 1.162v like passing FurMark lead me to believe. BFBC2 kept crashing on me after a few minutes of playing.

Dropped back down to 850mhz and all is well after hours of gaming. Looks like FurMark isn't as useful as I thought for stability testing.
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So today I figured out the reason for my game instability (hard crashes). Apparently my card isn't stable at 900mhz core using 1.162v like passing FurMark lead me to believe. BFBC2 kept crashing on me after a few minutes of playing.

Dropped back down to 850mhz and all is well after hours of gaming. Looks like FurMark isn't as useful as I thought for stability testing.
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I thought u guys added me to the list but I cant see my name up there.


Also, I OC'ed my card to 900/1200 w/ 1.150v but gains I got at vantage was roughly +1.5k Why wud that be?
 
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I thought u guys added me to the list but I cant see my name up there.


Also, I OC'ed my card to 900/1200 w/ 1.150v but gains I got at vantage was roughly +1.5k Why wud that be?
I am hearing instability in the card can cause bad benchmark scores but you don't really "see" the instability. Try bumping up the voltage and seeing if the score goes up.
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I thought u guys added me to the list but I cant see my name up there.

Also, I OC'ed my card to 900/1200 w/ 1.150v but gains I got at vantage was roughly +1.5k Why wud that be?
There is a signup link in the op
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So today I figured out the reason for my game instability (hard crashes). Apparently my card isn't stable at 900mhz core using 1.162v like passing FurMark lead me to believe. BFBC2 kept crashing on me after a few minutes of playing.

Dropped back down to 850mhz and all is well after hours of gaming. Looks like FurMark isn't as useful as I thought for stability testing.
Yeah I have problems with BFBC2 to but its not my GPU its my CPU/MB/NB . All my other games play fine with my NB at 2.8Mhz but BFBC2 dosent like to play well with it. Even if I bump the volts to the max on it (without going into the "un-recommended volts" I still get it. I can only play at 2.6Mhz which isn't bad but kinda sucks.

Also I wonder why you guys need more then 1.14V to get this card at 900/1200. Maybe my card is just a lucky one but I can hit 920/1225 on 1.137V.

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Question, have you guys ever loaded a game, exited out of that game and loaded another game, and right before the other game loads, you see a frame of the last game you played before the new game picture loads...

why i hope i didnt confuse anyone.
Yeah I get that same exact thing. I thought it was just the drivers but maybe its the card.

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Hey I never asked this and have always wondered, what happened to your Sapphire 5970 man?
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Yeah I have problems with BFBC2 to but its not my GPU its my CPU/MB/NB . All my other games play fine with my NB at 2.8Mhz but BFBC2 dosent like to play well with it. Even if I bump the volts to the max on it (without going into the "un-recommended volts" I still get it. I can only play at 2.6Mhz which isn't bad but kinda sucks.

Also I wonder why you guys need more then 1.14V to get this card at 900/1200. Maybe my card is just a lucky one but I can hit 920/1225 on 1.137V.



Yeah I get that same exact thing. I thought it was just the drivers but maybe its the card.



Hey I never asked this and have always wondered, what happened to your Sapphire 5970 man?


I hit 900/1200 at 1.125v but I gave more to see it will make difference in benching.
 
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I am hearing instability in the card can cause bad benchmark scores but you don't really "see" the instability. Try bumping up the voltage and seeing if the score goes up.
I already tried that by bumping it up to 1.1150 from my initial stable v of 1.1125.

Should I give more voltage?


Also what is the safest but highest Voltage this card can take? I am getting my water block tomorrow so I would like to find out where can I take this card.
 
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Yeah I have problems with BFBC2 to but its not my GPU its my CPU/MB/NB . All my other games play fine with my NB at 2.8Mhz but BFBC2 dosent like to play well with it. Even if I bump the volts to the max on it (without going into the "un-recommended volts" I still get it. I can only play at 2.6Mhz which isn't bad but kinda sucks.

Also I wonder why you guys need more then 1.14V to get this card at 900/1200. Maybe my card is just a lucky one but I can hit 920/1225 on 1.137V.



Yeah I get that same exact thing. I thought it was just the drivers but maybe its the card.



Hey I never asked this and have always wondered, what happened to your Sapphire 5970 man?
You may be right though. Only BFBC2 ever does give me the flickering driver crashes. Dirt 2 and the like (equally demanding DX11 games) are perfectly fine for hours of gaming.

Well I haven't actually tested this thing using lower volts, to be honest. I just figured "why skimp on a few volts to sacrifice stability?" when it runs perfectly cool. I may do some experimentation on this sometime though, dropping volts and running different games.
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I already tried that by bumping it up to 1.1150 from my initial stable v of 1.1125.

Should I give more voltage?


Also what is the safest but highest Voltage this card can take? I am getting my water block tomorrow so I would like to find out where can I take this card.
I believe 1.3? Been a while since I messed with mine but I believe I was sitting at 1.27v just for a "suicide" run at 1000/1300. I found out later that it didn't even need that much for game stability.
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