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If you get a couple errors in the beginning and then it's ok for a while like 5-10 minutes then yea you're ok. Mine will sometimes error in the beginning and keep going fine after for 30+ minutes. I can play games just fine as well with my OC on the 5850.
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I have just started OC'ing my 5870 as well and I have a quick question. On the GPU tool render, I see like the errors which goes away pretty quick maybe ranging from 1-8 pixel/mega pixel (didn't see it, it flashed away really quick), but I don't see any artifacting on the thing itself (as in the yellow dots), can I still push higher?

I'm currently at 980/1200(Doing mem in a few) at 1.162v
If you don't see any yellow dots you should be good. As always the real test of stability will be gaming, if you notice a massive FPS drop while overclocked or games crash or artifact that is a sure sign that its not stable. The GPUTool just helps you narrow it down a bit more.
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thanks great review and guide.
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I have a 5970 I will overclock as soon as I know my i7 920 OC is stable. I would like to bump my core voltage to something a little higher. I have a air cooling - any suggested reasonably safe voltage numbers for the 5970?
Edited by Special Ed - 3/27/10 at 9:56pm
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I know i'm posting here and in my own question thread, but is these temps right? I'm using a mega laptop custom fan cooler, but.. really?

    
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Excellent guide. Was able to OC my XFX 5850 to 950/1200 1.2v no problem.
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Well no voltage suggestions for the 5970 How about cooling suggestions? When I bump up the speed to the card and push it the tiny fan sounds like a tornado. Are you guys using any special 59** cooling set up. I don't think there is any 3rd party stuff out there yet.
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Well no voltage suggestions for the 5970 How about cooling suggestions? When I bump up the speed to the card and push it the tiny fan sounds like a tornado. Are you guys using any special 59** cooling set up. I don't think there is any 3rd party stuff out there yet.
I'd keep it below 1.3v but temps may limit you before that. As for after market air cooling there isn't anything out yet AFAIK...Arctic Cooling have one planned soon though.
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I've got a problem...

I close MSI AB, setup the .cfg to enable additional overclocking, and save it.

As soon as I open MSI AB my system freezes.

I reboot, shortly after I log in I get the BSOD. I reboot in to safemode, change the .cfg back to 0, reboot, and all is well.

Any ideas? MSI AB works perfectly fine without the modified cfg.

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I'd keep it below 1.3v but temps may limit you before that. As for after market air cooling there isn't anything out yet AFAIK...Arctic Cooling have one planned soon though.
Thanks, I see the Arctic Cooler fan(s) will be available in May for the 5970. They look pretty cool also, I hope they don't mess up the form factor making a crossfire set up difficult down the road. Since heat spikes up so much with small overclocks and these cards are not that cheap. I think I'll run at stock for a few months.
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