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Every card is different. Keep going until it doesn't pass that short test. Back off a bit and take a long test. Just watch the temps. If don't know max for your card, research. 6850 is the first ATI/AMD card I've owned in ages so I couldn't tell you what it is for 5850's.

As for the blinking thing... I dunno. Maybe someone else will chime in? I'm on a SSD so maybe it's so quick for me that I don't notice it.
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The blinking can happen with some sensitive monitors.
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Everytime I increase frequency, my screen blinks 1 time... is that normal??? the stability test seems fine...
It's normal. Look at the Release Notes for the drivers and I believe it's mentioned in known issues.
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I think i'm going to crossfire my ati 6870---any suggestions????? I never crossfired?
If you add another 6870, make sure you run Furmark for benching and use full screen mode, otherwise it will not activate the second card. Same for games, full screen mode for Crossfire. Other than that, they work great. Double FPS in most cases.
     
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If you add another 6870, make sure you run Furmark for benching and use full screen mode, otherwise it will not activate the second card. Same for games, full screen mode for Crossfire. Other than that, they work great. Double FPS in most cases.
lol funny i cant even get furmark to work in my tri fire but everything else works fine.
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Anyone know how to reattach the hardware monitor to afterburner?
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Hello guys.

I've ordered a gigabyte radeon 6950 which is on the way. I'm going to try my luck at unlocking the shaders and see how things go.

the other thing i want to try is to see if my card can run at stock 6970 clocks. Now, I've read a lot about MSI Afterburner and Sapphire Trixxx. Even the CCC limit reg editor.

I have a bit of a n00b question about OCing. If I adjust the 6950 clocks to 6970 levels using Afterburner, would the card run at 880/1375 permanently?

What I mean is, does OCing with Afterburner affect the card's ability to downclock when it's idle? If it does, is there a solution to ensure that the card only runs at 880/1375 while gaming, and goes into power saving mode when idle?
    
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you can set your clock and it will still downclock when idle.
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Hello guys.

I've ordered a gigabyte radeon 6950 which is on the way. I'm going to try my luck at unlocking the shaders and see how things go.

the other thing i want to try is to see if my card can run at stock 6970 clocks. Now, I've read a lot about MSI Afterburner and Sapphire Trixxx. Even the CCC limit reg editor.

I have a bit of a n00b question about OCing. If I adjust the 6950 clocks to 6970 levels using Afterburner, would the card run at 880/1375 permanently?

What I mean is, does OCing with Afterburner affect the card's ability to downclock when it's idle? If it does, is there a solution to ensure that the card only runs at 880/1375 while gaming, and goes into power saving mode when idle?
I use Afterburner. I have saved two profiles. One profile is for Idle Clocks and the second profile is for the overclock. It's set on idle clocks upon system boot. If I'm about to game, then I'll click on the overclock setting and load my game.
 
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quick question here, can overclocking my HD5870 damage it in any way? No voltage modding, just changing the clock speeds in the CCC and such, can putting them too high damage it or something?
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