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Games look that good these days??? WOAH! lol nuts to my old laptops onboard ATI Xpress 1250!

Blarg, for some reason its taking me forever to install L4D and L4D2 right now. stupid updates or whatever. Starting with my oldest games working my way forward.


What the heck? the two updates combined are just shy of 16gb! Why on earth would the update be that freaking large? Did they recode the whole game or what? would it have anything to do with this being a 64bit system instead of 32bit like when I originally bought the games for my lappy?
That game looks mediocre. lol.

There are a LOT of updates. I mean, at least two DLC packs for L4D, and and another 2-3 HUGE DLC packs for L4D2.
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please add me to the list two XFX Black Edition 6870's

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I got my overclock up to 985/1105, do you guys I can push forward or I should be happy that it's stable at that point?
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post #1354 of 6939
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I got my overclock up to 985/1105, do you guys I can push forward or I should be happy that it's stable at that point?
I'm pretty sure all 6870s can hit 1ghz, no?
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Maybe, the thing I'm worried at this point is that I have a sound card just on top of it; they're like almost touching each other...
That's why I'm scared of pushing further -> I don't want to kill my 200$ sound card...
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I'm pretty sure all 6870s can hit 1ghz, no?
Unfortunately, no. My 6870 really struggles to hit 1ghz without obscene amounts of voltage, which then translates into unacceptable temps(85c+ on aftermarket cooler)

My 6870 can hit 980 core pretty easily with this cooler, but not much more.

It's really unfortunate too, the 6870 could have been an amazing card if it overclocked really well. To me, its just a great card, not an amazing one.
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I'm pretty sure all 6870s can hit 1ghz, no?
Depends on the card. I've seen 950 and 1050
    
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i can run 1000/1250 on stock

watercooled though
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i can run 1000/1250 on stock

watercooled though
Temps are going to play a big role in overclocking. Hopefully the twin frozer cooler will help
    
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Unfortunately, no. My 6870 really struggles to hit 1ghz without obscene amounts of voltage, which then translates into unacceptable temps(85c+ on aftermarket cooler)

My 6870 can hit 980 core pretty easily with this cooler, but not much more.

It's really unfortunate too, the 6870 could have been an amazing card if it overclocked really well. To me, its just a great card, not an amazing one.
You make me feel better!

I'm running the stock cooler which does a pretty good job and keeps everything cool, I'll be planning on watercooling it later one when I stop freaking out about having water near my components
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