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Originally Posted by Krusher33;13319273 
Bump voltage. You should be able to do 930.

I have just bumped it up to 1.2 in afterburner. How can I find if it is stable? Just play Battlefield like before?
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I like to use GPUTool for an 15 minutes. If passes, OC more, rinse-n-repeat. Once GPUTool shows artifacts, back down some and test for an hour. If passes, try out in BC2 for an hour or so. Use the Afterburner's display monitor thingy so you can watch temps and GPU usage while in the game.

Edit: Guide I use: http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/633816-how-overclock-your-ati-gpu.html
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Cheers for the guide biggrin.gif I will see how far I can go smile.gif
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thumb.gif Let us know how you do!
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I'm at my Mom's house away from my rig right now so I can't post a GPUZ screenshot, but I do have pics of it I took while making the build.

But here's the specs:
Sapphire HD 6870 Reference

Here's the card with all the parts before the build and the box of the card alone
Edited by veritas-truth - 4/29/11 at 9:33pm
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Zalman fan eh? lol

The modder in me would:
  • Take the cover off the cpu cooler and paint it matching red
  • Take cover of gpu cooler and paint it matching blue
  • Take both off and paint them the same color.
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Take the cover off the cpu cooler and paint it matching red

i was already thinking of doing this but i want it Anodized just like it's orignal cover
& the cover of the gpu cooler all nice & shiny like smile.gif so im still looking around for
someone near our area who does Anodizes.. haven't had look tongue.gif

btw i want it all red tongue.gif
    
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No solution yet to the MSI Afterburner 2d/3d profile clocks not kicking in?
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Originally Posted by Krusher33;13318036 
I can only think that you need a different 140mm fan instead. What fan is it?

It's only logical that a 140 would move more at lower rpms than 120's but the big factor is how it's designed. Some 140's are way better than others, just like in the 120's category. I wouldn't discredit all 140's just because that one you have doesn't do much.

I know my post was long but did you read the hole thing.I didn't say all 140mm suck but most do.first my fans are all cooler master r4's name brand great all around fans (noise vs. airflow).now if you take a look at newegg you'll see there are not to many 140mm's to choose from 31 to be exact vs 158 120mm.

cooler master r4's

2000rpm 120mm=69cfm

1000rpm 140mm=60cfm

700rpm 200mm=110cfm

now lets check (arguably)the best 140mm fans on the market
scythe slipstream

1900rpm 120mm=110cfm

1700rpm 140mm=92cfm

Are we seeing a pattern here.

Of coarse how the fan is made is important but you cant argue with the numbers the companys themselves put out.If all things are equal the 140mm's are the worst.We were not talking about noise or rpm just air flow.The fact is with most brands the 140mm is not going to stand up to the 120mm of the same model.as I said air flow is what were talking about ,being that the 140mm is not much bigger than the 120's and dont move as much air I don't see the point.although I like my 230mm fans when you take in to acount the fact that you can put 3 or 4 120's in the same spot even they dont look all that great.
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