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thnx guys

as you can see in this pic that the eah6850 dosent have a solid cu base but 2 pipes
so i guess line method would work better, right?
also in th pic you can see a lot of TIM as spreaded outside the cu pipes, is it correct or a case of too much TIM being applied?

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Id say its a little too much but thats normal for most manufacturers besides if no tim comes out the side its probably not enough(unless you lap the cooler) .The reason I applied a little to the heatsink is there was a small gap between the base and the heat pipes I wanted to make sure some tim got in there.If this is the same for you, use a credit card and smear a little tim across the point of contact and make sure the voids are full whatever method you use.

And there was no such sticker on my cards not that I care.I voided my warranty a long time ago.lol
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And there was no such sticker on my cards not that I care.I voided my warranty a long time ago.lol
Mod Men must be proud of OCN for voiding a heck of a lot of warranties. But then again... it's their business so in a sense we're taking their business???
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Mod Men must be proud of OCN for voiding a heck of a lot of warranties. But then again... it's their business so in a sense we're taking their business???
We're not taking too much business from them im sure they have more work then they can handle anyway.Don't get me wrong they do great work much better than mine.But I like saying mine was built by smoke.lol

Its no were near the best but it still feels great knowing you did it all yourself
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If it voids the warranty, then they probably have a hidden sticker. I know Powercolor uses a sticker on the inside of the card so that you don't see it until it's too late.

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Dropped down to 1200... failed in less than a minute. 5mv bumps till 1280. 1280 passes for 20 minutes.

Not a decent card but, meh. I'll probably be running it at 950 gaming/folding sessions anyways where it's good at 1200.

I am proud of the cooler though. Even at that high of voltage and clocking, temps never reached above 74. Made me nervous because 80 is the limit I go by.
Hmm... I guess my card is better at OCing than I thought. I'll have to check my second card and see how well it does.
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If it voids the warranty, then they probably have a hidden sticker. I know Powercolor uses a sticker on the inside of the card so that you don't see it until it's too late.
Exactly, "I didn't see any sticker on my card" means usually nothing.

Do VReg temps matter at all? Mine stay on 27c all the time.

I discovered that my cards memory is probably bad, it gives strange artifacts that usually pop up when scrolling on Opera (or any browser), no matter what clocks I'm running. First I thought it was my PSU that had gone bad because my computer simply shuts down every now and then, but trying my brothers 430w Seasonic made no difference.
The only thing I'm afraid of in RMA'ing is that my mobo could be the reason too, considering those freezes and shutdowns. If my local seller discovers no artifacts, it would cost me something like 50€ for a faulty RMA.
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If it voids the warranty, then they probably have a hidden sticker. I know Powercolor uses a sticker on the inside of the card so that you don't see it until it's too late.



Hmm... I guess my card is better at OCing than I thought. I'll have to check my second card and see how well it does.
Well I think I remember comparing to others who have submitted on HWBot and most of them are over 1.2v to go over 950mhz as well. I could be mixed up about it though. My memory is crap.
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Exactly, "I didn't see any sticker on my card" means usually nothing.

The asus eha6850 v1 he asked about have no sticker.

Do VReg temps matter at all? Mine stay on 27c all the time.

yes the vreg temps are very important if you overvolt your cards.Not all 6850's have vreg temps that can be monitored with gpu-z.if yours is one of them gpu-z will show vreg temp 1 and vreg temp 2.one of them stays the same temp no matter what. mine stay between 24 and 26c.the other is the one that matters.


I discovered that my cards memory is probably bad, it gives strange artifacts that usually pop up when scrolling on Opera (or any browser), no matter what clocks I'm running. First I thought it was my PSU that had gone bad because my computer simply shuts down every now and then, but trying my brothers 430w Seasonic made no difference.
The only thing I'm afraid of in RMA'ing is that my mobo could be the reason too, considering those freezes and shutdowns. If my local seller discovers no artifacts, it would cost me something like 50€ for a faulty RMA.

I also had issues with browsing not artifacts but screen tearing.And I was getting restarts when at full load with high voltage.At first I thought it was my psu so I removed a couple of hdd's and lowered the voltage on my cpu this added some stablity but the problem was still there.Instead of restarting it blue screened normally this would suck but the blue screen gave me my fix.All of my problems came from video drivers.The message was something like your display driver failed and timed out.after uninstalling the drivers and removing the cards from the device manager ran driver sweeper reinstalled the drivers and problem solved.I had x4 gpu's x2 ati and x2 nvidia so it may not be the same problem but it wont hurt to try.
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Well I think I remember comparing to others who have submitted on HWBot and most of them are over 1.2v to go over 950mhz as well. I could be mixed up about it though. My memory is crap.
your right in the ballpark.One of my cards will do 1000mhz with 1.21 the other needs 1.3+ to get 950(and its still not stable).Luck of the draw sucks when your unlucky.lol
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im in with a 6950 powercolor unlocked
    
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im in with a 6950 powercolor unlocked
Wrong club.
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