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Mine does 1030MHz on air, stable in 3D Mark 11, what exactly do you need?

A better GPU apparently.tongue.gif

Mine craps out completely & requires hard boot past 840. It must be the runt of the litter. mad.gif
Opps I replied to you but it's not here? thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Anyway, mine runs like that:

stock 775MHz @ 1149mV
mild OC 850MHz @ 1175mV for gaming if needed
crazy OC 1030MHz @ 1300mV

Now the mild OC is like nothing for the GPU, so is any mid-900 clock. I've also run multiple passes of 3D Mark 11 at 1030MHz with no problem, the wall is at 1032MHz - not very stable but it passed a couple of times, 1033MHz is a crash fest. But even at 1033 it wasn't hard locking, just the driver and the 3d Mark were crashing, the driver was recovering and it was good to go again smile.gif
http://hwbot.org/submission/2159780_wlw_wl_3dmark11___performance_radeon_hd_6850_4467_marks

The VRAM however does not overclock basically at all, even with added radiators, perhaps a voltage issue.
The mild OC is like no difference to the card, so is basically anything below 1GHz biggrin.gif I love this crazy overclocker, and this is the old, good, one 6-pin powered version from Sapphire.
And I know that no 6870 would ever OC like that...

Oh and soon I should have an H50 to put on this GPU, then I'll re-write the story wink.gif
Edited by wlw wl - 6/1/12 at 2:51am
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Opps I replied to you but it's not here? thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Anyway, mine runs like that:
stock 775MHz @ 1149mV
mild OC 850MHz @ 1175mV for gaming if needed
crazy OC 1030MHz @ 1300mV
Now the mild OC is like nothing for the GPU, so is any mid-900 clock. I've also run multiple passes of 3D Mark 11 at 1030MHz with no problem, the wall is at 1032MHz - not very stable but it passed a couple of times, 1033MHz is a crash fest. But even at 1033 it wasn't hard locking, just the driver and the 3d Mark were crashing, the driver was recovering and it was good to go again smile.gif
http://hwbot.org/submission/2159780_wlw_wl_3dmark11___performance_radeon_hd_6850_4467_marks
The VRAM however does not overclock basically at all, even with added radiators, perhaps a voltage issue.
The mild OC is like no difference to the card, so is basically anything below 1GHz biggrin.gif I love this crazy overclocker, and this is the old, good, one 6-pin powered version from Sapphire.
And I know that no 6870 would ever OC like that...
Oh and soon I should have an H50 to put on this GPU, then I'll re-write the story wink.gif

Mine's a 6 pin power Sapphire too. Right when it first came out.

So I did some folding tests. Leaving core clock at 1030 for each of these:
  1. Memory was already at 1250. Folding PPD was at ~8160.
  2. Lowered memory down to 1100. After 30 minutes, folding PPD was at ~7930.
  3. Raised memory to 1200. After abount an hour, folding PPD was at ~8060.
  4. Raised memory back to 1250 and right now it's doing 8130.

I don't know if it's because of the frames I was seeing these changes on or what but I'm convinced for myself that memory overclock on GPU's do help.
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Yes they dont down clock but it will only run the same as 2X 6850 and you are more prone to micro-stuttering since the 6870 has to wait on frames from the 6850.
You better off swaping the 6870 with cash your way for a 6850 like I did. Frame rate stayed the same but game play was a lot smoother
Or selling the 6850 and getting another 6970.

Why would I get rid of the 6870 and grab another 6850. Wouldn't it be better to do the oposite? Get another 6870? Anyways I'll have the extra 6870 this weekend hopefully. thumb.gif
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Mine's a 6 pin power Sapphire too. Right when it first came out.

So I did some folding tests. Leaving core clock at 1030 for each of these:
  1. Memory was already at 1250. Folding PPD was at ~8160.
  2. Lowered memory down to 1100. After 30 minutes, folding PPD was at ~7930.
  3. Raised memory to 1200. After abount an hour, folding PPD was at ~8060.
  4. Raised memory back to 1250 and right now it's doing 8130.

I don't know if it's because of the frames I was seeing these changes on or what but I'm convinced for myself that memory overclock on GPU's do help.
So it's the same as mine, I bought it around Jan/Feb 2011, but mine gets unstable above 1100 on the memory and the added radiators didn't help, maybe one of the mem chips isn't particularly great.
At least the core is decent smile.gif
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I have to say I think the older cards are better as well.I got both of my asus cards nov 2010.The memory gets unstable above 1100 but the cores both will hit 1Ghz gaming stable(the only thing that counts). memory overclocking helps but its not even close to the difference core overclocking makes.when I got these cards there was nothing even close when it comes to bang for the buck.I would go with something else now.There is no way i would buy one of these cards without voltage control.
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You mean the lack of memory voltage control or that the new revisions have the core voltage tweaking locked?

I know that the Gigabyte 6850 OC edition was a joke and a mistake from the start, faulty mem volt controller and locked core voltage as well...
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It seems like more and more people are not able to unlock the core voltage when they buy new cards. Though I don't know if that's user error or what.
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Uhh "unlock"? Just fire up the Sapphire Trixx (great app!) or Afterburner and that's all unlocking you need... or at least that was the story a year ago. I wouldn't be surprised if they killed the 6850 OC potential because it was making 6870s quite pointless. But then again, 6900s were hardly available...
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Yeah, that was a year ago. And in Afterburner I still have to edit the config file before the voltage unlock option works. I've never tried Trixx.

But yeah... when the new folks failed trying Afterburner, I advised them to try Trixx and then sometimes they say they can't adjust the voltage there either.

I might try Trixx someday though. My card is Sapphire after all... Though I like being able to set up Rainmeter with Afterburner. Not sure that can be done with Trixx?
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I have to say I think the older cards are better as well.I got both of my asus cards nov 2010.The memory gets unstable above 1100 but the cores both will hit 1Ghz gaming stable(the only thing that counts). memory overclocking helps but its not even close to the difference core overclocking makes.when I got these cards there was nothing even close when it comes to bang for the buck.I would go with something else now.There is no way i would buy one of these cards without voltage control.

I agree with you, one of my 6850 was bought on launch day.
I overclocked it up to 1Ghz and stable, it card made getting the 6870 a bad choice...
My 2nd 6850... I finally managed to get it working without BSOD's, managed to get a reading from the voltage and to let me change it but its way more temperature sensitive than my old one...
Plus they cheaped out on the newer revisions using materials with less quality.
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