Originally Posted by Da1Nonly
Thats weird...Im only able to run 950x1375 with an unlckd 6950...If I throw up the volts, to 1.25-1.30, and overclock a little higher, lets say...970x1350 or 950x1380 and play games, it locks up after about 5 minutes, with the fan at 60%.
Anybody know how to get it higher without crashing or freezing up?
i'm at the same spot. i can get to 970 stable @ 1.2v and run for hours but it won't boot if i leave it there and restart. what are your temps like?
Originally Posted by ph10m
Quick question - I'm using an eyefinity setup with my 6950 (unlocked to 70), and I'm often just using 1 monitor to watch a movie and such, but my card will always be running on 500/1375 and idling around 50c with 35% fan speed vs 35-40c if I disable my two other monitors. Will it hurt the TIM eventually by having it idle at 10++ more degrees?
tldr; Will I have to replace the TIM sooner if I keep having it at 50c almost 24/7 vs ~35-40c?
that's a good question. my cards are currently running @ 67C 24/7, but i'll be replacing the tim shortly when i tear them apart for maintenance
Originally Posted by neonraver
Hi guys, new here. Just build my first computer and i've got an XFX 6950 2GB flashed with the 6970 BIOS running at 6970 stock clocks/voltage (880/1375). Just wondering how high I could go with the clocks and what benefits I would get with going higher? I'm editing the clocks using the catalyst software. Should I do it with someone else and if I increase the clocks to say 920/1450 would I have to up the voltage to keep it stable? Completely new to all this so any help would be much appreciated!
the general consensus is 920-950 stable core and 1325-1450 stable memory.
depending on what you're using the cards for, whether or not you're bottle necked, whether you'll notice any fps gains, whether you care or not etc effect whether or not you would receive any benefit from a further OC.
most of the users here use a program called MSI Afterburner, which does a pretty good job of letting you customize your OC.
i'm running @ 950/1325 at 1.175vcore and all is well. you'll have to test your cards to see where your sweet spot would be w/ clocks vs vcore.
edit: added a responseEdited by steamboat - 6/11/11 at 4:07pm