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post #2111 of 3890
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Anyway how do you keep this thing from throttling when >900 core?
I don't think you can do much about it.
Edited by smp - 6/29/11 at 6:30pm
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Bah!... I think one of my cards is dying. I always thought it was just a crummy card and couldn't take a .01mv increase without crashing. Now it's randomly starting to give me black or red vertical stripes or solid colors on one/two screens. Oddly enough it will play BFBC2 and other titles for hours without issue but will crash or give me vert stripes straight away in Dirt2 and others. =/

Now I wish I had spent the extra cash and not gone Sapphire. Anyone ever had luck getting a Sapphire card RMA'd after removing the stock cooling?
Personally I don't think any company should feel guilty about not warranting a card that had the cooler removed. People who do that are pretty much aware of the consequences if there is an RMA issue. As well, over the last 5 to 10 years I have pretty much exclusively gone with Sapphire cards and never had a problem with them. I don't want to sound like a fanboy or anything but I don't think there's any quality problems with their cards. Sometimes a card will go bad. If you've been modding and overclocking you takes your chances.

This is the reason I don't overclock my cards (at least not past 6970 stock specs). I can't afford to replace them.
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post #2113 of 3890
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I don't think you can do much about it.
That sucks..

Which XFX do you have, same thing happen to you?
What's your highest oc without throttling, also voltage?

EDIT> I figured it out, afterburner was resetting powertune, all good now.
Edited by grunion - 6/29/11 at 10:03pm
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post #2114 of 3890
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Personally I don't think any company should feel guilty about not warranting a card that had the cooler removed. People who do that are pretty much aware of the consequences if there is an RMA issue. As well, over the last 5 to 10 years I have pretty much exclusively gone with Sapphire cards and never had a problem with them. I don't want to sound like a fanboy or anything but I don't think there's any quality problems with their cards. Sometimes a card will go bad. If you've been modding and overclocking you takes your chances.

This is the reason I don't overclock my cards (at least not past 6970 stock specs). I can't afford to replace them.
I'm not asking anyone to feel guilty and am well aware of the risks. I was just curious if anyone has had any luck with it (since there was no warranty seal on the card to begin with) before I chance sending it on a $40 around the world adventure for nothing.
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I think that if you find a TIM similar to the stock one and put the stock cooler back - there wont be any issues, I don't think they will inspect the card with a microscope , not to mention, you have kind of visible defect (the stripes), why would they even take it apart?
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Which XFX do you have, same thing happen to you?
What's your highest oc without throttling, also voltage?
I got reference XFX. The highest OC without throttling is around 950 @1.25v @+20% powertune.
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I figured it out, afterburner was resetting powertune
Did you use the "unofficial overclocking" in AB? It will always reset your OC and powertune settings.
post #2117 of 3890
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I got reference XFX. The highest OC without throttling is around 950 @1.25v @+20% powertune.

Did you use the "unofficial overclocking" in AB? It will always reset your OC and powertune settings.
Yep

I found the overdrive override, now I set my clocks with OD and set voltages with AB.
No more powertune resets, no more throttling.

Some 1GHz benchmarks, this is an E8400 system.
Does 1GHz at 1.225v













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If you got a 6990, you can still join right? It's a 69xx club so :'D But I didnt see anyone with 6990.
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If you got a 6990, you can still join right? It's a 69xx club so :'D But I didnt see anyone with 6990.
69xx is 6900 series cards.
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Try playing games at those clocks, anything above 1550 goes directly to screen-wrap-ville after about 10 minutes of playtime in anything for me. 1580 is fine for benches, a real shame it's no good in games.
Doesn't the ECC pull down the score w/ 1580 on the mem ?? Could you possibly post scores w/ 1550 and 1580 > I understand that the difference would be negligible, but that would highlight my point . I'm on 1500 and really haven't even TRIED for anything above 1510
Simple logic -- say 1550 is the point at which errors get induced , then , at that rate , 1550 > 1580 cause of the ECC overhead.
Just wanted to know if that applies, it sure did on my 6850 @ 1185 ->1200

Anyway these chips are rated for a lot less -5Ghz , nice to see people pulling off 6+Ghz on them
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