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post #2891 of 3890
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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post

what type of 6950 do you have? if its the standard 4+1 I have no idea how much voltage you can apply, bu let me just say you should totally overvolt, don't know why people don't.

It's because I'm still learning about it. I only recently started overclocking (CPU, then GPU). I'll get there when the time is right biggrin.gif

I have the PowerColor 2GB 6950.
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It's because I'm still learning about it. I only recently started overclocking (CPU, then GPU). I'll get there when the time is right biggrin.gif
I have the PowerColor 2GB 6950.

http://www.irf.com/product-info/datasheets/data/pb-chl8225.pdf
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_6950_PCS_Plus_Plus/4.html

overclock that thing to sky high. And dude, overclocking a gpu is easy as moving 3 sliders. It takes all of a few hours from start to stress testing to finish. CPU overclocking takes a few days to perfect. no comparison tongue.gif.

apply max voltage if need be, you're running an 8phase setup.
     
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post #2893 of 3890
Thanks for the links, +rep for you. What is the first link on about though, it looks like mass gibberish to me at 5am right now biggrin.gif

You're right, overclocking the GPU was a piece of cake (albeit I didn't change the voltage yet) compared to finding a stable OC for my CPU (stress testing for days, zzz tedious).

By the way, my PowerColor card is the non-PCS++ version. It's the standard one.
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PowerColor responded to my e-mail and said:
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The card is designed by our own, it is different than MBA board, so the GPU-Z may not read it correctly.

Anyway, the card works just fine so I'll just leave it be.
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So in everyones Opinion not being Bias to your specific Brand of card, What Company puts out the Highest Quality Product in the 69xx series of cards? I learned today that VisionTek is Based out of East Dundee, IL, USA. The rest are in China, Japan, and Taiwan and thats pretty much it.
    
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i have had no issues with my MSI so far.

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Well Im just waiting On mine to screw up again, I dont think It will I bought my first one the day they came out which is always not a good Idea. Then I had to RMA it, so far I haven't had problems out of this new one so we'll see. I would still like to see what everyone thinks still though smile.gif
    
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No problems with two Sapphires so far...
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post #2899 of 3890
Picked up one of those Diamond 6950's from the egg on BF for $229 and flashed it to 6970 biggrin.gif

They sent me one with the normal reference cooler though, instead of the one with their red fans on it. Not complaining, but it was unexpected thumb.gif
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How much of a performance hit will I take going from 1920x1080 to 2560x1440 for gaming on a 2GB 6950? Am I going to need to go CrossFire ASAP or do you think one card will be able to hold me over for a while?

I have a new U2711 on the way smile.gif
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