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i just got my asus 6850 today and i've tired overclocking it but i could't adjust the voltage, any 1 noe how to fix this problem? or is there a tread about this already, if so can sum 1 hit me a link to that? and also is there a guide or something to oc this videocard?thanks.

EDIT: for the site it said it has voltage tweak... http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=mb5ATbvb5UL6yHKA and i've download there smart doctor program and tryed boosting up the voltage but it comes up with this error and set's it bak to default voltage.
Edited by amd+ati - 2/7/11 at 1:22pm
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Reference HD 6850 should have voltage control up to 1.3v via MSI AB. If its not reference you are out of luck.
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Your card would have to be reference with the volterra chip to have voltage control via software.
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Reference HD 6850 should have voltage control up to 1.3v via MSI AB. If its not reference you are out of luck.
how do u check if ur card is reference or not? o.O
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If it's not refence, try ASUS's doc to overclock it, it may have oltage tweaking enabled if you use asus softwareinstead a generic one like MSI afterburner
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how do u check if ur card is reference or not? o.O
Looking at the card or searching for it's model in the internet.

If you look at the card, normally for a reference model:
- you can see and "AMD or ATI" in white, near the PCI-E 2.0 x16 connector (where you stick the card into your motherboard)
- there should be "AMD or ATI" on the fan sticker
- the pci-e 6pin power connectors should be on top of your card like reference models, not on the end of it
- the cooler should be the "stock"


just look for the AMD logo near the PCI-e lane connector, that should confirm you whether it's refernece or not
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Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post
If you look at the card, normally for a reference model:
- you can see and "AMD or ATI" in white, near the PCI-E 2.0 x16 connector (where you stick the card into your motherboard)
- there should be "AMD or ATI" on the fan sticker
- the pci-e 6pin power connectors should be on top of your card like reference models, not on the end of it
- the cooler should be the "stock"
it can be reference without the amd/ati sticker
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When I first got my 6850, I had this problem as well. Are you using Afterburner to OC? If you are, then you have to manually change the .cfg file for Voltage Control as well as changing it in Properties. If that doesn't work, you should look and see if you have the newest drivers as well as the newest version of Afterburner. I think only the newest version of Afterburner actually recognizes 6xxx drivers.
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TRIXX

Just get Sapphire Trixx from the link I posted above..I have an XFX 6850 and it let me boost my voltage up to 1.3v..Got my card stable at 1000MHz/1150MHz now.


Edited by pRenoM - 2/5/11 at 10:38pm
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When I first got my 6850, I had this problem as well. Are you using Afterburner to OC? If you are, then you have to manually change the .cfg file for Voltage Control as well as changing it in Properties. If that doesn't work, you should look and see if you have the newest drivers as well as the newest version of Afterburner. I think only the newest version of Afterburner actually recognizes 6xxx drivers.
is there sum guide or instruction on doing that? if so can u hit me a link to it, thanks
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