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Is it safe to overclock a radeon 5870 2gb to 1.35 volts?
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I wouldnt do it on a normal basis. Ive got my 1gig up that higher for benching but thats it.
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Originally Posted by dir_d;12608224 
I wouldnt do it on a normal basis. Ive got my 1gig up that higher for benching but thats it.

really?!?confused.gifconfused.gif

whats the max we can go??
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For a benchmark run with the fans on high it may pass a couple times, but you run that 24/7 and you're asking for trouble.
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For a benchmark run with the fans on high it may pass a couple times, but you run that 24/7 and you're asking for trouble.

ive been playing games for a week, thinking that was safe...
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so wahts the max?!
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i tried it for a couple of hours, but everything seems all right..
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Originally Posted by Da1Nonly;12608483 
so wahts the max?!

1.35v AFAIK for reference cards. I wouldn't try anything higher as it will cause artifacts and crash. Don't touch the memory speed, leave it alone. Overclock the GPU speed though. I find that when you try to bump up the memory it always ends up being unstable. The highest I got mine was 1Ghz at 1.35v but it wasn't stable for long-term usage. I dropped it down to 950-980Mhz range and it was a lot more stable.
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Originally Posted by anoob;12609268 
1.35v AFAIK for reference cards. I wouldn't try anything higher as it will cause artifacts and crash. Don't touch the memory speed, leave it alone. Overclock the GPU speed though. I find that when you try to bump up the memory it always ends up being unstable. The highest I got mine was 1Ghz at 1.35v but it wasn't stable for long-term usage. I dropped it down to 950-980Mhz range and it was a lot more stable.

whats AFAIK?wth.gif yeah its a reference card. Didnt know about the memory speed, thanks for the info on that. The highest I had it was 1050x1298 at 1.35 with temps sitting right at 70. Is that fine for temps?? And you think I should drop that memory or if its stable leave it? Stability checked by playing gpu instensive games all day long:D
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Quote:
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whats AFAIK?wth.gif
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