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Just recieved my power color 6970 in the mail from my PCS++ RMA and I love it... Cranked it up to 950/1450 in overdrive (wanted to game right away) and it runs great... Almost doubles my fps in rift with comparable settings compared to my 5850.

I have noticed that the gpu doesnt get used more then 80% unless I use a program like furmark. Is that normal?

Also Ill be overclocking this card soon, and then adding it to my loop and re-overclocking it. What are safe temps on air? with my 5850 I really just tried to keep it below 80C, same apply?

And for overclocking on water, is there any guides? seems like it would be easy to burn out something while something is under water by pushing it too far.

What are some 24/7 clocks you have been seeing on air or water...

Thanks in advance everyone... Just got this new card and was wondering some information, so if you can help it will be much appreciated.
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Do you really need to OC it since day 1?

Anyways, congratz on the card.

What OC do you have on your CPU?

You may want to boost it up a bit to see the real power of the HD6970.

Try Bad Company 2 in Multiplayer maxed out, that should really stress very well your graphic card

And if you need any help, let me know, I'll be glad to help out.
    
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As of temperatures, yeah, try to keep it under 80ºC-85ºC.

Anything below 85ºC i smore than safe

I get around 80-85ºC on my hottest card, although I have x2 HD6970 in Crossfire, lower card is around 71-75ºC and the top card around 80-82ºC.
    
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On water, if you're hitting over 60c you're doing it wrong. Temps should be well under 50c loaded.
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On water, if you're hitting over 60c you're doing it wrong. Temps should be well under 50c loaded.
If you read it properly, you'll see he is running it on air for now.
    
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If you read it properly, you'll see he is running it on air for now.


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