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It's been a while since I've had a graphics card that I'm willing to overclock. Prior to my 6970 I had a 5770 which had issues with even the slightest OC.

What I'm wondering is this: Is a core clock increase much safer than a memory clock increase? When I look at all the factory overclocked models, I see they never touch the memory frequency... is the memory on these cards possibly prone to problems at any higher frequency? I'm just a tad bit hesitant to overclock the memory as opposed to the core. Just wondering ^_^
    
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They should both be fine as long as you keep temps in check, and don't go crazy on the voltage
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I dont see much gain form clocking the memory because I think the timings change.

Be sure to do a few tests yourself, ive found that I get my best scores at 1298 memory, but its barely more than running it at 1200.
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