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(AMD6850) New to Video Card overclocking

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So as the title says, I am new to oveclocking the videocard, and have some questions/concerns.

As far as voltage is concerned, how far is considered safe, I currently can run 950/1100 at stock voltages (stable after stress test) using MSI Afterburner.

I am thinking of moving up to the stock 6870 voltages 24/7 (1.17) since from what I hear there are similarities between the chip sets and the 6850 can handle it. How far past that can I go? I temporarily hit 1.2 and was too scared to actually push the card for an extended period of time.

I consider myself knowledgeable with CPU overclocks and GPU overclocks are now my next challenge. What are similar results you all have come up with?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair x32 SSD and Caviar Blue 500gb x2 LG Bluray Burner, Sony DVD writer Windows 7 x64 25" I-Inc 
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I just realized another question, is there a way to throttle down voltage under Idle, at stock voltages the card dropped down voltage at idle, but when i moved to the 6870 voltages the card remained at 1.7v
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Phenom II 955 BE C2 Gigabyte 790XTA-UD4 (2600mhz NB) Sapphire 6850 8gb (4gbx2) G.Skill RipjawsX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair x32 SSD and Caviar Blue 500gb x2 LG Bluray Burner, Sony DVD writer Windows 7 x64 25" I-Inc 
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Phenom II 955 BE C2 Gigabyte 790XTA-UD4 (2600mhz NB) Sapphire 6850 8gb (4gbx2) G.Skill RipjawsX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair x32 SSD and Caviar Blue 500gb x2 LG Bluray Burner, Sony DVD writer Windows 7 x64 25" I-Inc 
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