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A bit curious; what voltage would be considered "too high" for my 6850?

I contacted MSI and they say their warranty on my card extends all the way through using MSI Afterburner to the full extent, but I still want to be reasonable. I'm the kind of person who would willingly run a Phenom II at 1.45V, probably no more.

Currently at 1.2V and wanting more!
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post #2 of 8
If msi says its fine, then it really is. Afterburner is not too agressive on the voltage when it comes to default settings. What does the slider go up to for you? I'm assuming somewhere around 1.25-1.3v?
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post #3 of 8
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.8V to 1.3V

Anything is good, eh?
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post #4 of 8
As long as the load temps are fine, 1.3v won't damage anything. Usually the clocks stop scaling worth a damn before the voltage is maxed anyways.
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post #5 of 8
i've got my sapphire 6850 at 980/1120 @ 1.225v

seems pretty stable.
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post #6 of 8
funny, i was just about to post something like this for my asus eah6850 v2. i can currently hit 998/4402 on 1.2v stable. i called asus to see if my card had a decent voltage regulator and how much vcore it could take and all they said was it gets hot. Im thinking about flashing to a 6870 bios to see if i can go higher vcore then 1.23v in smartdoctor. my voltage regulator does not have a heatsink lol
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post #7 of 8
i'm using a accelero twin turbo as a cooler.
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post #8 of 8
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1000/1200 here at 1.2V

God, this card is so good. Stable on furmark for 35 minutes...
Hoping I can reach 1050 with 1.3V
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