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Hi i have a sapphire 6970 gpu.

With the amd software there is OC ability to move the sliders up or down to change a few settings. Are you allowed to max the card out through the software and can this harm the card in any way??
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afaik not unless you overvolt it.
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As long as you keep the temps low, should be fine.
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If its stable and cool, yes. But dont just max the sliders out. There is a proper process to overclocking.
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I have followed the overclock ATI thread. I can increase the MHZ quiet abit but the card gets very hot sitting on the edge of 90c But still stable and fan speed on auto i think the max it went was up to 33.

GPU tool was stable, but i reset back to factory settings it gave me alil over 10fps gain but like 20c hotter to, i dont think it is really worth it, OR IS IT ??
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I have followed the overclock ATI thread. I can increase the MHZ quiet abit but the card gets very hot sitting on the edge of 90c But still stable and fan speed on auto i think the max it went was up to 33.

GPU tool was stable, but i reset back to factory settings it gave me alil over 10fps gain but like 20c hotter to, i dont think it is really worth it, OR IS IT ??
Same here with my 6870. I saw an increase in temperatures and fan noise but only a few FPS increase in performance. I decided I was happy with stock FPS and low noise and heat. I also noticed a few small artifacts in the graphics once the temps went over 90 C. They always went away as soon as the temp dropped.
    
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You're right I wouldn't see it as worth it if the temps are hitting 90.
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