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6950 2gb 1.3 volts

post #1 of 9
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So what's the consensus on putting 1.3 volts through the card for 24/7 use?

Obviously, temps will be in check. 80C or below at all times.

I'm looking at this thing lasting 3-4 years.
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ur card life span will be reduced ????
Edited by sunnyFTW - 4/1/11 at 1:25am
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post #3 of 9
Isnt 1.3 at the top end of "safe" for these cards?
post #4 of 9
I wouldn't push that much, especially if you want it to last that long. Even if it's within safe AMD specs (I don't know if 1.3v is), what's the significant performance boost setting it that high?
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post #5 of 9
I've been doing that (even tried 1.4, but saw no gains in oc capability) since i got my two cards in december. No ill effects so far, and mine are unlocked as well. So should be fine, but try to keep temps below 60c as it seems to be some sort of oc/voltage limit there concerning stability..at least mine weren't stable at higher than 60c with high overclocks.
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post #6 of 9
Proper cooling, and you should be fine. But at that voltage proper cooling is watercooled. I have a 5970 running that voltage practically since its been released and all is good, but it is watercooled
post #7 of 9
If you can achieve the same clocks at a lower voltage then i would do so. Although it is not going to fry your card but it will degrade it faster than at stock. But hey its an XFX and it has a lifetime warranty. Push that card hard!
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post #8 of 9
I also tried over 1.3V and see very little gains.

I should settle for 980MHz and use just under 1.3V, at least till more is known about these cards.
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post #9 of 9
My 5870 runs fine at 1.3v. But I only go that high for benchmarking every now and then. It never gets above 75c with fan at 50%. But for gaming stays at stock speeds and stock volts, no need to OC.
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