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I have just bought a xfx 6950 2gb for my sig rig, can anyone give me any advice on what settings I could be running crysis 2?

Also, what clock speeds are most people hovering around on an overclock, thanks.
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I'm playing on highest possible details for my monitor tongue.gif 1920x1080 x4 AA 16x AF BTW: I've unlocked shaders on my card.
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I have tried that but because of my cpu/mobo that is not possible at all frown.gif Or should my set up not be that much of an issue? Is there some sort of tool I can use to check if my GPU is performing to standard?
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Yeah. I have that card. I would suggest unlocking the shaders. If you are really ballsy, you can go and flash it to a 6970. I run mine at 900/1350 at 1.175v. I could probably go a little higher, but I want to wait until I get an aftermarket cooler. Idle temps are at 47-50c. Load temps hover around 70-74c. I play Crysis 2 at max settings (Really not hard to do).

Use MSI Afterburner.
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I think Your CPU is bottlenecking 6950. I never had any of Intel's 8xxx dual-core series so I really don't know how they are performing, but as far as I know cards like GTX 560, 570, 580, 6950, 6970 is just too much for dual-core CPU. You should get at least quad core CPU running at least at 3.2GHz speed to get full potential of this card.

Edit: You can also OC Your CPU higher, like 4.2 or 4.3GHz. As everyone knows these chips OCing very well. It should benefit with higher FPS in games. But I still think the best option for You is to change Your CPU to quad-core.
Edited by sp4wners - 4/2/11 at 6:16am
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post #6 of 9
I did the 6950 mod and my XFX6950 runs fine with stock voltages at 915/1375(27c/60c idle/load). I had well over 2 weeks of uptime and 24 hours of game play at those settings with no noticed visual artifacts or "display drivers stopped responding". I also do Folding on the side.

Warning: I found that I could not use 3rd part OC tools because I play BC2 and PunkBuster has been causing my system to freeze if I use any app that polls the GPU (MSI AB/Trixx/GPUz/etc).

I am currently running 840/1325 because CCC does not let me go any higher. If I didn't like playing BC2, I would immediately push it back up to 915/1375. It is an issue with PB.
post #7 of 9
What would you guys reconmend for stock volts (1.1). I put it to 850Mhz and thats all and stressed it with a MSI Kombuster test and it seemed to be okay?
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You will want to game with it.I have had my drivers fail more with 3dMark11 than Kombuster.

I have my 6950 running at 875/1549 at 1.25 volts (haven't found the best overclock on it yet)
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ttaylor - what is your best 3dmark11 score? Are your shaders unlocked on that TFIII 2gb 6950?
    
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