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Just wanted to see who on OCN has a 6970 and what they overclocked theres to 24/7 or not.. Before i went out and punched ins ome figures id like to see what the chips are getting out there..
    
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I'm at 930/1420 24/7 at stock voltage. Nothings gone wrong so far, temps reach up to 90C but I hear the max temps for the 6970 is 104C. So I'm not going to worry about it.
     
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I'm at 930/1420 24/7 at stock voltage. Nothings gone wrong so far, temps reach up to 90C but I hear the max temps for the 6970 is 104C. So I'm not going to worry about it.
90C!!! HOLY ****! That is wayyyyyyyy to high even if the max is 104C. Try increasing your fan speed....
    
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yea... i agree thats unacceptable.. :/ why are people getting to be comfortable with such high temps... umm i am going to run those as long as those are at stock voltage im assuming?!

Edit* see that it is at stock voltage.. umm i'm going to run that overclock and see how hot mine gets.. again are you on AUTO for fan or have you done a custom fan graph i reccommend that i dropped my top degrees from 74c to 58 with just a good graph and all with fan speeds with good Dbs..*noise level*
    
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I run 950/1450 24/7 @72C max. 90 is insane. And I never go past 60% fan...
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I just don't really care if this card blows up, dies, burns out, melts down...etc on me. and fan speed is already at 50% and sounds like a blow dryer.
     
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ran that overclock and my temps never went over 61 3 heaven benchmarks with tessalation on extreme
    
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I just returned my xfx 6950 for a msi 6970 afterburner. It has the bios switch so i assume it is still the original reference design. Do hese overclock well? I am interested in what u all have experienced.
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so i ran a 980 core clock 1420 memory because my 950/1450 as ^ stated above didnt work for me so i kept 1420 as memory and found 950/1420 to be successful and 980/1420 i get artifacting 50 percent into the heaven benchmark.. do i need more volts i need to raise from stock volts now... have i found my sweet zone so like 970/1420?! stock
    
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ran that overclock and my temps never went over 61 3 heaven benchmarks with tessalation on extreme
Hmm. I'm starting to think it's mostly te ASUS version which tend to over heat? Even reviewers are getting 90c's at stock...
     
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