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I've seen other people as well as my self who run at 1.16. although its not really necessary I only gain about an extra 24mhz core clock.d over the unlocked stock voltage of 1.087
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furmark doesnt give an accurate indication of whats truly stable imo, that dumb donut can look fine and the card can be unstable as heck.
lol I know, I never use those gpu stress testers. I let gaming be the judge of that. I said use furmark as a good indicator of temps not stability.
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on air I would not go over 1.1 with heatsinks on the vrm's. The hawk card should have a better vrm than stock, still keep an eye on cooling there.
I do have a cyclone 460 card, actually runs 880MHz @ 1.075V, heatsinks on the vrms to aid keeping them good, card never gets over 70°C.
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There you go 1.087v on air. I run loops of Unigene Heaven to test for stability. If the card is unstable it will generally crash. My cards took till run three to crash when they were unstable. This will also give you a good indication of the temps your going to be hitting as Unigene is basically a game demo which putts maximum load on all the cards of this era.

I am wandering about watercooled voltages myself. With fins and fans on the vrms, what would the highest recommended volts for 24/7 usage be provided temps are in check?

Anyone have any idea? Ive searched around but havent found an answer. Its strange how my 5850 could run safely at 1.225v for short stints and 1.162v normally but you hear about 460s blowing up at those voltages.

Im guessing 1.087 is going to net me 950mhz but I migt be tempted to push for 1GH just for e-peen reasons
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I use my GTX460 for Folding@home running at 925Mhz on 1.087V. Sometimes a couple of hours long, it's a charm for 6 months now. Just using the stock cooler of the asus 768mb version.
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