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First attempt at Overclocking a 6950

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February 12, 2012 2:03:03 PM

Hey, I've been using an AMD 6950 2GB for over a year now. It has worked extremely well and is the best card I've ever had. However, with all of the new games coming out lately I'm looking for a small fps boost. The only problem is that I have absolutely ZERO experience with overclocking anything. I really don't know where to start, or how much to overclock it. I have also heard about some 6950s that can be flashed to a 6970; so that could be an option since I have one of the original 6950 cards. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Also, is 50 degrees normal at 25% fan speed while browsing the internet a little high? I was a little concerned, but the temperature only goes up to about 72 while playing Skyrim completely maxed out with graphics mods.
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February 12, 2012 7:54:31 PM

Yep your temps look perfectly normal to me and it really depends on case airflow.
I would start with MSI Afterburner if you're a beginner.
Playing around with bios flashing is not a good idea until you're comfortable with Afterburner and adjusting some features there first.
Google your card model and read up on other peoples experiences and advice.
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February 12, 2012 7:56:15 PM

just use msi afterburner, dont go past 1.2-1.25v, but i have one stock and i see no need to overclock ;) 
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February 12, 2012 7:57:01 PM

also ckeck your temps after the oc, and see if the cooler can handle it
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February 16, 2012 12:21:04 AM

as a guideline, i have mine at 900 core, 5200 mem with 1150v
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