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Is my 6950 graphics card overclock safe?

Hey guys i recently overclocked my 6950 gpu to 1000mhz engine clock and 1400mhz memory, and i increased the voltage to about 1.4 to 1.5 volts. Do you reckon these settings are alright?? i have ran some passmark benchmarks, and bet the gtx 580's and matched the 7970, how ever it does tend to make a slight buzzing noise during benchmarking, and buzzes a little during gameplay...am i pushing my luck with this overclock?? And would you recommend running on these settings only while gaming?

Cheers guys
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  1. Buzzing doesn't sound good, what are your temps like under load? As long as they are safe, and the system is stable, you have to decide if buzzing is too annoying.
  2. scottiemedic said:
    Buzzing doesn't sound good, what are your temps like under load? As long as they are safe, and the system is stable, you have to decide if buzzing is too annoying.

    during gameplay such as battlefield 3 i hit 80 degrees max with the fan on 70%
  3. i have also done stress testing and it seemed to have copped really well without any errors.
  4. 80C isn't bad, and if it is stable, you are good to go. It may be a coil (don't remember the name) that is winding and just makes a noise.

    At stocks clocks does it make this noise?
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    I'd agree, 80 isn't horrible, as long as you can live with the sound of the whine, otherwise dial it down a notch or two and see if it whines and how that affects your gaming.
  6. HostileDonut said:
    80C isn't bad, and if it is stable, you are good to go. It may be a coil (don't remember the name) that is winding and just makes a noise.

    At stocks clocks does it make this noise?

    hmm in that case i guess its alright, its just a little whining sound but it doesn't make the noise when its on stock settings so i probs might be pushing my luck
  7. scottiemedic said:
    I'd agree, 80 isn't horrible, as long as you can live with the sound of the whine, otherwise dial it down a notch or two and see if it whines and how that affects your gaming.

    Yea i agree, might need to tone it down to be on the safe side, or decrease the voltage to see what happens. Cheers for your inputs guys
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  9. No problem! :)
  10. 1.4-1.5 volts are too much voltage in my opinion
  11. megagabobe1 said:
    1.4-1.5 volts are too much voltage in my opinion


    +1

    1.4v is very high and 1.5v is in the red for sure.
  12. vollman1 said:
    +1

    1.4v is very high and 1.5v is in the red for sure.


    I have lowered the volts to 1.35 and still managed to increase the memory to 1500mhz. So 1.4volts was a major overkill
  13. Sounds like you have a good card there :)
  14. vollman1 said:
    Sounds like you have a good card there :)


    cheers for the advice mate, managed to get the temps down significantly as well :)
    Might quit while im ahead :P
  15. I have two 6770's xfired running at 53 and the noise is driving me nuts and I haven't overclocked how can I stop it from overclocking when I didn't enabled it? Running 4 Gb of 1333 ram if I increase to 8GB will it quiet down?
  16. michael_98 said:
    I have two 6770's xfired running at 53 and the noise is driving me nuts and I haven't overclocked how can I stop it from overclocking when I didn't enabled it? Running 4 Gb of 1333 ram if I increase to 8GB will it quiet down?


    Is the fan making a loud noise? Or is it a buzzing sound? and no more ram will only making the game run slightly better if its demanding more than 4gb. Ram doesn't conduct any tasks that the gpu performs. If it is overclocking by itself then just disable amd overdrive in your catalyst control center. If its the fans then just adjust it under the amd overdrive tab. If you dont have catalyst control center then download it and you will be able to control it from there.

    Good luck
  17. Seems like I'll just have to get used to it!
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