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Safe oc level for 6850

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July 14, 2012 11:35:52 PM

I have a sapphire single fan 6850 and was wondering how much I can oc this thing without having to get an aftermarket cooler

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July 15, 2012 12:23:57 AM

There is no such thing as a safe OC level
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July 15, 2012 4:17:40 AM

(stock is 775/1000) --- 780/1020 still safe as long as fulload fumark under 75C also raise speed fan GPU 50-70%
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July 15, 2012 4:33:53 AM

Anything that doesn't need a voltage increase and stays within acceptable temperatures for the card.
July 19, 2012 12:15:40 PM

Every card is different, just use the sliders in CCC to increase clock speeds until it becomes unstable, then back them down a bit. Keep an eye on temperatures, but so long as you aren't increasing the voltage, you should be safe.
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July 25, 2012 6:55:23 PM

I OC'd my single 6850 to 900/1200 on stock voltage an the temps never went above 72*C ever.

2x crossfire 6850 900/1150 on stock voltage temps max at 75-77*c but average around 70*c when under load.

As long as you don't mess with the voltages the clock speeds will not jepoardize the card provided the temps are reasonable.
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July 25, 2012 8:16:39 PM

Voltage increases are generally safe also if you know what you're doing. 99% of people who blow up their stuff were just too greedy to accept that their hardware won't be stable at X speed and X voltage like "that" forum guy, or like X review, even if it doesn't warrant any noticeable speed boost, just for the bragging rights. So they keep pushing and pushing and pushing and reach almost 20% over-voltage and still ain't stable and they go desperate cause that guy got 500 more 3DMARKS so they push it just a bit more then.... it smokes.
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July 25, 2012 8:36:11 PM

wiinippongamer said:
Voltage increases are generally safe also if you know what you're doing. 99% of people who blow up their stuff were just too greedy to accept that their hardware won't be stable at X speed and X voltage like "that" forum guy, or like X review, even if it doesn't warrant any noticeable speed boost, just for the bragging rights. So they keep pushing and pushing and pushing and reach almost 20% over-voltage and still ain't stable and they go desperate cause that guy got 500 more 3DMARKS so they push it just a bit more then.... it smokes.


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