Yes. More voltage equals more heat. Even if you do not increase the core speed.
Yes as the guys said it will increase heat regardless if you oc or not oc.Generally by increasing voltage you can achieve a higher and more stable overclock(if you know what you are doing).
im tryna push to 1k for core havent had artifacts yet so we shall see. And what would u define as stable. No artifacts, no ridiculous heat, crashes, etc.
heat = power - work done. for the most part, more power = more heat
power scales linearly with clock rate, so 10% high clock rate = 10% more power.
power scares with the square of the voltage, so a 10% increase in voltage is a 21% increase in power
have fun ruining your 6850 no just kidding but sometimes the extreme oc's are not worth it imo... why not just buy a faster card to start off with if that is the performance you desire? either way make sure you know what you are doing and good luck
as long as your don't overheat your chip and you stay under +10% voltage, it's nearly impossible to ruin it from overclocking. Unless you have an nVidia chip with a weak vrm
yeah there are have been plenty of boards throughout the years from both sides with poor vrm cooling, but you are right about the moderate voltage tweaking
Well its core temp runs between 50-60Max now running at 1.2 V 1000/1200
nice now test for long term stability and let us know if you have any crashouts