Closed Does raising Core Voltage increase heat HD 6850 Tags: Graphics Cards Core Heat HD Graphics Last response: July 5, 2011 7:32 PM in Graphics & Displays Share starravier June 16, 2011 5:07:20 PM im using a Sappire Hd 6850 Toxic 820/1100 (stock) Im currently at 910/1200 i was wondering if i increase my Core Voltage does the card get hotter as a sign of it working? Provide screenshots of your specs so i can see More about : raising core voltage increase heat 6850 mute20 a b U Graphics card June 16, 2011 5:11:49 PM If you increase the speed it is obviously gonna become hotter. Score 0 jjb8675309 a b U Graphics card June 16, 2011 5:14:49 PM yeah it definatley will, personally I do not like increasing the core voltage and I would say that 910/1200 is pretty good for stock volts, just make sure you monitor temps... Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jaguarskx a c 359 U Graphics card June 17, 2011 12:41:52 AM Yes. More voltage equals more heat. Even if you do not increase the core speed. Score 0 kss207rc June 17, 2011 12:51:30 AM 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). Score 0 starravier June 17, 2011 2:43:52 AM 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. Score 0 Best solution Kewlx25 June 17, 2011 2:56:01 AM 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 Share jjb8675309 a b U Graphics card June 17, 2011 9:38:34 PM 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 Score 0 Kewlx25 June 18, 2011 8:31:22 PM 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 Score 0 jjb8675309 a b U Graphics card June 18, 2011 11:00:08 PM 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 Score 0 starravier June 19, 2011 6:50:07 AM Well its core temp runs between 50-60Max now running at 1.2 V 1000/1200 Score 0 jjb8675309 a b U Graphics card June 19, 2011 4:17:34 PM nice now test for long term stability and let us know if you have any crashouts Score 0 starravier July 5, 2011 6:42:51 AM Best answer selected by StarRavier. Score 0 Mousemonkey a c 271 U Graphics card July 5, 2011 7:32:13 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !