i have had my sapphire 7850 since april and have had a lot of time to optimize the OC. i run 12.10 drivers at 1200mhz clock and 1400mhz memory and that has been stable for some time. vcore is set to 1.19v, and i use GPU Tweak. temps get up to 70c when playing BF3, but i have seen no signs of deterioration at those temps. from what i researched beforehand, 70-75c is about the maximum safe temperature for these cards. not sure what specific online information got me to that conclusion, but i remember reading quite a bit about the subject before i was comfortable with it. i leave the fan on stock speeds because of this.