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post #1 of 19
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Hello guys ,
First of all im new to everything related to computers ,

Recently ive bought a new graphics card which is the Radeon AMD HD 6990,
I downloaded the catalyst control center "CCC" and went ahead and pressed on overdrive and a popup showed up i pressed yes it said that if i overclocked it it cannot be returned nor refunded.

I would love to know if my computer could overclock this graphic card to the max or what i could do to overclock it
Here are my system specs :
1.Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
2.MS Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
3.AMD Radeon HD 6990
4.1 GB HD
5.8 GB RAM

It comes with the stock cooler i think , although i dont know how to check or know what cooler i have i guess thats the stock one.

I actually tried to move the arrows to max it out yet whenever i start a game it crashes and i have to unplug the wires to restart the comp

Plesae tell me how to overclock it without errors or crashes if its possible


Thank you ,
Adorable

P.S : Im a noobie in those things so try to consider it and be helpful (:
P.S 1: Sorry for my bad english , its my second language
post #2 of 19
First of all, welcome to OCN.

There should be a switch on the edge of your card, You need to switch it to allow voltage tuning but bewarned, I think this voids your warranty.

http://www.gpureview.com/gpureviews-...ticle-875.html

If you don't want to do that then you can try and go as far as you can without added voltage, you can do that by trying this program,

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Adorableisanoob View Post
Hello guys ,
First of all im new to everything related to computers ,

Recently ive bought a new graphics card which is the Radeon AMD HD 6990,
I downloaded the catalyst control center "CCC" and went ahead and pressed on overdrive and a popup showed up i pressed yes it said that if i overclocked it it cannot be returned nor refunded.

I would love to know if my computer could overclock this graphic card to the max or what i could do to overclock it
Here are my system specs :
1.Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
2.MS Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
3.AMD Radeon HD 6990
4.1 GB HD
5.8 GB RAM

It comes with the stock cooler i think , although i dont know how to check or know what cooler i have i guess thats the stock one.

I actually tried to move the arrows to max it out yet whenever i start a game it crashes and i have to unplug the wires to restart the comp

Plesae tell me how to overclock it without errors or crashes if its possible


Thank you ,
Adorable

P.S : Im a noobie in those things so try to consider it and be helpful (:
P.S 1: Sorry for my bad english , its my second language
One thing the CPU is to slow to run a 6990 overclock? beside you are bay bee bottlenecking your CPU. what do you do with the computer?
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post #4 of 19
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@YumYums , Thank you , trying the msi burner now
@EXVAS , uhmm could you please write it in a simpler way o.o cause i understood nothing


Thank you
post #5 of 19
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@YumYums , Thank you , trying the msi burner now
@EXVAS , uhmm could you please write it in a simpler way o.o cause i understood nothing


Thank you
Your low CPU clock may be bottlenecking the performance of your GPU. Bottlenecking is blocking potential performance.
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post #6 of 19
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How do i ' improve my CPU clock'?

As i said , excuse me for being a 'noob' in those stuff since i know nothing and would love to learn for future references ,
Thanks.
post #7 of 19
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How do i ' improve my CPU clock'?

As i said , excuse me for being a 'noob' in those stuff since i know nothing and would love to learn for future references ,
Thanks.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...920-930-a.html

Take a look at that, You mentioned you had the stock cooler still so don't go past around 3.5 ghz or so.
post #8 of 19
Get an aftermarket cooler before you decide to overclock your CPU at all.
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Alright , i just downloaded MSI Afterburner , moved the CORE CLOCK (MHZ) to 930 and Memory Clock (MHZ) 1350 , I played crysis moved for 2 seconds and everything literally crashed which made me unplug my computer again *sighs*
Why does this happen :'(?
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Alright , i just downloaded MSI Afterburner , moved the CORE CLOCK (MHZ) to 930 and Memory Clock (MHZ) 1350 , I played crysis moved for 2 seconds and everything literally crashed which made me unplug my computer again *sighs*
Why does this happen :'(?
Because you bought Alienware.
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