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Greetings folks.

I have been trying to overclock with MSI Afterburner for my 4870, however whenever i submit a new speed and hit apply, nothing actually happens. The speed remains the same, even though the program is telling me that it has been increased.

I have edited the Config file with the following:
Code:
UnofficialOverclockingEULA = I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it
UnofficialOverclockingMode = 1
It didn't help however, i was curious if this is just a problem with my card, or is there something i'm doing wrong? Note, that i can't even underclock if i wanted to, it just refuses to work for anything.

Before you ask, yes i have the most recent version of MSI Afterburner, and my Graphics Card Drivers.
 
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just curious but how do you know that your speed hasnt increased if afterburner is telling you it has? benchmarks?
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Use GPU-Z to confirm that your speed has increased, sometimes I have that problem, but restarting Afterburner fixes it for me, and I'm pretty sure you've tried that already.
    
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You're hitting apply after changing settings, correct?
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Originally Posted by karsa_orlong View Post
just curious but how do you know that your speed hasnt increased if afterburner is telling you it has? benchmarks?
Several things, while it says in MSI Afterburner that it's increased, the chart that shows my current speeds doesn't show any increase. Also, there is ABSOLUTELY no difference in benchmarks (primarily bitcoin mining, in which if i overclock just 40mhz with CCC it shows a difference, but there's NO change what so ever with MSI Afterburner).

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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
Use GPU-Z to confirm that your speed has increased, sometimes I have that problem, but restarting Afterburner fixes it for me, and I'm pretty sure you've tried that already.
I've restarted afterburner, my computer, reinstalled, etc. Nothing worked.

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You're hitting apply after changing settings, correct?
Yes.
 
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Try checking the core clock graph in AB while running a 3d app in windowed mode, see if the increase registers when you put the card under a load. Also, does it register in the graph when you use CCC to do the OC?

It may be that AB just doesn't work w/the 4xxx-series cards, I dunno cause it wasn't around back in the day when I was rocking a 4870.
    
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Please post screen shots of GPU-Z and your Device Manager with the graphics card information showing.
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Okay, so here i'm going to post several images. The first image is just me attempting to do an overclock with MSI Afterburner, as you can see the chart shows no change in speed at all, despite the program itself stating that the changes have been made.

In the second image, you will notice a program running. This programs speed is based primarily on the clock speed of my graphics card, you can notice that it says 84.6Mhash/s, which is the usual for my graphics card at stock clocks. That picture is just there for comparisons sake.

In the third picture, you can see it overclocked to the maximum that CCC will allow for, and will also take into account that the program on the bottom now reports 89.1Mhash/s (it remains there constantly, fluctuating slightly between 89.1 and 89.6ish). You will also notice that it shows the real frequencies in the graph.

However, in the fourth picture when trying to overclock with MSI Afterburner, you will notice no change in the graph at all, as well as the same Mhash/s as i get at stock clocks, even though in MSI Afterburner, it is supposedly overclocked to the same frequency as i had in CCC.

I would also like to point out, that although GPU-Z does show that it increases clocks, there is absolutely no evidence anywhere else that the clocks are being increased. Also, using another program i can achieve artifacting at roughtly 820 core clock, however with MSI Afterburner i can increase it forever without any negative effects, and GPU-Z will still tell me it's overclocked. I can run it at 1000mhz in MSI Afterburner, which is obviously not what the card is really running at, even though that's what GPU-Z says it's running at.

Edit: To show you what i mean, i uploaded a screenshot of an absolutely unrealistic clock speed setting, that is supposedly being picked up in GPU-Z





Edited by tylerand - 6/10/11 at 7:52pm
 
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