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Hey guys.

Well I've decided I'm no longer happy with the performance I'm getting from my HD 5770, don't have the funding to upgrade, and have the tinkering itch, so I've decided to make a foray into the world of graphics overclocking!

I have downloaded both MSI Afterburner and MSI Kombustor, but don't really have much of an idea of how to continue...? Should I just start to up the core clock? How do I know it's going to be stable?

Oh yes, I have a reference XFX card, no idea how these clock...? It's idling at 35 degrees celcius currently.

Nervous and excited to do this, so any advice would be greatly greatly appreciated!
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I use 910MHz on the core and 1320MHz on the memory. Hope that helps you!
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Cheers for that, gives me an idea of what to expect.

Main issue at the moment is knowing how to test its stability.

I'm guessing Kombustor has something to do with that...? I installed it and everything, but it's giving me an error when I open it:

"The program can't start because D3DCompiler_42.dll is mssing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."

I reinstalled and it didn't make a difference, going to give a restart a go and see if that makes a difference.
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I've reached 925 core and 1350 memory with 1.1v
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post #5 of 22
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Thanks also, looks like I can push it a decent amount.

Did a restart, Kombustor won't work... Any suggestions for stress testing...? Don't want to go ahead before I find something to test it... Or should I just run Crysis or something...?
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post #6 of 22
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Woo, got Kombustor working! Righteo, let's do this smile.gif

Should I just go by small increments (10mhz?). And how do I know to jack the memory clock as well? And I can't adjust the voltage at all...
Edited by martinroshak - 10/6/11 at 6:35pm
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Just run a GPU intensive game/benchmark. If it can survive, then it should be good.

Just be careful, blue screens will take a toll on your HDD with the hard resets.
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post #8 of 22
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Righteo, cheers for that! Kombustor seems to stress the GPU to 99%, so I'm assuming I run that, see if it starts to show artifacts, and adjust appropriately.

I've reached 870mhz core clock with no issues using Kombustor, let's see how we keep going smile.gif
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Got it sitting at 900 core and 1300 memory clocks at the moment, seems perfectly fine. Been running Kombustor and gave Crysis a go. But man it's loud!

Temps of 69 degrees, how high should I push temperature...?
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Got it sitting at 900 core and 1300 memory clocks at the moment, seems perfectly fine. Been running Kombustor and gave Crysis a go. But man it's loud!

Temps of 69 degrees, how high should I push temperature...?

The temps are fine, but I would suggest running a manually set fan profile in Afterburner alongside your OC.
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