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post #1 of 5
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I have a 1100T BE.
The latest AMD OverDrive utility doesn't seem to work very well. In particular, I can't "load" my saved settings. If I Click Preferences>Settings>Load…, and choose the saved profile, it doesn't actually change the settings. The Clock/Voltage screen initially has the Clock (lower-left panel) sliders only go up to 18×, so I can't change them to 20. If I turn on Turbo Core and move that slider right, then upon returning to the main screen they have been rescaled. Now I can Load my settings and it loads them (which includes Turbo Core being off), with the exception of "Select All Cores" is checked so I have to uncheck that to allow Core 4 to be set lower.

Is there some trick to making this work right? Or is there a better way to load my preferred settings after booting, or based on my activity?

—John
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I don't recommend using software to overclock.
always use the bios Unless you are purely benching, the bios provides more stability.
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Why would setting it in the BIOS be more stable? Doesn't it end up setting the same thing?

I have two issues with the BIOS. First, if I set the multiplier to 20X, when I boot I get a big red "failed" and it goes back to standard. I think it's related to the "button" issue, where I have to press the button three times or so to start the computer. I assumed it was the switch, but maybe POST is shutting down instantly? How might I find out?

Second, I don't think it has enough detail. Perhaps there is a way to expand it to adjust each core individually, but I can't get past the first issue.

The AMD utility also promises to be able to set profiles automatically based on what I'm doing. So, I could have the LINK.EXE (which is a single-threaded bottleneck) crank it up, but run lower voltage and moderate speed normally. But I've not gotten that far, still trying to get the basics to behave properly.
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AMD OverDrive not meant to work for enthusiasts... it's like a kids toy, bright and shiny but very useless as tool.
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I can't get any change to work through the BIOS. I always have to hit the button 3 times or so to start the computer, and once it catches, if any settings correspond to OC, it complains in red that the last OC settings didn't boot.
Meanwhile, the voltages appear to be read-only.
And, I can't set the multiplier separately for each core.
So if not Overdrive, then what?
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