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So I decided to start clocking my 5870 (using Sapphire TriXX), so I fired up Furmark and first ran it for about 15 minutes at stock speeds. Everything was fine, so I set the Core straight to 900, and from there, went in 5mhz increments until artifacts started to show up. When I hit about 955 core, I started artifacting, so I backed down to 925mhz, but was still artifacting, then I backed down to 900, then stock, then even below stock (~800mhz) but the artifacts still wouldn't go away.

Anyway, I fired up a game, and that was artifacting too.... so I restarted Windows, and they disappeared. I'm back at stock now and everything seems to be fine.

I'm praying this is just some sort of software issue. >_<

P.S Voltage/mem clocks weren't touched yet.
Edited by GameBoy - 11/8/11 at 5:10am
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If it's fine, its fine. Too much heat can damage a card though. If it had kept doing this after the restart, it would be an issue.
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I set the fan to 100% while it was running Furmark, the GPU never went over 65c, and the VDDC and GPU Temp #2 and #3 (in GPU-Z) never went above 75c.
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Your good, alot of times once you hit the limit and get artifacts you need to restart to get rid of them. Even if you lower the clocks, the card just needs to be reset. No worries.
 
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
Your good, alot of times once you hit the limit and get artifacts you need to restart to get rid of them. Even if you lower the clocks, the card just needs to be reset. No worries.
+1

@GameBoy
don't use Sapphire TriXX because it will case your system to lock up (freeze) because of the stupid ULPS (Ultra Low Power Saving) feature. use MSI after burner and disable ULPS.

also you might want to increase your GPU voltage when overclocking your GPU. i think 1.25V is good for 900/1250.

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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post
To disable ULPS (Ultra Low Power Saving):

1. Go to regedit (start > search programs and files > "regedit").
2. In drop down menu: find file > type "enableulps".
3. For ALL instances (keep pressing F3) change the "1" value to a "0".
4. Reboot PC.
5. Force constant voltage in Afterburner.
    
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Your good, alot of times once you hit the limit and get artifacts you need to restart to get rid of them. Even if you lower the clocks, the card just needs to be reset. No worries.
Alright, thanks, man.

@Fantasy The only reason why I used TriXX was because it allowed me to go above the 900 core limit. Is there a way to bypass the 900 core limit on Afterburner without any BIOS flashing?
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Alright, thanks, man.

@Fantasy The only reason why I used TriXX was because it allowed me to go above the 900 core limit. Is there a way to bypass the 900 core limit on Afterburner without any BIOS flashing?
yes there is.
1-close MSI Afterburner software.
2-open MSI Afterburner folder. ex(C:\\Program Files (x86)\\MSI Afterburner)
3-open MSIAfterburner.cfg in notepad and go all the way down the change the following values.

[ATIADLHAL]
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
AccessibilityCheckingPeriod= 0

finally save it and and run MSI afterburner and enjoy
    
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Alright, thanks, man.

@Fantasy The only reason why I used TriXX was because it allowed me to go above the 900 core limit. Is there a way to bypass the 900 core limit on Afterburner without any BIOS flashing?
Try this:

Uninstall Trixx then download MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102951

Then Enable UNOFFICIAL overclocking mode in MSI AfterBurner http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=338906
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