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Hey, does anyone remember the command to make AB read actual voltage?


MSIafterburner.exe /rr174
 

 



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Uninstall everything, Catalyst, Trixx, SpeedFan, Afterburner. Select no to keep the settings then go to delete the install folders. Becasue each application set and keep a set of profile with instructions linked at drivers/registry level. If you have more than one = crash.

 

Clean it with Atiman Uninstaller v.6.2.0
 

Install in this order;

 

-Catalyst

-Afterburner if you decide to use Afterburner.

-Disable ULPS if crossfire.

-Enable unofficial overclocking if you OC with Afterburner.

 

Do not override Afterburner with CCC Overdrive or Speedfan or others.  

  

 

It does and you don't want to do that. Because all hardware monitorings will hurt performance. It will access the hardware level at a certain period of time to display the readings and that takes resources. If you have more than one, it will hurt more if not crashes.

 

When it happens, blaming the drivers will not fix it lol.


Thank you for the great reply. Be it luck or good fortune, I deleted AB, stopped running Speedfan, and rebooted. Just using CCC to set the Power, then leave it alone, and Trixx for everything else. set at 1100/1500/1200. Just got some really impressive benches with Dirt 2 DX 11 and Far Cry DX10. Not the latest or most demanding of games I know, but the drivers for them seem relatively stable.

 

Since doing the benches about 30 minutes has elapsed. It's a very hot day here, well into the mid 30's now. Not one issue in Windows... yet!!! So thank again perhaps it was AB or perhaps it was Speedfan.

 

I'll do some more benches later, Batman AC, maybe Metro and do you recall whether Mass Effect 2, Crysis or Deux Ex HR have built-in benches?

 

Ta cheers.gif

 


 

Luck has nothing to do with it lol.

 

I would drop 50MHz for core and memory from the maximum stable OC for daily 24/7 gaming.
 

 

 

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^^Thanks. Also, isn't there another command to make AB read actual voltage so you can see the droop?

I've got 3 74% cards, all do 1235-ish and 1700 memory.
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Luck has nothing to do with it lol.

 

I would drop 50MHz for core and memory from the maximum stable OC for daily 24/7 gaming.
 

 


Yep good call. My testing is nowhere near scientific; I just want to find a balance between a respectable overclock and reliability. I think when I run some Heaven and Metro we'll see some serious stuff! :) (and I'm not touching that card-terminator Furmark again lol...)

 

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It's popular in my opinion for its error checking and high-load features.
I honestly wouldn't say OCCT puts unlrealistic loads on the GPU.
Milkyway@home, Folding@home, GPUGRID etc put similar loads on the GPU.
If you are into the whole GPGPU scene like I am, you don't want a card that can't pass OCCT.


Thanks. Always good to learn something new! Love your avatar btw, it cracks me up biggrin.gif

 

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For those remotely interested in my simplistic ramblings, I am continuing to update my post above with new benchmarks and observations. Riveting stuff lol.

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-owners-club/3270_30#post_16377913

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^^Thanks. Also, isn't there another command to make AB read actual voltage so you can see the droop?

I've got 3 74% cards, all do 1235-ish and 1700 memory.


Hit "reset" in Afterburner or latest GPU-Z.

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Hit "reset" in Afterburner or latest GPU-Z.

Ken is that why AB was giving me voltage reading that appeared too low after I hit reset? The Default is 1175 in Trixx for me, and it was going down to 1049 after hitting reset in AB.
 

 

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Mine drop to 949 is that right?
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Mine drop to 949 is that right?


What's your ASIC's?

 

Edit: doh just saw them...

 

Doesn't make any sense. My ASIC is 85.4. Some people with GTX580's are over 100!! So a higher ASIC means less voltage leakage, which would mean less voltage required. Right?!

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What's your ASIC's?

 

Edit: doh just saw them...

 

Doesn't make any sense. My ASIC is 85.4. Some people with GTX580's are over 100!! So a higher ASIC means less voltage leakage, which would mean less voltage required. Right?!


Mine are all 2F or higher, iirc 2Axx and 2Dxx. I'm on my laptop atm so I can't re-run the check. If you think about Sandybridge leakage, high leakage chips run hotter but they can clock higher than the cooler chips. As for my 7970 leakage, I'm not understanding why they reset to 949, its too low?

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