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If you're having the same odd lockup with overclocks after being idle for so long....
How the HECK do we fix it? sozo.gif

Wait for the driver update. you can temporarily disable your windows saving features until this happens, or run stock. Personally, i only overclock when im gaming, and go back to stock when im finished.
Meh, not that hard for me, simple until the fix.
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Guys, important:

PowerTune/Slider is not needed to be set to +20% for gaming. You actually do not need to change this at all unless your testing for stability with furmark/gpu tool/OCCT.
It is definitely not required for gaming since the cards default TDP is more than enough.
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Guys, important:
PowerTune/Slider is not needed to be set to +20% for gaming. You actually do not need to change this at all unless your testing for stability with furmark/gpu tool/OCCT.
It is definitely not required for gaming since the cards default TDP is more than enough.
Some games do exceed the TDB limit and OCCT exceeds the +20% PT limit.
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Is there any harm to having it to +20% all the time?
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Is there any harm to having it to +20% all the time?
Not at all.
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Guys, important:
PowerTune/Slider is not needed to be set to +20% for gaming. You actually do not need to change this at all unless your testing for stability with furmark/gpu tool/OCCT.
It is definitely not required for gaming since the cards default TDP is more than enough.

Maybe at stock clocks. When you apply a 1200/1600 or more overclock, you think your staying at the TDP, NOT EVEN CLOSE. You can tell that just by the "coil whine" on the card and the caps. The louder and crazier those squeal the more power is going through them. I bet going from 925core to 1200core is roughly 100w more.
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Not at all.

I have a suggestion since you are the thread boss smile.gif

Have the old driver on first page, this one: "http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/RC11Driver.aspx" its a way easier that way, i was searching my ass of just now... smile.gif
(just a suggestion/thought tho...)
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So , was playing some BF3 yesterday, had a screen lock up and then got that metallic drone sound, screen didnt go black game just froze in mid run, is this more than likely my cards OC being unstable (just a measley 1000mhz OC, with no voltage increase) or my CPU? I doubt its my CPU becuase it has proven quite stable in prime at this over clock.

EDIT: Note i have not messed with any other settings in MSI AB or the CCC just set my clock to 1000 in MSI AB, saved it and apply it whenever i play BF3 or Skyrim.
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You didn't OC your memory as well? Just your core?
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You didn't OC your memory as well? Just your core?

Yup just core, i was under the impression from everyone that for such a small OC i wouldnt need to mess with memory.
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