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I've been trying to overclock my 5850 for a while. Originally, I could only just barely push over 900-925 stable with GPU-tool before it artifacted and crashed my drivers. This was with "1.3V". It pissed me off A LOT.


I finally got around to attempting an overclock on my 5850 again. I could get it stable around 890 but it would artifact at 900, at 1.15V. When I upped the volts to 1.3V and nothing changed, I decided to take a look at the voltages.
Low and behold, GPU-z and MSI AB were both indicating a maximum draw of 1.088.

MSIAB.jpg
Now I'm stuck. With the unofficial edit in MSI I can still push the core higher. My problem is that it's not putting into effect any volt mods I apply.

I've looked around in other threads but they all seem to be with having an unlocked MSI AB, or pointing to non-reference 5850s ... neither of which applies to me.

Any ideas how to get extra volts into my 5850 ?
Edited by dmanstasiu - 3/5/12 at 8:39pm
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RBE.,gpu-z,and atiflash.Save your current bios..copy it..open with rbe and edit the voltage tables.You can also flash it with a 5870 bios..First try to edit the voltage tables.You will have to make a bootable dos disk..I'd flash it with the 5870 BIOS.Use same brand..
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Mmk seems doable. Any links to a guide containing the programs and instructions for said dos disk ?
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1 sec..
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/46707-ms-dos-bootable-flash-drive-create.html
It's been a while since it was made :lachen.gif:
It's good to have onboard graphics or a spare videocard in case it bricks..
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I've been trying to overclock my 5850 for a while. Originally, I could only just barely push over 900-925 stable with GPU-tool before it artifacted and crashed my drivers. This was with "1.3V". It pissed me off A LOT.


I finally got around to attempting an overclock on my 5850 again. I could get it stable around 890 but it would artifact at 900, at 1.15V. When I upped the volts to 1.3V and nothing changed, I decided to take a look at the voltages.
Low and behold, GPU-z and MSI AB were both indicating a maximum draw of 1.088.


Now I'm stuck. With the unofficial edit in MSI I can still push the core higher. My problem is that it's not putting into effect any volt mods I apply.

I've looked around in other threads but they all seem to be with having an unlocked MSI AB, or pointing to non-reference 5850s ... neither of which applies to me.

Any ideas how to get extra volts into my 5850 ?


 

Do it in this order:

 

  1. Uninstall Afterburner and Catalyst.
  2. Clean it with Atiman Uninstaller v.6.3.1 (turn off UAC to install this).
  3. Install Official Catalyst 12.1 http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx
  4. Install MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 14 Download
  5. Enable "unoffcial overclocking" HOW TO: Enable UNOFFICIAL overclocking mode in MSI AfterBurner
  6. Afterburner settings > enable all voltage controls.

 

Note: Exit Afterburner prior to editing .cfg file.

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Ok well that won't change anything
On the bright side, the voltages do seem to have been applied for one reason or another. Idk why but it works confused.gif

1.2V makes my card very warm for stock cooling frown.gif
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oh oh you got the voltage ..but now it's too hot :lachen.gif:
I run my 5870 @ 750/1140 with 1.038v..just cuz it stays cool..and it's hot here
so..did you clock it up any?
 
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Before it was stable at 900 (stock) and now I've gotten it stable up to 930 ... not much better, but it's better.
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Quote:

I've been trying to overclock my 5850 for a while. Originally, I could only just barely push over 900-925 stable with GPU-tool before it artifacted and crashed my drivers. This was with "1.3V". It pissed me off A LOT.

 

Previously you were using 1.3V and it's not overheating lachen.gif

 

 

Quote:
Ok well that won't change anything

On the bright side, the voltages do seem to have been applied for one reason or another. Idk why but it works confused.gif

1.2V makes my card very warm for stock cooling frown.gif
 

 

I thought this thread is asking for help to get the voltage control back? No?

 

 

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eh..as a reference pint..mine isn't stable over 940..I can push it to 967 and MAYBE it might make it through
a Futuremark bench.
 
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