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Hi, it is my first time ocing my vid card (4890 sapphire).

Just to be sure i would like to know if i did something wrong, i did find it really simple so maybe i am missing something redface.gif.

Program i did use was catalysm control center in the amd overdrive,
GPU clock: stock was 850 and now 905 (+65)
Memory clock: stock was 975 and now 1125 (+150)
put the fan at 65% and im never going above 60c

Those are my 2 safe spot for clocks above that i get small artifacts barely noticeable but still dont want them.

I also use furmark 1.9.1 and heaven benchmark to stress my gpu and check for artifacts.
i runned heaven benchmark like 4-5 loop max setting no artifacts and good temps.
Furmark was kinda useless never saw 1 artifact unless i went extremely high.

I did not boost my core because i though it would be bad on stock fan. (Correct me if im wrong)

If i need to check something i forgot i would like to know it, also i saw somewhere in a thread that it was not always good to boost the
memory clock to a certain extend. (Would like to know why beside the artifacts)
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Have you had a look at the GPU tool preview 1 from TechPower Up? Works decently well for those age of video cards but it does have bugs still so watch it carefully as when you use the "Find Max Core" and "Find Max Mem" it will keep upping the mhz even tho it finds a artifact when its going.
 
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Corsair 850w modular stock 
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