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Can anybody answer this question? Catalyst crash and recover does something to powerplay?

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Ok, my question is basically about the catalyst driver and how it performs after it gets the "a driver has stopped responding and has recovered" error. Ive asked this in an unrelated thread already, but I thought I'd make a seperate thread just for this, because I still can't find any answers, even when I asked AMD tech support directly.
I have a 7970 ghz edition card. It has a base clock of 1050 and a boost of 1100mhz. Unfortunately it runs most of the time at 1050mhz, I assume because of powerplay. Now I discovered that once I overclock the card too far, to the point where the catalyst driver stops responding and I get the error message, after it recovers, I can back the clocks off to a stable setting (say 1150mhz core), and it will run at full speed all the time (during gaming), and not clock back down to 1050mhz. It will do this until I reset my PC, then I can go in a game again and within a minute or two its back to 1050mhz.
Does anybody know what is happening? Obviously I would prefer to have the higher clocks all the time, but thats only achievable by crashing the driver. My card even clocks back down to 1050mhz with +20% power limit on, but after the driver crashes.. I can run about 1170/1580 stable with +0% power limit and no downclocking. And it still behaves as normal outside of gaming, where it will clock back down to 300/150 in idle mode.
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Use MSI Afterburner to overclock, and uncheck overclocking in CCC.
 
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already done. doesnt make any difference.
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