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I am trying to overclock per the guide in essentials thread. I must be doing something wrong or I have the worst card ever. The guide says to edit a cfg file in mis afterburner well it not there on afturburner 2.3 .0 I I can adjust the voltage so it not locked at all. Voltage 1174 , power limit -20, core clock 1110, memory clock 1375 . ASIC 70.9% I can not go any higher with or without voltage.I thought with a voltage bump it would be no problem. I am using afterburner to overclock and gpuz to validate clock and gpu tool to do stress test I can not run that stress test for 1 min without errors on the screen and artifacts. I AM using the 12.11 -12.11 cap drivers by the way
Any ideas?
post #2 of 13
try and roll back a driver or two. and what about aux voltage? there is a little upside down triangle on the right side of the sliders for the core mem fan exc..if you click that you get more voltage options
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try the latest version of sapphire trixx. its quite simple. stick to the latest drivers. first test at 1100 Mhz at stock voltage. if its not stable then increase voltage by .05v. if that works keep pushing higher in 50 mhz increments and try 1150 Mhz, 1200 Mhz . 1200 mhz is a nice overclock to have and is generally the sweet spot for HD 7970 in terms of power, performance, temps and fan noise..
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Ok I will give that a shot at work now I get home at about 345pm eastern and the wifes got to work so its geek time lol.
I was using afterburner and the stress test was getting the card to 100% usage but temps never went above 65c. I thought this is great but I can not get above the stock clock worth a crap. Where do tou guys think the limitation is at its surley not the temps the other weird thing is that gui tool show FPS but it never changed at right at 426FPS never moved even when clocks changed. what do you guys think about the AFTURBURNER CFG file I am supposed to edit ? I am really dissapointed so far I thought 1150mhz should be able to obtain. I will try the above sugesstions after work and report back with my findings. I will also post screen shots .
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Ok I will give that a shot at work now I get home at about 345pm eastern and the wifes got to work so its geek time lol.
I was using afterburner and the stress test was getting the card to 100% usage but temps never went above 65c. I thought this is great but I can not get above the stock clock worth a crap. Where do tou guys think the limitation is at its surley not the temps the other weird thing is that gui tool show FPS but it never changed at right at 426FPS never moved even when clocks changed. what do you guys think about the AFTURBURNER CFG file I am supposed to edit ? I am really dissapointed so far I thought 1150mhz should be able to obtain. I will try the above sugesstions after work and report back with my findings. I will also post screen shots .

for stability testing don't use furmark or msi kombustor. Use heaven 3.0, 3d mark 11, BF3, Crysis 2. when testing a game like BF3 atleast test for 15 - 30 min.
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Ok I will give that a shot at work now I get home at about 345pm eastern and the wifes got to work so its geek time lol.
I was using afterburner and the stress test was getting the card to 100% usage but temps never went above 65c. I thought this is great but I can not get above the stock clock worth a crap. Where do tou guys think the limitation is at its surley not the temps the other weird thing is that gui tool show FPS but it never changed at right at 426FPS never moved even when clocks changed. what do you guys think about the AFTURBURNER CFG file I am supposed to edit ? I am really dissapointed so far I thought 1150mhz should be able to obtain. I will try the above sugesstions after work and report back with my findings. I will also post screen shots .

for stability testing don't use furmark or msi kombustor. Use heaven 3.0, 3d mark 11, BF3, Crysis 2. when testing a game like BF3 atleast test for 15 - 30 min.
Gotcha will do.. What about editing a cfg file do you have to do that in trixx also?
I think I am missing something I could not bump that card .10 from stock without artifacts when it would artifact I would just bump the voltage .10 and it would move but not do anything it seems like there is something stoping me from overclocking at all I know all cards are different but it makes me sick with such low temps. To topp it all off I can not run far cry on anything above good not high or ultra but good that sucks Hitman wont even run gives me the out of direct x out of memory error. AC3 runs good on ultra Sleeping Dogs runs on ultra. Anyways I will take your advice and try this suff when I get home.
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Gotcha will do.. What about editing a cfg file do you have to do that in trixx also?
I think I am missing something I could not bump that card .10 from stock without artifacts when it would artifact I would just bump the voltage .10 and it would move but not do anything it seems like there is something stoping me from overclocking at all I know all cards are different but it makes me sick with such low temps. To topp it all off I can not run far cry on anything above good not high or ultra but good that sucks Hitman wont even run gives me the out of direct x out of memory error. AC3 runs good on ultra Sleeping Dogs runs on ultra. Anyways I will take your advice and try this suff when I get home.

for farcry 3 install the latest game patches 1.01 and 1.02.
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Gotcha will do.. What about editing a cfg file do you have to do that in trixx also?
I think I am missing something I could not bump that card .10 from stock without artifacts when it would artifact I would just bump the voltage .10 and it would move but not do anything it seems like there is something stoping me from overclocking at all I know all cards are different but it makes me sick with such low temps. To topp it all off I can not run far cry on anything above good not high or ultra but good that sucks Hitman wont even run gives me the out of direct x out of memory error. AC3 runs good on ultra Sleeping Dogs runs on ultra. Anyways I will take your advice and try this suff when I get home.

for farcry 3 install the latest game patches 1.01 and 1.02.
I thought that uplay updates them I guess not I will find and download the patches. Thanks again for answering my questions
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Uplay installed mine for me. I think ATI has patched
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I will check when I get home I THINK UPLAY does but not sure. I need to get hitman going want to play that so bad.
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