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Can no longer overclock an MSI HD7950

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So I recently installed a backplate onto my 7950 which I was running at 1100 mhz using MSI Afterburner 2.3.0 and catalyst 13.1 and previously 12.11.

My problem is that after I restarted my computer, even though I made no software changes on anything, my clocks were reset to factory stock and now no overclocking utility works anymore.

In afterburner it not only does not save any of my settings, but it also does not let me use the sliders to change clock settings.

The performance tab in catalyst control center has mysteriously vanished and I installed Sapphire's Trixx software, but that crashes as soon as I launch.

I have tried everything short of a full re-install of Windows 7, including removing and re-installing the drivers, rolling back to 12.11, and uninstalling the overclocking utilities.

i want to be able to re-overclock my card again so any help would be appreciated.
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So I recently installed a backplate onto my 7950 which I was running at 1100 mhz using MSI Afterburner 2.3.0 and catalyst 13.1 and previously 12.11.

My problem is that after I restarted my computer, even though I made no software changes on anything, my clocks were reset to factory stock and now no overclocking utility works anymore.

In afterburner it not only does not save any of my settings, but it also does not let me use the sliders to change clock settings.

The performance tab in catalyst control center has mysteriously vanished and I installed Sapphire's Trixx software, but that crashes as soon as I launch.

I have tried everything short of a full re-install of Windows 7, including removing and re-installing the drivers, rolling back to 12.11, and uninstalling the overclocking utilities.

i want to be able to re-overclock my card again so any help would be appreciated.

Does the card, by any chance, have a BIOS switch? It might have a fallback or something.
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So I fixed it.

When I was checking to see whether I had accidentally hit the bios switch I noticed that I had plugged in my monitor to my motherboard instead of my graphics card like an idiot. I switched the monitor to the graphics card and now everything works wonderfully.

Thanks for the help.
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Water Cooling Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit ASUS VH236H Cooler Master Storm Trigger 
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