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Powercolor HD 7950 suddenly wont overclock

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I'm totally stumped on this and was hoping someone could help me out. I received a Powercolor AX7950 yesterday, and got it stable up to 1150/1495. My Heaven benchmark score was 1892 and averaged 75.1 FPS @ 80 degrees C. Today I ran the same test again, and I noticed my temp wasn't going above 70 which is what it gets to at stock core/memory. When my test was over my score was 1582 and averaged 62.6 FPS...which is nearly identical what it gets stock. Heaven and AMD Overdrive both show it is in fact still set at 1150/1495 though.

So I set it back to stock, disabled AMD Overdrive, and installed MSI Afterburner. I set it with that to 1150/1495, Heaven Benchmark confirmed, but it still didnt get above 70 degrees and I still got virtually the same scores as I do on stock. Its obvious even though these programs are showing that my card is OCed its really not. The only thing Ive done to my pc since yesterday when it was OCing fine was install some Windows security updates, and ran Registry Mechanic. Did one of those mess something up? Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

BTW...pay no attention to my specs below, havent updated that in years but will soon.
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post #2 of 9
When I used Afterburner I left AMD Overdrive Enabled and used afterburner to make changes. I haven't used the program in a long time though.
post #3 of 9
Try to install windows on another partition, boot into the partition and OC the card, that will eliminate your OS install if doesnt work.
Just install windows, and ALL your drivers and your Overclock software.

OR

try a different driver.
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post #4 of 9
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Im on a small SSD, creating another partition isnt really a feasible option. I tried enabling Overdrive again, and even set my core/memory as high as it would go and still didnt raise a single degree or increase my score. Reinstalling windows is the last thing I want to do at this point, but if there are no other ideas I may be forced to. sadsmiley.gif
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post #5 of 9
Go ahead and uninstall afterburner, and your drivers. do a driver sweeper in safemode reinstall your drivers and see if that works.
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post #6 of 9
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Go ahead and uninstall afterburner, and your drivers. do a driver sweeper in safemode reinstall your drivers and see if that works.
Good idea, I'll try that now thanks.
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post #7 of 9
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Tried your suggestion word for word but it still isnt really overclocked even though everything says it is. There's no difference in performance from stock settings to max OC settings. Ive never seen anything like this.
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post #8 of 9
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Just an update, after logging with GPU-Z the card is in fact staying at its stock speeds even during stress tests. This card features AMD Boost, so it appears the boost function is not activating anymore like it did yesterday. Anyone dealt with these 7950 Boost cards?
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Two 74G Raptors, One 300G External NEC ND-3550A Windows XP Home SP2 Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD 
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post #9 of 9
idk if you can Overclock in virtualbox. Try it tho!
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