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Should I use find Max in ATItool?

post #1 of 22
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Well guys just Dl'ed ATItool and am wondering if I should use the find max core clock or find max mem clock buttons or should I just increase core/ memory by 5-10 MHz at a time?

EDIT: Also should I check the link sliders together box?
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Yes. use the 'find max overclock' for core, then memory.
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then just run the scan for artifacts?
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post #4 of 22
Personally, I never use the "find max", because it is terribly inconsistent. Sometimes 20-30MHz different between 2 scans.
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Originally Posted by TheFlyingWallaby View Post
Personally, I never use the "find max", because it is terribly inconsistent. Sometimes 20-30MHz different between 2 scans.
So just increase core 5-10 MHz, then scan, then memory 5-10 MHz, then scan?

EDIT: And what about using the link sliders together check box??
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post #6 of 22
Check the link sliders box...it OCs all three settings, making you not have to do it individually (I've seen performance loss even when leaving 2D alone and OCing just 3D -- best results = OCing all 3.)

Up core by 10 until you get a 50Mhz OC on the core. After the 50Mhz mark, go up by 5-7Mhz until you get artifacts (15 minute scan), and once you get the lowest clock without artifacts, back off 3-5Mhz to be on the safe side.

Same with memory, but go in intervals of 10Mhz until a 80Mhz OC, then by 5-7Mhz. Do the same as the core -- go 'til it artifacts, back down by 1 until it doesn't, and when it no longer does, back down by 3-5Mhz more to be safe.

That's how I do it -- no problems.
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post #7 of 22
I used "find max" a couple of times. It just ends up freezing my computer.

So, I would say no
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post #8 of 22
If it freezes you're doing it wrong. You gotta change the artifact detection mode. Then it won't freeze.

Just leave it be, and let it run "1 hour without errors" or whatever.
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post #9 of 22
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well I think Ill just up it manually like 10 MHz then scan for 1 minute then up 10 and scan for a minute
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
If it freezes you're doing it wrong. You gotta change the artifact detection mode. Then it won't freeze.

Just leave it be, and let it run "1 hour without errors" or whatever.
Not trying to jack the thread, but would you mind telling me what settings you run?

IDK, but if I run lets say "find max core" it will run fine, but then my entire monitor will artifact, music wills top playing, then BSOD.
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