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I am not trying to overclock this card yet, as I am a noob to OCing and not sure the best way to go about it.

However I downloaded amdgpu tool to take a look at it, and while my first core is showing at the factory clock of 825, the second one is only showing at 297. After extensive googling, I have come up empty on this subject.

I haven't changed anything, because I am afraid that this is simpy an error in amdgpu tool not reporting correctly. I am running a Q6600 at 3.2 and the 3870x2 is at stock settings and I 3dmark06 at 16,500 so it seems to be running right, but I wouldn't mind hitting an 18k

Does anyone know anything about this?
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Originally Posted by Axx View Post
I am not trying to overclock this card yet, as I am a noob to OCing and not sure the best way to go about it.

However I downloaded amdgpu tool to take a look at it, and while my first core is showing at the factory clock of 825, the second one is only showing at 297. After extensive googling, I have come up empty on this subject.

I haven't changed anything, because I am afraid that this is simpy an error in amdgpu tool not reporting correctly. I am running a Q6600 at 3.2 and the 3870x2 is at stock settings and I 3dmark06 at 16,500 so it seems to be running right, but I wouldn't mind hitting an 18k

Does anyone know anything about this?
That's 2d mode
Crank her up, manually set both cores to the same speed, if you don't then the second core stays at 2d speed.
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How does one check if it's in 2D mode?
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Originally Posted by Rusty100 View Post
How does one check if it's in 2D mode?
Rivatuner and/or AMDGPU Clock tool.
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So I just go into gputool and crank it to 825?
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Originally Posted by Axx View Post
So I just go into gputool and crank it to 825?
Yep, set the mem also.
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Thanks, that took me to a 17,654. Not too shabby with stock cooling and a stock card. It was on track for a 18,000+ but I can NOT get my q6600 stable at 3.4. It just locks up and BSOD's. 3.3 is the farthest I can take it with it being stable with a stock cooler. Hell that's if it is even the temp getting high. When I look at the core temps, they are all in line, but something is causing a crash, and I have tried voltages up to 1.4 with no luck.

Any recommendations for a nicer cooler for this particular chip? I would prefer to stay air cooled, as my tech level is somewhat low, but I am not averse to water cooling if a system isnt too hard hard to set up.
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fill in you system specs here so we can help you more
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Sure, sorry about that.

Q6600 G0 @3.3 with stock cooler
Asus 3870x2 at stock
Gigabyte p-35 S series Mobo
2x1g OCZ PC8500@1066
Seagate Barracuda 320g
Sunbeam Transformer extreme gaming case
Rosewill 750w extreme gaming psu

Case stays very close to room temps, even under load (5 case fans not including cpu fan and gpu fan) Core temps on the chip are at 38 idle and 60-70 under load, but if you have any suggestions as to good software to monitor this better I would appreciate it.

I am running it at stock voltages (1.25) and changing them all the way to 1.4 does not seem to help any.

If you need any more info please let me know, and thanks in advance for the help.
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lol just noticed the link, filling it out now.
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