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HIS HD 3870 - no overclocking :(

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I've been trying to overclock my new 3870 but unfortunately I can't seem to. Previously I had an 7900GS that was clocked much higher than usual... well cooled too.

But my 3870 refuses to overclock. I can't run ATiTool anymore for some reason (crashes) and the default Catalyst 8.5 Overdrive utility reports "Failed" whenever I test my overclock, at all but stock speeds. I can get a 5Mhz (yes, five megahertz) OC on the memory and that's it.

What am I doing wrong here? Is it just the fact that I'm used to smooth overclocking (due to past experience with Intel/nVidia products)? Am I missing something?

Thanks for the assistance!
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did you install the nvidia drivers
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Well... uhm... considering it's an ATi card... no. I did do a clean uninstall of the old drivers I had on my system prior to putting up Catalyst.
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Quote:
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did you install the nvidia drivers

O wow.
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sorry it has been along day i have bee runing around all day i meant did you uninstall the nvidia drivers
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Well... uhm... considering it's an ATi card... no. I did do a clean uninstall of the old drivers I had on my system prior to putting up Catalyst.
To clarify: I did uninstall old nVidia drivers, rebooted, ran driver cleaner for all nVidia stuff, rebooted again then installed Catalyst (+another reboot).
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O wow.
They probably forgot the "un". No biggie.

Sounds like driver clashes. Run Driver Cleaner.
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sorry as i said looong day. do you have the 6pin installed tried different drivers
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EDIT: 6-pin plugged in, of course

I didn't try any other drivers. For me, usually latest = good. For ATi... I'm new to this. What driver version(s) should I try? Like I said, I'm currently on Cat 8.5.
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