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post #221 of 644
I cant for the love of god overclock my 2 5850 cards beyond 773/1124 in MSI Afterburner. I running version 1.6.1. and I enable unofficial overclocking by using this guide, when after that any OC that I try fails instantly to a BSOD or just black screen. It anything beoynd standard clocks 725/1000 crashes my pc instantly.

Also I cant tweak my core voltages - nothing happens when I check the boxes in settings, I cant change anything.

Any tips? Would I need to flash my card´s bios?
post #222 of 644
So I decided to test stock settings before attempting an OC and this is what I get. Please tell me I did something wrong with the settings and that I don't have to RMA my card.

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So I decided to test stock settings before attempting an OC and this is what I get. Please tell me I did something wrong with the settings and that I don't have to RMA my card.

What card do you have? If it's the 5850 then it looks like it's already overclocked mildly.

Do you have enough power for the card?
post #224 of 644
First, thanks for the great guide. I have 2 4850's in crossfire both Visiontek 512mb. I purchased both at different times and ended up with what I think is a reference and a non-reference, I didn't know better to check these things before I bought the second card . Everything works fine if I have EnableUnofficialOverclocking set to 0 but if I change it to 1 and set the core and memory clocks when I hit apply the reset back to 0 even if it's not overclocked. Any ideas?

Edit:
Issue resolved. Flashed the bios of both cards so they now have matching upper limits of 800 core and 1300 mem. Since neither card will go that high I can just leave EnableUnofficialOverclocking at 0.
Edited by blazed_1 - 7/20/10 at 4:32pm
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Hey dudes. I enabled unofficial overclocking to breach the 870 cap, but I am still capped at 925. Is there a way to get more out of AB or do I need to do a bios flash?
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Is running Afterburner supposed to reset clocks back to default? I have an OC going but everytime I run Afterburner it resets the settings. I'm not even rebooting the computer, just running Afterburner again.
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Is running Afterburner supposed to reset clocks back to default? I have an OC going but everytime I run Afterburner it resets the settings. I'm not even rebooting the computer, just running Afterburner again.
No it shouldn't, unless you have enabled "Apply overclocking at system startup" with stock clocks selected.
 
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I have "Apply overclocking at system startup" with my OC settings selected. And it maintains my OC on system reboot. But if I ever run Afterburner, it resets it back to the default clocks. GPU-Z shows it as having been reset too. Is anyone else experiencing this?
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So I decided to test stock settings before attempting an OC and this is what I get. Please tell me I did something wrong with the settings and that I don't have to RMA my card.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5725/testkh.png

Is that an overclock you have going there at 765/1125 or is that the DirectCU default? You shouldn't be artifacting if that's the default.


Duh, read your post again (pardon me, it's Friday). It looks like you have ample power too. How long into GPUTool did you get those? Did you try Furmark?
Edited by Faraz - 7/23/10 at 9:45am
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But when i set the cfg to 1, my system keeps bsoding at startup.

I have an OEM 5970. is it possible for me to flash it
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