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With the current version of Afterburn, there already comes a stability test called Kombustor, this one I like better in and out of itself, it comes with a timer, (REALLY HELPED) and it has a help interface. Is this one though safe to use?
    
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Kombuster is like FurMark... Probably similar to the GPUTool one.
Yes, it's safe.


I also have a question.

I managed to overclock my HD4550 to 666/865 all fine.

I raised the clocks to 675/865, and I start the GPUTool test.
It tells me that there has been a pixel mismatch in the first second of the test, but right after that nothing is wrong. Is there anything I should be concerned about here?


EDIT: Got it to 675/875, re-opened GPUTool, no artifacts.
Closed the tester, opened it again and bam; artifacts right at the very start.

But it happens for just that 1 second.
After that, the test ran for 20 minutes with no artifacts at all.

Now trying 700/890. Only pixel mismatch on the very first moment still.
Edited by Volvo - 9/29/10 at 7:05pm
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thanks! overclock my 5970 to 825 1150
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Thanks OC my 5770 to 900/1200.
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Lol for some reason even with my low volt asus 5870 ref i cant get 1000 it runs 935 with 1.125 and 955 with 1.165 but didnt like 1000 at 1.20 where i stoped.
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hey,

ive had to re install windows a number of times over the last month because something keeps corrupting it, and i think its because of this step in the over clocking guide: has anyone else experienced this from this step? for those of you who dont know, when you click on " this guide " it shows you a program that changes a line in the operating system taht will allow you to take owner ship of a file so you can edit it....

I Get An Error When Saving The Config File
On some systems you may get an error when you try to save the MSIAfterburner.cfg file. First make sure Afterburner is fully closed, including the icon in the system tray. If this does not help, you need to take ownership of the file before editing it. The easiest way to do this is to follow this guide. Once you have done that, right click on MSIAfterburner.cfg and click 'Take Ownership' from the context menu. Then open up the file in wordpad follow the procedure in Step 2 and save it. If you still receive an error message, describe it in a reply to this thread.
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hey,

ive had to re install windows a number of times over the last month because something keeps corrupting it, and i think its because of this step in the over clocking guide: has anyone else experienced this from this step? for those of you who dont know, when you click on " this guide " it shows you a program that changes a line in the operating system taht will allow you to take owner ship of a file so you can edit it....

I Get An Error When Saving The Config File
On some systems you may get an error when you try to save the MSIAfterburner.cfg file. First make sure Afterburner is fully closed, including the icon in the system tray. If this does not help, you need to take ownership of the file before editing it. The easiest way to do this is to follow this guide. Once you have done that, right click on MSIAfterburner.cfg and click 'Take Ownership' from the context menu. Then open up the file in wordpad follow the procedure in Step 2 and save it. If you still receive an error message, describe it in a reply to this thread.
It's just a simple registry edit, just enabling something that is already there in windows. You can do it manually yourself by right clicking on the cfg file and choosing properties, security tab, then Advanced permissions, Owner tab, then edit owner so you are included also. You may also not have to take ownership of the file, try it without doing that and see if it lets you save it.
Hope this helps
I presume you've checked the SMART details of the HDD to make sure it hasn't got any problems.
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It's just a simple registry edit, just enabling something that is already there in windows. You can do it manually yourself by right clicking on the cfg file and choosing properties, security tab, then Advanced permissions, Owner tab, then edit owner so you are included also. You may also not have to take ownership of the file, try it without doing that and see if it lets you save it.
Hope this helps
I presume you've checked the SMART details of the HDD to make sure it hasn't got any problems.
no i havnt, to be brutally honest, i dont know what that means, or how to do that.
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no i havnt, to be brutally honest, i dont know what that means, or how to do that.
The easiest way is to download speedfan, go to the S.M.A.R.T tab, and click 'perform in-depth online analysis' it will be obvious if something is wrong, but if you aren't sure post a screenshot up here and I'll take a look for you. It's probably fine as BIOS usually warns you when a SMART figure is out of range.
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awe nice man, thanks, i was able to edit the .cfg file without doing that step. thanks
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