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I don't get this. Why do you need to run both programs? Seems to me GPUTool is enough. It has an option called "find max." Just click that and let it run.

I also don't get this: I'm right now doing what I said above. I'm trying to find the GPU clock max. My CrossfireX'd 3870's are stock at 756. Right now the "find max" program is running all the way up to 1600+ MHz! Is that right? It shows no signs of stopping either, with no signs of artifacts, and the GPU core running at a nice, cool 69 deg. cel. and has been running there the whole way through the test. Been running over 30 minutes. Doesn't make sense.

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it happens wid gputool, but its artifacting test is good
find max option, well, leaves some room for more OC
use atitool, or furmark is the best
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it happens wid gputool, but its artifacting test is good
find max option, well, leaves some room for more OC
use atitool, or furmark is the best
I tried furmark. It made my computer crash. Tried redownloading, reinstalling, etc. Some weird graphics garbage can be seen on the top of my desktop going weird when I had furmark open. That whole program got jettisoned. I tried ATITool. It had some strange, frustrating issue, too. Don't remember what it was, but I nuked that program too. Gotta find SOMETHING that works for me!

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hmm... tried to overclock the core clock. I increased it by 10mhz and ran the stability test. I was able to get to 950 from 850, which is the max. I didn't get any artifact, so I tried running furmark because I don't have any demand game (Css or L4D2). Ran it for 10 mins and then failed. The temp was going too high. I'm starting to doubt the gpu tool stability test.....

Whats wrong here? Is the gpu tool actually working or what?

Also how long should I leave furmak on after increasing the core clock 10 mhz?

Thanks
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I tried furmark. It made my computer crash. Tried redownloading, reinstalling, etc. Some weird graphics garbage can be seen on the top of my desktop going weird when I had furmark open. That whole program got jettisoned. I tried ATITool. It had some strange, frustrating issue, too. Don't remember what it was, but I nuked that program too. Gotta find SOMETHING that works for me!

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since u have 3870, y dont u try series 8 drivers for once?
also, run furmark in extreme burning mode and tell us if u get artifacts at stock clocks
and, are u able to run vantage properly?

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hmm... tried to overclock the core clock. I increased it by 10mhz and ran the stability test. I was able to get to 950 from 850, which is the max. I didn't get any artifact, so I tried running furmark because I don't have any demand game (Css or L4D2). Ran it for 10 mins and then failed. The temp was going too high. I'm starting to doubt the gpu tool stability test.....

Whats wrong here? Is the gpu tool actually working or what?

Also how long should I leave furmak on after increasing the core clock 10 mhz?

Thanks
how high are the temps?
u have OC'd, so if its 75-80, then no need to fret, ur not killing ur card
but it shud be reduced
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since u have 3870, y dont u try series 8 drivers for once?
also, run furmark in extreme burning mode and tell us if u get artifacts at stock clocks
and, are u able to run vantage properly?


What are series 8 drivers?
I did run in extreme burn mode... Didn't see any artifacts.
What is vantage?
Thanks!

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well brother, ur are using driver version 10 i believe
try driver version 8, (old ones, might be on the disc that came with it)
just for a trial , might be stable

and, vantage is a benchmark
3dmark 06, vantage,all these are benchmarks

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why is the guide only telling how to OC the core and memory clock? How about for the shader clock? When do I OC it? Should i link it with the core clock?
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why is the guide only telling how to OC the core and memory clock? How about for the shader clock? When do I OC it? Should i link it with the core clock?
... because if i'm not mistaken shader clocks are for nVidia gpu only.
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... because if i'm not mistaken shader clocks are for nVidia gpu only.
You are not mistaken. That being said you may use this guide equally well with an nVidia card, the procedure for overclocking shaders is not different to overclocking the core. You just find that lowering or raising shaders will allow different results on the core generally.
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