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*solved* voltage but no voltage???

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So I bought this model used from a guy cheap-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150462


I know it was a non reference but the voltage is adjustable in msi afterburner. However, it seems changing it makes no difference. It started out at 1.20v stock, and on the stock voltage I got stuck at 910 core clock so I bumped it, still locked up at 920 so I bumped it the whole way to 1.35v and still locked up at 915!!! So I put it back to 910 and took the voltage all the way to 1.00 and it was still fine. So My only conclusion is that this card really doesn't have voltage control even though it's adjustable...???
Edited by 87dtna - 12/18/10 at 5:32am
post #2 of 10
is the .cfg file changed to enable official OCing? I remember having something similar--seemed to be a fluke on the software end
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How do I do that? cfg file for afterburner?
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yeah it should be labeled "MSIAfterburner.cfg" -- open with notepad/wordpad
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And what do I change?
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"Enable Unofficial Overclocking" change the value from 0 to 1. Restart MSIAb.
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It worked!!! Dude I love you! Big time +rep!!!
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It worked!!! Dude I love you! Big time +rep!!!
Awesome haha glad it worked out.

Btw I just realized...hope that 5850 is treating you well
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post #9 of 10
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Thanks again man, benching 1k core clock right now, stable so far on max 1.35v (typing from my wife's computer )
It also enabled higher overclock adjustment as well, before the adjustment only went to 960 core clock anyway...now it goes to like 1100.

Yeah love the 5850, it's sweet. Just got a good deal on a 5770, and a trade deal I couldn't resist (my gts450 for an IceQ turbo 5770) so I'm gona have some Xfire action. I wish they were reference cards, so I could get another and tri-fire, but oh well no biggie.
But yeah definitely keeping the 5850 for my everyday day. I just swap out here and there for some benching/testing action.

I'm not a huge fan of non-reference cards so I'll probably sell these when I'm done.
post #10 of 10
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1000 core clock completely stable through 3dmark 06....yay!

Wow temps were way higher though. at 910 core on stock volts it would only get to ~55c on 60% fan. Now, with 1.35v and 1000 core on 90% fan it gets to 70c!!!
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