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I have been looking at and using a couple of different utilities to overclock my Asus 5850 DirectCU TOP.

I like the Afterburner alot, but I don't have the ability to overvolt the card with this.

Anyone have any experience with using SmartDoctor to bump up the voltage and use afterburner to overclock / save profiles?

Also for those who have overclocked their 5850s, when should I say "when" on the voltage and temps?

Thanks in advance.

yergg
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For voltages, I go with 1.25v
For temps, I go with 80C.

I've never used SmartDoctor, so I can't comment on that.

EDIT I found this for you. Hope it helps!

Source: http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=954&page=15
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The default voltage on the core is 1.118V but is adjustable up to 1.35V, although we recommend about 1.3V as the maximum safe limit for daily use if air cooling the card. Using 1.3V is in the "caution" zone, noted by the change in colour from yellow to orange, and then ultimately to red if you continue to push higher. If you have water cooling (or more exotic) then the sky's the limit and good luck to you. SmartDoctor also allows the ability to increase the core speed to 1200MHz and memory to 1400MHz (5600MHz effective).
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Boosting the core to just over 900MHz and the memory to a tad over 1200MHz is pretty good. We weren't finished though, so we went to work overclocking with voltage tweaking. This is what we achieved through Smart Doctor with a voltage increase to 1.315V, which is what we'd recommend as the maximum for 24/7 operation.
They left it at 1.315V, which seems uber high to me...
Edited by onoz - 1/11/11 at 10:03pm
 
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Originally Posted by yergg View Post
I like the Afterburner alot, but I don't have the ability to overvolt the card with this.
Sure you can:


For those with non ref cards (like the Asus cards) make sure you have changed the cfg files to support the card:
  1. uninstall Asus SmartDoctor (or disable it from startup in msconfig) and reboot
  2. install the latest msiafterburner from HERE
  3. disable any CCC overclock and fan settings (if you have any set)
  4. Open MSIAfterburner.cfg and ensure the follow settings:
    UnlockVoltageControl = 1
    UnlockVoltageMonitoring = 1
    EnableUnofficialOverclocking = 1
  5. Go to the profiles folder, find and edit the profile cfg file for your 5850 (usually the cfg file will start with VEN_1002&DEV_6899&SUBSYS_03481043&REV_00&BUS_) - add the following to the file at the end of the other config text:
    [Settings]
    VDDC_uP6208_Detection = 46h
  6. Copy the files in the afterburner volt unlock (linked in OP) to your msiafterburner program folder
  7. close msi afterburner (if it is open) and then start it up again using the new file:
    MSIAfterburnerVoltUnlock.exe
And that's it, it should now work and allow you to adjust voltage.

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Originally Posted by yergg View Post
Also for those who have overclocked their 5850s, when should I say "when" on the voltage and temps?

Thanks in advance.

yergg
Like poster above, keep it under 80C under 100% load and you'll be fine.
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That worked. I was using the wrong info under [Settings]

Your hyperlink is dead btw.

Now as for this:

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[*]Copy the files in the afterburner volt unlock (linked in OP) to your msiafterburner program folder[*]close msi afterburner (if it is open) and then start it up again using the new file:
MSIAfterburnerVoltUnlock.exe
What do you mean by "(linked in OP)" and where can I get the "MSIAfterburnerVoltUnlock.exe?

Thanks again!

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post #5 of 7
What do you mean by "Copy the files in the afterburner volt unlock (linked in OP) to your msiafterburner program folder"?

Cheers
post #6 of 7
Uhh....I am confused about that step as well...Where do I get this "MSIAfterburnerVoltUnlock.exe? I followed all of the steps but I am stuck here....

Help lol
post #7 of 7
Alright so I am able to adjust the voltage but for some strange reason I cannot see the actual value of the voltage in MSI AB now...Any suggestions?
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