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Ok, so i just bought my GX-660 MSI.. Intel i5 560m.. 5870 1gb ddr5 gpu

I know how to overclock gpu cards, especially ATI, coz im using 6950 in my desktop..

but this is my first time in laptop..

i need some tips in overclock this card in laptop 5870..

My default clock is at 700mhz
My Default Memory Clock is at 900mhz

is it safe to overclock this?

ati overdrive has no power control settings, so where can i adjust my voltage?
MSI AFTERBURN? is it reliable?
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anyone? eek.gif
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... its a laptop... i didnt think you could even overclock a laptops graphics card... its hard enough just to overclock a laptops processor...

i really wouldnt do this anyway, laptops graphics run hot as they are, and by overclocking it you would just cook the board. and if you could overclock it, i dont think youd even add 10mhz to the core or memory, they are just not cooled enough.
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Here's a program for OC'ing.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads...ol_v0.9.8.html
If MSI Afterburner works for you then that's probably better.

I believe voltage changes are impossible on laptops (perhaps BIOS editing could do it), so you only have to worry about temps. Keep the temps down and you should be fine.

My laptop's HD 5650 easily OC'ed from 550/800 to 750/1100, but got really hot, which was why I stopped. I usually go to 700/1000 for regular gaming.

Given how far my HD 5650 went, I don't think you'll need voltage control at all. Just up the speed a bit, run a stress tester and keep an eye on temps.

Oh and one more thing:

After confirming stability with a GPU stress tester, run a demanding game and KEEP AN EYE ON TEMPS. The cooling on your CPU and GPU are likely linked which means that when both are stressed, the GPU and CPU get hotter than when only one is stressed.

After OC'ing I used Furmark and my temps hit 87C (which is acceptable for a Furmark run). After that I tried 3Dmark Vantage to get some more realistic gaming temps. Temps were low (85C on the CPU and 73C on the GPU). Then, thinking I was safe, I went ahead and played BC2. My temperature alarm went off while gaming and it turned out my CPU was at 97C and my GPU was at 89C! Yes, the GPU temp was only 2C above the earlier Furmark run, but Furmark is a once-in-a-lifetime test, so it doesn't matter if it's a little hot (85C is the max safe for my GPU). And 97C on the CPU is close to the max too.
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Here's a program for OC'ing.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1128/AMD_GPU_Clock_Tool_v0.9.8.html
If MSI Afterburner works for you then that's probably better.

I believe voltage changes are impossible on laptops (perhaps BIOS editing could do it), so you only have to worry about temps. Keep the temps down and you should be fine.

My laptop's HD 5650 easily OC'ed from 550/800 to 750/1100, but got really hot, which was why I stopped. I usually go to 700/1000 for regular gaming.

Given how far my HD 5650 went, I don't think you'll need voltage control at all. Just up the speed a bit, run a stress tester and keep an eye on temps.

Oh and one more thing:

After confirming stability with a GPU stress tester, run a demanding game and KEEP AN EYE ON TEMPS. The cooling on your CPU and GPU are likely linked which means that when both are stressed, the GPU and CPU get hotter than when only one is stressed.

After OC'ing I used Furmark and my temps hit 87C (which is acceptable for a Furmark run). After that I tried 3Dmark Vantage to get some more realistic gaming temps. Temps were low (85C on the CPU and 73C on the GPU). Then, thinking I was safe, I went ahead and played BC2. My temperature alarm went off while gaming and it turned out my CPU was at 97C and my GPU was at 89C! Yes, the GPU temp was only 2C above the earlier Furmark run, but Furmark is a once-in-a-lifetime test, so it doesn't matter if it's a little hot (85C is the max safe for my GPU). And 97C on the CPU is close to the max too.

Thanks for a great tip sir!
anywys, yes i will make sure everything is stable! smile.gif

and gx660's features are amazing, one click = maximum fan smile.gif
so thats why i dont bother my temps,

is it ok if i always put the gpu fan speed to 100%?
in ati CCC?
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Doesn't hurt anything but your hearing.
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Doesn't hurt anything but your hearing.
And your lil swimmers hehe. Damn OP that's a big gpu, I like.
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Lol, an HD 5870 on your lap would = 3rd degree burns on your bawls, I hope OP doesn't try that.
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