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I've been testing a couple of OCs out for my unlocked 6950. Best I got so far was 900/1250 on 1250mv, I'm thinking it might be stable at a lower voltage. I almost stabilized 950 on 1300mv but it crashed if I gave it enough time.

I would like to add I am most disappointed with AMD's fan programming which would load me at almost 85c. Changing the fan just a little in afterburner dropped it to 65.

Anyways the problem I am having is with Afterburner. It seems to be having trouble applying my OC settings after I resume from sleep. What will happen is this:

Stable OC in afterburner w/ added voltage is applied.
I puts computer to sleep.
Upon waking up the PC, the voltage goes back down to 1.1 but the core is still at the freq I set it at! This is the worst combination, if it's going to have a problem, at least reset the freq so I can still be stable.

Has anyone experienced this and/or found a way to fix it?
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I don't know about you, but i stopped using the sleep function from back in the days when Compaq had that a5000 model running Windows 98. No matter what i did, it would never sleep.

Have you tried updating Afterburner to latest version. Try 1.6.1, seems to be a lot of peoples favorite version.
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I'm using 2.1 which is the latest version. A while ago I was using an older version but it wouldn't give me voltage control.
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I see you got 6000 series. I doubt 1.6.1 would allow you to use voltage control.

How about moding the bios of the gpu so it's overclocked on startup.
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Originally Posted by Coolio831;12778663 
I see you got 6000 series. I doubt 1.6.1 would allow you to use voltage control.

How about moding the bios of the gpu so it's overclocked on startup.

I would love to do that. I don't care about changing any settings on the fly so its ok to be stuck at a certain clock speed. BUT last time I tried opening the BIOS in notepad it showed up like ***. Do you have a link to the thread/post for this?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by railfan844;12778684 
I would love to do that. I don't care about changing any settings on the fly so its ok to be stuck at a certain clock speed. BUT last time I tried opening the BIOS in notepad it showed up like ***. Do you have a link to the thread/post for this?

Click here

I'm not sure if its the same concept on the 6000 series, it should though. I'd wait to see if anybody else has more knowledge on this particular thing.
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Have you just tried turning AB off?In other words-set your overclock and exit.
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post #8 of 9
Unlock Overdrive in CCC. Then uncheck fan control and disable Overdrive. Now you can just use Afterburner to control fan speed.

What is happening is Overdrive is resetting the fan speeds to its own settings on boot/resume from sleep. Once you disable that, you don't get the fan speed issues.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou;12778829 
Unlock Overdrive in CCC. Then uncheck fan control and disable Overdrive. Now you can just use Afterburner to control fan speed.

What is happening is Overdrive is resetting the fan speeds to its own settings on boot/resume from sleep. Once you disable that, you don't get the fan speed issues.

Um, no offense, but did you even read the OP?
The issue is that the core voltage resets after sleep smile.gif

OP, what I do is- I save the profile with my desired voltage, then set a shortcut to Alt+1 and everytime I wake up the PC, I hit Alt+1 to apply the correct voltage

Works wink.gif

EDIT: Link to new thread: http://www.overclock.net/ati/969396-afterburner-resets-core-voltage-after-resuming.html
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