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After playing a game or running a benchmark, my overclock will reset itself back to stock? What's going on?

I'm using Trixx to overclock.

I always have to constantly exit out of my game and reset my clocks, and repeat every time it gets reset.

It resets randomly, there is no obvious cause that makes it reset. When it does reset there is normally extreme stutter and lag in my game.
post #2 of 11
Possibly the driver resets because the OC is unstable. Do you get any flicker or freezes before it resets? I would recommend OCing with the Catalyst C.Panel, or AfterBurner though.
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Possibly the driver resets because the OC is unstable. Do you get any flicker or freezes before it resets? I would recommend OCing with the Catalyst C.Panel, or AfterBurner though.
It randomly resets itself. There is no flickering, no artifacts, it just automatically resets every time after the GPU is loaded.

It's not because of an unstable overclock because it will do this even at 730/1000/stock volts.

Afterburner and CCC don't have voltage control.
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Just to test it, can you stop Trixx and overclock to CCC limits using AMD Overdrive and see if it will reset itself?
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Just to test it, can you stop Trixx and overclock to CCC limits using AMD Overdrive and see if it will reset itself?
Yep, did the same thing.

However, I noticed a pattern.

1. GPU load.
2. GPU hits 90c.
3. GPU usage declines. (from ~100 to ~60)
4. FPS drops.
5. Overclock reverts to stock.

Is this a built in card-frying prevention mechanism? It didn't do this in a single card configuration.
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Yep, did the same thing.

However, I noticed a pattern.

1. GPU load.
2. GPU hits 90c.
3. GPU usage declines. (from ~100 to ~60)
4. FPS drops.
5. Overclock reverts to stock.

Is this a built in card-frying prevention mechanism? It didn't do this in a single card configuration.
Nevermind, I take that back.

The GPU doesn't always need to hit 90c before the overclock resets itself.

Just now it happened when it was at 80c.
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So now I've noticed that the game (Crysis specifically) will get very laggy and stuttery before it resets.
post #8 of 11
Curious how come you are reaching 80c. Are your cards sandwiched together? Or is your fan speed still at auto? Just to make sure you and I are on the same page..

1) Make sure MSI AB or Trixx DO NOT start at computer reboot. Basically taking them completely out of the equation.
2) Go to CCC and ensure AMD Overdrive is checked.
3) Check manual fan button and put fan speed to 60%.
4) Apply overclock to 820 (just a minor one to recreate the issue) and memory to 1280 hit APPLY button.
5) Select the second GPU and do the same as #4.
6) Reboot and see what happens. Very curious.
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Curious how come you are reaching 80c. Are your cards sandwiched together? Or is your fan speed still at auto? Just to make sure you and I are on the same page..

1) Make sure MSI AB or Trixx DO NOT start at computer reboot. Basically taking them completely out of the equation.
2) Go to CCC and ensure AMD Overdrive is checked.
3) Check manual fan button and put fan speed to 60%.
4) Apply overclock to 820 (just a minor one to recreate the issue) and memory to 1280 hit APPLY button.
5) Select the second GPU and do the same as #4.
6) Reboot and see what happens. Very curious.
Yes, my cards are sandwhiched together. GPU1 has a custom fan profile that is at 50% at idle and around 80% on load. I have problems with GPU2's fan speed so it always reverts itself to auto.

If I set everything in CCC (completely avoiding Afterburner and Trixx) it will work fine. I get full access to fan control, and the overclock will not reset itself. The reason why I avoid CCC is because I can't increase voltage and get a higher overclock.
post #10 of 11
Ok. So your problem is MSI Afterburner. I had this exact some problem and ended up ditching MSI AB altogether. Do not know if newer MSI AB (after 2.1) fixed this. I went with a registry hack method and was able to overclock to 920/1400 with stock volts. And was going to use RBE if I needed volts.
If you are intent on using MSI AB, some folks have keybinded their profile. And then hit that key once computer reboot so that overclock gets applied. You may still have the issue of second GPU going to 99% load right off the bat.
If you want to try out the hack method, let me know.
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