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So heres my problem (on my sig rig).

900mhz core @ 1.175v (mem untouched) crashes in DiRT 2 within minutes.

But I can run heaven 2.5 at these clocks without a problem as long as I want.

I need more than 1.2v to make this stable in DiRT 2.

I've had this happen to me on my last card....DiRT 2 requires a ridiculous amount of voltage to be stable without crashing.

What's going on? Is DiRT 2 just crashing sooner or is there just a problem with it and my clocks really are stable?

By the way, I don't really want to give up playing Dirt just to make my card stable.

Anyone's help would really be appreciated, +rep and all that stuff.
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post #2 of 11
If your game only crashes when you overclock then yes, your card is unstable. Also if more voltage helps then that means your card is unstable. It must be something in the code that uses the card in some way that exposes instabilities very well.
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If your game only crashes when you overclock then yes, your card is unstable. Also if more voltage helps then that means your card is unstable.
So I guess Dirt 2 is just the GPU version of Linpack (for linpack fans)

It crashes unstable OCs much quicker than any other stress test.

But still, I can't hit 950mhz @ 1300mv in Dirt..........
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I have the same problem with dirt 2 on my 5770, but it works when I play with the card at stock for some reason!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
So I guess Dirt 2 is just the GPU version of Linpack (for linpack fans)

It crashes unstable OCs much quicker than any other stress test.

But still, I can't hit 950mhz @ 1300mv in Dirt..........
If you are alright with possible instabilities in other games then download ATITray tools or something similar and you can make a specific overclock profile for just Dirt 2.
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I have the same problem with dirt 2 on my 5770, but it works when I play with the card at stock for some reason!!
I think Dirt 2 is either a) very stressful or b) stresses something that other games/benchmarks don't.....
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I'm pretty sure the EGO engine is a ram hog, as is the case with F1 2010, since they're essentially the same friggin game. Yay Codies!

Anyways try dropping yer ram clocks.
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I'm pretty sure the EGO engine is a ram hog, as is the case with F1 2010, since they're essentially the same friggin game. Yay Codies!

Anyways try dropping yer ram clocks.
The ram is at stock.....
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post #9 of 11
As Dirt 2 is DX11, I wounder if that makes a difference?

But, then again so is Heaven
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post #10 of 11
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The ram is at stock.....
I suppose that means ya gotta drop yer gpu clock then.
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