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Windows 7: Help overclocking my 6970

28 Jan 2012   #11

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CCC should be built in and i trust it because it's made by AMD who else knows there amd cards better then amd does. Ye kind of agree with the others you won't notice any performance gains since it's so high end kind of pointless to OC unless your doing it for benchmarks and bragging rights i guess. I would just leave it but it's your card so do w/e you want to it

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28 Jan 2012   #12

Win7 Ult x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful View Post
well, there's no actually absolute figures in getting away in Ocing, but an absolute safe should come on priority unless you lose a lifespam of stuff as it should be. In general speaking ocing, one amongst, is a matter of voltage which then affects directly to heat. So oc gpu is just like we do for CPU, only the resistance towards heat make them different.

From what i've read, the gpu could stand heat more than that of cpu. 60C gpu temp is catagorized warm while cpu is a bit hot, below 85C of gpu is still normal / safe zone, >85C to 100C hot and >100C very hot .

First to do is up the clock by 25 mhz and keep the voltage default, stress it with i,e furmark in a certain period. if ok, then up more 2nd 25 mhz and so on till you find it unstable. and if you want to push more clock, up the voltage per one increament till you find it stable. Always remember the temp which you can read while gpu's being stressed.

Have a good OC
thank you very much. thanks to trixx, whether or not its the best program to use, i dont know, but they provide me with them and fan controll, when i play bf3 i never let it go above 70 degrees and thats with my case fans down and gpu fan t 43%. i know for most thats still a bit cold, but i like consistancy to tell me if somthing is wrong.
Seeing as how i am new to this, what are the ratios? of core/memory/Voltage.

thats another thing, i didnt really see you post anything about the memory clock from what i see, just the core clock. if you could help ansewer my questions as best you can, id greatly appreciate it
hai... Thorton may i ask you this :
what do u mean by "my CCC does not have overdrive built in"?
is it that "overdrive built in" which unlocks/bypasses CCC limit? if so, then you have to do some bios mod ( as i did with my hd5850 TF II - ccc overdrive limits to 775 core and 1125 mem - default 725/1000 ).

as with memory oc, do it just you oc the corelock. AFAIK there's no absolute ratios of core/memory and voltage. Besides memory increase has no significant affects to fps bump as that of core.
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28 Jan 2012   #13

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Ye kind of agree with the others you won't notice any performance gains since it's so high end kind of pointless to OC unless your doing it for benchmarks and bragging rights i guess.
Once again - no.

Depending on the game and overclock, it can be the difference between a smooth and solid 60FPS with no framerate dips, or a higher min framerate when it does drop.

There's no denying that some do it just for benches/e-peen but stating there are no noticeable performance gains is simply erroneous as there are some games that do benefit from a GPU overclock, 'high end card' or not.
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28 Jan 2012   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful View Post
well, there's no actually absolute figures in getting away in Ocing, but an absolute safe should come on priority unless you lose a lifespam of stuff as it should be. In general speaking ocing, one amongst, is a matter of voltage which then affects directly to heat. So oc gpu is just like we do for CPU, only the resistance towards heat make them different.

From what i've read, the gpu could stand heat more than that of cpu. 60C gpu temp is catagorized warm while cpu is a bit hot, below 85C of gpu is still normal / safe zone, >85C to 100C hot and >100C very hot .

First to do is up the clock by 25 mhz and keep the voltage default, stress it with i,e furmark in a certain period. if ok, then up more 2nd 25 mhz and so on till you find it unstable. and if you want to push more clock, up the voltage per one increament till you find it stable. Always remember the temp which you can read while gpu's being stressed.

Have a good OC
thank you very much. thanks to trixx, whether or not its the best program to use, i dont know, but they provide me with them and fan controll, when i play bf3 i never let it go above 70 degrees and thats with my case fans down and gpu fan t 43%. i know for most thats still a bit cold, but i like consistancy to tell me if somthing is wrong.
Seeing as how i am new to this, what are the ratios? of core/memory/Voltage.

thats another thing, i didnt really see you post anything about the memory clock from what i see, just the core clock. if you could help ansewer my questions as best you can, id greatly appreciate it
hai... Thorton may i ask you this :
what do u mean by "my CCC does not have overdrive built in"?
is it that "overdrive built in" which unlocks/bypasses CCC limit? if so, then you have to do some bios mod ( as i did with my hd5850 TF II - ccc overdrive limits to 775 core and 1125 mem - default 725/1000 ).

as with memory oc, do it just you oc the corelock. AFAIK there's no absolute ratios of core/memory and voltage. Besides memory increase has no significant affects to fps bump as that of core.
no VCC has amd overdrive, but does not give me ANY options to wotk with my gpu, only my cpu, same with the application amd overdrive, only my cpu. i certainly do trust amd because they built it, but people who have done this claim otherwise. as for it not being much of a performance benifit, i run at around 50-55 fps when playing bf3, if i scale the window down to half size it runs at over 60 fps. and yes, it is VERRY noticeable. also, i am a 3d developer, and my card takes BEYOND allot of abuse from the open cl/open gl drivers. to be honest for the 3d stuff im probably gunna see more benifit in OCd ram, but of course the gpu is still rather important. anyways, if that gives you some better information to go on, thank you for helping me
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28 Jan 2012   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
erm.. might i ask why you want to? up until a few weeks ago your card was one of the fastest single Gpu's around, only beaten by the 580gtx and the new 7970 (or what varients out now).

It would be a pointless achievement at best, you wont see improvements in game play as your already getting more than enough frames to spare. just my 2 cents well pence.. being a brit lol
1 word "BF3" it K.I.L.Ls my frame rate, sweet 60-65 down to 47-55
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28 Jan 2012   #16

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post

my CCC does not have overdrive built in,
It should. It's called AMD overdrive - you have to 'unlock' it.

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i had to download it 3d party, but i dont trust it with my gpu,
If you're going to use 3rd party, use MSI Afterburner

As for clock speeds - each card is different. That's why you raise the core/mem clocks in increments.

Keep raising the core and mem speeds on stock volts until it fails, then you can up the volts. It's trial and error.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post

It would be a pointless achievement at best, you wont see improvements in game play as your already getting more than enough frames to spare.
BS

By that 'reckoning' I wouldn't need to OC my 580, nor would I notice any difference by doing so - but I do OC it and I do notice a difference.
if i may ask... what does msi afterburner that trixx doesnt have, not to say i dont agree or that youre wrong... but this application too requires me to download the version for my card, so it really is individualized like your stating with afterburner. just curious, i am going to download it and try it out to see for my self, but from experience you may be able to tell me more than i can visually see right off the bat
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28 Jan 2012   #17

Win7 Ult x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post

thank you very much. thanks to trixx, whether or not its the best program to use, i dont know, but they provide me with them and fan controll, when i play bf3 i never let it go above 70 degrees and thats with my case fans down and gpu fan t 43%. i know for most thats still a bit cold, but i like consistancy to tell me if somthing is wrong.
Seeing as how i am new to this, what are the ratios? of core/memory/Voltage.

thats another thing, i didnt really see you post anything about the memory clock from what i see, just the core clock. if you could help ansewer my questions as best you can, id greatly appreciate it
hai... Thorton may i ask you this :
what do u mean by "my CCC does not have overdrive built in"?
is it that "overdrive built in" which unlocks/bypasses CCC limit? if so, then you have to do some bios mod ( as i did with my hd5850 TF II - ccc overdrive limits to 775 core and 1125 mem - default 725/1000 ).

as with memory oc, do it just you oc the corelock. AFAIK there's no absolute ratios of core/memory and voltage. Besides memory increase has no significant affects to fps bump as that of core.
no VCC has amd overdrive, but does not give me ANY options to wotk with my gpu, only my cpu, same with the application amd overdrive, only my cpu. i certainly do trust amd because they built it, but people who have done this claim otherwise. as for it not being much of a performance benifit, i run at around 50-55 fps when playing bf3, if i scale the window down to half size it runs at over 60 fps. and yes, it is VERRY noticeable. also, i am a 3d developer, and my card takes BEYOND allot of abuse from the open cl/open gl drivers. to be honest for the 3d stuff im probably gunna see more benifit in OCd ram, but of course the gpu is still rather important. anyways, if that gives you some better information to go on, thank you for helping me
btw, what 3rd party gpu tweak you have in? reading from your system specs that u play bf3 with that high res, so i just guess that fps more than enogh. it might be helpful to bump your cpu clock to 4 to 4,2 ghz for at least 5 fps more than you got it now.

edit: sorry "TriXX" Sapphire
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28 Jan 2012   #18

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful View Post

hai... Thorton may i ask you this :
what do u mean by "my CCC does not have overdrive built in"?
is it that "overdrive built in" which unlocks/bypasses CCC limit? if so, then you have to do some bios mod ( as i did with my hd5850 TF II - ccc overdrive limits to 775 core and 1125 mem - default 725/1000 ).

as with memory oc, do it just you oc the corelock. AFAIK there's no absolute ratios of core/memory and voltage. Besides memory increase has no significant affects to fps bump as that of core.
no VCC has amd overdrive, but does not give me ANY options to wotk with my gpu, only my cpu, same with the application amd overdrive, only my cpu. i certainly do trust amd because they built it, but people who have done this claim otherwise. as for it not being much of a performance benifit, i run at around 50-55 fps when playing bf3, if i scale the window down to half size it runs at over 60 fps. and yes, it is VERRY noticeable. also, i am a 3d developer, and my card takes BEYOND allot of abuse from the open cl/open gl drivers. to be honest for the 3d stuff im probably gunna see more benifit in OCd ram, but of course the gpu is still rather important. anyways, if that gives you some better information to go on, thank you for helping me
btw, what 3rd party gpu tweak you have in? reading from your system specs that u play bf3 with that high res, so i just guess that fps more than enogh. it might be helpful to bump your cpu clock to 4 to 4,2 ghz for at least 5 fps more than you got it now.
i mean a 3d party application, im actually using amd overdrive, not an add on to VCC, and im only playing bf3 at 1920x1080, at full screen it only runs around 30 fps and the bf3 gui cant handle it but i only use overdrive for cpu
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28 Jan 2012   #19

Win7 Ult x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post

no VCC has amd overdrive, but does not give me ANY options to wotk with my gpu, only my cpu, same with the application amd overdrive, only my cpu. i certainly do trust amd because they built it, but people who have done this claim otherwise. as for it not being much of a performance benifit, i run at around 50-55 fps when playing bf3, if i scale the window down to half size it runs at over 60 fps. and yes, it is VERRY noticeable. also, i am a 3d developer, and my card takes BEYOND allot of abuse from the open cl/open gl drivers. to be honest for the 3d stuff im probably gunna see more benifit in OCd ram, but of course the gpu is still rather important. anyways, if that gives you some better information to go on, thank you for helping me
btw, what 3rd party gpu tweak you have in? reading from your system specs that u play bf3 with that high res, so i just guess that fps more than enogh. it might be helpful to bump your cpu clock to 4 to 4,2 ghz for at least 5 fps more than you got it now.
i mean a 3d party application, im actually using amd overdrive, not an add on to VCC, and im only playing bf3 at 1920x1080, at full screen it only runs around 30 fps and the bf3 gui cant handle it
a noob question, now what coreclock & memclock your gpu in now? what's the max core & mem that amd overdriver provide for OC?
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28 Jan 2012   #20

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful View Post

btw, what 3rd party gpu tweak you have in? reading from your system specs that u play bf3 with that high res, so i just guess that fps more than enogh. it might be helpful to bump your cpu clock to 4 to 4,2 ghz for at least 5 fps more than you got it now.
i mean a 3d party application, im actually using amd overdrive, not an add on to VCC, and im only playing bf3 at 1920x1080, at full screen it only runs around 30 fps and the bf3 gui cant handle it
a noob question, now what coreclock & memclock your gpu in now? what's the max core & mem that amd overdriver provide for OC?
well ill say again, i use overdrive for cpu and trixx for gpu, but the defaults are, cor 880, memory 1375, and voltage 1175
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