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Windows 7: unlocking my 4870

01 Jan 2010   #31


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danneth View Post
Hey guys,

i have a xfx 4870 1024mb im trying to overclock it even though i have done it with the CCC overdrive its still showing stock clocks in cpu-z done quite abit of reading and it seems i have to flash the bios? but ive been searching for quite a while now with no joy

anyone help me out on this one???
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hope this helps lol[/QUOTE

not as knowledgeable as the others, imo, but from what i've read and seen in your screen shot, the problem with gpu-z not showing your clocks correct (sensor tab) seems to be that the app is running in the background, or should i say: there is a check box at the bottom that reads "Continue refreshing this screen while GPU-Z is in the background." i ran some 3d games and monitored gpu-z in the process--nothing happened. however, when i checked the box and ran a game, gpu-z showed the clocks increasing when the game starting and going back to min-levels when the game stopped.

i hope i'm not stepping on anyone's toes (or am i not in the same ballpark with respect to what the problem is?)

also, it was stated that the card was successfully o.c.'d with ccc--how does everything work with the card running at stock clocks?
lol........ that would be a good place to start , tick the box at the bottom to refresh in ''real-time'' maybe that'll fix it (cant believe i missed that)

though that's probably not the problem, b/c ive spoke to a few 4870 owners & they've all told me the cards 2D clock is 500mhz, none of them are able to reproduce what your seeing...

600mhz simply is not a clock related to this card...???

re tick that GPUZ box & see if that helps...

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01 Jan 2010   #32

windows 7

when i tick the box on gpu-z its now started jumping up to 790mhz when under load
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01 Jan 2010   #33


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danneth View Post
when i tick the box on gpu-z its now started jumping up to 790mhz when under load
well....there's nothing wrong with the card @ 3D settings then, its just reporting a weird 2D clock.

in light of this i'd say the card is functioning ok, there's an idle monitoring fault :)
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01 Jan 2010   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

is his 2d clock at 600mhz because the card is already o.c.'d?
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