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Windows 7: unlocking my 4870

30 Dec 2009   #1
danneth

windows 7
 
 
unlocking my 4870

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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31 Dec 2009   #2
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

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???
hi there......


do you mean the clocks in GPUZ remain the same..??, CPUZ is um for the CPU

but no, you shouldn't have to flash the BIOS for a moderate OC.
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31 Dec 2009   #3
danneth

windows 7
 
 

Hi,

sorry on gpu-z, in the value page it shows the overclocked speed, but then under the sensors tab ( the one where you see the live clock speed ) its showing standard clock speed
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31 Dec 2009   #4
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danneth View Post
Hi,

sorry on gpu-z, in the value page it shows the overclocked speed, but then under the sensors tab ( the one where you see the live clock speed ) its showing standard clock speed
can you throw up a screenie for us mate, a pic speaks a thousand words.....
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31 Dec 2009   #5
danneth

windows 7
 
 



hope this helps lol
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31 Dec 2009   #6
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danneth View Post


hope this helps lol
ok....that looks right to me

at the top you have your ''current'' GPU clocks (OC)

& below you have your cards ''default'' clocks..


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31 Dec 2009   #7
danneth

windows 7
 
 

ye but if you look on the right hand side, where the sensors pick up the live clock speed, its still standard same with when you view it through CCC overdrive its showing standard clock speed, and the results are still the same on 3d mark as when i did it as standard to
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31 Dec 2009   #8
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danneth View Post
ye but if you look on the right hand side, where the sensors pick up the live clock speed, its still standard same with when you view it through CCC overdrive its showing standard clock speed, and the results are still the same on 3d mark as when i did it as standard to
hmm....??

that is strange, the default clock is 750mhz on your card is it not..

im not sure why it states 600mhz..??, have you flashed the card BIOS since you've had it..??

....you are also saying CCC is showing 600mhz as your current clock speed too.
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31 Dec 2009   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

3D clock are only supposed to kick in when the GPU is running 3D apps. Run a game or benchmark of some kind while leaving GPU-Z running and then check the graph.
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31 Dec 2009   #10
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
3D clock are only supposed to kick in when the GPU is running 3D apps. Run a game or benchmark of some kind while leaving GPU-Z running and then check the graph.
it could be.......


i think his 3dmark results show that same 600mhz clockspeed to..??, surly 3dmark will only work off of the ''set'' 3D clock..??

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