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[Overclocking] Am I doing this right?

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August 31, 2013 11:58:02 AM

Hi everyone! I've successfully overclocked my APU and I've pushed it to the max and since then haven't had any problems. However, I still want to push my GPU further. I have a Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition Vapor-X. Right now I have it stable with the core at 1200MHz and the Memory at 1400MHz. I've heard of people pushing their settings to 1300/1500 and still running stable. I've been using AMD's Overdrive software and the Catalyst Control Center for overclocking.

When I decide I want to push the memory or the core further I have to prepare myself to restart my computer about 10 times within the next hour. Every time I get the clock speeds wrong the GPU shuts down and doesn't recover. There are never any warnings. The screen just goes black and I'm forced to restart. I've been using MSI Kombustor 2.5.2 to test my settings and occasionally (if I feel lucky) I'll just start running a game and hope for the best. Is there anyway to test the OC settings while avoiding having to restart the whole computer? It just seems like there has to be an easier way to test this out...

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September 2, 2013 10:31:40 PM

Generally the AMD display driver should restart by itself after the screen goes black but in your case it may not and if it doesn't then a restart is the only way I know of to fully recover it sadly
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September 4, 2013 5:54:04 PM

DelightfulDucklings said:
Generally the AMD display driver should restart by itself after the screen goes black but in your case it may not and if it doesn't then a restart is the only way I know of to fully recover it sadly


Thanks for the response. Seems like the best way to avoid it at this point is to up the cpu/clock speed by smaller increments. I'll continue looking for alternatives to replace Kombuster too. It's seems like it's more geared towards Nvidia users. Thanks again :) 
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September 5, 2013 3:12:05 PM

JP20Boss said:
DelightfulDucklings said:
Generally the AMD display driver should restart by itself after the screen goes black but in your case it may not and if it doesn't then a restart is the only way I know of to fully recover it sadly


Thanks for the response. Seems like the best way to avoid it at this point is to up the cpu/clock speed by smaller increments. I'll continue looking for alternatives to replace Kombuster too. It's seems like it's more geared towards Nvidia users. Thanks again :) 


Try Furmark: http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

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