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September 17, 2013 11:31:06 PM

Hey all,

I recently just installed an MSI Radeon HD7770 (R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC) into my system and I just have a question. When checking the device stats using AIDA64, I realized that my GPU clock is running at 300 MHz and it says after that (original: 1020MHz). Now, my card was called the GHz edition, so I had assumed that that would be the clock speed it is running at, but it seems to like this instead for some reason. I have never messed with adjusting GPU clock speeds (only CPU) and I was wondering if I should raise it to improve the performance of my GPU, or if there is a reason that it is set so low. Any input would be great and thanks in advance.

ALSO: I should note that this is a PCI Express 3.0 card and I am running it in a PCI Express 2.0 slot. I am not sure if that in any way effects what the GPU core clock can run at, but I figured I would add that just in case it does.

Tim

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September 18, 2013 12:08:28 AM

just like cpu's, gpu's can lower the clock when it is idle, to save power and lower temp
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September 18, 2013 12:34:15 AM

Cons29 said:
just like cpu's, gpu's can lower the clock when it is idle, to save power and lower temp


So, if I start running a game, or some other GPU intensive program, I should see the core clock speed increase? I tried installing MSI Afterburner, and it said I had my GPU clock set at 1020MHz, although in it's monitor, it never went above 300. I even slid it down to 700 MHz and hit apply to see if it made any changes, and nothing.
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September 18, 2013 12:37:40 AM

Cons29 said:
just like cpu's, gpu's can lower the clock when it is idle, to save power and lower temp


You were correct! I started playing Crysis 3 and minimized to check, and the GPU clock speed shot up to 1020MHz. Thank you so much!

Tim
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September 18, 2013 12:41:56 AM

you are welcome, glad i was able to help. enjoy your games
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