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AMD Overdrive: turbo boost wont stay off!!

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February 20, 2014 8:48:06 AM

So a while ago I decided to enable turbo core on my cpu through AMD Overdrive, due to having a crappy HP OEM motherboard that cant overclock. Anyway, temps stated getting a bit too hot for comfort (60c and up) so i decided to turn it off again, bringing my temps back down to a safe 40-50 degrees while gaming.

However, every time I either restart my computer or put it to sleep, AMD Overdrive reverts back to having turbo boost on, despite hitting Apply several times. What can I do to fix this?
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February 20, 2014 10:00:28 AM

Change it in BIOS instead.
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February 20, 2014 10:31:55 AM

You may also need to UNINSTALL it before setting the BIOS back to Factory Defaults to prevent it from resetting things but I've never used that software.

Once you reset the BIOS you may have a few settings that need to be altered such as memory frequency (i.e. if at 1333MHz and should be 1600MHz), drive BOOT ORDER etc.
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February 20, 2014 11:57:34 AM

Sakkura said:
Change it in BIOS instead.
The HP BIOS is horrible and only allows you to change basic things like date and time, so that sort of out of the question.

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February 20, 2014 12:32:07 PM

If you are running windows 8 it could be an admin rights problem.
Navigate to this folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static
Find CCC.exe, right click>properties>compatibility tab
Tick the 'run this program as an administrator' option and hit ok.
Do the same thing for MOM.exe

You may have to restart the pc for the changes to take effect, then try disabling overdrive, restart or sleep to see if it fixes it.

I had the same issue with msi afterburner not enabling oc settings on start up, this seemed to have fixed my issue.
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February 20, 2014 12:47:35 PM

This maybe a stupid question but have you tried cleaning out your computer? A lot of time the accumulation of dust can cause over heating issues.
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February 20, 2014 3:06:03 PM

demonicsmurf said:
Sakkura said:
Change it in BIOS instead.
The HP BIOS is horrible and only allows you to change basic things like date and time, so that sort of out of the question.



what HP computer do you have exactly?
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February 20, 2014 3:07:21 PM

oh, try changing it in the catalyst control center. the core clocks that is.
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February 28, 2014 9:06:41 AM

neieus said:
This maybe a stupid question but have you tried cleaning out your computer? A lot of time the accumulation of dust can cause over heating issues.
I cleaned it out maybe 3 months ago but i dont think there would be much more dust since then.

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