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help with OCing 7970 GHz edition safely

hey my name is ismail
i want to overclock my GPU becuz i dont feel with its power, something most be going wrong
sometimes when im playing BF4 i get low fps for a while and then it will get better but that fps drop is driving me crazy
i got 4670K intel i5 pushed it to 3.8 with stock fan
corsair 4 gb ram 1600 mhz
MSI gaming series b85-g43
and TX750M corsair PSU
and sapphire Dual x 7970 OC edition
and still yet having that much performance !
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  1. Hi there ismail!

    Looking at your specs it would appear that your primary point of concern should not be your graphics card, but rather your lack of ram. Battlefield 4, along with many newer triple A titles can be quite RAM hungry. Having checked out the specs for your card, I would be very surprised if that is in anyway at fault for your troubles.

    It may also be that because you are pushing your CPU on a stock cooler, you may be running too hot and are in need of getting an aftermarket CPU cooler. Please follow this link http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor/1.24-setup.exe and download and install it. Then try running BF4 and take note of the temperatures for the CPU cores. Come back and let me know what it says and we'll go from there :)
  2. AdmiralDonut said:
    Hi there ismail!

    Looking at your specs it would appear that your primary point of concern should not be your graphics card, but rather your lack of ram. Battlefield 4, along with many newer triple A titles can be quite RAM hungry. Having checked out the specs for your card, I would be very surprised if that is in anyway at fault for your troubles.

    It may also be that because you are pushing your CPU on a stock cooler, you may be running too hot and are in need of getting an aftermarket CPU cooler. Please follow this link http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor/1.24-setup.exe and download and install it. Then try running BF4 and take note of the temperatures for the CPU cores. Come back and let me know what it says and we'll go from there :)



    thanks admira but i had that problem before i was pushing it to 3,8 and
    also i just tried to oc my GPU the stock core clock is 950 i got it to 1050
    and the memory clock was 1425 i pushed it to 1500
    but when im restarting the PC its getting back to the default settings so, anyway to save it !
    Plus: about the RAM hunger, should I get another 4gb ram ?
  3. ismail1993 said:
    AdmiralDonut said:
    Hi there ismail!

    Looking at your specs it would appear that your primary point of concern should not be your graphics card, but rather your lack of ram. Battlefield 4, along with many newer triple A titles can be quite RAM hungry. Having checked out the specs for your card, I would be very surprised if that is in anyway at fault for your troubles.

    It may also be that because you are pushing your CPU on a stock cooler, you may be running too hot and are in need of getting an aftermarket CPU cooler. Please follow this link http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor/1.24-setup.exe and download and install it. Then try running BF4 and take note of the temperatures for the CPU cores. Come back and let me know what it says and we'll go from there :)



    thanks admira but i had that problem before i was pushing it to 3,8 and
    also i just tried to oc my GPU the stock core clock is 950 i got it to 1050
    and the memory clock was 1425 i pushed it to 1500
    but when im restarting the PC its getting back to the default settings so, anyway to save it !
    Plus: about the RAM hunger, should I get another 4gb ram ?


    Just call me Donut, all my friends do :)

    For more advice and a better guide than I can provide, see this link for a how to on overclocking your card http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/10/sapphire_hd_7970_oc_edition_video_card_review/3#.UxD5MxCJOZg and as for the RAM I would highly recommend getting another 4GB, yes. Make sure that when you do, it is exactly the same as the RAM you already have, that bit is very important :)
  4. AdmiralDonut said:
    ismail1993 said:
    AdmiralDonut said:
    Hi there ismail!

    Looking at your specs it would appear that your primary point of concern should not be your graphics card, but rather your lack of ram. Battlefield 4, along with many newer triple A titles can be quite RAM hungry. Having checked out the specs for your card, I would be very surprised if that is in anyway at fault for your troubles.

    It may also be that because you are pushing your CPU on a stock cooler, you may be running too hot and are in need of getting an aftermarket CPU cooler. Please follow this link http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor/1.24-setup.exe and download and install it. Then try running BF4 and take note of the temperatures for the CPU cores. Come back and let me know what it says and we'll go from there :)



    thanks admira but i had that problem before i was pushing it to 3,8 and
    also i just tried to oc my GPU the stock core clock is 950 i got it to 1050
    and the memory clock was 1425 i pushed it to 1500
    but when im restarting the PC its getting back to the default settings so, anyway to save it !
    Plus: about the RAM hunger, should I get another 4gb ram ?


    Just call me Donut, all my friends do :)

    For more advice and a better guide than I can provide, see this link for a how to on overclocking your card http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/10/sapphire_hd_7970_oc_edition_video_card_review/3#.UxD5MxCJOZg and as for the RAM I would highly recommend getting another 4GB, yes. Make sure that when you do, it is exactly the same as the RAM you already have, that bit is very important :)


    okay donut :D thanks :)
  5. use msi afterburning for overclocking. you can go into the settings and allow msi afterburner to load up when you start your computer and it will automatically overclock for you. you should use the unigine valley benchmark to test your overclock. overclock the core mhz as high as it will go until it crashes valley, then back down 50mhz. then overclock the memory as high as it will go until it crashes valley, and back that down 50mhz. those can be your 24/7 stable gaming overclock. only other thing is to make sure you stay under 80c on the core.
  6. But when im doing the overclock after the 1040 its getting bad I mean when im using heaven benchmark its displaying some blue lines and its bad actually so what do you think I should do ! Dont you have safe settings to apply it step by step please
    And thanks for the answers guys
  7. Best answer
    nikoli707 said:
    use msi afterburning for overclocking. you can go into the settings and allow msi afterburner to load up when you start your computer and it will automatically overclock for you. you should use the unigine valley benchmark to test your overclock. overclock the core mhz as high as it will go until it crashes valley, then back down 50mhz. then overclock the memory as high as it will go until it crashes valley, and back that down 50mhz. those can be your 24/7 stable gaming overclock. only other thing is to make sure you stay under 80c on the core.


    ismail1993 said:
    But when im doing the overclock after the 1040 its getting bad I mean when im using heaven benchmark its displaying some blue lines and its bad actually so what do you think I should do ! Dont you have safe settings to apply it step by step please
    And thanks for the answers guys


    You may have to face the possibility that your card just isn't able to overclock any higher than it already is. Not all cards can and it is somewhat of a lottery.
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