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Did I cause these issues?

Last response: in Video Games
January 8, 2011 10:53:07 AM

My performance on a few games have diminished over the past week, especially crysis and warhead. This began after I tried overclocking my video card to no avail and changing the timings on my ram but returned to the default settings. This was my first build and I'm not sure if I caused this problem or if performance issues are to be expected when playing crysis. I don't remember having problems on very high settings 1920x1080 before I made these changes but now I can't play it on high settings 1680x1000 without serious slowdown and delayed texture loads.

Windows 7 Home Premium
HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850
ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM
ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

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January 9, 2011 6:25:27 PM

Monitor your temps with hw monitor-
Also, reset your bios-
January 10, 2011 6:05:26 AM

How did you try and overclock the card? Did you return it to default settings afterwards?
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January 10, 2011 11:25:08 AM

I reset the bios and the card to default settings. This is my first build and I just used the overdrive tool, also I used furmark to measure my temps but only for about 30 minutes. Should I have tested the card longer?
January 10, 2011 11:27:57 AM

Any stability issues or abnormally high temperatures during your tests?

Also, have you recently updated you drivers?
January 12, 2011 10:23:44 AM

No problems with furmark but as soon as I tried a game I got some artifacts and freezes. I reset the card to its default settings and my drivers are current but I'm not sure what cmos is. I tried to oc manually first with poor results and then used the auto oc in overdrive but couldn't get even 5mhz in either my clock or memory. Possible the factory voltage is too low from his to oc?
January 12, 2011 3:10:24 PM

shut down machine. pull plug from wall. push power button on computer to drain stored power in system. pull battery for a 10 seconds. put battery back in. restart computer. everything should be back to original order..... no screw ups from bad over clock attempts.

there's also a jumper on the board you can cut the steps above. info is in book that came with mother board. but above will be safer for you it think.
January 13, 2011 9:38:48 AM

will try, thanks.