Long time reader, first time poster. I recently built myself a new pc:
E6400 @ 2.6Ghz 2GB OCZ Platinum @ 800Mhz, 4-4-4-12 Gigabyte DS4 Sapphire X1950 Pro Ultimate @ not enough!! Antec P150 w/ 430W Neo HE Thermaltake 250W 5.25" PSU 500GB+320BG SATA + RAID1 160GB IDE A few other bits like a card reader, dvd drives...
I am very happy with it except the graphics card. When it came it was clocked at 580Mhz core, 800Mhz memory. I then used ATI Overdrive to see if I could squeeze a bit more out of it. However after Overdrive did it's tests it set the card to 621/780 (ish). I would like to put the memory back to 800 but it will not let me!
I tried using ATItool to change the card back to 580/800 and it crashed instantly. I also tried putting my FSB and memory back to normal and using ATI Overdrive and ATItool but still couldn't get the memory back to 800. It is stable at 621/780 but I think I should be able to push a bit more out of it or at least get it back to factory settings.
Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions are welcome.
Ha, I couldn't remember what the other ATI tool was since 1950Pro wasn't supported under tool last time I checked. Thanks for the link Datman. Bounce Bounce Bounce, damn I got mesmerized for a sec........
Yey! I put the card back to normal! Thanks so much for the advice.
Love the sig. Have you ever seen the SWF of Sydney Moon doing that? I think you will love it
Glad your card is right now.
Got a link for the SWF of Sydney Moon. :wink: Sounds interesting.
if overdrive is downclocking your card, that means it's not stable or is too hot at the stock speed.
what's the GPU temperature liek?
As far as I am aware the temp wasn't too bad, about 60-65C when running Just Cause or Oblivion.
Overdrive was actually speeding up the GPU and slowing down the memory. I don't think it measures the memory temp (if it does, please tell me where!) so I guess it was finding errors but I haven't seen any in games.
I have the X1950 in an Antec P150 with plenty of airflow coming in over the disks and out the back. It is powered by a Thermaltake PurePower 250W additional PSU