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AMD Overdrive support for Win 7 64-bit?

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November 28, 2009 1:12:56 PM

I've got an AMD 6000+ dual core @3.Ghz stock.

My GFX is a Radeon 4850 at stock speed.

4GB's RAM.

I play COD 5 a lot but sometimes my FPS drops below 125 which it's capped at on some maps.

My FPS doesn't improve when I lower the resolution so I'm pretty sure my CPU is bottlenecking my game speed.

I'll prob get a Phenom 2 in the near future but I want to use AMD Overdrive to help overclock my CPU until then.

Does anyone know if there's a version which runs on Windows 7 64-bit?

And I'm a noob to OC'ing. Any tips on where to start?

Thanks for any help.
November 29, 2009 11:29:36 AM

Thanks.

Overdrive isn't working for me, it starts to initialize then says "AMD Overdrive" failed to start.

After doing some research I think it's due tomy chipset. I'm using an ASRock K10N78.

Looks like I'l have to overclock from the BIOS.

Thanks for the links.

I'll do a lot of reading up before I change any settings.
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November 29, 2009 11:31:09 AM

Btw, how good are the Phenom II's, I'm hoping to get a 965 soon?
a b K Overclocking
November 29, 2009 4:57:14 PM

You do need an AMD chip set for it to work. I have a nvidia chipset and overdrive won't work on my computer.
November 29, 2009 6:07:51 PM

Thanks.

Yeah, it's a bit gutting.

Shame though, just gonna have to update the BIOS and do a few reboots.
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a c 286 K Overclocking
November 29, 2009 11:57:54 PM

+1 to Paul Mohr, AMD Overdrive only work in mobo with chipset AMD.
January 16, 2010 5:20:35 PM

I am having the same issue with AMD overdrive. Fails to start....

The system:
Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5 (AMD 790FX and SB750)
AMD Phenom II X3 705e
Windows 7 64 bit
Kingston Hyperx DDR3 1333 CL7 (4GB)
Segate 250 GB SATA priamary drive (C:) 
Western Digital 320 GB secondary (D:) 
Sapphire Radeon HD5770 VApour-X

The AMD overdrive I am trying to run is version 3.1. The question I have is, what bios settings should I have selected to get this to work properly....or does it even have anything to do with bios? I tried changing a few things, but I didn't go into huge detail. All I get when I start up AMD overdrive is the regular legal stuff then an "AMD OVERDRIVE FAILED TO START" message. In Bios I tried turning off the fan and cpu controls, tried turning on EC firmware as hybrid and normal. If anyone has a similar gigabyte board to this one and could share the important settings that would be great. I tried looking around for some info but it is stetchy at best. Any ideas guys and gals?

Thanks
January 24, 2010 4:55:35 AM

Same here. Overdrive doesn't work with the Gigabyte 790FXTA.
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a c 286 K Overclocking
January 24, 2010 6:59:38 PM

yannickhk said:
Same here. Overdrive doesn't work with the Gigabyte 790FXTA.


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The best way to OC the processor is from the BIOS not with AMD overdriver.
a b K Overclocking
January 24, 2010 8:16:46 PM

Overdrive sucks, use the Bios just like saint said =)
a b K Overclocking
January 25, 2010 12:41:06 AM

OvrClkr said:
Overdrive sucks, use the Bios just like saint said =)

Except Overdrive lets you change individual core multipliers, while the BIOS does not. =)
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a c 286 K Overclocking
January 25, 2010 1:01:29 AM

Quote:
change individual core multipliers


What is the idea of that?
a b K Overclocking
January 25, 2010 1:28:28 AM

kokin said:
Except Overdrive lets you change individual core multipliers, while the BIOS does not. =)


Well I run all my cores at the same exact clocks.... AOD is great for users that run CnQ. If you are just trying to get the max OC out of your system you should stay away from AOD.
a b K Overclocking
January 25, 2010 1:49:32 AM

saint19 said:
Quote:
change individual core multipliers


What is the idea of that?

You can have different cores running at different speeds. It's a lot of work to do, but you can set programs to run on individual cores and you can set things up so one core might be running at a higher speed, while the rest runs at lower speeds, utilizing power and efficiency, if even just a little bit. I don't do this myself, but it's one way to play with your hardware.
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a c 286 K Overclocking
January 25, 2010 11:29:05 AM

Quote:
If you are just trying to get the max OC out of your system you should stay away from AOD.


Totally agree.


Quote:
I don't do this myself, but it's one way to play with your hardware.


Ok, maybe it's play with your hardware, but if you really want play with your hardware, you need OC the 4 cores, the GPU and the RAM. And maybe a little of modding help too.
a b K Overclocking
January 25, 2010 11:47:07 PM

You guys are right in saying the BIOS is the best for OCing, but I think AOD is a valuable tool to test things out without having to reboot and you can check your temps, voltages, and load all in one program.

I'm just trying to give people a different way to use their system. Maybe someone didn't know they could set programs in Windows Task Manager to only use certain cores and maybe they want their most used programs running on only their strongest core(s). If it helps anyone, then I've done my job.

To my defense, I currently do OC my 4 cores using the same clocks (347fsbx11.5), my 4890 is OCed to 1000/1100, and my RAM is set to 1:2 scaling while running 1388mhz with tight timings.
a b K Overclocking
January 26, 2010 1:31:20 AM

kokin said:
You guys are right in saying the BIOS is the best for OCing, but I think AOD is a valuable tool to test things out without having to reboot and you can check your temps, voltages, and load all in one program.

I'm just trying to give people a different way to use their system. Maybe someone didn't know they could set programs in Windows Task Manager to only use certain cores and maybe they want their most used programs running on only their strongest core(s). If it helps anyone, then I've done my job.

To my defense, I currently do OC my 4 cores using the same clocks (347fsbx11.5), my 4890 is OCed to 1000/1100, and my RAM is set to 1:2 scaling while running 1388mhz with tight timings.


sweet [:lectrocrew:6]

AOD is not that bad, it is usefull in some cases ;)  ..... I just prefer the Bios because that is what I am used to....
a b K Overclocking
January 26, 2010 3:02:56 AM

I like the BIOS too, but I preferred AOD when I started learning to OC, since everything is there.
a b K Overclocking
January 26, 2010 3:41:15 AM

kokin said:
I like the BIOS too, but I preferred AOD when I started learning to OC, since everything is there.


Do you benchmark your system? If so, any screenies?
a b K Overclocking
January 26, 2010 3:57:09 AM

Which benchmark would you like?
a b K Overclocking
January 26, 2010 5:18:54 AM

Vantage or 06 =)
a b K Overclocking
January 26, 2010 5:54:05 AM

Sure, lemme run 2 or 3 tests.
a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2010 10:25:26 AM

Hmm results seem kind of weird, but here they are. Before I was able to get a GPU/CPU score of 12k each with the 9.7/9.9 drivers, now that I have the 9.12 drivers my 4890 toxic doesn't OC as high (before I could go 1050/1140, now I can barely go 1000/1100) and gets a worse score.



Old results from Nov. 20, 2009, CPU was 200fsbx20 and GPU was at 1050/1125

a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2010 2:13:04 PM

Very nice kokin!!

Single 4890 or Crossfired?
a b K Overclocking
January 28, 2010 3:01:49 AM

Just a single one, but it's a Sapphire 4890 Toxic, so it's just about as high as a single 4890 can go.
a b K Overclocking
January 28, 2010 3:31:04 AM

Soon the 4890 will be discontinued and we wont be able to get our hands on one, they will go for sale on e-bay for much more than the MSRP....

I tried to get 2 of these but it was too late ....

SAPPHIRE Toxic 100269TXSR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=n82e168...

a b K Overclocking
January 28, 2010 4:38:20 AM

Yeah, I got one of the last batches back in August. I'm happy with one, since it maxes mostly everything (except Crysis) at 1680x1050. Anyway, I can't afford one even if they were out, since I quit my job and I'll be broke soon after buying all my college books for this semester and I wanna spend the rest for my girl on Valentine's. :D 
a b K Overclocking
January 28, 2010 5:04:09 AM

kokin said:
Yeah, I got one of the last batches back in August. I'm happy with one, since it maxes mostly everything (except Crysis) at 1680x1050. Anyway, I can't afford one even if they were out, since I quit my job and I'll be broke soon after buying all my college books for this semester and I wanna spend the rest for my girl on Valentine's. :D 


get a new job!! lol

Anyways check your PM's ;) 
January 28, 2010 7:22:00 PM

whiteshadow_22 said:
Btw, how good are the Phenom II's, I'm hoping to get a 965 soon?


Pretty darn good, I'd say!

Asus M3A78-EM mobo
Phenom II X4 3.0 ghz 940 Black Edition (currently oc'd to 3.6ghz)
4 x 1gb Patriot Extreme Performance memory
XFX ATI HD Radeon 4870 1gb vid card.

I upgraded my cpu from a 5600+ dual core at 2.9ghz to a Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition and my frame rates on most games doubled! I just install a new cpu cooler (an inexpensive Rosewill that clipped into place where the stock cooler was) and I'm now overclocking from 3.0 to 3.6ghz and loving it. A 20% increase in speed and I'm tickled pink. And my gaming frame rates are through the roof!
a b K Overclocking
January 28, 2010 8:11:00 PM

whiteshadow_22 said:
Btw, how good are the Phenom II's, I'm hoping to get a 965 soon?


Get the 955 and save the extra cash, you will be able to achieve the same speeds just by upping the mutiplier ;) 
a b K Overclocking
January 29, 2010 4:51:29 AM

Yep, the "saved" cash can go into purchasing an aftermarket cpu cooler, many $20-$30 dollar ones perform very well.
February 6, 2010 3:32:27 AM

yannickhk said:
Same here. Overdrive doesn't work with the Gigabyte 790FXTA.



I have no issues with AMD Overdirve working on my 790FXTA-UD5 MB. The only issue I have ever had with it is I turned off the AOD service in msconfig and then I started getting this message. I enabled it and all has been fine since.
May 4, 2010 9:13:33 PM

AOD works for me on my 790fxta-ud5 mobo
but some parts like the easy overclock does not]
!