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Overclocking a HD 5750?

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December 16, 2010 7:55:29 AM

I recently got a new rig, a brief summary of the spec is:

4GB DDR3
i5 760 @2.8GHZ
HD 5750

I get a very decent speed and great graphics performance out of my computer already, i can play World of Warcraft on Ultra settings and multisampling x4 enabled and still manage 60fps, even when using other programs at the same time. But i would like to embrace for the future and the possible soon release of crysis 2 and other more graphically challenging games as i would not like to be stuck pre-upgrade playing crysis on medium settings! I already have a decent cooling system inside my computer (roughly about 7 fans and casing with exhaust for processor) but was wondering wether i should consider getting a drive bay extension cooler if i was going to OC my 5750?
Also would it be worth overclocking the card, i've not yet found many charts regarding the overclocking advantages for the 5750 and was wondering if anyone could possibly help me out?

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December 16, 2010 9:36:01 AM

I wouldn't bother. The 5750 is a middle of the pack midrange card. Similar in performance to the GTS250, 4850, 9800GTX+, GTS450, etc. OCing it will help, but at best I would think you'll only come close to the 5770. Considering the price of both cards and the added stress you can have from OCing I vote that it isn't worth it. You won't be able to unlock the performance of any card that's worth it. And the extra heat/power used to get there negates the benefits of having a 5750.
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December 16, 2010 11:54:43 AM

Midrange card? err no pretty low end card. A HD5850 or 5870 would be a mid-range card.


You should be able to do a simple overclock using Catalyst Control Center, although that would be kind a like putting 104 octane fuel in your ford fiesta.

You should upgrade to at least a GTX460.
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December 16, 2010 4:57:55 PM

I believe technically the 5750 is the start of the midrange. Some might argue it starts with the 5670/GT240 but I consider those upper low end. The 5850 and 6870, etc are the current higher end cards. Didn't say they were THE high end, but they aren't midrange. In terms of money spent, I believe midrange is defined as the cards around the $100-$200 mark.

In reality each person can define his own terms, but it helps if we use the same ones. If the 5870 is a midrange card, I shutter to think what the high end cards are for you. Seeing as the only cards faster then it are the 6970, GTX580, and 5970. Makes for a pretty small high end grouping if you ask me.
December 17, 2010 2:10:13 PM

'GeekApproved' you have some serious problems dude, if you're saying that the 5750 is a low end card then i agree with 4745454b that your expectations are far too high. If you're willing to spend more than £500 on graphics for a computer then you are no longer an enthusiast or an adept gamer, but more of a saddact.. get a girlfriend dude.
January 4, 2011 3:06:26 AM

It's funny how he says the 460 is an upgrade...

Ok dude you should overclock only if you really need to like getting those extra frames in Bad company or something.You're cooling is very good so I think you'll be fine with temps.

I have overclocked two 5750s I was able to surpass the 5770 in terms of average frames,but the other card was not so lucky I was only able to raise clocks to 750/1300 .I benchmarked both the 5770 and 5750 with the HIS 5770(stock) averaging 40fps at max settings in 1600x900,while the overclocked VaporX 5750(870/1400)averaged 45 fps same settings fan at 50% temps at 48c.

I used Overdrive for overclocking it's so simple.Also what 5750 version do you have.
So yeah I think its well worth the overclock from the 36 frames to 45 is damn good.
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January 28, 2011 9:15:10 PM

I was able to hit 960/1350 stable with a pencil volt mod on my HD 5750. At that clock, I had the GPU power of a stock HD 4890. You can probably find my "GTS 450 Killer" results in the 3dMark11 database, near the top of the single card 5750 results.

A friend of mine has his crossfire 5750's at 1GHZ, scoring 5k in 3dmark11 P setting. That beats a stock GTX 480 score, by the way.

So yes, you can get at more power out of your 5750. I got 34% more out of mine. There is a reason AMD is rebranding the 5700 series cards into 6700 series. They were a 40nm success story, and still offer the most performance in the $100-125 range of GPU's.

If you'd like, I'll link you the pencil-mod, and instructions.
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January 30, 2011 8:26:11 AM

damric said:
I was able to hit 960/1350 stable with a pencil volt mod on my HD 5750. At that clock, I had the GPU power of a stock HD 4890. You can probably find my "GTS 450 Killer" results in the 3dMark11 database, near the top of the single card 5750 results.

A friend of mine has his crossfire 5750's at 1GHZ, scoring 5k in 3dmark11 P setting. That beats a stock GTX 480 score, by the way.

So yes, you can get at more power out of your 5750. I got 34% more out of mine. There is a reason AMD is rebranding the 5700 series cards into 6700 series. They were a 40nm success story, and still offer the most performance in the $100-125 range of GPU's.

If you'd like, I'll link you the pencil-mod, and instructions.

Thanks for keeping this older post alive. I have a 5770 GB OC version, and I smoke people with "better" cards as far as game settings go. I've recently gotten into Rise of Flight, which is extremely graphics intensive. Don't know what others are doing wrong, but I don't have a need for a $300 + card. My opinion may change when I go with an Eyefinity setup, we'll see. I'm also a firm believer in having a "balanced" system, thus avoiding bottlenecks.
Glad to hear from another happy 57xx series owner.
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