I bought an MSI GE603 which has a GT 425M GPU. when i use GPU-Z to monitor the clock rates it shows them (when running a game) as less than half of the clock rates the GPU is meant to perform at (e.g. it says the core clock rateof the GPU is 560MHz but the highest it gets to on the monitoring tab is 202.5 MHz).
I have tried pretty much all the overclocking tools out there and none of them seem to be able to overclock the GPU, for example using msi afterburner when i move the slider up tp a higher clock rate and click apply it just jumps back to the original clock rate.
can anyone help me overclock?
thought i should post my actual GPU clock specs:
GPU clock: 560MHz
but the max my GPU ACTUALLY gets to in GPU-Z sensor is:
GPU clock: 202.5MHz
GPU's generally go down to a lower clock rate when they are idle. Check the clock rate when the GPU is under stress
Yeah I did monitor it with GPU-Z while running a few stressful games like fallout 3 and crysis, and those were the clock rates i got. so for some reason those clock rates are the max the GPU can get up to :S and they are way lower than it shopuld be able to get to
Well obviously it's clocking down before you can alt+tab to see the readings.
its not because i have it running while playing the game and it goes up to a higher clock rate when the game is running (but still lower than what it should get to) and when i quit the game it goes back down to the idle speed...
Well you did everything possible to make sure if the GPU is working to its default setting and it simply not clocking properly. RETURN or RMA that laptop before its to late and then your stuck with a lemon.
oh and something else to consider, compare your benchmark scores to those of other machines with the same hardware, if it is on par, it could well just be false readings on the core speeds... don't know why it would do that though..