Guess I should let the community know what I'm trying to do.
My main goal is to OC my system to a reasonable level where it could be used for a prolongued period of time. I've already OCed my CPU (I5-3570K) to 4.2GHZ in my Bios (42x100).
The part which seems to be giving me trouble is Ocing my Video Card. I have a 7950 MSI Frozn 3 which I am currently using Afterburner to OC it. I manage to get my 3Dmark 2011 graphic score from 7400 to 8150 but I can't seem to get it higher. My Core Clock speeds have been changed from 880mhz to 1000mhz and the memory clock speed is changed from 1250mhz to 1325mhz. But when I try to increase it any further, it causes my CPU score to go lower or even the GPU score to go lower. I tried increasing the voltage slightly higher to see if it needed more power but no difference.
Can anyone give me tips on how to achieve a higher score. I know i've heard of some peopel hitting the 9100 score with their 7950. If I could get to even close to that score I would be happy.
Current HW setup:
CPU Fan: Noctua nh-d14
Mobo: Gigabyte ga-z77x-ud5h
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1866
Video Card: MSI 7950 Frozn 3
SDD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 2
HDD: 4x2TB Seagate Barracuda Green in Raid 1 (Mirrored)
Power Supply: CORSAIR TX850 --- 850Watt psu