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Help overclocking Radeon 7950

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November 2, 2012 4:03:18 AM

I have a Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 that I have overclocked to 1070mhz core clock and 1575 mhz memory clock. It can run Crysis without crashing and furmark. But when I play BF3 and some other games, it crashes after an hour or so. :??:  I increased the power settings 10% but that didn't help any. If I turn down the settings it'll probably work, but I'd like to use these settings because it outperforms a GTX 580 SC at them! :)  Also the hottest the graphics card got running Furmark was 63c so I don't think heat is a problem.

Specs:
AMD Phenom II x6 1100T OC'd to 3.8ghz
Kingstom 4GB 667mhz x2
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750w
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
a keyboard
a mouse
some speakers
photon torpedo

Any tips/help would be greatly appreciated!

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November 2, 2012 4:25:05 AM

4gb 667....
Is that DDR2 RAM? And your processor might be bottlenecking your GPU.
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November 2, 2012 4:41:33 AM

That... sounds like a driver issue. Or the fact that everything but your OS, Graphics card, and likely your speakers, are older tech. Battlefield 3 hurts on older computers.
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November 2, 2012 2:25:57 PM

Kiowa789 said:
4gb 667....
Is that DDR2 RAM? And your processor might be bottlenecking your GPU.


The RAM is DDR3 PC3-10700. And how would my CPU be bottlenecking my GPU?

DarkSable said:
That... sounds like a driver issue. Or the fact that everything but your OS, Graphics card, and likely your speakers, are older tech. Battlefield 3 hurts on older computers.

Old? How can an old computer support a modern graphics card and CPU?
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November 2, 2012 3:18:00 PM

That computer isn't old. I think you meant to say 1333MHz ram, but said 667 because that's what cpuz says. Have you tried the 12.11 b4 driver?
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November 2, 2012 3:59:12 PM

wanderer11 said:
That computer isn't old. I think you meant to say 1333MHz ram, but said 667 because that's what cpuz says. Have you tried the 12.11 b4 driver?


No, I haven't tried them... I'll download them now and try.

EDIT: Beta drivers didn't help. If anything, it crashes faster. D:
EDIT (Many moons later): It was because I didn't have the volts turned up. Everyone must have been busy worrying about my RAM to think about that. :/ 
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