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December 29, 2012 4:29:17 AM

So I installed TriXX, intending to do some basic tweaking with my Sapphire 7950 OC, I thought Overclocking was very complex with voltages and multipliers, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that in TriXX at least GPU OC'ing appears to consist of moving a couple sliders around.

Am I missing something or is this really that easy, I got my 7950 to 1002MHz Core and 1503MHz Mem in about 20 seconds and after restarting the OC stayed the same, Sorry if I sound like a noob, I'm really new to this.

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December 29, 2012 7:09:35 AM

Have you stressed the card at all?
try a gaming session or run unigines heaven benchmark to put the card through its paces a little, check you really are stable,
and watch the temperatures :) 
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December 30, 2012 4:08:58 AM

you should test it definitely..

but yes, overclocking is really easy once you get over the initial fear of frying something (just don't pump too much voltage)
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December 30, 2012 10:49:43 AM

You may be getting CPU and GPU overclocking mixed up, even then your probably thinking of the old style of CPU overclocking through the FSB.

GPU overclocking is just as simple as moving sliders and testing if its stable. Voltage does come into it when you push the frequencies too hard, but isn't essential for a decent overclock.

Multiplier CPU overclocking is fairly simple as well unless you want to go extreme. Raise the multiplier by 1, test if its stable, rinse and repeat. Again voltage comes into it if you push too hard, increasing it will allow higher frequencies. Its only once you get to the higher clock speeds (4.6Ghz or higher) that it gets somewhat complicated.

Old sytle FSB overclocking was very complicated. Because the FSB is the link between the CPU and RAM, if you tried to raise the CPU frequency through that it also overclocked the RAM, which dont clock as far. So it was a careful balancing game between the CPU and RAM, and their respective voltages.
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December 30, 2012 6:02:31 PM

darksparten said:
So I installed TriXX, intending to do some basic tweaking with my Sapphire 7950 OC, I thought Overclocking was very complex with voltages and multipliers, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that in TriXX at least GPU OC'ing appears to consist of moving a couple sliders around.

Am I missing something or is this really that easy, I got my 7950 to 1002MHz Core and 1503MHz Mem in about 20 seconds and after restarting the OC stayed the same, Sorry if I sound like a noob, I'm really new to this.

Hey, I bought a Sapphire 7950, what model did you get? is't the Flex? Seems like the Vapor-X cuz of memory clock..
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