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My first overclock

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February 4, 2013 9:26:58 PM

Hi guys, I recently bought a MSI Radeon HD 7850 and I have overclocked it to 1200Mhz Core, 1350Mhz Memory, 1200v and 70% fan(Didnt try higher, 74c on full load). I have used MSI Kumbustor benchmark at fullscreen and it didn't crash or anything, everything went fine, it was running Direct3D11, Post-Fx on and AA off, however in Heaven Benchmark 3.0 it freezes after a few seconds, I haven't tried it in games yet as im afraid of bsods, my old PC had lots of troubles with them, should I downclock it, or should I try it in a game, I am also new in forums in general, not sure if this is a stupid question...

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a b K Overclocking
February 5, 2013 8:20:34 AM

Try it in a game. If it bsod'd you know its not stable. Don't worry, generally bsod's don't break or ruin the system, they prevent it from getting ruined and act as an indicator that something is off/wrong and needs to be addressed.

If it crashes in the game then you know to back off on the clocks. Good Luck ;) 
a b U Graphics card
February 5, 2013 9:40:39 AM

lol. kum buster