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Ati overdrive

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March 16, 2010 8:17:38 PM

hey i got a problem with my ati 3450, when ever i try to raise my gpu and memory MHz it say that it have encountered a error and needs to close leaving me at the same MHz which currently is: GPU=110 MHz Memory= 252 MHz

any way to change without ATI OVERDRIVE?

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March 16, 2010 8:29:12 PM

Assuming your looking for more speed/power, I suggest just getting a new card. OCing that card won't get you a lot.
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March 16, 2010 8:50:37 PM

yeah i know it aint a great card but it would do for now until my birthday
btw i tried that ATI tool but i cant open it! i can install it but when ever i click on it the error message pop up
March 16, 2010 9:20:19 PM

tried that also didnt work either. i was just wondering can it be my powersupply that to small?
March 16, 2010 9:27:06 PM

Doubtful. But, what is your power supply specs? It may be that the card doesn't overclock well (or at all in this case).

When using Overdrive, do you do the increases in the smallest amount possible? When first overclocking something, it's best to do it in small increments to make sure the part can handle the change.
March 16, 2010 9:46:05 PM

i do try to change 5Mhz at a time but when ever i click apply it goes back to the old one
March 16, 2010 9:54:31 PM

EDIT: Read this article about a hotfix and otehr ideas on overclocking that card:

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=...

Honestly, I think those cards may not be meant to overclock. ATI tends to limit that on low end cards. I think it's a situation of its components can't handle the stress over any overclocking.

This article shows some overclocking done on them, but that doesn't mean every card will do it.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/652/12/

This person mentions overclocking theirs, but good airflow is needed.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/394286-ati-3450-they-good....

So, without more information on your system, it's hard to know what the issue is.
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