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Gigabyte ATI HD4890 crashes at overclocking

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April 1, 2010 12:24:56 AM

Hi

Everytime i try to overclock my graphic card with ccc, after maybe 5 or 10 minutes, it crashes while playing. The screen turns some kind of green then i have to restart my computer.

I have windows 7 64 bits
i5 750 2.6 ghz
4 gb of ram

Hd4890
GPU 850mhz
memory 975mhz

Overcloked
GPU 930mhz
memory 1030mhz

Sorry if my english is bad

a c 1371 U Graphics card
a c 155 K Overclocking
a c 241 } Memory
April 1, 2010 1:08:50 AM

Have you tried a lower overclock? It looks to me you exceeded the maximum overclock for your card.
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April 1, 2010 1:43:11 AM

no i havent tried but i tested it with ccc and it says its fine that's the reason why i don't understand
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a c 189 U Graphics card
a b K Overclocking
April 1, 2010 7:38:01 AM

Then your card can't take more than your current speed.
Same as rolli, try to lowering your speed... :) 
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April 1, 2010 7:57:00 AM

Yup, lower your speed! Have you checked also the temp of your card during OC?
Don't forget also to check it's temp! You don't want to damage your card due to everheating.
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April 1, 2010 1:23:07 PM

i forgot to say it, yes i did, i even tried the fan at 70% or i dont know and nothing changed but i'll try again

I'll lower it too
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a c 147 U Graphics card
a b } Memory
April 1, 2010 1:32:12 PM

That is a pretty high OC for that card unless you are increasing the voltage. Try 900Mhz on the GPU. Just because CCC is stable doesn't mean everything will be. I've had stable OC's that worked for months and then a GPU demanding game comes out and kills it.

Download OCCT and run the GPU test and run it for an hour if you REALLY want to test an OC. It will turn your card into a space heater, but will prove out you OC.
http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download
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April 1, 2010 1:45:21 PM

i just tried it again overclocked at 930 and 1030, put the fan to 70%, when i checked it out, it was 65°C. It crashed after maybe 3 minutes, the screen turned gray, i could still hear the sound of the game. I had to restart the computer as usually

okay im trying this jay
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April 1, 2010 2:11:48 PM

it works fine, i played at least 15 minutes and it didnt crash. 900 and 1030, should it try 910 or else ?
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a b U Graphics card
a b K Overclocking
a b } Memory
April 1, 2010 2:34:24 PM

I'd leave it at 900. You won't notice 10MHz more, but it might push you over the stability edge.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
a b } Memory
April 1, 2010 2:35:25 PM

ionjohn said:
it works fine, i played at least 15 minutes and it didnt crash. 900 and 1030, should it try 910 or else ?


Leave it at 900 for a while and see where you are at. You can try 910, but OCing is like babysitting a 7 year old with ADHD. You have to keep watching it and even though everything seems fine for a while, it could spaz out anytime. 900 is a nice round number. You can probably get 1050 or more on the memory. I like round numbers to work with, OCD kicks in.

Try OCCT's GPU stress test for an hour, turn on error checking to. 900/1050 seems like a solid OC.
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April 1, 2010 8:32:21 PM

ok thanks
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