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June 30, 2010 3:04:04 AM

What can i use to overclock my xfx 5850? I tried atitools but when i run it i get: "the kernel mode does not seem to be running". after some research i found out it doesn't work on vista/w7 because of signature issues. so what are some other possibilities that will overclock it more than ati overdrive?

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June 30, 2010 3:22:43 AM

MSI afterburner is very nice...that's what I use.
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a b K Overclocking
June 30, 2010 5:25:39 AM

Does your HD5850 allow voltage control?
Yes, MSI Afterburner could be the one of the OC software...
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June 30, 2010 7:20:33 AM

+1
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June 30, 2010 7:28:35 AM

I'd use Afterburner if your card allows you to change the voltage, Rivatuner if not.
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June 30, 2010 4:41:32 PM

Well ive download afterburner in the past and it wasn't working until i did further research yesterday and found out that i have to change the config file to allow overclocking of non msi products. I got it to 850/1200 no problems, but still couldnt get voltage control to work...i changed these settings in the config files:

UnlockVoltageControl = 1
UnlockVoltageMonitoring = 1
EnableUnofficialOverclocking = 1


this is the specific card i have 5850
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June 30, 2010 5:00:57 PM

Yeah, that's a custom PCB card that doesn't allow for voltage modification. I think you should still be able to get it up around 900 mhz. You can ditch afterburner if you prefer other software.
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a b K Overclocking
June 30, 2010 9:11:04 PM

I would use Afterburner regardless just for the fan curve. Afterburner is basically the same as Riva, it was aslo developed by the same person as well. Your XFX 5850 does not have voltage control even after editing the config file, if you want voltage control you will have to flash to a 5870 Bios which is not recommended unless you have already done this before.
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July 1, 2010 8:49:43 AM

I've never actually used Afterburner. I like Rivatuner because it's both good at overclocking/fan control and excellent for tracking temps/cpu/gpu/ram usage and can even put that info onscreen ingame including frames per second like fraps. Did he include that stuff in Afterburner?
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July 1, 2010 3:28:20 PM

Well now i got to 825/1175 and its stable (tested with atitools). When i bump it up to 850/1200 i start getting a lot of error in atitools when i test for artifacts. Is this because the voltage is set too low? Is there no way at all to change it unless i flash the bois?
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a b K Overclocking
July 1, 2010 3:31:55 PM

jyjjy said:
I've never actually used Afterburner. I like Rivatuner because it's both good at overclocking/fan control and excellent for tracking temps/cpu/gpu/ram usage and can even put that info onscreen ingame including frames per second like fraps. Did he include that stuff in Afterburner?


Of course it has in game monitoring ;)  , look at the top left hand corner :



Has temp, fan speed and FPS, you can add usage/core/mem also but I don't bother with those (in-game).
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July 1, 2010 3:36:14 PM

What kind of temperatures are you getting?
Try leaving the memory at stock and just see how high you can get the core.
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July 1, 2010 6:57:29 PM

ill give that a shot, but at 825/1175 its idling at 54*C and maxes out at 77*C after 15 mins of stress.
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a b K Overclocking
July 1, 2010 7:03:57 PM

Can someone please tell me how to change the files in Afterburner. Im using W7 64 bit and when i try and save the file back to the folder it tells me Access is denied ??
Im new to W7 and i guess its a security setting somewhere. I tried right clicking and running as administrator but still the same thing.

I really really want my 4770 back up to its old XP clocks.

Mactronix
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July 1, 2010 7:37:07 PM

That's due to the lame file permissions in Win7. You can right click on the file and go to properties then security. Click the advanced tab to get to the permissions. Or better yet go to My Computer and right click on the drive instead, and set the permissions for the entire drive so you never have to deal with it again.
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July 1, 2010 8:25:51 PM

So, ya...i cant get over 835 even at stock memory clock. will that be my limit then unless i can find someway to change voltage?
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July 1, 2010 8:40:19 PM

I guess so. Your temperatures seem ok. The card usually can go higher than that, even at stock volts. I guess you just got a poor overclocking card. It happens.
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a b K Overclocking
July 1, 2010 9:25:10 PM

bavman said:
ill give that a shot, but at 825/1175 its idling at 54*C and maxes out at 77*C after 15 mins of stress.


54c idle is way off, something is not right. Even in high ambient scenarios you should not see the gpu go over 50c @ idle unless your card is not downclocking in 2d mode.
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July 1, 2010 11:02:23 PM

Well i have it o/c just through ccc, and it shows 400/1125 in 2d
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a b K Overclocking
July 1, 2010 11:06:18 PM

400/1125 in 2d means your driver is not letting the card down-clock to its original state of 157/300. That is the reason you have high idle temps.

This is primarily the reason i had to revert back to 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6 are not working for me at all.
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July 1, 2010 11:08:07 PM

O i see, when i bought it and installed it the lasted one was 10.5, then i upgraded to 10.6. Is it a big deal if its hovering around there or should i look into reverting to 10.4? Will i suffer anything by this?
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a b K Overclocking
July 1, 2010 11:25:28 PM

10.4 is working great for me and I play around 4 different games.

I updated to 10.4 when it came out, was working fine.. Then 10.5 came out and it wouldn't down clock in 2d so I reverted back to 10.4..Then 10.6 came out and it was even worse because it would crash my games to desktop every now n then so I reverted back to 10.4 for the second time and everything went back to normal.

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Will i suffer anything by this?


nope ;) 
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