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August 21, 2010 3:04:03 AM

I have my XFX Radeon 5850 slightly overclocked. The current memory clock is idling at 1125mhz (the max its overclocked too). Is that bad? I'm not even gaming (just browsing the web) and it doesn't get any lower than that.

Here's the idling specs/temps


August 21, 2010 3:07:06 AM

Carc369 said:
I have my XFX Radeon 5850 slightly overclocked. The current memory clock is idling at 1125mhz (the max its overclocked too). Is that bad? I'm not even gaming (just browsing the web) and it doesn't get any lower than that.

Here's the idling specs/temps

http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/10/08/20/cex.png
http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/10/08/20/9d8.png


Edit: Everything is marked "current settings" for those of you that have used GPU-Z before.
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August 21, 2010 3:35:22 AM

If you run at stock speed, I believe the GPU will run at 157Mhz, or something like that. and the Memory at 300Mhz, or something like that. As soon as you overclock the GPU runs at 400 in 2D and memory at the max set clock. This changed with some of the recent ATI drivers. I don't know why they did that, but it is very annoying. I have not overclocked my card for this reason. The idle temps go up 10C and i think its a waste to run that high surfing the net. There is nothing wrong with running the card like this, it just seems to be something that changed in the more recent ATI drivers.
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August 21, 2010 3:41:38 AM
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that's because your current 10.7 driver is causing a glitch with your 2D clocks. Revert to the last driver that was working fine and check the clocks again. At idle they should be at 157/300..

http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv199/OvrClkr/idle_2...

still rockin the 10.4's w/o any issues..
August 21, 2010 3:58:35 AM

OvrClkr said:
that's because your current 10.7 driver is causing a glitch with your 2D clocks. Revert to the last driver that was working fine and check the clocks again. At idle they should be at 157/300..

http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv199/OvrClkr/idle_2...

still rockin the 10.4's w/o any issues..


i thought it was a stupid question to ask but i guess i have to uninstall 10.7 *sighs*

glad i asked though. thank you!
August 21, 2010 3:59:47 AM

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November 4, 2010 6:34:09 AM

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