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My 6850 not able to run wow ultra settings

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December 5, 2010 11:12:14 PM

My build is unable to run wow on ultra settings. I was shocked when it recomeneded mostly good, instead of at least high.

I am able to play on high with good FPS, but with ultra i go as low as 23 in high raid situations.

Monitor resolution is 1920 x 1080
Setup
i5 760
8gb ddr3 1600mhz
asus p7p55d-e Pro
Sapphire hd 6850 Oc'd to 840 mhz gpu and 1190 memory.
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December 5, 2010 11:24:37 PM

What is "good" also, a reason possibly is that at 1920, most GPU's below the 5850 start to struggle. An exception is an OC'd 460 @ 800 core clock, or perhaps an OC'd 6850 @ 1000 core clock.
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December 5, 2010 11:28:47 PM

drop the shadows from ultra to good and you will be fine.
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December 5, 2010 11:32:38 PM

aznshinobi said:
What is "good" also, a reason possibly is that at 1920, most GPU's below the 5850 start to struggle. An exception is an OC'd 460 @ 800 core clock, or perhaps an OC'd 6850 @ 1000 core clock.



what i mean by good is wow's video options has a predefined series of options such as low, medium, good, high, ultra In order from least intensive to more intensive respectively.

most games will offer suggestion for each column of video options, about 1/2 mine are recomended to good and some to high.

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December 5, 2010 11:36:58 PM

Well what I mean is, what is "good" fps? 30-50 or like 100-200. I consider good to be like 30-60. So what is your "good"?
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December 5, 2010 11:44:23 PM

umm i'd say good is 45-60 and

I try not to put setting that will ever get me below 30.
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December 5, 2010 11:52:00 PM

Well yeah, I mean if your card is only getting 45-60 on High, wouldn't you think your already pushing it? OC it a bit more maybe to like 900 core clock and up your fan speed, you'll probably be able to run Ultra above 30 fps. Like 50ish?
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December 5, 2010 11:57:15 PM

My ati catalyst software maxes out at 850mhz gpu and 1200mhz ram. My gpu heats to about 60 C under full load is that too hot?


What other utility should i use?
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December 6, 2010 12:05:04 AM

Get MSI Afterburner. Allows you to fan tweak and adjust the clocks. Remember though, don't push the bars all the way up just instantly. That's not how OCing works. Incrementally work your clocks up. Then test stability. Push your bars up to 900/1200 and see how it fares in MSI Kombustor. (If you have little squares [Artifacts] then your not stable) I recommend at least 60-70% fan speed when testing out. You may need to up voltage.

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/
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December 6, 2010 12:11:15 AM

Even if it is stable, i should worry about heat correct? what is a good mix of performance, and safety temperature wise?
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December 6, 2010 12:15:36 AM

Well just check your temps, You temps should be below 90*C for safe operating temps, I'd even say below 85. So Just make sure your load temps or idle temps are below 80*-85*C
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December 6, 2010 12:17:09 AM

The msi afterburner maxes out at 850/1200 mhz as well.
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December 6, 2010 12:19:31 AM

It's because you have to go into the afterburner text in the program files file then change the ATIUnofficialoverclocking to 1 then you can up it... If you look at all the reviews for the 6850, you see that all of them who reviewed OC (like Techpowerup) said they used MSI Afterburner and got it to 1000 core clock. So... Yeah..
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December 6, 2010 12:22:39 AM

okay i'll give that step a try

what does ... mean?
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December 6, 2010 12:25:48 AM

It's supposed to be something for like quoting, things that you don't want to time it. Like "The 69xx is expected to perform compared to the 580..." But I just use it to pause, a LONG pause.
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December 6, 2010 12:41:57 AM

okay i got it to OC more, when i ran msi after burner i just put them both up by 50mhz so i did 900/1250

When i clicked apply lines came down my screen and i had to reset on chasis.
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December 6, 2010 12:46:26 AM

Ohh, then that means you probably need more voltage. Up your voltages a bit. If you can't the first time. Go to settings in MSI Afterburner it says to unlock voltages.
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December 6, 2010 12:46:44 AM

Leave the memory closer to stock.
I would leave fan@ auto if your not sure what your doing. The fan will ramp up with the heat.
Leaving it at a static % if its not 80% could let it get hot.
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December 6, 2010 1:59:20 AM

should i leave the memory low and add volts?

or do one then the other, I'm new to this so idk if order matters.
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December 6, 2010 2:03:31 AM

try stock mem and adding volts first
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December 6, 2010 2:03:51 AM

You had 850/1200 running with no voltage added.
I would not jump right up to 900/1250, but you did.
Imo those artifacts came from the memory adjustment. The voltage does NOT effect memory voltage. Only core voltage.
So don't add voltage yet.
Just up you o/c to 875/1200 , then 900/1200
Without voltage and test. Then do some reading of reviews of 6850's at Techpowerup and other places and see what they get for o/c without voltage.
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December 6, 2010 2:06:40 AM

^ Lol they used the directcu and got up to 9xx something on stock voltages.
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December 6, 2010 2:09:29 AM

how much voltage should i add when i add it?
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December 6, 2010 2:15:33 AM

Ocing is like experimental, you got to increment your voltages and clocks up.
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December 6, 2010 2:15:45 AM

aznshinobi said:
^ Lol they used the directcu and got up to 9xx something on stock voltages.

OK, you lost me, whats your point ? lol?
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December 6, 2010 2:19:40 AM

The DirectCu is a much better OCer than most of the 6850s XD on stock voltages.
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December 6, 2010 2:21:08 AM

is directcu a GPU? or are you comparing software to hardware?
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December 6, 2010 2:24:37 AM

No it is a card, a custom heatsink specifically. But it does have it's own software, but I'd rather use MSI Afterburner with it
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December 6, 2010 4:33:44 AM

How small of voltage should i add to start?

with wow i get more FPS with OC GPU then oc CPU right? i have a i5 760
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December 6, 2010 4:45:34 AM

Yes, games are more GPU dependent than CPU, cept RTS. However possibly since your playing WoW a CPU OC would help a couple FPS. I've seen a 4.0ghz i5 give improvement to fps. Not by much, but at most you'd see like a 1-4 fps increase. But yeah, since your playing an MMO I think a cpu oc MAY help. Not sure though.
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December 18, 2010 12:16:38 AM

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December 18, 2010 5:07:35 AM

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