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January 13, 2013 6:01:13 AM

Hey guys. having trouble overclocking xfx hd 7870 DD black edition.
PSU XFX| PRO550W P1-550S-XXB9 RTL - 550w
MOBO gigabyte GA-970A-D3
CPU FX 4100
1 hdd
1 dvd rom
8gb ram G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

so on stock settings i stressed it for a long time, didn't have any problem
stock clock speed is 1000mhz and memory 1200.
when i go over 1100 core clock and start stressing i get BSODin like 10 secs
i get 60C temp on stock speeds and when clocking it for example to 1200 the temp isnt even going up untill i get a blue screen.

please help. :cry: 

i reinstalled drivers and that didn't help
could it be that the psu isn't strong enough?
could it be msi afterburner that I'm using ?

also that's what bluescreenview program shows :

011213-37533-01.dmp 01/12/13 19:17:10 0xa0000001 00000000`00000005 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 atikmdag.sys atikmdag.sys+223e2 x64 ntoskrnl.exe+705c0 C:\Windows\Minidump\010713-37533-01.dmp 4 15 7600 276,688


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January 13, 2013 9:02:14 AM

uninstall the ATI drivers and let windows update them. have seen it before on a few of my rigs. hope it works for you like it did for me!
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January 13, 2013 12:00:17 PM

Take your card back to stock speeds and increase the overclock in smaller increments this time. The problem with overclocking a graphics card is that you're trying to find the speed limit of your card without changing anything else.
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January 13, 2013 4:14:59 PM

ok so i uninstalled the driver and let windows update it
then started to raise clock speed by 5mhz at a time... went up to 1190 and my pc froze. after a restart i ran it for a while on 1175 and started to go up again. On 1190 i got BSOD. The thing is that the temperature changed from 1000 to 1190 just by 1 degree under stressing from 58C to 59C. and the fan speed went up to 59%. i didnt even try to do anything with memory clock. so its not even close to what people are getting with the card.
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January 13, 2013 4:19:23 PM

GameOvrMan said:
ok so i uninstalled the driver and let windows update it
then started to raise clock speed by 5mhz at a time... went up to 1190 and my pc froze. after a restart i ran it for a while on 1175 and started to go up again. On 1190 i got BSOD. The thing is that the temperature changed from 1000 to 1190 just by 1 degree under stressing from 58C to 59C. and the fan speed went up to 59%. i didnt even try to do anything with memory clock. so its not even close to what people are getting with the card.



Hi :) 

Some cards just will NOT overclock well, that's just life, although you SHOULD be able to increase the memory clock on that card quite easily...


From 1000 to say 1150 would be fine anyway..

All the best Brett :) 
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January 13, 2013 4:26:09 PM

thanks Brett! :)  eh i bought the wrong one i guess :/  my memory clock is 1200 stock. i'll try to raise it a bit i guess too.
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January 13, 2013 4:30:36 PM

i just thought its all about temp... and its gonna bsod on over 70C or so
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January 13, 2013 4:58:32 PM

GameOvrMan said:
thanks Brett! :)  eh i bought the wrong one i guess :/  my memory clock is 1200 stock. i'll try to raise it a bit i guess too.



Hi :) 

My 7990 easily goes to 1500 on the memory...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 13, 2013 5:48:24 PM

Dude, there is far more to overclocking than temperature increases.

- Is 100 Celsius twice at hot as 50 Celsius, or is 100 Fahrenheit twice as hot as 50 Fahrenheit ?

To run at +10% overclock you may need more voltage, or to change the combination of connections from your PSU, etc.

It's all about power, voltage, amps, watts and the ability to remove the 'extra' heat as fast as possible.

Maybe the cards STABLE limit is only 1050Mhz?
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January 14, 2013 2:44:28 PM

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