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I accidentally overclocked my video card too much!

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January 9, 2013 2:54:09 AM

So today I was in the MSI Afterburner application, and I went to close the app, but the mouse went over the overclock slider, and I ended up overclocking my GPU 500%! So my monitor froze, and the the power button didn't respond, so I ended up unplugging the computer. Now, whenever I turn it on, the monitor turns on, and then does nothing. Is my card fried? It was only frozen for 15 seconds before i turned it off, so I don't assume that that would be enough time for it to fry itself? Is it just so overclocked that it outpaces the monitor refresh rate? Or that it is just dead. Here are my specifications:

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz
GPU:MSI Geforce GTX 650 Ti 1GB
RAM: 8GB Patriot Viper 1600MHz DDR3
Motherboard: Gigabyte 970A-D3
Case: C.M.Storm Scout II, 2 fans in case
430w Corsair Power Supply Unit
1980x1200 24" Monitor

Please help it is urgent! :o  :o  :o 
a c 182 U Graphics card
January 9, 2013 3:00:15 AM

Oh dude you are in trouble i think.i reccomend you to test that card in other pc and see if it works or not.
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a c 365 U Graphics card
January 9, 2013 3:32:51 AM

Whoa, 500%?

MSI Afterburner lets adjust the frequency that high where accidentally or deliberately?

Try and test the card in another PC if possible. That other PC should also have MSI Afterburner installed as well so that you can reset the card to stock speed. That is if it is not dead.
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a c 127 U Graphics card
January 9, 2013 4:01:10 AM

Test the card in another computer. Unless youv killed it, it should work as it will be running at stock speeds.
Then get another GPU and throw it into the original rig, open Afterburner and delete any overclocking settings you may have (or to be sure, delete Afterburner entirely).
From there the 650Ti should work.
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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2013 4:14:33 AM

If I was you, I would have shat my pants... Listen to these guys, It should work... let's hope you didn't Damage your GPU though. It happens hahaha!
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January 9, 2013 4:36:17 AM

Double whoa!!! That's gotta be some kind of record, man! (Note to self: avoid MSI Afterburner at all costs.)

Unfortunately, MSI Afterburner isn't running during POST, so it isn't your O/C settings that are causing your trouble (they aren't stored locally on the 650 TI). I suppose I'd test the thing in another PC anyway as previously suggested just because the things are so expensive, but be prepared for the worst... Good luck, and let us know how you make out.
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April 4, 2013 4:47:25 PM

a little late i see, but what to do in this case is simply power down the machine, unplug and clear the cmos by shorting the jumper,, after placing the jumper back to its original position plug in the machine and reboot, settings should have been reset to default, DO NOT DO THIS WITH THE MACHINE ON, IT WILL FRY YOUR BOARD. if machine boots like normal then all is well, if not, your gpu is more than fried.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
April 4, 2013 6:12:00 PM

Steven Medley said:
a little late i see, but what to do in this case is simply power down the machine, unplug and clear the cmos by shorting the jumper,, after placing the jumper back to its original position plug in the machine and reboot, settings should have been reset to default, DO NOT DO THIS WITH THE MACHINE ON, IT WILL FRY YOUR BOARD. if machine boots like normal then all is well, if not, your gpu is more than fried.

That won't help as Afterburners settings are not saved in BIOS so as soon as Windows starts the rig will lock up again.
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August 14, 2013 8:30:40 AM

-_- assuming his system is set to start with afterburner, I'd try starting it in safe mode and than disabling afterburner.

But, it sounds like he can't even get bios to boot. I think he fried the card since as mentioned above, Afterburner settings wouldn't take effect until windows boots.

Would of been nice to get a heads up on what ended up happening. I guess that's a lot to expect, people seem to want help, but feel no obligation to help out others by relating the end results.
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a b U Graphics card
August 14, 2013 8:43:14 AM

wow MSI afterburner is considered best overclock software
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