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Trying to overclock graphics card

By speedy45
Nov 1, 2011
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  1. So my problem with Windows XP Home 32bit is, I am trying to overclock my graphics card which is Diamond Radeon 5670 1GB which is currently set to the following:

    GPU Clock: 850MHZ

    Memory Clock: 1050MHZ

    So my question is at this overclock using the AMD Overdrive built it in the Catalyst Control Center. So when I use MSI Afterburner to overclock my Memory Clock to 1150MHZ it sable in 2D Mode, but when I enter 3D Mode like a game it freezes & my pc reboot, so they something I could to do overclock my Memory Clock & GPU clock as high will go?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    You really need to upgrade to Windows 7 32-bits
     
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,151   +195

  4. speedy45

    speedy45 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    well TMagic560, I will do that once I have the money, & for fimbles I will check out that link & let u know the results of the overclock.
     
  5. speedy45

    speedy45 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    well guys I try to overclock the Core Clock to 900MHZ it gave me problems, so I decided to leave it at the overclocks for Core Clock at 850MHZ & Memory Clock at 1050MHZ.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    Well speedy45,
    XP will be fading away soon and Windows 7 will run on most XP computers as long as you can have at least 1GB of system memory and a decent DX10 video card. The price of Windows 7 is dropping too
     
  7. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,151   +195

    Thats a pretty nice overclock.

    Keep an eye on your temps and your good to go :)

    Windows 7 would be a good idea but will have no impact on your overclock whatsoever, Xp still holds the biggest market share (35%) and will no doubt be supported for a good while yet, though microsoft are still trying to kill it with lack of direct x 10 support, ect
     
  8. speedy45

    speedy45 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    what I don't get is when I overclock it to 900MHZ it gave me artifacts using GPUTool the Stability Test, so does this mean it lock at 850MHZ Core Clock & 1050MHZ Memory Clock?
     
  9. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,151   +195

    The idea is too push as far as you can go without getting artifacts.

    If your not getting any artifacts at 850/1050 and your temps are ok, save and enjoy :)
     

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