Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by sonnytiger, Apr 3, 2011.
I am using Windows 7 x86 and system specs are in the usual place.
You should use your bios. AMD Overdrive will work for you, but I don't recommend using it.
Yes one should never over clock using programs only use the BIOS !
Like others said, BIOS only trust bios as it overclocks and makes sure that your pc is stable as well
sorry guys, i should have been more specific, i meant for my gpuz i agree with you for cpus though!
Well I use CCC to oc my video cards . I think you can get some of the video card tools here on this forum . Just look around you can find them in the DL section .
MSI Afterburner. Works with any card, and is the best of its kind. It also has a super lightweight video capture tool, as well as Kombuster, which is a handy gpu stress tool. Afterburner also has a wonderful custom fan profile.
Good, thanks thats what i have used before, just making sure there wasn't something better
bios for cpu, i also use msi afterburner for gpu.
I use EVGA precision but i dont think it will work on AMD/ATI video cards.
msi afterburner and/or amd gpu clock tool
For simplicity, user-friendliness and general all round capabilities, MSI Afterburner is the way to go.
For overclocking GPU I also use Afterburner
For CPU I use the BIOS to set the "outher edges" and RMClock for the fine-tuning in this area. It allows setting Vcore for every performance step, profiles, speedup on demand, etc pp.
You can find it here: http://cpu.rightmark.org/products/rmclock.shtml but their screenshots are sadly rather nonsaying; this tool can do much more and is visually more appealing, has tray-icons a.s.o.
Edit: dug out some pics from their site, wonder why they don't show them?
What no love for W1zz's Trixx?
I tried Trixx some time ago with all the other utils for GPU-tweaking. Personally I found it too cumbersome and too much wasted space and blong bling goofy UI. Personal taste AB also had more options, so I went this way. Nevertheless I usually re-check if a better software is around after some time, so maybe something new has risen by then.
For my 4850 i use
AMD GPU to set clocks, i use GPU Z from techpowerup to monitor heat and ensure i have proper clocks set. I use Furmark to run stability tests, although Furmark really beats up your GPU, so it not the best to test on but i like how it runs in windows so i can watch my temperate go up from GPU Z.
ATI overdrive is not bad, but mine wont let me set it to the clocks i want, and i find it poor monitoring compared to GPU Z.
Overclock in your bios. Its the best way
Way to not read the whole thread. Its more risky with a video card to do it through the bios than through software.
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