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OEM R7 450 throttling

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My replacement for not having any GPUs left finally arrived. Its not the most powerful but it met my requirement, 2gb vram, no pcie power needed, and enough to play most of my current library on a 1280x1024 75hz monitor.

However... gpu keeps throttling. seems to underclock every time it gets around 65% usage. Its an OEM card, a R7 450, though amd's latest drivers detect it as an R9 M360 and gpu-z says it has a power limit of 40w. I downloaded a Dell version and forced it as a RadeonT R7 450... not sure what the T was about. no change. so now i'm using the latest available from AMD's site which has brought it back as an R9 M360. the card itself has an HP sticker on it with gpuz showing Pegatron as the subvendor.

ive tried unlocking power limits... but all options are greyed out in both afterburner and AMD's software.

any ideas?

update: i referenced this doc and am downloading an amd driver pack from their site that matches with the prodesk 400 g4 microtower... hopefully that'll help
 
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I advise you to not overclock or try to change power limits, until you rule out thermal throttling. Monitor your temperatures during gaming to see if its throttling when it reaches a certain temperature. If you have already cleared the dust from the heatsink, have a look at the GPU fan if it's working at all or if it's unusually slow. Is the temperature of your case normal? Maybe try running with side panel take off ...
 
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Video Card(s) Pegatron AMD Radeon HD 7570 2GB GDDR3 650core/800mem
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Case Old Ultra branded case
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Mouse Lenovo basic
Keyboard Logitech, the one slightly larger than the k120 (freebie)
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores ... It can play Half life 2 and black mesa
No heat issue, fan works and I have it forced to 80% speed all the time using afterburner.

Not trying to overclock, just unlock power limits so that it can run at its full speed all the time rather than only getting about 65%of the performance
 
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Messages
2,619 (0.65/day)
System Name Ye Ole Gam3r
Processor AMD Phenom II X4 920 @ 3.35ghz OC
Motherboard ECS IC780M-A
Cooling Enermax ETS-N31
Memory 2x2gb and 2x1gb (6gb total ddr2 @800mhz)
Video Card(s) Pegatron AMD Radeon HD 7570 2GB GDDR3 650core/800mem
Storage 240GB Inland SSD 2.5
Display(s) Vizio 32in 1360x768 + AOC @ 1280*1024
Case Old Ultra branded case
Audio Device(s) KOSS CS-100 USB Headset
Power Supply 500w Basix PSU from Microcenter
Mouse Lenovo basic
Keyboard Logitech, the one slightly larger than the k120 (freebie)
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores ... It can play Half life 2 and black mesa
anyone?

You'd think a gpu core would at least be able to go to 100% usage
 
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