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Old May 19, 2008, 01:12 PM
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Default How to OC your recent video cards!!!

Well I have found this pretty sweat article: How To Overclock Your Graphics Card : Introduction - Tom's Hardware

I have yet to try the tricks one my 3850 ICE3Q turbo.

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Old May 19, 2008, 01:21 PM
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Well I have found this pretty sweat article: How To Overclock Your Graphics Card : Introduction - Tom's Hardware

I have yet to try the tricks one my 3850 ICE3Q turbo.

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What a shitty article.

He jumps straight from doing a overclock into changing the bios.. what a . You NEVER EVER do that.

After ANY overclock you have to test the card with a utility like ATI Tool to make sure the overclock is stable.

Second DON'T try and modify the bios on the card because if you have to rma it for any reason you gotta change the bios back.

Third DON'T use nTune.

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Damn, so I guess this article is not worth ..........
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Old May 19, 2008, 01:24 PM
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Damn, so I guess this article is not worth ..........
Nope.

Its absolutely an article I would not pay attention to.

If you want to know how to do it properly then ask.. theres enough people around who has done this properly.
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It just goes to show that these bad articles can have desatrous results when read by newbies like me! Luckily I have not tryed nothing in there. I have stayed with the catalyst OC tool and i has been good enougn for me.

My CPU OC was performed by Ebdoradz, wich is a knowlageable guy! (does that word exist?)

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It just goes to show that these bad articles can have desatrous results when read by newbies like me! Luckily I have not tryed nothing in there. I have stayed with the catalyst OC tool and i has been good enougn for me.

My CPU OC was performed by Ebdoradz, wich is a knowlageable guy! (does that word exist?)

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I found it!

knowledgeable : having or showing knowledge or intelligence
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we all learn somehow but like the above posts say theres a lot of better programs out there instead of bios mods!
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I am all for testing the OC using software but personally I like to flash an OCed BIOS/ROM anyway so I can easily keep the overclock in different operating systems. Only if I know it is stable and the card is not burning up though. I applied my HD 3850's OC to it's BIOS/ROM as well as fixed the fan controlling stuff and gave it a slightly more aggressive fan speed profile.
Now it stays reasonably cool, does not get too loud and works with no hassle in terms of OC software in different operating systems.

I gotta try a bit more voltage for the GPU sometime though, my current GPU speed is pathetic.
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I ran my 3850 ICE3Q Turbo at 760 Mhz core and 1050Mhz on the memory, Just using Catalyst. For some reason this setup is no more stable and get lock ups while playing, wich I did not get before. I set it back to defaults. What ever I do, it will never be a 3870, it is just for the fun of having it running faster. I wonder why it is less stable OCed now.
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