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Old January 29, 2010, 09:57 PM
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According to that screenshot you posted your graphics card is overclocked. I see 700 GPU clock on your slider bar, and the spec sheet for the Radeon 4860 ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4830 / HD 4860 Graphics - Overview says it should only run at 650 MHz. Maybe you can post the exact model number of your GPU, so we can see if it's supposed to run at that speed?

To test if your issue is GPU heat (or power supply failing under GPU loads), make sure the "Enable ATI Overdrive" box is UNCHECKED, and run Furmark FurMark: Graphics Card Stability and Stress Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net

The operating system can affect how much power a system draws (e.g. see the difference between laptop battery life on Windows XP vs Vista / 7), but Windows 7 should have similar or smaller power consumption.
Interesting. How do I get the exact model number of my GPU? Every software I use, it just says HD Raedon 4800 Series. Honestly, I think its a 4860. My buddy who gave it to me told me it was a 4860 but it doesnt say on the card or on Catalyst Control Centre.

Im looking at the FurMark website you recommended me and there are soo many links that I keep getting lost. Can you please point me to where I can get the .exe file? I have Windows 7 64bit with Catalyst Control 10.1


EDIT: Was researching on google and this one forum had these specs for 4860
4860
Stream Processors 640 Stream Processing
GPU Core Clock 700MHz
Memory Clock 750MHz (3.0Gbps)
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Type GDDR5
RV790 core (same core as the 4890)

I remember my buddy telling me that in the manual it said it was a stripped down version of a 4890

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Old January 30, 2010, 07:44 AM
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Im looking at the FurMark website you recommended me and there are soo many links that I keep getting lost. Can you please point me to where I can get the .exe file? I have Windows 7 64bit with Catalyst Control 10.1
I just installed the Furmark 1.70 from right under the "download" header. It says Windows 32 bit but it works fine on my 64-bit Vista. I'd help by trying it on my laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, but I doubt that laptop will survive much Furmark (defective GPU). I'm not one for posting direct download links, so to the following page FurMark 1.7.0: The Bad Boy of Graphics Cards Utilities is Back! - 3D Tech News, Pixel Hacking, Data Visualization and 3D Programming - Geeks3D.com and use the download button right under the screenshot.

Catalyst Control Center can tell you the default clocks for your GPU if you select Graphics (button at the top left) -> Information Center -> Graphics Hardware. Core and Memory clocks are listed. As for determining the exact model number through software, I can't help you there because all the tools I have can't specifically find out that my graphics card is a 4870 (they say 4800 series as well).
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Old January 30, 2010, 08:18 AM
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Have you tried GPU-Z???
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Old January 30, 2010, 08:23 AM
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I just installed the Furmark 1.70 from right under the "download" header. It says Windows 32 bit but it works fine on my 64-bit Vista. I'd help by trying it on my laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, but I doubt that laptop will survive much Furmark (defective GPU). I'm not one for posting direct download links, so to the following page FurMark 1.7.0: The Bad Boy of Graphics Cards Utilities is Back! - 3D Tech News, Pixel Hacking, Data Visualization and 3D Programming - Geeks3D.com and use the download button right under the screenshot.

Catalyst Control Center can tell you the default clocks for your GPU if you select Graphics (button at the top left) -> Information Center -> Graphics Hardware. Core and Memory clocks are listed. As for determining the exact model number through software, I can't help you there because all the tools I have can't specifically find out that my graphics card is a 4870 (they say 4800 series as well).

Sweet, so once I get it, am I just running a Stress Test or Benchmarking or both? Also whats Xtreme Burning Mode? The site says not to use it unless u have a good cooling system
for the card which I dont lol so Im not gonna bother

If you look at the previous page, I posted a pic of my core and memory clocks.
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Old January 30, 2010, 08:24 AM
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Yes but when I click the "Sensors" tab, it does not give me any temperatures.
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Old January 30, 2010, 04:53 PM
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Ok so I ran FurMark and my video card started from 49C and went to 85C in 6.5 minutes. I know you told me to run it for 15 min but 85 is wayy too hot and i touched those copper pipes and almost burned my hand lol

My settings were:
Stability Test
Resolution: 1024 x 768

So what does this tell me?
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