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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:47 AM

Hello, a while ago i got myself a AMD His Radeon 7870 HIS IceQ Edition. it was nice, games i had worked well, and then i got Skyrim and my frames were not satisfactory (60-low twenties) with some mods, and, knowing the card is heavily cooled (never saw it pass 55 under load at before clocks) i decided to try overclocking it using "Amd Overdrive" and got the clock to 1150Mhz, and the memory to 1300Mhz (i know, not much of an improvement) So, feeling proud i loaded my game up played for mayby 20 minutes, then, in the middle of talking to a guard, i Blue Screened. my temps maxed at 67, my CPU never passes 95% load or 50c, so i was wondering, did i just break my computer? My specs are http://pcpartpicker.com/b/yDu and i have 2 monitors one on Dvi, and the other (a old-ish tv) on HDMI

any ideas for help?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:24 AM

View PostBond4141, on 26 November 2012 - 04:47 AM, said:

any ideas for help?
Yeah, dial back your overclock.

BSODs from video cards pretty much only come from drivers or bad overclocks, or a defect card.

I'll go ahead and tell you now that an overclock isn't good just because the thing starts up, for CPU overclocking they recommend running massive stress tests for at least a day to really be 95% sure the system is stable, 20 minutes in and getting a BSOD isn't encouraging for a video card(especially since you can just dial it up or down while the PC is running.)

Of course it could be a driver issue, but if you never got one before then the culprit seems likely.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:48 AM

If you don't know how to overclock, don't do it. When you get a bsod, crash, or artifacting it typically means that either the overclock is too high and its unstable, or it is getting too hot due to the overclock. Since it isn't getting hot it only leaves out one thing, you overclocked it too high and its unstable.

By the way, overclocking cpu would do much more for skyrim performance than overclocking your gpu. Whats your specs?
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

View Postteckmaster, on 26 November 2012 - 05:48 AM, said:

If you don't know how to overclock, don't do it. When you get a bsod, crash, or artifacting it typically means that either the overclock is too high and its unstable, or it is getting too hot due to the overclock. Since it isn't getting hot it only leaves out one thing, you overclocked it too high and its unstable.

By the way, overclocking cpu would do much more for skyrim performance than overclocking your gpu. Whats your specs?
specs are in top space as a pcpartpicker finished build link, and i do not think my cpu is ocable although i may be wrong

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

It is overclockable, but you need to follow specific instructions on how to overclock.

Your motherboard might not be great for overclocking either.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:41 AM

quick question, whats a good GPU stress tester? I ran furmark for about 6 hours on max res and 16x no errors and een back off on the clocks to 1150Mhz core clock (default was 1000) and 1250 Hmz Memory clock (default was 1200) and even though i'm sure this will be good (people have gotten 1200Hmz core and 1600Mhz memory) i'd still like to stress test to make sure.

And if i get to annoyed at the frames i'll try ocing my CPU.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:15 AM

I personally use furmark and it works very good. Though I can't remember why, but some people don't use it because it apparently doesn't stress the entire gpu, it doesn't stress ____ part that works on _____ part of a game image. Sorry I can't give moe information lol. To be safe, run furmark, and 3dmark in loop.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:16 AM

I think you need to go read a couple overclocking guides.