Radeon 5750: Activate Overdrive

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  1. saschke macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    today I've received my new iMac. It's a fantastic machine.
    I'd like to use the overdrive feature in the Catalyst Control Center but it's not available (not even displayed). Does anyone know of a workaround to enable that feature? I'd like to overclock the graphics card a bit.

    Kind regards
    Sascha :apple:
     
  2. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    are you OCing it on the Windows side?
     
  3. saschke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I'm trying to :)
    Installed latest mobility catalyst 10.7a - no option in CCC advanced mode. Win7 x64..
     
  4. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Just use MSI Afterburner, much better App anyway.
     
  5. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    please update with results. I'm looking forward to your findings.
     
  6. palebluedot macrumors 6502a

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    2nd. Real world FPS results on modern games with an OC proc at native res would be very helpful! :D
     
  7. saschke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to use ATI Overdrive - just for convenience. Can anybody help? :)
     
  8. bolen macrumors 6502

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    Did you try DesmoPilot's tip about MSI Afterburner?
     
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  10. saschke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys :) Finally managed to get MSI Afterburner running.
    Core speed of 750 Mhz / Memory Clock at 1075 Mhz - no problems, system at 66-70°C on idle after playing, maximum 82°C after playing SC2 in max. resolution for a while. Will report back.

    After testing Bad Company 2 (which runs great in 1080p high details 1x MSAA / AA - really no slowdowns whatsoever) for 45 minutes, max logged gpu temperature (the highest of three sensors) was 86°c - is that too much??
     
  11. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    No, that sounds alright to me, though 66-70c idle would definitely worry me.
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Everything under 100c is still okay. I would keep it below 90ish though. BTW, congrats for OCd ATI 5870M ;) It could still OC more, probs even 800MHz for core with reasonable temps.
     
  13. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Are those temps with the default odd fan speed? Try cranking your odd fan speed up some more and share with us the temps. With max odd fan speed, the highest my overclocked mobility 4850 gets is 70c. I'd love to the max mobility 5850 gets.
     
  14. saschke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The "system temp" I've referred to earlier was the measurement on the GPU (hottest sensor), it's got around 60°C on idle. Nothing to worry about I guess.

    Which tool shall I use for manipulating fan speeds?

    So far, I've used MSI Afterburner and MSI On-Screen Display Server for monitoring 3D status of the system and dynamic OCing. Afterburner kicks in with a custom tweaked clock profile when a 3D game is launched and goes back to default clocks when the 3d app is closed.

    I've been running 749/1047 all evening (SC2, CrysWarhead, MW2, BFBC2, Conviction, PES2010) with no problems whatsoever. Note: Under heavy load, the graphics temp hovers at the upper 70s, reaching a maximum of 86°C under really heavy duty. It never went over that threshold. I've used AMD GPU Clock Tool to monitor the temps..

    Will get back to more testing in the coming days! :)
     
  15. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    very good new, esp when you haven't even tweaked with odd fan yet. May may be able to push more once you start playing with the fans :D
     

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