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Old 01-09-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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OK, so I bought an ATI HD4850 1Gb card and(of course) started to OC it. It went like this(core clock/memory clock, stock is 665/950, tested the stability for 15 minutes every step in cs:s): 680/950, 700/950, 720/960, 750/960 -- glitch, lowered it to 748/960 worked fine then 749/960 -->crash-->computer turn's on, blank screen, all fans on, GPU seems to "work"(it warms up)...
So ppl did my card really burn out?! I mean the card even shows great signs of life (exept showing a picture =D ). Is there a chance that there is a different problem, I mean it is a new card and it is supposed to just turn off if it overheats...
I tried my other card and it worked so I didnt burn my mobo or anything else...

I dont wanna wait 3 days to return it :*(

PS the fan on the gpu was turned to 100%
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:25 AM   #2
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Maybe it's drawing too much power, what is the wattage of your power supply?
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OK, so I bought an ATI HD4850 1Gb card and(of course) started to OC it. It went like this(core clock/memory clock, stock is 665/950, tested the stability for 15 minutes every step in cs:s): 680/950, 700/950, 720/960, 750/960 -- glitch, lowered it to 748/960 worked fine then 749/960 -->crash-->computer turn's on, blank screen, all fans on, GPU seems to "work"(it warms up)...
So ppl did my card really burn out?! I mean the card even shows great signs of life (exept showing a picture =D ). Is there a chance that there is a different problem, I mean it is a new card and it is supposed to just turn off if it overheats...
I tried my other card and it worked so I didnt burn my mobo or anything else...

I dont wanna wait 3 days to return it :*(

PS the fan on the gpu was turned to 100%
why "of course"...? the risks far outweigh the gains (a handful of FPS if lucky) when OCing a gpu, OCing a cpu is way different and and actually can be very useful, a gpu...? not so much...
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:19 PM   #4
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why "of course"...?
Because if you don't overclock, you're either a pussy or a n00b, most likely both

@ OP, have you tried resetting your BIOS?
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:11 PM   #5
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I've resetted my BIOS, but it probably isn't it, because I OC'd through Riva tuner, I'll try to turn the pc on without the dvd-rw and HDD and see if the power supply is enough(500W OCZ stealthXstream)
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:54 PM   #6
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your power supply shouldn't be the problem...

idk maybe take out the video card, then put it back in and replug all the stuff?

just a thought..and im getting the hd 4850 so i know now not to oc it.
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:30 PM   #7
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I took it out....umm....20 times?))))
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:41 PM   #8
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I've resetted my BIOS, but it probably isn't it
"Probably"? Did you actually do it?
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just a thought..and im getting the hd 4850 so i know now not to oc it.
Mine's going fine...
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It is? Hmm, ok maybe I will OC it :P.

Oh, and do you play COD WaW? How does it run?
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Oh, and do you play COD WaW? How does it run?
It's the same engine as COD4, so it will run pretty much the same as that.
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