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Old 05-04-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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OC Using AMD OverDrive

I know this forum is composed of hardcore OC through BIOS etc. etc. but I wanted to see if I could get some support for AMD OverDrive. I combed through their website/google for help but couldn't find any relating to my problem.

The program kicks my processor from 2.2 to 2.5 at a stable setup, which isn't great, I know. But I want to test if this actually helps my games run better. I assume it would since my processor for some reason won't go over ~900mhz even when playing my games.

The problem is, after like, 3 seconds the clock speed drops back down to the 900's. Any idea why?
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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if you have cool n quiet and c1e enabled, it drops the processor speed back when idle. At load it should ramp back up.

run a stress test like prime 95 and look what it is doing then, depending on the game it might not max out the processor
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Haha! So using that stress test made my processor run at full tilt (Without even OC) and my games can run now at 100% proficiency! So now to figure out why the AMD OverDrive won't hold the clock speed. I guess I need to delve into the cool n quiet and c1E? As mentioned in my other post, I am using an HP model... is that going to hinder me still?

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Ah ha! So I did some googling and with just a simple tweak of the power settings cool n quiet was disabled and now my games are running 100%.

Thanks guys, I was hoping I wouldn't have to do any further upgrades at this time, little low on budget

Awesome

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Old 05-05-2012, 07:01 AM   #4
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when your a re ready for your next upgrade, build your own, there are plenty of members that can help you piece together a good system. Your intial build usually costs more than an oem because you are using better components, but then you can resuse things such as the case psu and os on subsequent builds.

as far as oc'ing on an oem if you aren't bumping the vcore the crappy psu, and stock cooling are probably ok. us pc wizard or core temp. if your temps are running above 60 its too hot.
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