View Full Version : Help with overclocking
04-06-06, 05:28 PM
Hey, when I try to overclock my EVGA 7900GT using Coolbits, it'll detect optimal frequencies and then I click apply these settings at startup. Well, when I startup it never saves them. When I go back to Clock Frequency settings it still says 500 and 750. I even just tried overclocking to 550 and 775 and I got nothing. Please help, I'm am at least trying to get 600 and 800.
I just want to know why it won't save. Thanks again!
have you clicked apply afterwards?
04-06-06, 06:16 PM
04-07-06, 12:37 PM
I also tried just applying it right away, but on startup again it goes back to my normal clock speeds.
Have you disabled any nvidia startup programs in msconfig?
Yup, its probably because the startup is disabled under msconfig
04-07-06, 01:25 PM
I only see one thing for NVIDIA in MSCONFIG. Could somebody maybe post what I am supposed to be looking for? Thanks
PS, when I had my old 6600GT in, I never had to do anything with MSCONFIG. Just had to restart and it was good to go.
Edit: I have enabled everything that has to do with NVIDIA in MSCONFIG, turns out I had Spysweeper not allowing them to start up. However, still, nothing when I restart, it goes back to default clocks.
04-07-06, 11:12 PM
Please, I still need help.
Do you have the little box that says something like Apply These Settings At Startup checked? Did you overclock your 2D and your 3D?
04-07-06, 11:47 PM
Yeah, I had the box checked. However, I figured it out now, Spysweeper had another thing disabled, well, I had...anyways, I'm not running at 850MHz on the core clock and 1700MHz on the memory clock. Stable and no artifacts so far, I'll test it in Oblivion!
Cool, hope you got it all worked out. What OC's are you running at stable?
04-07-06, 11:58 PM
Thanks to you all for your help. I'll post at what overclock I'm able to run at stable.
04-08-06, 12:25 AM
Once you find a stable overclock, powerstrip the card with a revised BIOS with your chosen frequencies. That's if you REALLY want the cards speeds to be locked in no matter what drivers etc. you're using. Just keep a copy of the original BIOS.
04-08-06, 03:37 AM
Its running stable at 550Mhz/1700MHz. I think thats a pretty good overclock. I don't think that I want to make that its permanent OC like you are saying. Anyways, what are some other people's experiences with OC'ing this card? I'm dying to know how much more I could get away with. Without the Vmod that is.
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