Old radeon HD 7850 OC stuck @ 150MHz with MSI AB

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  1. Tsiphon

    Tsiphon Member

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    So I haven't been gaming much lately at all. Nothing graphics intensive. I threw a more recent game on to see if my PC would still play things and was surprised at a 9 fps on all low setting regardless of resolution.

    I opened up MSI afterburner and my OC was still running, but for some reason my GPU usage was 100% while mem clock and core clock were a flat 150 MHz.

    I have tried the following, each of which results in still having my rates locked at 150mhz:

    1. Updated drivers to the latest (18.2.2) after cleaning with DDU in safe mode.

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    Uninstalled and reinstalled MSI after adjusting and resetting.

    3. Reverting my OC to stock

    4. Switching dual monitor mode to single monitor mode via Windows Display Options

    5. I uninstalled AMD driver / settings > Safe mode boot > DDU clean > uninstall MSI AB > Startup and reinstall AMD driver only.

    GPU-Z shows normal stock clocks, and the clocks perform as normally (idle 300 / 1200, load 860 / 1200).

    Install MSI (it default loads my prior OC at 1125 / 1475). GPU-Z shows these clocks in the details page, but sensors indicate they are running 150 / 150 regardless of load.

    Reset button on MSI and load into stock rates manually on MSI. Still locked at 150 / 150.


    So the issue has to be MSI AB. I can't imagine my OC suddenly goes bad after over a year stable, and the card runs fine on stock. Also this MSI glitch where upon returning to stock settings it still has it locked leads me to believe this is a correctable issue in MSI.

    GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7580 Double D FX-785A-CDFC. 2 GB DDR5. Core Clock: 1125, Mem Clock: 1475
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 OC
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4
    RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500), if required I can get OC from bios.
    PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W
    GPU Drivers: 18.2.2
    Background Applications: MSI AB, MalwareBytes, Creative Volume Panel,
     
  2. iakoboss7

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    then dont install msi... overclock through wattman
     
  3. Tomatone

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    Maybe this is answer for your "problem":

     
  4. Tsiphon

    Tsiphon Member

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    I honestly couldn't figure out how to open up wattman. After installing the newest driver suite and going to where I thought it was located there was no options for overclocking.

    I just cleaned up and rolled back to 17.7.1 and everything works fine now. My OC I believe is outside the "official OC limits," so I don't think I could OC in wattman anyways.

    Thanks for the help guys.
     
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