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My overclocking stops working for some reason.

Question asked by razor0603 on Oct 7, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 11, 2017 by black_zion


Firstly, I'd like to apologize for the longevity of this post.

I have a problem. I'm currently playing Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Performance wasn't great but it was playable, so I decided to overclock my GPU. I spent a few hours tweaking settings until I got an impressive score on Geekbench 4's Compute Benchmark, so I restarted my PC, ran the test again and the score was around the same. Being satisfied I ran Rise of the Tomb Raider and began the benchmark.


The FPS was EXACTLY the same as before the OC. So I closed RotTR and ran Geekbench again, only to see that the score was the same as before the OC too. I opened MSI Afterburner and checked to see if the settings were the same, and they were and I now do not know why the benchmark scores for RotTR and Geekbench were the same as before the OC.


I think it might have something to do with some sort of OCP (Over - Current Protection).


Here are some numbers:

(And specs)


CPU: Intel Core i3 4150 @3.5Ghz

GPU: Amd Radeon R7 250x 1GB MSI Edition

RAM: Ballistix Sports 8GB DDR3 @1600 Mhz

Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33

PSU: Corsair VS450

Monitor 1: Dell SE2416H (1080p)

Monitor 2: Philips 2005 1280x1024 (I don't really know what it is for sure.)



Geekbench Score before OC: 48098

Geekbench Score after OC: 57591 (used to be 58379 but was unstable so lowered OC)


RotTR score before OC: 30.27

RotTR score after OC: 30.65


Geekbench score after RotTR benchmark: 48110


Pictures of MSI Afterburner:


Before the Overclock:


After the Overclock: