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Overclocking Difficulties

Question asked by capo987987 on Aug 4, 2017

The problem I am running into is when I overclock my GPU at all, the clock speed immediately drops to 300 MHz, and my memory clock to 150 MHz. This causes multiple display issues (flashing, etc.), and it isn't until I push my GPU up to high speeds that it fixes itself and stays at 500 MHz core and 1500 MHz memory again (which is the default). This happens whether I overclock from the AMD Radeon Settings (version # below), NZXT's CAM software, MSI Afterburner, wherever. Restarting my pc does not help either, and when it turns back on, it is using those low clock speeds again.


If I am missing anything below, don't hesitate to ask.


Let me describe my rig:

CPU: AMD FX-6350

GPU: AMD R9 280X

AMD Radeon Settings Version: Crimson ReLive 17.7.2 (although this issue has happened on multiple previous drivers)

Motherboard: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0

BIOS Version: 2501, released on 04/07/2017

RAM: 12gb DDR3, 2x2gb and 2x4gb

Storage configuration:

250gb Samsung 850 EVO with Windows and some programs on it

600gb old WD drive for mass storage


Main: Acer KG240 1920x1080 @144Hz using DisplayPort

Second: ASUS VE228H 1920x1080 @60Hz using HDMI to DVI adapter

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version 1703 (however this same issue occured on Windows 10 Home and previous updates)

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G1 750w  80+ Gold