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Oxicoi

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I'm sorry, but how do I stop getting e-mails from this thread? It's kind of bothering me. I asked a question a year or 2 ago and now I seem to be stuck in this.
 

OverclockDaddy

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Hi guys i have an OLD but still reliable Sapphire R9 380 Nitro card 4 gig. We were able to push it to 1100/1500 with +20% limit and stock voltage of 1212mv with AfterBurner. so we want to push it more but we can't . The MSI AB is not able to adjust voltage. (its stuck with 1212 mili volts maxed out default slider) (allowed in settings also added EULA),
GPU tweak also can not manage voltage. Trixx is able to adjust voltage but the software is not working... When we set anything in trixx, press apply, we can see the oc has changed, but in after a few seconds it changes back to stock. We reinstalled drivers (newest, older, also driver ONLY), newest Trixx version, older Trixx version, nothing helped. Is there any way how to adjust the voltage in this GPU??
i saw some youtube videos of amd R9 380 cards overclocked with 1.3 milivolts, they can adjust the voltage in AB.
im using latest amd driver - adrenaline 18.9.1

i hope someone can help us with a legit trustworthy solution
 


Most AMD GPU boards do not support voltage overclocking so this leaves you to have to mod the voltage system. with a rotatory adjustment switch. This is very dangerous as it is very easy to over volt the board/chip, not to mention you need a very good grip on electronics and the ability to follow the traces in the board to know where to hook it up. So in short if your board does not allow for voltage overclocking there is no simple,semi-safe way to up the voltage.
 

OverclockDaddy

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AMD gpu boards also support voltage overclocking dude, i know you love nvidia but pls don't be "Bias" dude. anyway after searching the net for almost 2 weeks (tired researching) i finally able to oc the old card to 1200 mhz with 1.3 m.volts
the problem is that is did not tick the "allow third party" button in MSI AB , it locks the ability to adjust the
gpu voltage. i just can't believe myself missing that one simple allow third party button thing in MSI.
 


Nvidia and intel lover? Me? Not likely. My gaming system, Complete AMD based, FX 8350 @ 4.816 all cores, Asus Sabertooth 990FX HT@ 2608, XFX AMD Radeon HD7970 and Asus R9 280 CUII top. My kids PC is a Complete AMD based also with A FX 6120 @4.116 all cores, Gigabyte 970A-DS3P HT @2208, Saphire Radeon HD 4870 which replaced a HD 5770 that she fried by breaking a snow globe on her desk allowing water to enter the PC and frying the GPU. The last Nvidia I bought was a BFG 9800GTX+ to go into the last Intel system I purchased, a Core 2 Duo system, 2007-2008 ish. So please don't flame the ones trying to help you.

AMD locks the voltage control On the ones they allow adjustment on to limit how much voltage can be added. They have done this for years now. Now Many of AMD's AIB partners also limit the voltage the same way as AMD to help prevent over-volting the chip. As an example, because you know what is in my machine now, My XFX card is 100% locked down for voltage control only allowing for a voltage of 1.125 where as an unlocked card allows for a 1.25V maximum to the GPU chip, like my R9 280 card.

The voltage allowed will vary by chip and board revision but many are locked. Not all mind you, which goes with my first statement that "Most" are locked not all. I am not biased Dude just giving the facts. On 100% voltage locked boards the only way to overvolt is by the means I mentioned before.
 

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First of all im not flaming you, second , i am thankful that you are helping me a hand out. third , i was triggered because the solution you gave me is the "last resort" which is overvolting/volt mod the card. fourth , that's not the solution because changing the "allow third party" in MSI AB allowed me to unlock all voltage for the card even upto 1.3 mili volts. fifth, i can't understand why your xfx 7970 is locked , a lot of 7970 users can OC til 1.25v without the volt mod. does that mean that xfx locked that card model
 
Yes, XFX locked the voltage on my model of the 7970 but had others that would allow the voltage to be changed, and that was my whole point. Not all cards can have the voltage modified. It depends on the card, chip and venders if the card can be over volted. Over volting: adding more voltage than what the factory has set in the BIOS of the card. It wasn't till the 7000 series cards (I believe) that AMD allowed a voltage change without the mod. (EDIT: allowed the change through MSI AB ect. They did have a bios editer before the 7000 series that would allow for some adjustment but required a flash of the GPU bios and bricked many GPU's due to user error.) If I am not mistaken Nvidia allowed it first through programs and AMD started after that.

As for the MOD If you read back I said "IF" your card is locked, because not all cards allow for the voltage to changed, then that is the only way. Either way you found your solution and is working for you. Just FYI this thread is really meant for OCing the AMD CPU's and not the GPU, Just posted in the wrong place in the forum is all I wanted to say on that. Good luck and enjoy the extra boost.

 
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Hello, My setup (A cpu and cooler upgrade from an R5 2600 with spire rgb cooler)

MSI X470 Gaming Plus

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Cooler Master ML120R

Haven't done any overclocking yet.
 

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