Published on September 27th, 2012 | by Divyansh2
Overclock AMD Graphic Card using ATI Catalyst Control Center
If you using an AMD Graphic card and are fed up of asking questions on forums like Is it possible to run NFS-Run on my pc ? Will Blackops 2 work with my current system? For which you get answer after days and weeks, then you need to take a break from those forums and have a look at how to overclock your current graphic card to extract the maximum output from your hardware.
Before we continue, you should learn a new thing – Every device and its processor is clocked to a particular speed, its like sports cars provided with limiters in fuel injection to avoid overheating, overspeeding and prevent accidents. But we can always fine tune things if we stay in limits. So like Nike says, Lets Do It …
Steps to Overclock ATI Graphic Card :
Open ATI Catalyst Control Center.
Go to ‘Performance’ >> Overdrive >> Click Accept ( if you are doing this for first time )
Check the ‘Enable Graphics Overdrive box’
Now move the sliders to overclock the GPU i.e. Graphics Processor Unit and Memory Clock.
Click Apply. Its done
[ Here GPU is the processot of the graphics card and Memory Clock is the speed with which memory bus transfers data to-fro the memory and gpu.
Note : Make sure you don't use any third party software to overclock your graphics card. Softwares from other vendors might provide more overclocking ability but they can damage your hardware forever.
Q & A
Why do they limit the processing speed ?
A- To prevent overheating of the processor cores and burning of the gpu and other installed hardware. Thats the reason why third party softwares should be avoided because excessive overclocking can damage your graphics card.
Is it safe to overclock the graphics card ?
A- If you stay within the limits defined by the manufacturer, its totally safe.