Overclocking Radeon 4330? (inspiron 1545)

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  1. desantii

    desantii Notebook Enthusiast

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    HI, where did you buy the copper square?

    thanks

     
  2. anton strila

    anton strila Notebook Enthusiast

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    got mobility 4330 hd overcklocked to 580/600 been good for a week win7/vistax32. you need to download amd gpu tools to oc and ati tools to change colors because you gonna say bye-bye to you newest catalyst 10.3.UNINSTALL ALL ATI FROM HD, from remove programs offcourse, reloaD.turn account management controlls off. Next is mobility modder.net dh, and catalyst 8.9, once you download it click install ,after it unzips cancell the install. Modify the extracted c:\ati\support\8.9, (another thing is driver enforcement tool "dseo" for win vista/7 only) to sign in modified driver, /cry, but anyways download it, run it, make it in test mode, dont restart, sign in driver,open folder; copy and paste c:\ati\support\.....\packages\drivers\display\LH_\B_68 folder\atikmdag.sy_. Ok now last part is device manager, click dipslay, windows 4300 driver update, choose vga adapter not 4300 windows 1.1 driver, click update driver, have a disk, and modified 8.9 install location down to /drivers/display/LH_ click proceed. now you have 4330 shown and amd gpu tools will oc for you but not save on boot hehe its ok i dont turn my laptop off anyways. enjoy
     
  3. anton strila

    anton strila Notebook Enthusiast

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    one more thing at first i chose 4570 driver from the modified 8.9 catalyst lyst and it worked but then somehow it recognized 4330 once i repeated for some odd reason
     
  4. chaugh

    chaugh Notebook Consultant

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    use this great program to overclock any video card - http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/
    however, after u install u need to go to ur program files>msi afterburner and open msiafterburner.cfg in notepad, and change enableunofficialoverclocking from 0 to 1.

    hope this helps and works, it worked for my 4570, confirmed thru gpu-z
     
  5. Fragilexx

    Fragilexx Get'cha head in the game

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    Yes I had found this as well fairly recentlyish. To be honest though, the difference in frame rates is so marginal, that I've uninstalled it all now.
     
  6. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    Can't you just pull the vbios off the card, then Use Readeon BIOS editor, edit your clock settings, then reflash your GPU vbios. Thats how I've always done it.
     
  7. OneCool

    OneCool I AM NUMBER 67

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    I cant find any prog that will pull the bios off the card.

    Tried everything.

    @chaugh- Thanks for that info :)

    Edit :Tried AfterBurner 1.50 and its a no go here.Every time I click the shortcut my system just freezes and I have to do a hard shut down.

    Ill stick with Rivaturner (same base program anyway)
     
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    chaugh Notebook Consultant

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    man im sorry, i dunno why that is happening to u. i remember we couldnt overclock the card and it was after abit of researching on their forums i found for some ati cards we had to manually edit their .cfg to enable unofficial overclocking (for me, i could underclock without modding their .cfg).

    anyway, the 4570 is pretty much already a overclock version of the 4550, and combined with the sub-par gpu cooling pads and design, i dont really see much need to overclock the 4570. i overclocked my 4570 to 720/900 and after 20 mins of MW2, my gpu was at 92 degrees which, even if it is still in the safe range, shortens the life of the gpu inho.
     
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    Trottel Notebook Virtuoso

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    I can't believe it! I tried so hard for a while trying to overclock this thing before finally giving up and getting rid of the laptop. I'm sure I would have been able to play farcry2 multiplayer now!
     
  10. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    Onecool, create a bootable USB stick, then boot from it. You may need to change your boot order in BIOS. Below are more instructions from Mandrake. It's the same process I followed on my M17X so it's set for the M17X, but it should be the same process for you.

    The tools you'll need are
    ATIFLASH
    Radeon Bios Editor
    GPU-Z

    1) Get a copy of your current BIOS and make an additional copy of it and store it somewhere besides your M17x. Do this by placing a copy of atiflash on your boot stick. Turn your M17x on and get into the system BIOS. You need to change the boot order of your system to look at the usb stick first. Then save, exit and boot off the stick. At the command prompt type atiflash -i. When you do this it should report back to you information on your 4870. It will show two cards if you have a crossfire setup. If you notice the cards are EXACTLY the same (I would assume somewhere written in the bios that one card is defined as Master and the other as Slave). Out of paranoia I treat them as two different cards and repeat the steps twice. Now to get a copy of the bios type atiflash -s 0 bios0.rom. This will take a copy of the bios on card 0 and call it bios0.rom. Repeat for the second card, atiflash -s 1 bios1.rom. Like I said before keep an additional copy of the bios files in a separate location. If you want to go back to stock eventually it's best to load the original copies.

    2) Use RBE to change the clocks in the bios files. I normally just take my copy of the bios and drag and drop them right on RBE in Windows Explorer. That will open up RBE with the BIOS file loaded. You'll get a warning about the GPU not having ATI overdrive capabilities. Click OK to it. Click on the button on top called Clock Settings. Here is where you'll set your different clocks and voltage to save to the bios file. There is also a little wizard button you can use that will simply ask you how you want the over-clock settings to look like and your under-clock settings. You can use this wizard if you are a beginner. Once you change your clock and/or voltage settings save your bios. In this example I will call it nbios0.rom for card 0 and nbios1.rom for card 1. Put a copy of these two new files on your boot stick.

    3) Flash your cards with the new settings. Reboot your system and boot off the usb stick once again. Here is another step to do out of paranoia. Verify that the checksum for your original bios file and new bios file are exactly the same. If they are not it has become corrupted somewhere along the process. Type atiflash -cf bios0.rom (this is the original file) then atiflash -cf nbios0.rom (this is the new file). The output should be exactly the same. Do it also for card 1. Once you are comfortable everything is OK flash the new bios by typing atiflash -p 0 nbios0.rom. It will tell you it's successful (hopefully) and to reboot your system but DO NOT reboot if you have a second card. Repeat the process, atiflash -p 1 nbios1.rom. Once that is successful pull your usb stick out and reboot. Once you're back into Windows use GPU-z to verify your clock settings.

    Courtesy of Mandrake (NBR)

    http://www.notebookforums.com/thread230061.html
     
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