Originally posted by: Jorge Junior Hi!
When I ran Watch Dogs for the first time, I heard a loud fan noise. I'm not sure if it was the video's or the CPU's, but the machine restarted. Then I ran the game again and it was OK.
I've read a lot of posts everywhere and I've already tried all possible settings to get rid of the lags in Watch Dogs. No success!
Then I was wondering if it would be dangerous to overclock the video card. Apparently it's simple. All I have to do is open the AMD Catalyst Control Center and check "Activate Graphics OverDrive".
This is my configuration:
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870, Catalyst driver v. 14.6, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Asus P8Z68 Deluxe BIOS 3203, Intel i7 firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz, 16GB RAM DDR3 Corsair Vengeance, PSU Corsair CX750.
Well, unfortunately your gpu only has 1gb vram which is just enough to play watch_dogs on low settings, especially the textures and anti-aliasing (these demand a lot of vram). The game also needs patches.
Your gpu is probably overheating, so manually force the fan (in ccc) constantly to a value of 50-70% before loading the game.
You can check/ monitor temps and framerate with gpuz or msi afterburner.
EDIT: you can overclock the gpu by raising clock speed 20 mhz each time and testing heat and stability with a benchmark and monitoring tool.
I suggest you only do this after you have carefully read an overclock guide on the interner.
Applying too much overclock and/ or overvolt can damage the gpu
Test and post back.
gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.2, core i7 975 3.9ghz (stock voltage), windows 8.1 64-bit, corsair 12gb DDR3 1600mhz 7-7-7-20 RAM, xfx HD 5970 + gigabyte HD 5970 (stock clocks), coolermaster ultimate 900w PSU.
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