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MSI AMD Radeon R7 250X showing as AMD Radeon 200

I have recently purchased a MSI AMD Radeon R7 250X but in device manager and MSI afterburner it shows up as an AMD Radeon 200. I think this may be preventing me from overclocking it. Anyone know how to fix this? :??:

PC specs:
Windows & home Premium 64 Bit
4 GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 DUO E7400 2.80 GHz
2 GB ATI AMD Radeon R7 250x
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    it is normal because the r7 250x is a r7 200 series gpu from amd.
  2. Yep. Probably.

    You can also check the Device Manager but I don't think I've heard of a modern PC not "knowing" which model is installed.

    I'm not sure why you can't overclock it though. Perhaps your power level is maxed out already but I'm not familiar with modern AMD cards.
  3. photonboy said:
    Yep. Probably.

    You can also check the Device Manager but I don't think I've heard of a modern PC not "knowing" which model is installed.

    I'm not sure why you can't overclock it though. Perhaps your power level is maxed out already but I'm not familiar with modern AMD cards.

    OK. Maybe I should get a new Power Supply then.
  4. 48GBoy said:
    photonboy said:
    Yep. Probably.

    You can also check the Device Manager but I don't think I've heard of a modern PC not "knowing" which model is installed.

    I'm not sure why you can't overclock it though. Perhaps your power level is maxed out already but I'm not familiar with modern AMD cards.

    OK. Maybe I should get a new Power Supply then.



    Sorry.
    That's not what I meant. Also, I meant "Power Limit" as well.

    I was only guessing that the perhaps the graphics card couldn't take any more power. In graphics cards there is a "Power Limit" that manufacturers can tell the card not to exceed.

    When the Asus GTX750Ti came out for example it had more overclocking potential that people couldn't apply. NVidia initially limited it due to concerns of stability but then came out with a new driver which raised the amount of power you could apply.

    Again though, I'm not certain why you can't overclock. It's either a glitch, you aren't using the software correctly, or the card is capped in software or hardware.
  5. photonboy said:
    48GBoy said:
    photonboy said:
    Yep. Probably.

    You can also check the Device Manager but I don't think I've heard of a modern PC not "knowing" which model is installed.

    I'm not sure why you can't overclock it though. Perhaps your power level is maxed out already but I'm not familiar with modern AMD cards.

    OK. Maybe I should get a new Power Supply then.



    Sorry.
    That's not what I meant. Also, I meant "Power Limit" as well.

    I was only guessing that the perhaps the graphics card couldn't take any more power. In graphics cards there is a "Power Limit" that manufacturers can tell the card not to exceed.

    When the Asus GTX750Ti came out for example it had more overclocking potential that people couldn't apply. NVidia initially limited it due to concerns of stability but then came out with a new driver which raised the amount of power you could apply.

    Again though, I'm not certain why you can't overclock. It's either a glitch, you aren't using the software correctly, or the card is capped in software or hardware.

    OK I put the power limit as high as it can go. I'll just overclock little by little until I find Out How much is too much.
  6. OK> I put the power limit to +20
    I put the memory lock (witch seems happy anywhere) to 1300 MHz
    The I put the Core Clock slowly up. I got problems over 1145 MHz but when I put it back to 1145 it crashed. I now have it at 1116. So it just seems the Core Clock Suffers.
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