Originally Posted by greytoad
I should note that I don't really know it's DDU that's solving it. I also uninstall with AMD's package before rebooting into safemode to run ddu. That's just the way I always do it. I haven't dug down to see if all I need to do is uninstall and reinstall.
If you're beating a 290x with your 470, you're probably not having the issue.
The extend overclock limits from afterburner persist after a DDU and after an uninstall of Afterburner. (On the stock BIOS I was able to go above 1150mv without an offset even on a stock driver after DDU and removing the check from from extend overclocking limits and uninstalling afterburner.) I'm wondering if the power limit being locked to 20% even if 50% is visible, is being done in a similar fashion. After this last format and reload I first tested 16.9.2 with my custom bios before doing a DDU and 16.8.2 with the patch. The power limit issue was still there. After I re-do my loop and my thermal pads, maybe I"ll do another format and use the stock Sapphire reference bios.
So this was a freakin ordeal to get my setup back to what it was....and i wont be changing it any time soon
So...i did a DDU and installed the latest drivers again. low and behold my performance dropped like a rock and couldnt break 50fps in firestrike
this was not right
I spent the next 2 hrs DDU and installing different driver version and this finally fixed it
1.installed 16.7.3 and it said that it wasnt for my device
2. Installed 16.9.1 over that
3. DDU in safe mode then reboot
4. Windows discovered it own driver for it with a driver date 9/7/2016
5. Flashed stock bios back
5. Installed 19.9.2 over the Windows Driver
6. Ignored wattman and used Afterburner to set clocks
7. Flashed Modded bios
And now my performance is back to what it was
Didnt think anything of it when windows installed its own driver when i first put the card in, just installed AMDs drivers and went, but w.e driver microsoft has that auto installs fixes the clock issues, at least for me