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I just invested $190.00 into the 6870 XFX card so i could game a little smoother. I was using the 4850 1gb which was good. I ran BFBC2 on medium settings just fine with no stuttering. I then purchased the 6770 from best buy and cranked all the settings up. Ran like crap, and i was told to purchase another card. So i went to Newegg and purchased the 6870 and just received the card today. Set everything on High except HBOA and Vsync and i get terrible mouse stuttering. I then dropped the settings down to medium and same crap. I don't seem to have problems with my mouse outside the game...so is there any reason why my Rig cant handle these settings? confused.gif
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Did you reinstall the drivers correctly? You may want to get the most current drivers from ATI's website (not the CD), uninstall current drivers, reboot into safe mode, run driver sweeper, then install new drivers. If that doesn't work roll back to an older set of drivers.
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I did reinstall both times i switched cards. I Never use the drivers from the Cds that come with the Cards. The newest drivers must just be garbage? I cant honestly say which drivers would be best because i haven't kept up with new releases and the reviews on them... smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
I did reinstall both times i switched cards. I Never use the drivers from the Cds that come with the Cards. The newest drivers must just be garbage? I cant honestly say which drivers would be best because i haven't kept up with new releases and the reviews on them...
ATi has terrible drivers. New ones fix some things while hurting others. Roll back one set of drivers and see if you get any benefit.
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post #5 of 12
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Thanks for the help. See the 10.8 release worked great for my 4850 but im not sure how thatll fare with the 6870?
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post #6 of 12
I have a 6870 as well, and it works wonders for me.
I game at 16xAA, 8xAF, 1920x1200 with around 60-80 fps.
No mouse stutters either. Using 8.850.00 drivers according to Device Manager.
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nice to see you back bugs!
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
Thanks for the help. See the 10.8 release worked great for my 4850 but im not sure how thatll fare with the 6870?
I dont think the 6xxx series was "officially" supported until 11.1 IIRC
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Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock;13651686 
nice to see you back bugs! smile.gif

You Too! So do we have a vote on the Drivers i should use? Cuz man oh man is my gaming terrible right now! By the way can i get a link to driver sweeper? The main site said the software has been discontinued.....
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http://download.cnet.com/Driver-Swee...-75219868.html
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