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Kombustor Recognition Problems

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Hey all~

I'm new to the OC scene and, well, PCs in general (been a Mac guy for a long time til I built this Hackintosh). But I've run into something interesting...

I have an HD5870, standard clock. When I run Kombustor, the "System Information" afterwards reads:

GPU: 399MHz, mem:900MHz

Now, just to be clear, CCC shows this card properly at Core=850 & Mem=1200. When I run Kombustor, both AFI Afterburner & CCC show FULL LOAD, but the score screen (900, 17FPS, 130000ms) says my card is only 399/900. Obviously, given a score of 900, my graphics on Kombustor are choppy to say the least. So why isn't Kombustor reading my full graphics capabilities?

I've noticed some serious degradation in my gameplay (as I'm trying to play a heavily-modded Oblivion), where my FPS is around 8, but my graphics card is at 50% load ONLY. With such heavy work bogging down my FPS, shouldn't my GPU be maxed out in resources? I'm concerned that I messed up some settings somewhere. Could my Kombustor results be in any way tied to my low FPS on a game like Oblivion where my card should be more than adequate?

GPU-Z is showing the proper GPU clock and Memory clock, for the record.

Any thoughts?
post #2 of 4
It's a bug where the cards downclock to 2D mode when web surfing or something. They're supposed to go back to normal if you start a game but sometimes it doesn't because hulu/netflix/youtube ect using adobe. Just close anything that use adobe like a web browser and it should go back to normal , at least that worked for my previous 5870 and my current 5870.
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Oh...well look at that. So it is.

Thanks for the quick/easy reply! Now if I can just figure out why MSI Afterburner won't allow me to overclock past that 900...lol!
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Look up "unofficial overclocking in msi afterburner " I'd give you a direct link but on my PS3 atm. it should be under graphic cards AMD/ATI . Good luck
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