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First off, this is a brand new card. A sapphire 6950 2gb card. I bought it for a good 300$ with tax, and since i have gotten it, I have not seen it out-perform an old Galaxy Nvidia GTX460 768MB card. Amazing already no?

It also seems that there is a problem with hardware acceleration that I can not for the life of me figure out how to fix. When I watch videos for some time on the internet, everything is good and dandy for a certain period of time. However, at one point, when i press play, the computer freezes for a good 2 seconds or so and then the video plays with proper audio. However the video is just a green screen. The video bug continues to go on until I restart my computer.

I read somewhere I can fix this by entering display > Advanced settings > Troubleshoot > Change settings. However, Change settings is grayed out!

Here is the exact card I got: http://www.microbytes.com/computer/o...ducts_id=38269

I am frustrated! Am I doing something wrong? I checked for driver updates via steam and also CCC (all up to date). Is the card defective? The problem is, I already used up the complementary dirt 3 code inside, so I am not sure if I can return it to either sapphire or the store (for refund).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Steak21 View Post
First off, this is a brand new card. A sapphire 6950 2gb card. I bought it for a good 300$ with tax, and since i have gotten it, I have not seen it out-perform an old Galaxy Nvidia GTX460 768MB card. Amazing already no?

It also seems that there is a problem with hardware acceleration that I can not for the life of me figure out how to fix. When I watch videos for some time on the internet, everything is good and dandy for a certain period of time. However, at one point, when i press play, the computer freezes for a good 2 seconds or so and then the video plays with proper audio. However the video is just a green screen. The video bug continues to go on until I restart my computer.

I read somewhere I can fix this by entering display > Advanced settings > Troubleshoot > Change settings. However, Change settings is grayed out!

Here is the exact card I got: http://www.microbytes.com/computer/o...ducts_id=38269

I am frustrated! Am I doing something wrong? I checked for driver updates via steam and also CCC (all up to date). Is the card defective? The problem is, I already used up the complementary dirt 3 code inside, so I am not sure if I can return it to either sapphire or the store (for refund).
I had the most success with the 11.2 or 11.3 drivers. 11.5 was crap.
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post #3 of 18
Sounds defective to me, I've never had anything like that happen with mine. If it does it again on old drivers I'd send it back.
Edited by WALSRU - 6/14/11 at 10:53am
   
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post #4 of 18
Try an older driver. I have that happen to me today with the new drivers.
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post #5 of 18
why'd you spend $300? I've seen them going for less than 280 online.
Try using driver sweeper to wipe all previous ati/nvidia stuff and installing 11.5b hotfix drivers.

maybe your card is defective as mentioned above.
post #6 of 18
Mine easily outperformed my heavily OC'd GTX 460 1GB.
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Originally Posted by Gabkicks View Post
why'd you spend $300? I've seen them going for less than 280 online.
Try using driver sweeper to wipe all previous ati/nvidia stuff and installing 11.5b hotfix drivers.

maybe your card is defective as mentioned above.
I'll run that later, It's ok to keep PhysX Drivers right?
I'll also run a few benchmarks and post them soon, i'll be sure to fully update the GTX when i benchmark that so that it's a fair game. In the mean time, already have FC2 6950 benchmarks tell me if they are good please;

Settings: Demo(Ranch Long), 1600x900 (60Hz), D3D10, Fixed Time Step(No), Disable Artificial Intelligence(No), Full Screen, Anti-Aliasing(8x), VSync(No), Overall Quality(Custom), Vegetation(Very High), Shading(Ultra High), Terrain(Ultra High), Geometry(Ultra High), Post FX(High), Texture(Ultra High), Shadow(Ultra High), Ambient(High), Hdr(Yes), Bloom(Yes), Fire(Very High), Physics(Very High), RealTrees(Very High)

Total Frames: 22285, Total Time: 284.01s
Average Framerate: 78.47
Max. Framerate: 248.79 (Frame:0, 0.00s)
Min. Framerate: 37.80 (Frame:10133, 125.18s)

I dunno, now that I look at this a bit more, maybe it's not that bad. However, look at Minecraft below

Other PC specs below, by the way resolution was maxed out.

I'd also like to add that it is pretty slow when running Minecraft 70 frames max, about 60 average, compared to the about 80 frames 70 average of my 460.

You may be asking, why do i need this many FPS. Well, i use fraps a lot, so I like to have a maximum amount of FPS.
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Leave PhysX drivers, certain things like 3Dmark won't run without them
   
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post #9 of 18
Just did driver sweeper and reinstalled 11.2. Everything seems to work now.
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post #10 of 18
Does windows say "driver has stopped working and has recovered" at all?
Also have you played any games on it?
I recently got a 6950 which was the twin frozr ii, which couldn't even run games, it would just turn black and the driver would restart and what not, tried old drivers and didn't make a difference, ended up taking it back.
It would also freeze and reset within windows for no reason too.
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