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I recently bought a new PSU and graphics card. I installed them both, installed the latest drivers for the 6790 but have yet to game on it until recently.

I recently loaded up BFBC2 for a game and I found it running very choppy, despite the fact the settings are the same as it was when I had my HD4830 and it ran fine on that card. I am running it on medium overall settings and i'm getting around 15-20fps.


I ran 3DMark11 and this is my score:


Clearly something is wrong but I can't figure out what it is. I re-installed the drivers with the lastest version on the AMD website but it made no difference.

Any help appreciated.
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post #2 of 26
If the card is brand new, I'd just send it back and exchange it for a different one. Certainly no reason to think there is an issue with any other components, although since your PSU is new I guess it could potentially be causing an issue if it is faulty. If you have a friend with a decent computer near by, try putting the card in his computer and see what happens. That should tell you if its the card or something else for sure.
    
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EDIT: didn't read the bottom of the post.
sounds like it's time for a reinstall or a separate install to see if it's the card itself or driver errors.
    
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post #4 of 26
Have you checked if your GPU is being fully utilised when running Bad Company 2?
Run MSI Afterburner at the same time or something similar and then check, it might be having trouble going into 3D clocks for some reason as well.

Also exactly which driver are you using? i seem to remember there is a beta version of 11.6(?) out at the moment so that might be giving you some trouble.
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post #5 of 26
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Well I have no friends around here with a PC, they all have laptops.
I could send it back but that is a huge inconvenience, and I believe it is a software issue (maybe?) as the components are working, it just doesn't seem to be working to it's full potential.

edit: I am using this version (latest)


edit2: Downloading afterburner.
Edited by Sin100 - 6/16/11 at 3:16pm
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Send it back, A 6790 should max Bad Company 2 out, I know with my 5850 I get about 50-60 FPS
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lukeibob View Post
Send it back, A 6790 should max Bad Company 2 out, I know with my 5850 I get about 50-60 FPS
you know that a 5850 is way stronger then a 6790 right?

A 5850 is just under the 6970, dont mix the numbers up.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6790-review/17

To put that aside:

Try running driver sweeper from guru3d in safe mode and then reinstall the software. Also, what temps does your card get? it might be toggeling.
Edited by 1337LutZ - 6/16/11 at 3:24pm
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post #8 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1337LutZ View Post
you know that a 5850 is way stronger then a 6790 right?

A 5850 is just under the 6970, dont mix the numbers up.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6790-review/17

To put that aside:

Try running driver sweeper from guru3d in safe mode and then reinstall the software.
http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=614&card2=649
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Holy cow that slow!Leads me to believe driver issue.The 6790 needs 11.4 to run,running 11.5 right now no issues.

you should be in the 3500-4000 range with an i7.Can you post a GPU-z screen like this?
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Quote:
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I dont get your post O_O as it did not make any sense.
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