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Originally Posted by porky View Post
is cf on?
Remember he had problems with single card as well.
    
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Originally Posted by Crystal_Castles View Post
Porky, you're the only person who is telling him to use both, he shouldn't. You only need one bridge unless you're using trifire or quadfire.
It's been proven that running two bridges increases performance. However, these newer drivers may not like them.
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looking at your 3dmark result it says your ram is running @533Mhz. If it's your sig rig, there may be something wrong (although I have no clue if 1066 vs 1600 has such an impact on 3mark). Just a guess, because you said you resetted your bios
It does. Memory frequency (speed), timings, and CPU-NB frequency and have a direct impact on your 3D mark score. AMD's get a significant boost from improved memory settings.
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If you still don't get an appropriate frame rate I suggest you close all other windows such as internet or video playing programs. I have had this slow my cards down (even though they are only 5770s) and would explain terrible scores.
Bingo. Before I sold my 5870, if I left FF or Chrome open, my card wouldn't fully clock up. It would get stuck at 600MHz core and 900MHz memory. After I close FF/Chrome, my frequencies would go back to normal. I could even do this while alt+tabbing out of a game.
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I would say do a clean install of windows and even put CPU to stock and start from there.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies.

Here are the things I suspect might be wrong:

"GPU stuck at 2d clock"

Issue with a cpu since I had a problem with it where only 3 cores were activated, after resetting to default bios settings it started working properly at 4 cores (Is there an app that can test cpu performance?) Something that I can then see if my cpu is performing properly?

No windows are open while benching.

I am reinstalling drivers again, hopefully it will solve it, Ill keep you updated.

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Update: GPU clock is stuck at 500Mhz. How do I "unstuck" it?

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Update: GPU clock is stuck at 500Mhz. How do I "unstuck" it?

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1. Remove all overclocking software Afterburner or Trixx.

2. Uninstall Catalyst driver and CAP.

3. Clean it with Atiman Uninstaller v.6.0.0.msi. Download LINK

Run it with administrator privilege. Some antivirus software will give false positive. Let it restarts to complete the uninstallation.

4. Shutdown PC and remove your Soundcard from PCIe slot.

5. Connect 1 (one) Crossfire bridge. Make sure it is properly seated.

6. Install Catalyst 11.9 + Catalyst 11.9 CAP1 (to support crossfire).

7. Restart PC, go to Device Manager and see if two 6970s are listed or any error message.

8. Do not install Afterburner or Trixx or any OC software yet.

9. Let's know how it goes.
Edited by Ken1649 - 10/11/11 at 7:12pm
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My laptop, before any upgrades were done to it, got P1982 and you're barely making double that. o.O Something is screwy...
     
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