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I recently purchased my first AMD GPU (6950 2GB), and am trying to figure out if Im actually getting the settings right on it.

Im very unfamiliar with the Catalyst control center, and only after an hour of messing around, I figured out how to actually fill the display on a 1920x1080 resolution...and that was to go to my Digital Flat Panels>Scaling Options>Overscan.

What else should I set to maximize things? Upon entering Oblivion, it seems like I have an incredibly lower framerate than I did with my GTX 560Ti 1GB.

What should I tweak in here to make it perform like what Im reading that it should? Im just generally unfamiliar with this GPU manufacturer, so any lesson would be greatly appreciated and paid forward with reputation gains.

Thanks a lot!
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You dont set your screen size using the CCC, you set it using Windows. On the desktop, right click->Properties->Settings for XP, or right click->Screen Resolution on Win7.

I would use the Auto OC utility in CCC if youre unsure. Being from a different manufacturer means nothing, its still a GPU. Isnt Oblivion just a game manufacturer? Maybe im thinking Origin. But regardless, you may have to reset all the settings. Also did you clean out the old drivers before installing CCC?
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You dont set your screen size using the CCC, you set it using Windows. On the desktop, right click->Properties->Settings for XP, or right click->Screen Resolution on Win7.

I would use the Auto OC utility in CCC if youre unsure. Being from a different manufacturer means nothing, its still a GPU. Isnt Oblivion just a game manufacturer? Maybe im thinking Origin. But regardless, you may have to reset all the settings. Also did you clean out the old drivers before installing CCC?
The issue I have is the screen resolution is set the right way in windows, but the display appears in the center of the screen, leaving about an inch all the way around of black. The only way to get it to fill the screen is to use the overscan option.

As far as drivers, I'm sure theres a mess somewhere in there. I did uninstall the 11.9 drivers and install the 11.10, but still have the issue.

And Oblivion is a video game.
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how did you get the CCC? all i have is the amd vision
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go to image scaling click on enable gpu scaling
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The issue I have is the screen resolution is set the right way in windows, but the display appears in the center of the screen, leaving about an inch all the way around of black. The only way to get it to fill the screen is to use the overscan option.

As far as drivers, I'm sure theres a mess somewhere in there. I did uninstall the 11.9 drivers and install the 11.10, but still have the issue.

And Oblivion is a video game.
Try this:

Select " Restore to Factory Defaults" in CCC uper right corner drop down list. Restart PC then wait for CCC to be prompted then select "advance".

There are two ways to fill up desktop, this is normal if you are using HDMI connection.

1. Use the overscan which you already did.
2. Create a customize resolution to fill up the desktop, then click "apply".

You can use this customized resolution for the dektop and for your games, or you can use the overscan for the desktop but the game to use customized resolution.

Either way it is fine.
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Try this:

Select " Restore to Factory Defaults" in CCC uper right corner drop down list. Restart PC then wait for CCC to be prompted then select "advance".

There are two ways to fill up desktop, this is normal if you are using HDMI connection.

1. Use the overscan which you already did.
2. Create a customize resolution to fill up the desktop, then click "apply".

You can use this customized resolution for the dektop and for your games, or you can use the overscan for the desktop but the game to use customized resolution.

Either way it is fine.
Fantastic advice! I'll get this done when I get home - I can see exactly how it would work.

But, I still wonder...why would the 560Ti seem to work so much better than a 6950 2GB?
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Fantastic advice! I'll get this done when I get home - I can see exactly how it would work.

But, I still wonder...why would the 560Ti seem to work so much better than a 6950 2GB?
The reason I suggested to set it to Factory Default is to reset all the settings. It will be easier to do that rather than the Q&A as what you have adjusted in CCC menu, such as AA, MLAA, Triplebuffering etc, all of which will have impact on performance.

Give it a try. If it doesn't solve it, we'll try something else.
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Did you uninstall your Nvidia drivers before installing the AMD drivers?
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The reason I suggested to set it to Factory Default is to reset all the settings. It will be easier to do that rather than the Q&A as what you have adjusted in CCC menu, such as AA, MLAA, Triplebuffering etc, all of which will have impact on performance.

Give it a try. If it doesn't solve it, we'll try something else.
As of right now, I haven't adjusted anything prior, so Ill get it reset and start back there!

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Did you uninstall your Nvidia drivers before installing the AMD drivers?
...and unfortunately I didnt. *smacks forehead* Ive gone to guru to try and get driver sweeper, but it has discontinued the download. What would you advise to clean the drive of video drivers?
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