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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Agreed. This is the only way I have found to be able to enjoy my setup without headaches. Just now I tried to fire up Crysis 2 after having done a bunch of things to get AB to OC correctly and guess what? 15fps and 20% GPU1 usage! Benchmarks run fine but my games are all broken AGAIN! So I unisntall AB, all AMD drivers, delete all AMD/ATI folders, reinstall 12.4 from scratch, use vanilla CCC and OD and guess what? Insta-crash in Crysis 2! So now I am left with the prospect of having to do a full Win7 reinstall just to get my game working again. All this after trying UOM with AB! I am so fed up to death with these cards I really want them gone NOW. I'll just plug my last 580 Lightning in and call it a day until I can get some decent non-reference 680's. I will never, EVER, EVER buy another AMD product as long as I live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mad.gif

So you are selling them? When is this likely to occur?
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post #10262 of 38704
Hey guys wondering if you can provide some clarification for me.

GPU-z is telling me one thing for VDDC and Kombustor and AB are telling me another thing. Also the GPU clocks in GPU-z and Kombustor and static and in AB they jump around. What's up with that. Running AB 2.2 and cat 12.4.

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Edit: Ok just had a thought, is it similar to CPU overclocking where AB is displaying the "BIOS voltage" while GPU-z is reporting the actual voltage after vdroop?
Edited by Johnny Utah - 5/3/12 at 12:48am
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post #10263 of 38704
That downlocking in Kombustor is happening, because power limiters. Its ok.
Polling rate in GPU-Z and Kombustor are not fast enough to catch clocks changing, MSI can catch it.
Edited by sena - 5/3/12 at 12:49am
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1150/1494 is fine, but anything above this just gets artifacting, no matter how much I pump the voltage. I'm using AB... read that it's not actually changing voltage, is that true? Or am I just at the limits of my card?

edit: just loaded gpu z while stress testing, and it says VDDC 1.17 which is stock. I'm guessing my voltage changes in AB aren't applying. Any other way to get voltage changes?

2nd edit: apparently gpu z wasn't reading the voltages right, unlocking voltage monitoring in AB showed that my voltage changes were indeed applying
Edited by theyedi - 5/3/12 at 1:47am
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post #10265 of 38704
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Agreed. This is the only way I have found to be able to enjoy my setup without headaches. Just now I tried to fire up Crysis 2 after having done a bunch of things to get AB to OC correctly and guess what? 15fps and 20% GPU1 usage! Benchmarks run fine but my games are all broken AGAIN! So I unisntall AB, all AMD drivers, delete all AMD/ATI folders, reinstall 12.4 from scratch, use vanilla CCC and OD and guess what? Insta-crash in Crysis 2! So now I am left with the prospect of having to do a full Win7 reinstall just to get my game working again. All this after trying UOM with AB! I am so fed up to death with these cards I really want them gone NOW. I'll just plug my last 580 Lightning in and call it a day until I can get some decent non-reference 680's. I will never, EVER, EVER buy another AMD product as long as I live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mad.gif

So... You are selling your cards again tongue.gif
One piece of advice dude, you should lighten up and not get so mad at these things.
Believe me, I speak out of experience.
It brings you nothing but more frustration and problems getting mad like this. I was like this also when I was younger.
You will get more dispointments in life which are far more extreme than this, so take up my advice.

Concerning your problems. I really hope you will get more joy with nvidia, but the way you are constantly trying to push your cards I really doubt you won't get problems in the end with nvidia also.
Just OC your card to what is stable and be happy with it.
Otherwise Nvidia will turn out to be a disapointment also...
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post #10266 of 38704
@Majin SSJ Eric What's wrong with 1125/1575 OC?

I honestly think it's fast enough for anything you throw at it, especially on a single 1080p like me. My cards can only top off at 1175/1700, but it is unstable and I actually just run my cards at 1000/1400 to reduce heat and fan noise. I sometimes even run it at stock 925/1375 so I can drop voltage lower and reduce more noise and it still tears through everything like Crysis 2, Metro 2033, etc. Your lightnings are stock at 1070/1400 right? That's already pretty damn fast plus it runs quieter and cooler than my reference.

If anything, if you were going to switch sides, I would just hold it until GTX 7xx, whenever that is. That's where the real upgrade is because a GTX 680 just offers better drivers, but hardware vs hardware, these two are pretty close. Just depends on if it's an Nvidia optimized game or not. I also will not be going back to AMD for my next upgrade as my CF 7970s also have caused me a lot of problems. Everything is running fine now, but some games do have some slight stutter (fps drops) and it's probably a driver problem. Nvidia was painless.

One thing I will say about AMD is that, the drivers are so crappy that I learned a lot more about my system. Having spent countless hours trying to troubleshoot by going through registry files, config files keeping an eye on voltage, core speed, etc. has taught me a lot about how to OC well. Whereas an Nvidia card, I would just set it and forget it.

Edit: Also, what Daffie said. I too was disappointed at first with the LOUD! fan and driver problems with stuttering, etc. especially paying $1200 and they are now $479 each. I too thought about selling them and getting GTX 680s however, it would be too much work and I would lose too much money for more of a side grade, and maybe even a downgrade on certain games like Metro 2033, Crysis 1/2. Plus for future proof, if I get a 1600p monitor, I am sure the 3GB of VRAM would come in handy for future VRAM demanding games like BF4 or something. I decided to just stay with the 7970s and be happy because they are monsters of cards. The loudness of the fans will remind me of that.
Edited by WiL11o6 - 5/3/12 at 2:03am
post #10267 of 38704
I bought this card a few weeks ago and severely regretting it already. It performs well, but the ATI drivers are beyond anything I've ever seen. The main reason I bought this card for, was to be able to stream my games. That, however, is impossible because it crashes with BSOD 117 no matter if I use Flash Media Encoder or Xsplit to encode. There's already a 14 page thread of 79xx owners with the same issues on the Xsplit forums
I'd like nothing more than to sell it on ebay and get a GTX680, but as it is, I'd lose €100 on it already. I'll stick with nvidia in the future. I'm sure they have their issues, but I can't imagine it being worse than the 7970 AMD experience.
It's been 5 months now, can we get some STABLE drivers please?
post #10268 of 38704
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It's not stuck, the lanes will automatically downclock themselves to save on power. Mine sits at 4x to 8x at idle as well.
To those of you with Crysis 2 issues:
No clue what your problems are honestly. I'm on 12.4 WHQL, using the latest MSI AB, and I use the -xcl method plus profiles (stock for 2D, overclocked for 3D). Crysis 2 works beautifully here, 99% GPU usage and 40-45 FPS or so at 2560x1600 maxed out with DX11 + High Res texture pack.

It's stuck at 8x even when I benchmark or run games. I'm using 12.4 WHQL also. I tried it in another computer with the same drivers tho and it was again at 8x. Gonna try to reinstall drivers.
post #10269 of 38704
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Look at the fan, is it moving? I would think that would be the only way to tell, as if it's off, Windows will not show it being off. And if it's being accessed through sensors, it will stay on. Any other suggestions? That's the only way I can tell.

Ha. Guess I'll have to pull my side panel off just to check if Zerocore is active. Anyone can confirm if it's working on custom cards like the Gigabyte WF3, Lightning, XFX BE or Dual-X?
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