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Alright, I'm at 950/1425 OC for stock volts. Think I should up the voltage? What I'm really worried about is how it will reduce the life of the card.
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name="AnToNCheZ" Hmmm, that's funny, because last night I had enough of spending my days and nights trying to fix my corrupted shadow's problem and ordered a Gigabyte 670. I have had AMD the whole year since I built my PC last August, through 5 GPU's (selling and swapping, upgrading, not all at once) and I have finally decided to give the other team a go. I LOVE my Sapphire OC 7950, but I cannot deal with AMD and their drivers anymore. It might be just me, and that's fine, but when out of NOWHERE I start getting problems with ambient occlusion (which is basically what I have figured out is mainly causing the problem) and all of my games look hammered, enough is enough. How come I can reproduce these effects (which are CLEARLY not normal, nor were they there a few weeks ago) on another AMD card using similar drivers AND drivers dating back to December? I simply have no words for it.
Through problems in Crossfire for my 6950's to which I lost all patience and upgraded to the 7950 in Feb, to now this joke of a problem which has seen me not play a game in over 3 days and barely any in a week, all because I am obsessed with fixing what should not be there. It's fair enough, too. I pay a good amount of cash for my build ($1500-$1600 AUD) and I expect to be able to do what I want with it, rather than fix someone else's problems which now have become my own. I have tried driver after driver. No success. I have tried a 5700 series GPU in my system with all my gear, no success. Only thing I haven't done is find someone with a big enough case to house my card and try it on their system. Which, if the 5700 is doing the same thing on my rig, tells me it is not actually my GPU. I am getting 10,100 GPU score in 3DMark11 and 125 FPS score in Heaven, so if the card was butchered, something would have surely shown up there. Those scores are what I was getting when I was very happy with everything. Hopefully my eBay sale goes through before my 670 gets here. Start fresh and hopefully get back to gaming which is why I crossed from consoles in the first place. Not to troubleshoot for weeks on end. Thanks to anyone that helped with any issues along the way. Much appreciated.

I'm sure u did this but did u try a windows reinstall?

Also, u changed ccc settings for tessilation to 'use application settings' and textures to Max quality and unchecked texture optimization correct?
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I read about this program erase important system files is that true?
That is false.
The newest version even checks to see if Windows will boot correctly after uninstalling the drivers.
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I don't use any uninstall programs and I'm ok. lol.
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I'm sure u did this but did u try a windows reinstall?
Also, u changed ccc settings for tessilation to 'use application settings' and textures to Max quality and unchecked texture optimization correct?

No, I didn't do A fresh Windows install, I did FOUR fresh windows installs. Each with a different driver setup to being with, and countless catalyst option combinations. I just got sick of it. If the problem was the card, being faulty, I wouldn't care. I would send it back and wait. But, when these problems happen with OTHER cards as well, whether they are in my system or in their own (it happened on every instance that I could recreate) then there is something seriously wrong. I tried and tried and tried. I love my Sapphire 7950, best card I have owned, but what good is it to me when the majority of my time is being spent rebuilding my Windows install and testing countless driver builds? I have not tried an Nvidia card since I made the move back to PC, and now I am going to find out what where the issue really lies.
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Alright, I'm at 950/1425 OC for stock volts. Think I should up the voltage? What I'm really worried about is how it will reduce the life of the card.

By the time that extra voltage damages the card, it'll be worthless anyway lol. Just keep the VRM temps down and you'll be alright. Doesn't take much voltage (generally) to get decent clocks out of these things. What is your default voltage?
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That is false.
The newest version even checks to see if Windows will boot correctly after uninstalling the drivers.
I used this yesterday night and it gives to me a bsod sistematically at certain point, doesn't look so good this program to me
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I used this yesterday night and it gives to me a bsod sistematically at certain point, doesn't look so good this program to me

Did you use any other program before it? 

Like Driver Sweeper for example. 

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I used this yesterday night and it gives to me a bsod sistematically at certain point, doesn't look so good this program to me

Which is the certain point ?

And one more thing.
In the next generation page (black page) the software display the vga driver that works in that moment, before press C.
If that is not a standard vga adapter then there WASTE of OEM drivers from older drivers.

Check the oem files from Windows\inf path and the standard vga adapter on your system before you judge whether the program is good or bad.

I am sure that Atiman design for most of users and perhaps some special detailed not to have thought.
Through the community, hear such detailed and this is the reason that brings new versions.
Edited by Tomas Moor - 7/1/12 at 3:09am
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have a few questions re. 7970s as im considering them for crossfire. i do have a few questions. my roomate used to have them in a trifire setup and had some problems

1. has the monitor sleep bug been fixed in recent drivers? this is kind of important to me, i need to be able to let the monitor shut off
2. i am told the best crossfire driver for a long time was rc11. have drivers improved to the point where newer drivers are an option?

thanks in advance
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