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Hey guys I can't seem to overclock with MSI Afterburner with the pre-certified 12.2 drivers. Nothing will stick and it always defaults to the lowest numbers. I read somewhere that the newest drivers kill third party overclocking... any information for me to get around this would be much appreciated.

Uninstall Afterburner and all pre-sets. Download the new AB beta 14. Reinstall and re-enable unofficialoverclocking. Profit.
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Those are Fan speed Percentages, The GPU Usage is the furthest ones to the left wink.gif

Ah gotcha, good eyes. I anticipate driver issue then or a bad CAP installed, you have the 12.1 CAP 3 installed?

Just to be sure though, you have no VSYNC / Fame Limiting on right?

If everything is setup then potentially BF3 can make CFX 7970 struggle at max settings.
Edited by RagingCain - 2/23/12 at 1:39pm
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I know that, but it is how MSI afterburner displays VRAM usage on these cards for the moment.
I had 2 580's with 1,5gb that I swapped with these. Those would use 1450 Mb ram for the most time, but I dropped fps because i went over 1500mb with those. I have reached over 4k VRAM usage displayed by MSI afterburner and still had 60 fps


Dude leave all CCC settings at "Let application decide" Except Tesselation, and even then only if you know what you're doing.

 

Triple buffering in CCC only affects OPENGL games. There are very few of those around, the vast majority use DirectDraw (DirectX). DirectX can benefit from triple buffering, but very few developers put this in as an option.

 

In the case of BF3 they almost certainly don't as triple buffering uses extra VRAM to work.. It can be enabled by using D3DOverrider, which is included as a free utility with Rivatuner  (which can be uninstalled leaving D3DOR on your system. It doesn't write to the registry and is a stand alone program that can be run from anywhere) You could try it to see if it helps.

 

Shadow detail and AA have the biggest affect on performance, generally speaking. Since BF3 is memory-heavy, try a decent O/C on your VRAM too.

 

Try a google search: "HD 7970 Battlefield 3 settings", there is a lot of information available for this game.

 

Turn off Windows Aero too for this (and all) games. Make sure your HDD is defragmented. All the usual stuff.

 

Hope this helps a little :)

 


Edited by chillgreg - 2/23/12 at 1:49pm
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Ah gotcha, good eyes. I anticipate driver issue then or a bad CAP installed, you have the 12.1 CAP 3 installed?
Just to be sure though, you have no VSYNC / Fame Limiting on right?
If everything is setup then potentially BF3 can make CFX 7970 struggle at max settings.

Yes, I am using 12.2 preview + CAP 3. Clean install with ATIman uninstaller and MSI AB beta 14
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Uninstall Afterburner and all pre-sets. Download the new AB beta 14. Reinstall and re-enable unofficialoverclocking. Profit.

I started out with 2.2.0 b14. I then uninstalled it and all the pre-sets, re-installed the drivers, restarted, installed AB 2.2.0 b14 again and it is even worse as I cannot even move the sliders as before I could although they didn't do anything anyways.

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wow maybe I should get a 580 if the drivers are so bad. just ordered a 7950 though
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wow maybe I should get a 580 if the drivers are so bad. just ordered a 7950 though

AMD always blows balls for the first few months of a new generation with their drivers, but once it gets sorted they are really nice stable (unless you have CF which I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot poll). This card is a beast even with completely un-optimized drivers I smash a 580, so don't sweat it. It only goes up from here. thumb.gif

The overclocking potential on these suckers is huge.

EDIT: I am trying to OC with Trixx now, but it says I have to disable ULPS in the settings and restart and I did, but it keeps coming up with the same error...

EDIT 2: Seems the pre-cert 12.2 drivers do not play nicely with AB or Trixx. Oh well I will OC later I guess.
Edited by Exostenza - 2/23/12 at 2:32pm
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It cant be CPU Bottleneck, can it? GPU's at <100% and Frames <60 =/ , Can't we just blame drivers? frown.gif

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Wow, isn't 75C a little high for your card(s)? I have mine at 1250/1750 and I usually get about 68-71C on my fan profile.

http://i.imgur.com/xnPFJ.jpg
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Wow, isn't 75C a little high for your card(s)? I have mine at 1250/1750 and I usually get about 68-71C on my fan profile.
http://i.imgur.com/xnPFJ.jpg

What drivers are you using? I can't get any OC programs to play nicely with the 12.2 per-cert drivers.
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