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Interesting RC11 was best for me until the WHQL 12.2
The Pre 12.2 was a major fail for me.

Is there any difference between them?
From what I have heard pre 12.2 and WHQL 12.2 are exactly the same.
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New certified release are working OK with me. However, I did do a completely clean OS installation before putting them on.

Before I was running the pre 12.2 with out issues but anything else like RC11, 12.3 pre, etc were crashing/BSOD.. AMD drivers are just down right bizarre.

I think a lot of issues obviously have to do with system configurations/hardware/overclocking obviously since there is a wide rang of users who it works for and those who it doesn't
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Is there any difference between them?
From what I have heard pre 12.2 and WHQL 12.2 are exactly the same.

They cant be the same...It they run BF3 completely different. The pre had fps dips galore, the whql has me nice and steady.
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They cant be the same...It they run BF3 completely different. The pre had fps dips galore, the whql has me nice and steady.

WHQL drivers usually are missing the current feature sets due to the fact that it takes time to get WHQL certifications for the new features. Then by the time that it does get them, the driver is a bit behind the current beta. It's a vicious cycle I tell.
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My Card has Stock Voltage of 1.175v. Not sure if thats normal. It could do 1125/1575 no problem. After that nothing is really helping. 1175Mhz @ 1.2v or 1.225v get artifacts. Whats the best way to overclock these cards?

I would start with putting the volts straight up to 1.3. Under strain it will only pull about 1.24 volts, if even that. Put up to max and start at 1200 core clock and go up gradually.

Thats what I did anyway. Custom fan profile, try keep the temps under/just above 60c.

I had my cards clocked only a little lower on AIR so you should be able to max out that card. 1200 core is nice overclock,1250 is very nice, 1300 is probably yhe absolute best you can get.

Best programs for finding bad overclocks are crysis 1 or warhead,crysis 2 benchmark. Unigine is so so in my experience. 3DMark 11 waste of time, will always run in my experience.

You will see noticable gains with memory OC in crysis 2 btw.

GL.
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What's up with the notion of keeping these cards under 70c and down to 60. Is the longtime norm of below 85c bad now? I try to keep a good balance of between 78-80c and great noise levels, and haven't noticed any issues, this bad for newer cards?
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What's up with the notion of keeping these cards under 70c and down to 60. Is the longtime norm of below 85c bad now? I try to keep a good balance of between 78-80c and great noise levels, this bad for newer cards?

My card won't run stable at 1200 core no matter the volts.....UNLESS I can keep it at or below 67*C. As soon as I hit 68*C, it starts artifacting. This is why I stay at 1150.
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My card won't run stable at 1200 core no matter the volts.....UNLESS I can keep it at or below 67*C. As soon as I hit 68*C, it starts artifacting. This is why I stay at 1150.

I noticed that too. As soon as i am pass 70C in BF3 is see artifacts. Also should i increase voltage for memory?
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My card won't run stable at 1200 core no matter the volts.....UNLESS I can keep it at or below 67*C. As soon as I hit 68*C, it starts artifacting. This is why I stay at 1150.

I noticed that too. As soon as i am pass 70C in BF3 is see artifacts. Also should i increase voltage for memory?

I didn't touch memory voltage, and I'm at 1600 memory. I wasn't comfortable doing that myself. But I already know my card won't go any higher till I can get it colder anyway.
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So is it normal for me to get away with 1165/1575 1.2v max temp of 81c after 3 hours of BF3 without artifacting? I haven't ran any stressing programs other than 3DMark to test breaking points or anything, I will just use as normal.
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