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So could it be my card is just crap? D: Cause the girl I bought it from said she had it stable at what I'm trying to OC it too.

Do you think a clean install would solve it? And what does everyone think I should do in terms of drivers on my clean machine?

should is do RC11 first then 12.3? or should I go straight to 12.3 after mobo drivers? I just want to play BF3 with eyefinity on an OC'd card D,:

Every bit of insightful info I could get would be nice. Thanks guys smile.gif
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So could it be my card is just crap? D: Cause the girl I bought it from said she had it stable at what I'm trying to OC it too.

Do you think a clean install would solve it? And what does everyone think I should do in terms of drivers on my clean machine?

should is do RC11 first then 12.3? or should I go straight to 12.3 after mobo drivers? I just want to play BF3 with eyefinity on an OC'd card D,:

Every bit of insightful info I could get would be nice. Thanks guys smile.gif


You should start a thread to read the connection from your previous posts. This thread moves too fast.

 

I'd install RC11 then just overwrite with whatever version you wish to have. Don't ask which is better because some have better performance and worse for other. The rule is no rule. Find whatever is working best for you.

 

Create backup image file after fresh install with activasion and all. If you are too lazy to do so, OC using a dedicated drive. Don't mix everything in one drive because fail OC crash/BSOD has a good chance to damage the OS to the point of no return..  

 

Also, let Windows manage everything. Do not do any optimizations and customizations including pagefile.


Edited by Ken1649 - 3/28/12 at 10:59pm
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So could it be my card is just crap? D: Cause the girl I bought it from said she had it stable at what I'm trying to OC it too.
Do you think a clean install would solve it? And what does everyone think I should do in terms of drivers on my clean machine?
should is do RC11 first then 12.3? or should I go straight to 12.3 after mobo drivers? I just want to play BF3 with eyefinity on an OC'd card D,:
Every bit of insightful info I could get would be nice. Thanks guys smile.gif

12.3 isnt that good. I would use 8.95.5 and add the missing files.

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/HD78007Support.aspx

http://www.mediafire.com/?q1fao4pdih5kp9j

The unlock AB and have fun.
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So can anyone tell me why AMD decided to kill unofficial overclocking? It seems they are either shooting themselves in the foot keeping a lot of people out of OCing or they are getting ready to release a refresh of the cards at higher clocks and they don't want us all at the same speeds on our original cards.

I think it is a very stupid move as these cards OC like crazy.
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So can anyone tell me why AMD decided to kill unofficial overclocking? It seems they are either shooting themselves in the foot keeping a lot of people out of OCing or they are getting ready to release a refresh of the cards at higher clocks and they don't want us all at the same speeds on our original cards.
I think it is a very stupid move as these cards OC like crazy.

I don't think it's that big a deal, more of a nuisance. You want stupid move? Look at what the 680 guys have to put up with. AMD's application of OCP and removing two files is a cake walk in comparison. Obviously for us enthusiasts it's a pain, but they as a company have to protect against yahoo overclockers frying cards. Two way street, again I'm happy they left us a path to overclock with ease.
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I don't think it's that big a deal, more of a nuisance. You want stupid move? Look at what the 680 guys have to put up with. AMD's application of OCP and removing two files is a cake walk in comparison. Obviously for us enthusiasts it's a pain, but they as a company have to protect against yahoo overclockers frying cards. Two way street, again I'm happy they left us a path to overclock with ease.

What do the 680 guys have to put up with?
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What do the 680 guys have to put up with?

They really got the short end of the stick with such an awesome card. They have undeafeatable voltage control, undefeatable turbo boost which plays havoc with overclocking. Cards are limited to +160mhz if yer lucky. Then they freaking throttle whenever they feel like soon as the heat gets going tough. It's not a fun time for them, though they can take solace in knowing its a top card.
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They really got the short end of the stick with such an awesome card. They have undeafeatable voltage control, undefeatable turbo boost which plays havoc with overclocking. Cards are limited to +160mhz if yer lucky. Then they freaking throttle whenever they feel like soon as the heat gets going tough. It's not a fun time for them, though they can take solace in knowing its a top card.

Damn! Happier I got this AMD card then. Overclocks like crazy! thumb.gif
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I can't get BF3 to launch at all now. HA, I'm sure it's something stupid too. I've tried many things but still can't get it to launch this time. I uninstalled Rc11 and installed the new one 12.3 whql.

What is the error in the event log?

I am having no issues launching bf3 using the new driver.
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Does this look right?

povPk.jpg

how do you read the perfoverlay chart? (my regular game play is prior to the big yellow spike) seems red a lot so I thought it might be my cpu/gpu issue but task manager shows I have clearance...

I'm playing on ultra ... getting 120 fps with vsync on ... but drops as low as 70-98 depending on where I am.

also my gpu usage is fluctuating... while not in this example it was 70-90ish zig zagin ..would love even usage...
Edited by wirefox - 3/29/12 at 12:18am
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