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man, it's time you reinstall that windows and exclude software as the problem...
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Did the above two tweaks. Killing Floor now works at least. GRID still doesn't give me any resolution over 1280x1024, and the other games listed still don't work. I got GTA IV / EFLC to kind of work by forcing vsync on and a ton of command line things to limit the framerate and such. It still stutters, just not as badly.

Kind of bummed out that some of my more favorite games don't work right though.


 

This is last shot before re-formatting and fresh OS re-install;

 

  • Uninstall Catalyst. Select "Express Uninstall". Uninstall Afterburner, Trixx etc too.

 

  • Delete these folder;
  • C:\user\Program files or (x86)\ ATI or AMD.
  • C:\user\ProgramData\ATI or AMD (need to show hidden files).

 

  • Turn off UAC.
    Go to Control Panel > User Accounts > change User Account Control Settings > Set to minimum > restart PC.

 

 

  • Install Catalyst.

 

If the above doesn't fix it, uninstall/reinstall those games because you have done in-game customizations (.cfg files).

 

 

 


 

 

 

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I guess I can uninstall / reinstall the few games that aren't working. I really don't think I need to reformat the whole thing, that's never the right solution honestly. The Nvidia drivers are completely gone. It's just a few games that aren't working now.
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And delete game settings or saved games.

 

Some in My Documents and in C:\users\AppData (need to show hidden files).

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Only issues I've got left now:

GTA IV / EFLC - MASSIVE stuttering with "very high" settings and 100 sliders (vsync off). Even though framerate is fine. With "High" settings and 50 on the sliders with vsync on...its better. I shouldn't have to do that though, as the framerates are fine.

Bioshock - Doesn't open, crashes immediately (application quit responding, blah blah blah).
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GTA IV is playable enough at "High" settings and all sliders at 50 with vsync on now.

Bioshock still won't open. Crashes immediately.

Overall, I'm very happy I didn't take some advice and reinstall Windows. rolleyes.gif I kind of figured that I didn't have to, I never have for such a simple hardware change unless my OS is corrupt.

Most of my other games open and play fine (that I've tested).
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GTA IV is playable enough at "High" settings and all sliders at 50 with vsync on now.
Bioshock still won't open. Crashes immediately.
Overall, I'm very happy I didn't take some advice and reinstall Windows. rolleyes.gif I kind of figured that I didn't have to, I never have for such a simple hardware change unless my OS is corrupt.
Most of my other games open and play fine (that I've tested).

I would still reinstall windows if I was you. Wouldn't hurt clearing off that SSD and starting fresh, would get rid of any problems. Seeing how much trouble you have already gone though it wouldn't hurt, why have problems playing games? I always reinstall windows when switching video cards, don't know why anyone wouldnt do the same.
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Right click on "Bioshock.exe" then;

 

- Select compatibility mode. Try XP etc.

- Disable visual themes (Aero). Use basic.

- etc. 

 

 

Capture.JPG

 

 

Still stutter? Use the frame limiter in Afterburner co V-Sync on. CPU HT on.
 

Install  MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 12 released
 

 

http://forums.2kgames.com/showthread.php?6356-Bioshock.exe-has-stopped-working-fixed-for-me-new-solution&s=7852c913733c809d4b1694b63032595f

 

Quote:

 

Bioshock.exe has stopped working fixed for me - new solution

I was having the crash immediately after the Bioshock logo. I used Procmon to determine that immediately prior to the crash, it was accessing audio code. From there, I narrowed it down to the FMOD sound system.

To fix -

Edit your default.ini. Put a semi-colon in front of AudioDevice=FMODAudio.FMODAudioSubsystem, and add the following line right after it:
AudioDevice=D3DDrv.D3DAudioDevice

After edits, that part of the config file should look like this:

;AudioDevice=FMODAudio.FMODAudioSubsystem
AudioDevice=D3DDrv.D3DAudioDevice

Yay! I finally get to play!

I am using Realtek AC'97 Audio, fyi.

 


Edited by Ken1649 - 2/3/12 at 2:42am
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Wow, after reading this thread I don't want to switch to 7970. It's not really worth it for me anymore. Next Gen NVIDIA better have display port 1.2 and 3GB VRAM like 7970 or I'll be pissed.
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Pio, There i know you told me about you using Sapphire Trixx for your Overclocking. Sapphire trixx's support for the 7970 was programmed before anyone knew that the 7970s have leakage binned asic's, so its base voltage is 1750mv. They have NOT been binned for better performing cards, they have been binned to run at different stock voltages depending on chip quality. these vids range from the higher quality cards running at only 1050mv on stock to the lower end cards running at 1750mv. MSI Afterburner allows for the full range of VID control whereas Sapphire Trixx does not. Most people have issues putting their cards over 1200mv on air so this would give you a very limited window using trixx unless you put the card under water.

As far as low fps/stuttering issues go ive seen alot of people having similar issues when switching over from nvidia cards and its usually something the nvidia drivers leave behind, which is why you should use a cleaner of some sort.

After upgrading from my 5870s I have encountered ZERO issues with any of my games.
AMDs website even listed for the latest driver update that a known issue was the game "just cause 2" hanging on start, but i can play it just fine wth.gif
I do hope they release some certified drivers soon though, not that it really matters much.
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