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This micro-stuttering is driving me crazy, it never used to do this but its doing it now it really disrupts the gaming experience and I am being forced to disable crossfire to enable smooth gameplay....I have tried reinstalling the drivers but to no avail, do any of you know anything else apart from disabling crossfire that can stop the micro-stuttering?
If you don't then I guess I might sell 1 of my 6950's and then wait for the 8xxx series or sell both and get a 7950 now????
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What games is it doing this in?
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All of them, it stops when I disable crossfire.
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post #4 of 16
Are both of your cards unlocked? Try reverting them to stock settings and see if it still happens.

If it just started up then it could be a sign of something becoming unstable.

Might be a long shot but you could also try adjusting your CPU and ram overclocks if you overclock those, make sure their stable too.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rick19011 View Post

All of them, it stops when I disable crossfire.

Is the game on the SSD or Hardrive?
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Do you have multiple monitors? There was an issue with CCC and 5850 cards (I know, you don't have a 5850) where the memory clock settings would cause the screen to flicker, and even microstutter inside games.

This was fixed by creating a blank profile, saving it, manually editing it, saving it, then applying the profile in CCC. Could be a fix for your issue as well. Note, do this at your won risk. I am merely providing this so you don't have to hunt down this method. I am not responsible if you nuke your cards, rig, or neighborhood.
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Enable overdrive

create a profile in CCC and save it, but do NOT activate

c:\users\\appdata\local\ati\ace\profiles [must have show hidden files on]

open the .xml with the same name as the profile created

make the following changes

Feature name="CoreClockTarget_0"
Property name="Want_0" value="40000" [previous should be "15700"]

Feature name="MemoryClockTarget_0"
Property name="Want_0" value="90000" [previous should be "30000"]

Save and close file

now by going in CCC and activating the profile the idle speeds should be 400 and 900 instead of 157 and 300

this will marginally increase idle temps
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Micro-Stuttering And GPU Scaling In CrossFire And SLI this may help you
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Downclock your CPU. The stuttering increase with CPU power, so a plan can be to clock the CPU down to like 2.8GHz or something.

Try at lets hear the result, please.
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Originally Posted by james_ant View Post

Are both of your cards unlocked? Try reverting them to stock settings and see if it still happens.
If it just started up then it could be a sign of something becoming unstable.
Might be a long shot but you could also try adjusting your CPU and ram overclocks if you overclock those, make sure their stable too.
Tried at stock settings, still same issue.
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Is the game on the SSD or Hardrive?
SSD.
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Originally Posted by qwwwizx View Post

Downclock your CPU. The stuttering increase with CPU power, so a plan can be to clock the CPU down to like 2.8GHz or something.
Try at lets hear the result, please.
Decreased cpu from 4.0ghz to 3.0ghz and still the same.
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post #10 of 16
From my personal experience it's unavoidable (256GB SSD, 16GB RAM, 4.5GHz Sandy, 6990). The 590 microstutters slightly less. Get a strong single card next time.
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