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Ok, so yesterday I started playing SWTOR on a brand new rig. The game ran silky smooth yesterday, no hiccups, no dips in fps. Now I logged on today and I'm getting a ton of spikes and hiccups and screen tearing up the ass. What gives?
post #2 of 9
Any spare cards laying around to try?

Try underclocking.

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No other cards, and can't get catalyst control center to install
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Uninstall with atiman uninstaller and reinstall RC11 drivers.
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You install the latest CAPS?
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Eesh..that doesn't sound good @ all.Screen tearing is usually a symptom of vram clocked to high..or bad vram
See if you can underclock it.Uninstall the drivers..run ccleaner..then reinstall.See if afterburner will work.
Or rivatuner..the architecture isn't drastically different from rv770..even though it's 4 gens ahead
 
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post #7 of 9
Happens to me to too, its SWTOR. Just some spots like Huttball and your Ship have serious design problems that cause your FPS to plummet no matter what you do.

Its not your cards, although test other titles just in case.
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post #8 of 9
Hmm sounds like it just might be the game.
That kind of thing happens a lot with MMO's.

Try some other games.
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Did windows update by any chance install any updates when you turned your computer off? or did you install any new programs after playing the first time?
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