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XFX 6870 - overclocking... 3DMark screwed it up?

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I had it overclocked finer earlier... was playing BF3 no problem.

Was curious what the 3Dmark 11 score would be.. so i DL'd installed.. ran. it crashed. well.. that sucked, so i uninstalled it.

now if i have the card overclocked at all (even enabled overdrive) BF3 locks up and wont run... i cant even get to task manager to kill it. freezes everything up.

any ideas?
post #2 of 15
length of time you ran a stress test for?
I usually find that i must run atleast a half hour stress test before any gltiches might occur over long period also did you check your temps when running?
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You could try reverting to a save point before 3dmark to see if it still does it
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not sure how to do that on Windows8 ? lol
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OH GOD ph34r2.gif not 8, it has amazing performance though. i'd imagine you run just like you would in 7 or xp.
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Make sure your drivers are up to date. There is a specific driver for Windows 8. I think you can find it by searching Windows 8 Consumer preview catalyst driver. 3DMark will install several things along with the app ,like Net framework etc. Could be one of these other applications that is causing problem with Windows 8.
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why why would you run 8 on a gaming comp. does anyone even have the correct drivers to work correctly on that?
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post #8 of 15
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Catalyst has an official win8 driver. It all worked fine this am and yesterday.

and win8 wuns better than 7. BF3 is faster to load and runs smoother.... until now.
Edited by StaticFX - 3/26/12 at 7:12pm
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Do you have the Power Control slider in CCC for your card? If so I've had the drivers crash while running a bench and it set that back to 0 instead of 20 where I had it. It would do the same thing you're explaining but a reboot would fix it.
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no voltage control. Just clocks
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