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I have a 2GB 5970HD ATi Sapphire manufactured (GPU)
12GB (RAM)
Intel Core I7 3.2 extreme edition (cooled by a Coolermaster v8)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (OS)
Power supply is Gigabyte around 500 or 600 Watts
Asus Rampage II extreme (Mother Board)

I played Crysis in 60 FPS minimum and Battlefield 3 with an ass for graphics and with its cardboard physics Can't keep up with some piss poor 30 FPS.

The FPS is incredibly inconsistent. Maximum reaches up to 50 FPS and keeps jolly jumping around 17 and 30 frames and my nerves especially when theres an enemy on my cross hairs.

Now after Battlefield 3. This issue seems to happen on every other game now. I just played Borderlands 2. And the frames in some places stay around 20 but then 100.

Especially when games are only played around 1280x1024

What are some main faults why theres FPS stutters or inconsistent FPS in general about games?

UPDATE: OK I've been told to reinstall graphic drives. I did that. I completely erased through safe mode anything display related by using drive sweep. Though the app told me to restart pretty quick and didn't seem to delete HKEY LOCAL MACHINE display registries. So I installed the latest AMD drive and its so called profiles. But still after restart I would receive this.

DRIVER BLOCKED DUE TO INCOMPATIBILITY
DRIVER BLOCKED DUE TO INCOMPATIBILITY
DRIVER BLOCKED DUE TO INCOMPATIBILITY
DRIVER BLOCKED DUE TO INCOMPATIBILITY

***I AM ANGRY WITH ORIGIN. NOT YOU GUYS!***
post #2 of 28
If this is useless then disregard, but have you tried fiddling with VSync settings?
 
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Sounds to me like you might've butchered your registry with that drive sweeper. I wish you the best of luck in repairing it, but from this point on it's a complete potluck of what's broken and what's not. Have fun hunting it all down.
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post #4 of 28
Have you tried Atimans uninstaller? I'd give that a go then..i guess reinstall windows smile.gif
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Ah come on. The driver incompatibility was even before the driver reinstall. Plus the geniuses on tom's hardware were telling me to delete display drives through drive sweep. I am very pissed and tired with this OS reinstalling,wiping and wiping off my terabytes of DATAs and having to start over again and again. Is this all your wisdom? Just screw it and throw everything away and buy a new PC and wait when this issue is going to come in for the 1000th time and I will have to repeat buying and get scammed?
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I remember long ago I use to come to the technicians again for my hardware instability. And surprisingly again I am just *professionally* being told to throw everything away including my beloved baby of heavily moded Fallout 3. I spent a whole year just compatibility testing all 100s of mods in one piece. The game now had about 500 weapons. More lootier than even Diablo with an open quirky glitchy mysterious world just how I loved it. At the end of course the game turned out fun as heaven. When I haven't even had the time to have tears of fun playing it at least for couple of months and next thing you know wisely all the hardwork of mine was just snoozed out of the nose trills. It was like losing a child
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This is the weirdest thread in the world...

Anyway, you don't need to wipe your HDD to reinstall Windows, you know?
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I have that video card with none of the issues you describe.

I would suggest uninstalling the video drivers through win control panel-> uninstall app, make sure you get the right win version/drivers 32 or 64bit. Install, but don't fool around with the CCC or enable overclocking in there. Now install MSI Afterburner, overclock the card there if you wish, but most importantly set a fan profile in there to keep the card cool. Afterburner will also display temps for both gpus and let you know each gpu usage at idle and load. In games turn vsync off. These are the steps I take with my 5970 and I hope they will work with you.

Note when I first bought my 5970 I had to flash its Bios since fan profiles would not work properly.
 
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Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post

This is the weirdest thread in the world...
Anyway, you don't need to wipe your HDD to reinstall Windows, you know?

Your going to have to explain you're sig to me. Sometimes there confusing and their can be a different way to say they're computer needs to be addressed.



As far as the post goes... After you reinstall.. Look for windows.old, open it and pull out the files you want.
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I remember long ago I use to come to the technicians again for my hardware instability. And surprisingly again I am just *professionally* being told to throw everything away including my beloved baby of heavily moded Fallout 3. I spent a whole year just compatibility testing all 100s of mods in one piece. The game now had about 500 weapons. More lootier than even Diablo with an open quirky glitchy mysterious world just how I loved it. At the end of course the game turned out fun as heaven. When I haven't even had the time to have tears of fun playing it at least for couple of months and next thing you know wisely all the hardwork of mine was just snoozed out of the nose trills. It was like losing a child


Luckily someone wrote a guide for recovering from driver fubar situations. Check my sig, abd follow the process for setting up AB as well.
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