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post #1331 of 1877
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I still have my x-fired 6970's in my other rig.
YES, install any latest drivers that have new fixes.
Right now the best drivers are the CAT 12.11 beta 11's and the 12.11 CAP 2's.(they even give a performance boost for far Cry 3 for non-7xxx cards)
So the comments people make about they've already squeezed all the performance out of the 6xxx series is in a way true, but that doesnt mean you should neglect updating your drivers for the game specific performance fixes you'll need.
But if you wanna uninstall them and run 12.10's , then uninstall any CAPs and Drivers, reboot and check device manager to be sure you're using "standard vga adapter' ,then you can safely delete any leftover AMD folders listed on drive c: under the c:/AMD folder before installing new drivers.

Yep I've noticed pretty nice CF improvements for the 69xx series. Even a couple of older DX9 titles scale better with the 12.11 beta 11's than what I was on previously (12.1 with 12.2CAP1). Not so much speed boosts per GPU but more just better scaling. Crossfire seems to be more reliable than it used to be on 69xx cards which is nice. I stuck with 12.1 so long because release notes for the newer drivers only talked about GCN cards but it seems like everythings getting a nice boost.
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post #1332 of 1877
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I usually just express un-install all, reboot and install.
I keep an image of a clean install of windows that has everything installed except for video drivers, so i can always install a clean image of windows that has never had any
video drivers ever installed for troubleshooting.
Takes only 6min to restore a clean image of windows with all my stuff on my SSD.
And i knew you were running only one GPU, the 12.11 and CAPS still help with performance on a single gpu.
Believe it or not, the flickering isn't near as bad in the 6xxx series as it is in the 7xxx series. (seriously)
But Yeah, you're in the same boat as all of us.
If we want the performance increases, we've gotta suffer flickering.
If you can't stand the flickering, you give up performance.
You just cannot win
. mad.gif
Its funny how all the review sites that tested the 12.11's never mentioned any of this flickering. rolleyes.gif

I was going to do the same after this OS install.....everything other than video drivers. Alas I have one HDD and nothing to back it up to(or couldn't figure out how if you can do it on just one drive).
Getting an external drive for Xmas so next time I reformat I can make my life easier.
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post #1333 of 1877
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Yep I've noticed pretty nice CF improvements for the 69xx series. Even a couple of older DX9 titles scale better with the 12.11 beta 11's than what I was on previously (12.1 with 12.2CAP1). Not so much speed boosts per GPU but more just better scaling. Crossfire seems to be more reliable than it used to be on 69xx cards which is nice. I stuck with 12.1 so long because release notes for the newer drivers only talked about GCN cards but it seems like everythings getting a nice boost.

I lived on 12.1 for almost the entire year as well....lets hope 13.1 is just as legit for all the new 7xxx users.
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OK so I'm wondering what games you guys are running where you are getting flickering.
I play NS2, CS:GO, Fallout NV, Skyrim, Dota2, ect ect and with the 12.11 on win8 and win7 I have never seen this.
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post #1335 of 1877
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OK so I'm wondering what games you guys are running where you are getting flickering.
I play NS2, CS:GO, Fallout NV, Skyrim, Dota2, ect ect and with the 12.11 on win8 and win7 I have never seen this.

The flicker in Skyrim is periodic and I can't speak for it personally but there are vids on youtube. I know AC3 has issues(don't own it so also can't say for sure) and FC3 is behaving badly for people as well.
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post #1336 of 1877
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OK so I'm wondering what games you guys are running where you are getting flickering.
I play NS2, CS:GO, Fallout NV, Skyrim, Dota2, ect ect and with the 12.11 on win8 and win7 I have never seen this.

I have flickering in Desktop and browser with windows 8 (I see glitchy block patterns in windows 8 on this PC and my friends PC with 7970 and windows 8). I have flickering with AC3, FC3, BlackOps1, La Norie, and Crysis 2. However BF3 runs great with trifire. Portal 2 also runs well. I believe you when you say you don't have it with windows 8 it could only be 79xx cards only that have the problem, you have 77xx
 
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post #1337 of 1877
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OK so I'm wondering what games you guys are running where you are getting flickering.
I play NS2, CS:GO, Fallout NV, Skyrim, Dota2, ect ect and with the 12.11 on win8 and win7 I have never seen this.

afaik it depends on your card, what are you using? also probably some other hardware...


but, i get flickering in dota2, csgo, skyrim, randomly in ns2 (usually never) and i have issues with AC3 and FC3 as well.

i also get random desktop flickers
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afaik it depends on your card, what are you using? also probably some other hardware...
but, i get flickering in dota2, csgo, skyrim, randomly in ns2 (usually never) and i have issues with AC3 and FC3 as well.
i also get random desktop flickers


No flickering in Dota 2 and i play it a lot.
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post #1339 of 1877
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No flickering in Dota 2 and i play it a lot.

Dota2 is a dx9 game
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Dota2 is a dx9 game


I know that but whats the relevance?
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