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Originally Posted by Powermonkey500 View Post

bake them!
Actually i shoot one of the cards i emptied a 330 round magzine from my old airsoft Steyr AUG into the card after it stoped working think it was one of the Radeon 9600 pro cards
Funny enough it did not work after that
Oh yeah almost forgot there sould be a broken Radeon HD 5970 in that box as well
Edited by shilka - 12/14/12 at 8:14am
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I'm gonna have to agree with you here man.

Even though I haven't spent more time fixing my PC due to AMD than playing games. I've spent ATLEAST a full day of my life trying to get their drivers working for me. The most common issue is that CCC won't open, and in order to fix it you have to do a crap-ton of stuff just to get it working, and most people don't have the time for that stuff, I do but still. It pisses me off that I could be playing a game or doing something else instead of having to deal with this nonsense.

I've been told numerous times that I'm "doing something wrong" or other similar statements when I'm not, A driver update should remove all instances of the previous driver and then install the new stuff, and this isn't the case with AMD's drivers, therefore you have to do a bunch of stuff that takes atleast 30 minutes of your time to go through. If you don't do that, prepare for numerous problems such as BSODs, low frame rates, and stuttering.

Because of the bollocks I've had to deal with from AMD, my next card will indeed be Nvidia. Even if AMD's equivalent cards are faster and cheaper.
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whil i FEEL bad fo ryou bro, I must say that AInt you a Lucky one able to drop money that easily

ive always been on the ropes about SLI / Crossfire etc. My wifes rig has SLI 9800's and they seem to work great, right on par with my GTX 275. Though the SLI at 1680x1050 rez deffinitely lets me kick in more AA
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Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post

whil i FEEL bad fo ryou bro, I must say that AInt you a Lucky one able to drop money that easily
ive always been on the ropes about SLI / Crossfire etc. My wifes rig has SLI 9800's and they seem to work great, right on par with my GTX 275. Though the SLI at 1680x1050 rez deffinitely lets me kick in more AA

Well, a lot of it was savings. I'm trying to make it back via selling. I don't make a huge amount of money ($24,750 / year although I'm getting a raise soon, probably not much)
Edited by Powermonkey500 - 12/14/12 at 9:52am
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Welcome to team green thumb.gif

I honestly had similar problems with drivers when I had AMD cards. I ended up wasting about 120 dollars after reselling my 6870s. That's when i switched. Glad I did.
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Well, a lot of it was savings. I'm trying to make it back via selling. I don't make a huge amount of money ($24,750 / year although I'm getting a raise soon, probably not much)

Yah I hear that one, I only started this job a year ago, probably in the 32k range with commissions etc, but 2 kids , rent, wife not working, im already out of savings =(
granted i only had 15k 7 years ago, now I do not lol
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I can tell it's running SLI because the stutter I'm getting is the exact stutter of when clocks aren't synchronized... starting to think the card is DOA
Only starting? It should be obvious. Yes your card is definitely DOA. Good thing you switched to nvidia though, right?
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Multi-GPU setups are, in my experience, more trouble than they are worth, for either AMD or NVIDIA.

That said, I'm thinking this thread is more the result of user error than any brand specific issue.
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while I dont know how much can be blamed on the user, I will agree with Blameless on the fast that SLI/Crossfire Suuuuuuuuuux

Though My wife and I have never had an issue with her SLI 9800's

But I will always be a single Card kind of guy.
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Actually i shoot one of the cards i emptied a 330 round magzine from my old airsoft Steyr AUG into the card after it stoped working think it was one of the Radeon 9600 pro cards
Funny enough it did not work after that
Oh yeah almost forgot there sould be a broken Radeon HD 5970 in that box as well

I'll pay for that 5970 to be shipped to me! If it hasn't been shot! NO JOKE. I can probably fix it lol.
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