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Any info about the 2d profile thing I posted above?
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Never used it. Most cards usually do a pretty good job of down clocking them selves so have never really seen the point unless you want to force full clock speed constantly or something. I've never really looked into it. I assume the main purpose would be to lower 2d clock speed for power saving purposes but I would imagine any power saving would be negligible as they down clock to 350mhz or something close to that anyway. Just seems like one extra thing to go wrong for very little gain (if any).
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post #13 of 18
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Any info about the 2d profile thing I posted above?


Read my sig thread on amd stuff. You are having powerplay issues wreaking havoc on your powerstates.
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RMA the faulty videocard. I lost almost a year to random freezes until I replaced HD4870 with HD5850. No crash in last 3 years with this card.
     
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RMA the faulty videocard. I lost almost a year to random freezes until I replaced HD4870 with HD5850. No crash in last 3 years with this card.

Terrible advice!

If it does turn out to be a driver issue or something like that then how is a new card going to solve the issue? It's not hard and doesn't take much time to do a little bit of self diagnostics which can prevent you from wasting much more time replacing a card that doesn't need replacing and ending up back at square one.

It's obvious that you have had a bad experience but its no ones fault but your own that it took a year to do something about it. With a little bit of testing and trial and error on your part you could have quite easily figured out whether it was a component issue or a user issue. If it was a component issue then why you waited a year to RMA it is on you. If it was a user error then it's no one else's fault is it. If it is down to a lack of knowledge on how to determine whether it is a faulty card or driver issue then your not really in a position to be giving out advice.

I'm no expert and I'm certainly not trying to say I have more right to post than anyone else but I've owned my fair share of cards and PC components and had my fair share of problems. To this day I have not had to RMA a single item because I find most problems come down to a users lack of knowledge. So when I have a problem I learn how fix it. With my new found knowledge my PC experience improves and I know how to solve the problem should it arise again. I don't mean to be an arse but just saying "replace it" because you've had a bad experience helps absolutely no one.
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Everything seems to be working fine and games are running even better than before, so what I did was use the ATIman uninstaller and removed all drivers and software, got rid of AB, did a fresh clean reinstall of the new beta drivers and then reinstall AB.

I'll report back if anything changes but thanks to everyone helped out. +repped.
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I've had this issue and it was because of a sagging card.

Try to see how your card is sitting in the slot.

I'm looking for places to buy Powercolor's power jack but it seems discontinued and non-existent. I don't know of any other solution I might build something tomorrow out of rubber or metal to hold my card up. It will be about 7-8inches and I was hoping for something more sturdy
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Everything seems to be working fine and games are running even better than before, so what I did was use the ATIman uninstaller and removed all drivers and software, got rid of AB, did a fresh clean reinstall of the new beta drivers and then reinstall AB.

I'll report back if anything changes but thanks to everyone helped out. +repped.


In my experience 98% of the issues revolve around how one overclocks. This is because AMD has put in place roadblocks to overclocking, basically they make you jump thru some hoops however it can be done. And how it's done is the trick.
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