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post #11 of 19
Try using an older version of Afterburner. I think 17 may be bugged, because I was getting smooth speeds when using 15, but with 17 I was getting lots of little small spikes.
post #12 of 19
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Ah ok will give that a try next thanks!
post #13 of 19
I'm having that issue, as well as some other folks running 290's in crossfire. I think it's something to do with frame pacing or maybe even MSI AB reporting tool. I'm not seeing any drop in FPS or performance in games or benchmarks. The only weird thing is that I have to set my cards to factory defaults only on BF4. I can run synthetics and fold with the cards overclocked really high. God bless EA/DICE!
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I think its something to do with the beta driver. Anyone know where i can download the old legacy drivers? Cant get them anywhere on internet at minute.
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Well i seem to have foubd a solution...downclock the card under its rated speed gets rid of alot of the gpu usage bouncing, which is a joke.

I didnt buy this card wanting it to be unstable at stock speeds amd for Christs sake.
post #16 of 19
Unwinder (ab maker) posted over at guru stating that the usage you see is not correct and is not accurate, no matter what program is being used.

For now I wouldn't worry about it. I doubt there is anything wrong.
     
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Ah ok, no worries ill bear that in mind cheers
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Never mind, got it sorted thanks to sgt bilko. I had to install the 13.11 WHQL driver instead of using the beta drivers.
post #19 of 19
Any idea why I can run folding and benchmarks OC'd but BF4 has to be at stock?
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