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Odd 7970 Ghz Behavior on Start-Up

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I have a Sapphire 7970 Ghz Edition and there's this really weird issue that I have been having. Every time I restart my computer and load up a game, let's say Battlefield 4, FFXIV, or World of Warcraft, I notice low and choppy (unplayable) frame rates. I can't fix the issue unless I restart my PC again and again, and hope for it to finally work like it's suppose to. It's really frustrating as it seems completely random to whether the card decides to work. I've tried installing old/new drivers but the problem persists. After checking clocks and GPU loads everything looks normal, loads at 99% with clocks at where they should be yet i'm showing frames ranging from 5-20 on World of Warcraft instead of the expected 60+ when it's working properly. Has this occurred with anyone else and how do I fix it?
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Specs on the rest of your computer? do you have AA set to max by accident or something? Is the monitor accidentally plugged into motherboard video out instead of the GPU?
 
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i7-970 @ 4.14GHz 1.350v P6T7 WS Supercomputer MSI 7970 GHz Edition HIS 6950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
48GB Crucial Ballistix @1660MHz 9-9-9-27 Momentus XT intel 480GB 520 series INX-720 
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Specs on the rest of your computer? do you have AA set to max by accident or something? Is the monitor accidentally plugged into motherboard video out instead of the GPU?

I'm running i5 2500k, 8gb RAM, 2 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD as my boot drive, 750 watt PSU, on a p67 motherboard. And yes I have the monitor plugged into the graphics card, as my motherboard does not have an onboard gpu port.
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try to use atimanuninstaller to completely remove all drivers, then download/install the latest whql drivers again.
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If you use Firefox minimize it. If you're using borderless window mode, switch to fullscreen until the problem fixes itself. Sometimes there's a desktop application that uses hardware acceleration and that does no good to your FPS unless they are minimized.
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