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post #1 of 24
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Soon as I got this damned thing up and going, I'm getting errors now.

Only way this card seems stable to me is if I put all of my bios settings on Auto.

Which means it's probably bad Bios settings to begin with.

PCI-e Frequency - 100
PCI-e OVerVoltage - Normal/0
vCore - 1.325v (Went up because it kept crashing with the ATi card.)

Latest drivers. Like I said, if I have everything on Auto CS:S doesn't crash.
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post #2 of 24
You sure your oc on both the cpu and video card are stable? Crashes in game are most likely caused by an unstable system. I know this because source would crash on me if either my video card or cpu are unstable. Try running orthos and atitool for a good length of time to see if you get any errors or artifacts in atitool.
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post #3 of 24
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My OC's been stable for a week now. Orthos x 2 three times for 13 hours+.

Only happened when I stuck this ATI card in tonight. >=\\ It was fine with my 7900GS.
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post #4 of 24
When you installed the drivers did you run Driver cleaner first. I had similar problems when i first installed my X1950pro. I installed the drivers and it would crash so i re-installed the last few releases of the Cat. drivers have been buggy imo
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post #5 of 24
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I don't think it's the drivers because I can run everything fine if I change all settings to AUTO in Bios.

I think it's my ignorance of PCi-E Frequency, OverVoltage, and maybe too-little vCore?

Oi. Card sounds nice, but I might just pop back in the 7900GS and RMA with the quickness.
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post #6 of 24
Which Orthos? Small FTT large FTT or blend?
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post #7 of 24
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Small FFT's x 2 for each pair of cores.

Done a few days for a total of three times, about 13 hours each go. I just put this card in today and I'm about to say screw it and go back to 7900GS.
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post #8 of 24
Do blend... SMALL ftts only tests your CPU not the whole system (ram, northbridge/memcontroller/FSB, CPU) and that's likely your problem.
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post #9 of 24
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Problem's the card, actually. Just set PCI-E to 120 and no more crashing.

Amazing.
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post #10 of 24
Indeed, hiking the PCIe can do two things, stabilize the card's clocks and stabilize the CPU OC. I'm not sure how exactly it does the later (or the former for that matter) but I, like many, just attribute it to electrical noise and harmonics. Going from 105->119 PCIe on my DFi nets me 10MHz more stable core speed.
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