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post #1 of 24
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ok so i deceided to get an ati card for my backup rig (HIS 3870 iceQ3) and i am having some serious problems... first it was artifacting at stock speeds, so i re-seated the cooler and that is no longer the problem. then i was having problems where it wouldn't open any 3d applications, so i uninstalled the drivers, ran driver cleaner in safe mode, then re-installed the drivers. now i can't get into the ccc... i have re installed the drivers (8.5 using the above method) about 4 times and now it is integrated into the right click (it wasn't at first) but when i click it or try starting it from the start menu nothing happens... so far i'm not happy.
post #2 of 24
Sorry to hear your bad luck. However, I'm thankful for reading this. I'll gladly stay with nVidia. Hope you start having better luck and someone can help you.
post #3 of 24
I've no idea. My 3870X2 runs beautifully out of the box. If it's still under warrant than just send it in for a new one.
post #4 of 24
right when it started artifacting at stock speeds, i would have shut it down, pulled out the card, and sent it right back for RMA. you bought a card and it should at least perform at stock clocks.
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post #5 of 24
Just RMA that thing. I've never really heard great things about HIS so I don't know what to tell you. Don't let one bad card manufacturere ruin your experience with the ATI hardware itself.
post #6 of 24
Roll back to an earlier version, say 8.3.
Then when you install the 8.5 cats, don't use DC pro, install right over the top of the 8.3 cats.
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where can i download the 8.3 or 8.4 drivers?
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where can i download the 8.3 or 8.4 drivers?
Here
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post #9 of 24
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ok, so the 8.4 drivers seem to work just fine. so how do i control the fan speed? rivatuner won't work for some reason.
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ok, so the 8.4 drivers seem to work just fine. so how do i control the fan speed? rivatuner won't work for some reason.

You only have access to the low level system tab when using a 3xxx series.

OC and fan control should be listed, you might have to reinstall RT if it's an old install.
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