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i am getting a 5970 in a few months and i want to be ready for any problems it might have so can somebody tell me all the problems they have had and how or if they were able to resolve them?


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There are some problems with the 5xxx series and Dual Monitor setups, due to low stock idle clocks, although this is easily solved. Wouldn't affect you anyhow, but still.
    
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There are some problems with the 5xxx series and Dual Monitor setups, due to low stock idle clocks, although this is easily solved. Wouldn't affect you anyhow, but still.
how is it fixed in case i decide to get 2 more monitors
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
how is it fixed in case i decide to get 2 more monitors
Just overclock using MSI Afterburner to change the 2D Idle clocks.
    
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10.5 should fix the problem
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post #6 of 24
Quote:
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10.5 should fix the problem
Agreed, sometimes it doesnt, and then you should us MSI afterburner as stated
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Yep, make sure you have the latest bios, 10.5 drivers, sometimes you'll have to disable ulps depending on which card you get, and it should be good.
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
There are some problems with the 5xxx series and Dual Monitor setups, due to low stock idle clocks, although this is easily solved. Wouldn't affect you anyhow, but still.
This is true, however, it was fully fixed with 10.5 drivers, at least for me.
    
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post #9 of 24
Chances are fair that as of now, all new batches of the 5970 should be A ok.

I've had an Asus 5970 that would freeze in 2d mode and reset the dispaly driver very five minutes or so. Raising the 2d clocks fixed the issue, but I've since sold the card and bought my Sapphire 5970 and no problems since.

The 2d clock issue was randomly with all brands of 5970's, not just Asus.

I'm also still using 10.3a preview drivers.
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it will be an XFX 5970 Black Edition is that a newer batch?
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