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Finally got my card last night! Woot Woot . Gonna post GPUz screenshot later so I can be added to the list. Also installed 10.10 and gonna install the 10.10d hotfix when I get home. Haven't tried gaming yet, but I did play around with the heaven2.1 benchmark @1600x900 w/ extreme tessellation and it was pretty damn smooth. My previous card was a 9800GTX+... this is better by leaps and bounds, ATI FTW!
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ok so my 6850s, like I said before, are putting out a display that is significantly darker than it was before. this happened after id isabled crossfirex and reenabled it in the catalyst menu. before changing that setting off then on again, it was much brighter.
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Is anybody having these problems ?

1. Crysis and Crysis Warhead make the computer crash after a few minutes. The screen suddenly goes into standby mode, and after a while the sound gets corrupted/loops. Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing. I must then press the reset button TWICE for it to actually reset. This is very strange. I have even updated the motherboard BIOS to the latest version F11 (one earlier version from Nov 2009 improved compatibility with ATI cards (given the date, in all probability HD 5000 series; could it be the same problem needing a BIOS fix again ?)

I'm running Catalyst 10.10d, but with the original 10.10 it's the same.

Mind you that I also have Metro 2033 and it doesn't crash, even if I set it to a resolution and quality level that stresses the GPU and CPU so much that the game is really unplayable, so I guess this is not a faulty card. Besides, Dirt 2 also runs fine, and so does Left 4 Dead 2, both at High and Ultra settings.

2. The Half-Life 2 games (including the episodes) don't show any HDR effects. I tried disabling and then re-enabling them, but nothing changes. Is it happening to anyone ? I had an 8800GT previously and it worked fine. Driver problem ? Or must Valve update some profile for it to work?
Edited by tpi2007 - 11/9/10 at 11:58am
 
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tpi2007, it could be a faulty PSU.
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tpi2007, it could be a faulty PSU.

I thought about that, but wouldn't Metro 2033 showcase the same problem ?

I know my PSU is not the most capable out there, but I bought if more for efficiency than anything else.

Anyway, it's got 396w and 33A in the 12v rail. I suppose it's enough. Or it isn't ? I mean, the 8800GT I had was a Turboforce Edition from Gigabyte (factory overclocked), and it consumed more or less the same watts.

Should I run something like Furmark to be certain ?
 
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Yeah running FurMark is a good idea. Try both without and with FX mode - my experience is that it gets hotter without, but it uses more power with it on.
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Yeah running FurMark is a good idea. Try both without and with FX mode - my experience is that it gets hotter without, but it uses more power with it on.

But given that now both AMD (fully hardwired) and Nvidia (hardwaire+software) throttle these kind of applications, is it any use ?
 
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ok so my 6850s, like I said before, are putting out a display that is significantly darker than it was before. this happened after id isabled crossfirex and reenabled it in the catalyst menu. before changing that setting off then on again, it was much brighter.
Did you try to *Restore to factory defaults inside the CCC > Options > Preferences

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Is anybody having these problems ?

1. Crysis and Crysis Warhead make the computer crash after a few minutes. The screen suddenly goes into standby mode, and after a while the sound gets corrupted/loops. Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing. I must then press the reset button TWICE for it to actually reset. This is very strange. I have even updated the motherboard BIOS to the latest version F11 (one earlier version from Nov 2009 improved compatibility with ATI cards (given the date, in all probability HD 5000 series; could it be the same problem needing a BIOS fix again ?)

I'm running Catalyst 10.10d, but with the original 10.10 it's the same.

Mind you that I also have Metro 2033 and it doesn't crash, even if I set it to a resolution and quality level that stresses the GPU and CPU so much that the game is really unplayable, so I guess this is not a faulty card. Besides, Dirt 2 also runs fine, and so does Left 4 Dead 2, both at High and Ultra settings.

2. The Half-Life 2 games (including the episodes) don't show any HDR effects. I tried disabling and then re-enabling them, but nothing changes. Is it happening to anyone ? I had an 8800GT previously and it worked fine. Driver problem ? Or must Valve update some profile for it to work?
In which level is this happening? You know Crysis has a bug in this level where the huge alien boss gets on the carrier ship. The saves won't work and game crashes after a while.

EDIT: w00t post#2009. i'll post one more time then wait for 2011 celebrations to make it 2011.
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In which level is this happening? You know Crysis has a bug in this level where the huge alien boss gets on the carrier ship. The saves won't work and game crashes after a while.

EDIT: w00t post#2009. i'll post one more time then wait for 2011 celebrations to make it 2011.
In Crysis Warhead it is happening at the beginning of the level "From Hell's Heart", where the player goes on a train and has to defend it from enemies. The whole train until it stops at the control tower is just fine. But when the train stops and you have to make your way to the control tower, the game crashes the whole PC. It doesn't happen always at the same spot however. Sometimes you can nearer the tower, sometimes not. I still haven't tried any other level, because I was trying to benchmark this part with fraps and it happens everytime.

Then I loaded Crysis, on a random chapter, without Fraps running, the one where your boss (forgot his name) is kidnapped by an alien and you're on your own. In that chapter the PC crashed after two minutes, I didn't even have time to get to the village down the road and there is no real action happening in there, it's just forest, with the village down the road.

I have played through Crysis and Crysis Warhead just a week ago with the 8800GT Turboforce Edition, and yes, the games crashed on me a few times, but it went back to the desktop, and I attributed that to the fact that EA doesn't care about it's customers after the first few months and patches.

Now in this case, the whole PC comes down and I have to reset it.
 
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