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I've only owned my 5850 for two months, but I'm pretty disappointed.

I upgraded to Catalyst 10.12 hoping it would resolve some of my issues.
I guess I hoped for too much.

Screen flickering is still persistent, making video editing close to impossible.
Random FPS dips still occur.
Random lag also still occurs.
Driver crashes when watching YouTube videos. Nice.
Crashes Lost Planet 2.
Idle/load clocks issues.

On the bright side...
It overclocks well.
It delivers excellent performance....when it works correctly.
post #2 of 13
are you sure its the drivers, not a faulty card? it could be a bad card....
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i'm pretty sure it's not a bad card.
these issues have appeared on and off when using different driver versions.
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Try 10.5a, that was about the best driver for 5xxx cards that I have heard of, but you might also look at other things on your system. Random FPS drops/lag? Is this in a game? Need a bit more details. Youtube crashes in what browser? Idle loads/clocks will be changed by windows live if you have it installed, try hitting the default settings and see if that helps.
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I know your issue with youtube is the fact that there is an issue with 5850's and flash video on certain driver sets you have to disable hardware acceleration in flash videos. The other problems I have never seen before my 5850 was amazing And i just went to a 6970.
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I'm still stuck on 10.5a for my CrossfireX + Eyefinity.
Every driver after 10.5a has been a journey to hell and back.
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post #7 of 13
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I'll try 10.5a and see what it does.
Though honestly, I am pretty uneasy about uninstalling current drivers and installing another AMD driver.
Oh, what issues will it bring...

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Originally Posted by Obakemono View Post
Try 10.5a, that was about the best driver for 5xxx cards that I have heard of, but you might also look at other things on your system. Random FPS drops/lag? Is this in a game? Need a bit more details. Youtube crashes in what browser? Idle loads/clocks will be changed by windows live if you have it installed, try hitting the default settings and see if that helps.
Random FPS drops in BFBC2. Occurs once every, say, 10 minutes.
YouTube crashes in Safari. This only occured a few times. I don't know if 10.12 fixed this issue.
My idle clock is 400/1000 and sometimes it would refuse to change to the load clock when I'm in a game or using the GPU.
windows live?
post #8 of 13
BFBC2 FPS drops/lag is a server sided issue, it is when the game catches everyone else up to the current "time". Hell, I have gone all the way from 120fps to 2fps when this has happened. It is a server sided issue and nothing you can do about it.
Youtube crashes are the browser issue.
Windows live messed with my crossfire cards when it was running on my system, it would cause the primary card to upclock and the idle second card to come online. Windows live messes with the CCC drivers and card clocks.
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post #9 of 13
It Definently sounds like a faulty card to me, cause i had the same type of issues until i rma'd my cards. Now they work swimming, why not just try an rma and see if it works?
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post #10 of 13
How does it work when you run the cards at stock clocks? Worth a try
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