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Thank you guys for the tremendous amount of response. I hope this will put not only me, but anyone else that wants to go Red, at ease. I am finding the 6870 to be the best bang for the buck, especially at the resolution I will game. I really do not want to re-install windows 7, so hopefully, uninstalling the NVIDIA drivers (and maybe driver sweeper) will get that taken care of.
On a separate note, how does Hydra fair anymore? If I can, I would not mind combining the 6870 with the 9800 GTX + I got !
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I have never had a problem with ati drivers. Always uninstalled/Driver Sweep/Install new driver. Did a reboot in between each

I do the same with Nvidia as well.
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I found nothing wrong with ATi drivers myself on my 5870, used each set from 10.1 all the way to 10.11, each set was a solid performer for me. The biggest mistake people make installing drivers is installing them over an older set. I can't speak for CF though.
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With 1.090v stock I achieved 200 MHz over clock to 925 from 725

With 3v I only get 950 than the 10.10 driver fails

But I think I hit a wall is why
I went to 960 and I got 10 minutes left for ooct burn to complete
So I'm sure I hit lil wall is why it wouldn't work

I'm hearing peoples on 10.5 drivers hitting 980 on 1.090v as well


Which leads me to believe there is some variances for overclocking and drivers


The variables in the drivers changes

It's not just oh you don't have a ref card you can't do it

I disagree with that statement fully

Thanks also
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ive had no issues with either side drivers. Some will give more fps than others but ive never had crashing or anything like that.
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Depends on user.
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6870 here. No issues at all for me.
    
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post #48 of 73
I've owned a 9800Pro, X1950XT and a HD4870 and never had any problems with the drivers.

I've also owned a 5900XT and a 8800GTS and never had issues with Nvidia drivers.
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Originally Posted by ekko;11874583 
With 1.090v stock I achieved 200 MHz over clock to 925 from 725

With 3v I only get 950 than the 10.10 driver fails

But I think I hit a wall is why
I went to 960 and I got 10 minutes left for ooct burn to complete
So I'm sure I hit lil wall is why it wouldn't work

I'm hearing peoples on 10.5 drivers hitting 980 on 1.090v as well


Which leads me to believe there is some variances for overclocking and drivers


The variables in the drivers changes

It's not just oh you don't have a ref card you can't do it

I disagree with that statement fully

Thanks also

I dont know that I have ever had drivers affect my OC but you could be right, I am just letting you know it is probably a hardware limitation. I am on a reference card and mine has one. And its not 3v if it were 3v your card would have shot flames and tapped out, its .3v

Why have you not tried new drivers to test your theory, I would be interested if it would help me break my 950 wall.
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post #50 of 73
personally i'll never buy ATI again... have had nothing but headaches from the 3 cards i have owned
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