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post #11 of 29
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just went home and became concerned. When i use furmark GPU-Z 5.1 says 0-7%GPU usage. And even the furmark software says im running at idle 157Mhz and 300Mhz. Both Furmark and GPU-z show i'm stuck in idle. Any ideas??

This is at stock speeds with CCC 11.2 and I just did a fresh format yesterday literally nothing on this computer.
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post #12 of 29
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Also to make it worse after I installed the newest chipset driver on my MB. CCC cashes as soon as to try and load it. Can't open it at all??
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post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by noahhova View Post
Anyone with 5870 OC experience know of any other signs of instability other then artifacts?
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Originally Posted by noahhova View Post
Hey what are your clocks speeds at? Just for reference?
I was able to overclock to 900/1300 (which is my clock now) and have no issues. I tried 1000/1400 but the computer crashed after 10 minutes of crysis 2, but I was playing at a much higher frame rate, about ~4-7 frames more.


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I tried adding what was said to the config file and it didn't work for me... I didn't even have the [ATIADLHAL] section in my config file at all... therefore I couldn't get it clocked any higher. This was the entire contents of my config:
Code:
[Settings]
Skin = default.usf
StartMinimized= 0
StartWithWindows= 0
RememberSettings= 0
FirstRun= 1
FirstUserDefineClick= 1
FirstServerRun= 1
HwPollPeriod= 1000
MMIOPageSize= 4
PCIBusFilter= -10h
ShowTooltips= 1
PauseInSuspendedMode= 1
CurrentGpu= 0
Sync= 1
AttachMonitoringWindow= 1
I tried adding the section and it still didn't work at all. Sapphire Trixx is the only utility that I can find that will allow ME to overclock past the BIOS ceiling.
Huh, thats weird, did you remove all previous drivers with driver sweeper in safe mode and uninstall afterburner then reinstall the afterburner AFTER you installed ati drivers?
    
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post #14 of 29
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Is this a problem with the cards monitoring or is it my driver or maybe my card all together. Both GPU-Z and Furmark show almost no GPU usage and show that it is running at idle clock speeds.
Most wondering how to tell if the card is faulty so I can RMA while I still have warranty.
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post #15 of 29
well if CCC is installed correctly and you are able to play games maxed out, then theres nothing wrong with the card, just the software... well i would assume so.
My gpu-z and cpu-z
    
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post #16 of 29
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My GPU-z has OpenCL with a check in it.
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post #17 of 29
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This is frustrating. With max settings AAx8 and 1080p I got 85-95 FPS in dragon age origins. Yet GPU-z says im running at idle clock rates and 5% GPU usages. What could be the issue?
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post #18 of 29
I had a 5870 (two of them actually) prior to my current GTX580. I was able to reach 900/1250 on stock volts. Any higher you will need to start upping your volts. The easiest way of testing the stability of your overclock is to run a 15-30 minute run of Furmark. If it passes, you should be good to go.
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post #19 of 29
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GPU-Z 5.1 also doesn't show Memory Load for my 5870. Is that normal?
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post #20 of 29
Very strange. It does show it being used for me.

I dont think your software is being normal now. Unstall everything, drive sweep in safe mode until its like a new OS again, and then install CCC first.
    
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