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Originally Posted by Rolandooo View Post
Pfftt... I reformatted SEVERAL times with different drivers, some worked better than others but every single driver gave me some issues. TBH I dont know what drivers im currently on, I just gave up...

Today im going to bestbuy and using my gift card from rooms to go, buying a GTX 580 instead of a crappy 50" tv and being done with it. I could easily go back to my CF 4870's (worked like a dream) but they have waterblocks on them and it would be pointless.

WTS: ASUS 5970
That definitely sounds like a hardware issue. We'll not turn this into a troubleshooting thread but I find it very very hard to believe that on a clean install every single driver version doesn't work BECAUSE of the drivers.


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Very insightful, sir. I shall keep this in mind, although I am not one of the people who claim to have problems, but it's nice to know when troubleshooting in the future.
It get's even more complicated when you add hardware into the mess. Take this for example: AMD has sound on their HDMI ports for 6950s. Soundcard + Onboard sound + Graphics driver sound! It can be pretty easy to make a mistake.

Don't worry, I have this knowledge because I made all of the above mistakes and more.

When I installed my Asus motherboard I decided to download all the drivers from the net for the most updated versions. I then installed my Crossfire 6950s. After installing my Claro+ driver I was constantly having crackling sound on my speakers.

After doing some research I pretty sure it was an IRQ conflict with the AMD 6950 boards. So I decided to email Claro. They advised me to upgrade my driver version to their newest card. As I was in the process of reinstalling the sound drivers I noticed I was missing a driver for the IDE controller.

I was like *** Apparantly I missed it when I was going through the list of drivers on the ASUS website. After downloading the IDE controller drivers the sound is now perfect and crystal clear.

Point being, I was blaming it on the AMD cards, this was my first graphics card with integrated sound and frankly I think it's just silly, and asked Claro tech support to give me a work around. When the reality is I made a huge mistake and was raging at Claro, AMD, and ASUS when it was really my fault all along. (At least I was right about the IRQ!)
Edited by Intangible - 3/23/11 at 2:11pm
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Pfftt... I reformatted SEVERAL times with different drivers, some worked better than others but every single driver gave me some issues. TBH I dont know what drivers im currently on, I just gave up...

Today im going to bestbuy and using my gift card from rooms to go, buying a GTX 580 instead of a crappy 50" tv and being done with it. I could easily go back to my CF 4870's (worked like a dream) but they have waterblocks on them and it would be pointless.

WTS: ASUS 5970
EXACTLY. See 4 series was great. 5 series blows. Cant say anything on 6. Want to sell to me for $100?
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95% is normal user error, 4% is retarded user error, and 1% is manufacture error.

I don't consider myself to be an expert but it's really irritating to hear people shift the blame to someone/manufacture for their own inability to troubleshoot the problem. Nvidia give me a countless headaches when I couldn't create custom resolution to 1367x768. This was easily solved with third party software (forgot the name). ATI caused me to get BSOD and it didn't allow me to access window. This was caused by third party un-installation method, ccleaner, drive sweeper, etc. ATI/AMD CCC didnt' allow me to adjust power setting control. This was due to insufficient PSU power (550w) when both ATI and Nvidia physx was install. All this was easily solved and guess what?! It's not even the ATI/AMD or Nvidia problem. Yup you guessed it right... user error. It's sad how people can blame others for their incompetence (speaking in general).
Edited by DaRookie - 3/23/11 at 2:20pm
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EXACTLY. See 4 series was great. 5 series blows. Cant say anything on 6. Want to sell to me for $100?
Sorry friend, 5 series does not blow.
I've no complaints running CFX.
Couple of glitches here and there, easily remedied on the user end.
No gaming issues with the exception of the screen flashing in Crysis 2.
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That definitely sounds like a hardware issue. We'll not turn this into a troubleshooting thread but I find it very very hard to believe that on a clean install every single driver version doesn't work BECAUSE of the drivers.
Its not that every driver doesnt work, every driver has something different wrong. For instance, 10.11 caused serious screen flickering, went back to 10.5a and it was minor. Reformatted and did a fresh 10.12 install and zero screen flicker but random fps drops and microstutters. Every driver had something different, some worse and some better. I'm tired of trial and error and hoping I pick the right driver, I'm ready to buy something that WORKS.

Coming from CF 4870's I was expecting ALOT more, well I did get more... more issues I never had with my 4870's.


When I get my new card today, I will slap the 5970 in a spare rig and try again. I seriously doubt theres something wrong with the card, I would come to that conclusion if I received the same problems with every driver but that's not the issue.
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I didn't have any stability issues with my TrifireX 4770s back when. On the contrary I had problems with Nvidia drivers failing and that's why I went with ATI. Wasn't until later that I found out my motherboard didn't like Nvidia cards, according to reviews.

I ran into a few driver problems later and rage swapped, but that was probably due to the lacking performance I was getting from the two 4770s I had. I had sold one so my performance wasn't the greatest by comparison.

It sucks you had so many problems with ATI, but welcome to the Green. May your stay be long and fun filled. ^_^
     
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Sorry friend, 5 series does not blow.
I've no complaints running CFX.
Couple of glitches here and there, easily remedied on the user end.
No gaming issues with the exception of the screen flashing in Crysis 2.
You have your opinion, I am mine. Either way they are both opinions. So yes it does blow IMO.
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Always been with NVIDIA due to simplicity of drivers.
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You have your opinion, I am mine. Either way they are both opinions. So yes it does blow IMO.
True

So then tell us what blows.
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It's a hit & miss really, and that's the damn shame. Some people can install 11.x and have them work perfectly and get great performance increases. Meanwhile others will get display crashes, huge FPS loss, etc.
11.2 is working great and I mean GREAT for me.
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