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So I just finished my custom build and havent used my desktop in about 3 months. I know that means there are many updates. Since I havent used this system for some time or followed different drivers, could you guys sum things up for me a bit and maybe suggest good drivers to run?

Im currently running 10.4 lol

Thanks
Edited by tlxxxsracer - 3/28/11 at 11:25am
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10.10e is the best driver ive found for HD5850 crossfire
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The newest drivers have the most updated cfx profiles.
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10.5 worked best for me when I had 5870 cfx.
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Is it possible to just download the latest X-fire profiles and stay on 10.4?
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10.4 and 10.10e worked best for me when I ran 5850s.
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Is it possible to just download the latest X-fire profiles and stay on 10.4?
Yes I think you can. If anything would happen and it gets messed up, just uninstall the profiles and then reinstall the 10.4 ones.

Anyway, I would try out the 11.4 previews out. On 5870 crossfire I didn't even have any problems with 11.2.
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11.4 has the profiles built in, you have to choose them during custom install.
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I just tried to OC my 5970 for the first time.. stepped it up by 10mhz and got a system reboot when i ran full screen stability test.
Should i increase the core voltage then? if so, by how much at a time? Also, how would I know if its one gpu that is unstable? if I select "synchronize settings for similar graphic processors"
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I just tried to OC my 5970 for the first time.. stepped it up by 10mhz and got a system reboot when i ran full screen stability test.
Should i increase the core voltage then? if so, by how much at a time? Also, how would I know if its one gpu that is unstable? if I select "synchronize settings for similar graphic processors"
Don't use AB. Disable cfx. Run each individual gpu at a time, whilst overclocking to find each gpus limit. Go make some coffee it'll be a while.
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