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XFX Radeon 5870 Issues

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  • Radeon
  • Factory Restore
  • Graphics
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December 31, 2009 1:13:35 AM

Hi, I recently bought myself an XFX Radeon 5870 for christmas, and at first it was exhilarating. Flawless graphics, every setting on high, the real deal. As of today, for a reason i cannot figure out, the clock speeds are stuck at 157/300, and can only run games at about 9 fps. Regardless of how many times i reset the factory defaults, i get the same results. I reinstalled the CCC in order to get the factory settings, and that did not work either. I have pretty much run out of options but i know that the card is not faulty because i have been using it perfectly for about 5 days now. I have not overclocked, nor have i used overdrive. Cant think of anything else, i dont know what else to do

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December 31, 2009 1:27:22 AM

Sounds like the thing that downclocks it to save power isn't working (I forget what it's called). Maybe try uninstalling the drivers and using older ones.
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December 31, 2009 1:30:39 AM

You might want to go ahead and use overdrive. Just nudge the core clock up 1 notch (5 or 10) and it should work fine. There seems to be some issues with the stock core settings and how it goes into idle mode.
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December 31, 2009 1:37:04 AM

also i forgot to mention, i'm using an EVGA x58 motherboard, which shouldnt be the problem. i read in a few other threads that there were some compatability issues. going to try using older drivers, see if that clears things up
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December 31, 2009 2:08:43 AM

i tried older drivers, using overdrive 1 notch up, and neither had results. Overnight it went from runing RE5 at 60 fps to 9 fps when i try it now. will reinstalling the OS and getting a fresh start maybe help?
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December 31, 2009 2:23:59 AM

I don't know, if you don't have anything you don't want to lose, go for it. It's better than 9 fps.
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December 31, 2009 2:24:49 AM

You might want to check out gpu-z and make sure the PCIe is working at x16 as it should or any other issues that could do this.
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December 31, 2009 2:53:19 AM

update: the core clocks are now running regularly at 850/1200 during gameplay, but i am still getting 9fps!!
i'm clueless.
reinstalled motherboard drivers as well.
no changes whatsoever.
checked it on gpu-z and everything is running correctly
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December 31, 2009 3:07:52 AM

could something maybe be holding it back?
perhaps some kind of setting that isnt letting the card reach its potential?
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December 31, 2009 3:28:11 AM

Obviously something is holding it back, but the question is, what?
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December 31, 2009 3:46:02 AM

is it possible that the BIOS isnt recognizing the card as the primary source for video?
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December 31, 2009 3:46:54 AM

could you possibly have an integrated chip on the MB? If so, ya, the Bios could be set to use the integrated one.
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December 31, 2009 4:10:05 AM

its set on auto, so that should automatically choose the card over integrated correct?
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December 31, 2009 5:21:13 AM

I do not know, but I wouldn't be sure of that.
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December 31, 2009 2:04:46 PM

as a last attempt, i switched the pci settings from auto to enabled, and it worked!!!
but now everytime i boot it resets it and i have to go back into the bios....
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