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July 9, 2010 7:58:16 PM

I just bought a new 5850 from newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) a few days ago along with a new 24'' samsung monitor. I was previously running a 9800gtx+ fine with this monitor, but right when i put the 5850 in nothing displays on my monitor and after about 10 seconds i hear the fan get really loud. So I wanted to see if my 9800gtx+ worked... so i put it in and it worked fine. I should mention that im not using the 6 pin extenders seeing as my PSU already has 2 of these. Could this be the problem? Could the problem be maybe preinstalling 5850 drivers?

specs:
q6600 (4 x 2.4ghz)
600w rosewill PSU
sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB
24'' samsung 2ms LCD monitor
EP4CUD3R Gigabyte mobo
4gb ddr2 ram
500gb HDD

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July 9, 2010 8:40:29 PM

Did you remove the GTX+ in device manager before installing the HD5850?
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July 9, 2010 8:43:06 PM

Did you also remove all the unwanted Nvidia/physX/control panel files prior to installing the 5850?
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July 9, 2010 9:08:03 PM

You need at least 1 6 pin connector in the card or it won't run.

Aside from that, uninstall the Nvidia drivers and then run Driver Sweeper as mentioned.
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July 9, 2010 9:08:32 PM

No i didnt do either of those things. I'm going to do that right now. Is that the problem?
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July 9, 2010 9:14:21 PM

...Also, i removed the 9800GTX+ in device manager, now how do i remove the Nvidia/physX/control panel files?
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July 9, 2010 9:27:52 PM

First remove them in the control panel (add/remove programs), once you have done this run driver-sweeper and remove anything related to Nvidia/physX, reboot and run driver-sweeper again, if you don't see any more files close driver-sweeper and install the new AMD driver.

http://downloads.guru3d.com/Guru3D---Driver-Sweeper-%28...
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July 9, 2010 9:33:43 PM

The bottom line here is that an ATI card will not run on Nvidia drivers. Add remove programs will delete the Physx but driver sweeper will get rid of all remains.
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July 9, 2010 9:43:35 PM

wow guys thanks a ton! this card is awesome. Any good drivers out there? i heard the ones from the disc are iffy. Again thanks a ton guys!
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July 9, 2010 9:52:58 PM

10.4's seem to be the most stable for me ATM..
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July 9, 2010 10:15:43 PM

I play tf2 mainly. what would the best driver be for that? thanks for answering all of my questions.. im fairly 'stupid' when it comes to computer smarts. thanks again
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July 9, 2010 10:17:43 PM

whoa nice upgrade bro...i recently got the 5850 gpu went from a 9800gtx+ and i have a 24inch samsung monitor...i thought i was reading a review i wrote about....lol
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July 9, 2010 10:19:44 PM

HAHA thats a coincidence! what driver are you using?
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July 9, 2010 10:32:19 PM

im using 10.6 drivers...seems good so far
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July 9, 2010 10:57:25 PM

okay so now im playing tf2 and everything looks really choppy although my fps stays very high. anyone know the problem?
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July 9, 2010 11:03:56 PM

Have you enabled Vsync in CCC.
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July 9, 2010 11:33:19 PM

rolli59 said:
Have you enabled Vsync in CCC.

This. Sounds like screen tearing, which happens when the FPS is much higher than your monitor refresh rate.
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July 10, 2010 12:36:55 AM

what does vsync do exactly?
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July 10, 2010 12:42:14 AM

synchronises the FPS with your refresh rate. It certain games it can hinder the performance quite a bit, but generally if you're running over 60fps it will then stay steady at 60fps and you shouldn't get any screen tearing.
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July 10, 2010 1:07:50 AM

snypes said:
what does vsync do exactly?


Eliminates screen tearing, matches your monitors refresh rate and in some causes can cause input lag depending on game and/or system (this can easily be fixed by enabling "triple buffering"). For example I always play my games with v-sync/triple buffering enabled because the whole point of playing on a PC is to get the best image quality possible as opposed to a distorted image that can cause confusion in high-intense scenes where there is a lot going on. Check for yourself, disable v-sync in CCC (change to "performance") and in the in-game menu turn v-sync "OFF", play for a few minutes then exit out of the game and change it to "quality" and don't forget to scroll down and enable "triple buffering", then once you get to the in-game menu turn it back "ON" and you should notice a big difference in visuals :) 
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July 10, 2010 2:42:40 AM

ok ovrclkr, i did that but it made my mouse like not respond fast enough or something. so i went to turn the settings back and it said my hardware level was Direct X 8.0... when its supposed to be DX11
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July 10, 2010 2:45:47 AM

when was the last time you updated your drivers?
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July 10, 2010 2:56:58 AM

today when i first installed my card
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July 11, 2010 10:27:26 PM

okay guys so i log on today and i see that windows left me a reminder so i clicked on it and it said that my ati driver has crashed 18 times. ive never had this happen before. Im running 10.6, what can i do to fix this?
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July 12, 2010 2:11:36 PM

snypes said:
okay guys so i log on today and i see that windows left me a reminder so i clicked on it and it said that my ati driver has crashed 18 times. ive never had this happen before. Im running 10.6, what can i do to fix this?


It sorta depends. 18 crashes might include when you were having issues with it before. Have you noticed it crashed/black screen/BSOD/freeze since it's been working properly? If not, you can ignore it. If yes, it might be the low idle issue. By changing the CCC Overdrive speeds a little it will increase the idle speeds and that fixes some issues people are having.
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