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September 15, 2010 7:04:56 PM

i havnt figured out if this is a driver issue with my EAH 5870 but when ever there is a flash intensive program running like YouTube, my clocks go down to 400core and 900mem. and if that program is still open and i start a game my clocks stay at 400/900, my clocks are currently suupposed to be at 925core 1275mem with a 1.200v. if i close the internet then things start to get better, but sometimes it doesnt and it requires a reboot inorder to fix it, and earlyer i had to reinsall my driver inorder to fix it. why?

925core
1275mem
1.2v
temps NEVER reach 50c

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September 15, 2010 8:44:10 PM

What drivers are you using ?
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September 15, 2010 8:50:26 PM

It's a faulty driver, try the 10.4's

I had the same issue with the 10.5/10.6/10.7's

Make sure you are removing the driver correctly form the Add/Remove programs located in the Control Panel and use driver-sweeper to remove any leftover files prior to installing the new driver.
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September 15, 2010 9:42:50 PM

This sounds to me the crossfire issue with the newer drivers since 10.6
and indeed cleaning with driver sweepers did the trick for me.
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September 16, 2010 12:35:13 AM

i am on 10.8 now. and i did a whole driver sweep. i still get this issue though, but it seems to go away when i close out of the internet and into a game.
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September 16, 2010 12:55:45 AM

cry_monster said:
i am on 10.8 now. and i did a whole driver sweep. i still get this issue though, but it seems to go away when i close out of the internet and into a game.


Did you try the 10.4's like I suggested above? I'm using them and have no complaints ;) 

Example :

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September 16, 2010 1:14:19 AM

i cant find 10.4 drivers for the 5800 cards?
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September 16, 2010 1:16:27 AM

cry_monster said:
i cant find 10.4 drivers for the 5800 cards?


What OS do you have? And specify 32 or 64bit.
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September 16, 2010 1:22:06 AM

windows 7 64bit.
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September 16, 2010 6:05:46 AM

im downloading the driver now and its downloading at freaken 37kb a second LOL, slow ass servers! but anyways, it looks as if this driver will slow down my GPU by 5% from the 10.8 driver. does this driver have any OC issues, in my 10.6 drivers i had issues with overclocking, driver would keep failing.
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September 16, 2010 6:22:55 AM

Ati has some amazing cards if they only work a little bit better on those drivers :( 
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September 16, 2010 6:54:53 AM

ggman said:
Ati has some amazing cards if they only work a little bit better on those drivers :( 


lol thats funny because i say the same thing about nvidia drivers.
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September 16, 2010 6:59:45 AM

and no dice OvrClkr, the issue still occers. are you sure you dont experience the same thing. the way to tell is to play a youtube video then open up a bench program like furmark and keep an eye on the clocks, remember to play the video first. but i did find something new with this driver and that is instead of my idle clocks being 900/1250, they are now 157/300, which is fine, keeps my temps in the 20s :) 
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September 16, 2010 8:13:56 AM

now i remember why i stoped using 10.4. it keeps crashing my video card. 925core 1275mem and a 1.225v should not crash. 10.8 i was able to keep a 1000core and a 1350mem without a crash.

and i just found out that 10.9 just came out 1 hour ago LOL
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September 16, 2010 9:29:21 AM

sorry for the multiple posts but this has just become a very serious matter! i cant install any ATI drivers any more. i have tried 10.4, 10.6, 10.8, and 10.9. all of which worked before, and all were uninstalled correctly as well as a driver sweep between each. when i install the driver it gives me the error "application install package failure." i have tried deleting "technologies" and disabling some of the features in a custom install, and still no luck! WTF! how do i fix this!?
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September 16, 2010 8:46:28 PM

alright it looks like i have fixed the driver not installing issue. i just did a system restore. so i am now at 10.9, and i will test the driver to see if i get any BSOD errors like 10.4 gave me. so far other than the downclocking issue with youtube vids i think 10.6 was the best, never BSOD in it or anything. but it looks like 10.9 has had some nice additions to it as well as a little boost for the 5870.
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September 16, 2010 8:56:53 PM

cry_monster said:
and no dice OvrClkr, the issue still occers. are you sure you dont experience the same thing. the way to tell is to play a youtube video then open up a bench program like furmark and keep an eye on the clocks, remember to play the video first. but i did find something new with this driver and that is instead of my idle clocks being 900/1250, they are now 157/300, which is fine, keeps my temps in the 20s :) 



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are you sure you dont experience the same thing.


I'm positive, at idle it runs at 157/300, when running a video/movie it runs at 400/900 and when playing games it will run at whatever clock I set it to.
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September 16, 2010 10:57:10 PM

OvrClkr said:
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are you sure you dont experience the same thing.


I'm positive, at idle it runs at 157/300, when running a video/movie it runs at 400/900 and when playing games it will run at whatever clock I set it to.


i might of gotten a bad download or my GPU just doesnt like 10.4. either way i am going to test 10.9 now and see how that works. ill get back to you telling you how it runs.
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September 17, 2010 1:19:38 AM

alright my report with 10.9. it has a MAJOR memory leak. i cant play a game longer than 20min before my computer crashes and i look at my reprt log and it says "Video memory resources are over-utilized and there is thrashing happening as a result." 10.9 is a BAD driver. this was one of the reasons i left nvidia because of crappy drivers. now it looks like things have changed. going back to 10.6.
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September 17, 2010 3:27:36 PM

Most of us Radeon users have the same issues, not really sure how some have posted excellent experiences with the most recent drivers. It seems to me that AMD drivers are not thoroughly tested to make sure that they work for everyone (or at least most). It’s hit or miss so you should be able to at least find ONE good driver that will work correctly without causing you any headaches. For me the 10.4’s are second to none, for others it’s the worst driver in history..
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