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Issue Developed after Swapping from Nvidia to ATI

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October 30, 2010 10:58:13 AM

Ok so i recently built a new computer

Asus m4a89gtd 890GX
AMD Phenom II X4 965be OC @ 3.61ghz
Patriot 2x2gb 1600mhz
XFX Black 850w PSU 80+ silver
9800GTX+ 1gb (took card from a previous build)

yesterday i got a NEW xfx 6850....when swapping over i did everything i was told to....i downloaded driver sweeper. and newest catalyst but didnt install

then i uninstalled nvidia driver
booted in safe mode and used driver sweeper
rebooted swapped cards and installed catalyst driver

however i learned from XFX there was a requested bios flash to fix a fan issue on the card so i did their easy to follow steps to flash my VGA 6850 bios and then it said to reinstall Catalyst again. so i did

everything is running fine however a few programs no longer work as before

1) 3dmark vantage wont run it says its missing some PhySX file
2) MSI Kombustor wont run says its missing some d3dloader.dll

and on a side note nothing (3dmark06, GPU-Z CPU-Z recognize my 6850 they just read it as a generic AMD 6800 series....is it cuz its a new card?)

my performance in games seems to be perfectly fine but its hard to tell....cuz one thing i noticed was in SC2 (currently my most strenuous game) my recommended settings all DROPPED! (however when i put things to ultra they ran fine so i duno...)

any insight is great!
October 30, 2010 11:18:37 AM

well i fixed the d3dloader issue i just re-downloaded the newest DirectX runtime from microsoft....

but still cant get 3dmark vantage to work
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October 30, 2010 11:26:44 AM

im not using an Nvidia card anymore though.....how exactly will that solve anything?
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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 30, 2010 11:31:09 AM

The program still needs the files, not having an Nvidia card won't matter.
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October 30, 2010 11:36:23 AM

i heard that a simple fix is uninstalling vantage and re-installing. the issue lied in PhySX attaching itself to Vantage

if i get vantage working is there any reason to need the physx files?
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October 30, 2010 11:58:56 AM

ok ok lol

will this also help me get better scores on the PhysX portion of the 3dmark06....on one of the CPU tests i get like a whole 30-50ops max its a joke
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October 30, 2010 12:39:20 PM

so is it standard that most people do really shitty on 1 part of 3dmark?

im running

Phenom II X4 965be OCd to 3.61ghz
2x2gb Patriot 9-9-9-24 1600mhz Ram
XFX black 850w PSU
XFX 6850 (ocd a bit....how do u know if a GPU oc is stable?)
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October 30, 2010 1:16:54 PM

thanks!
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October 30, 2010 2:01:47 PM

btw would u know why afterburner or even Catalyst Tuner wont allow my core clocks to go above 850mhz? in every review i read they can reach 900+ easily and mines stable at 850mhz and 1025mhz on mem clock....
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a c 376 U Graphics card
October 30, 2010 2:45:46 PM

850mhz is pretty normal without raising the voltage. The cards allow for such but the current version of Afterburner cannot use the voltage control on these cards yet. From recent reviews it seems the Sapphire OC tool can handle it though if you want something to use until there is an update for Afterburner;
http://www.sapphiretech.com/ssc/TriXX/
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October 30, 2010 2:49:51 PM

ohh OK so the reviews that i read that had the 6850 at 900+mhz had to up the voltage some? I figured they hit 900+ on stock voltage

if you can confirm id appreciate it as i gotta run to work!.

but so far im loving this card its a beast and runs REALLY cool the XFX cooler on the 6850 is great (the xfx 6870 uses the reference cooler though)
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a c 376 U Graphics card
October 30, 2010 2:51:36 PM

Yeah, to go higher you will need to bump up the voltage on the core.
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October 30, 2010 10:31:57 PM

thanks....so all those benchmarks were using a program to bump voltage
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a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2010 10:38:36 PM

jasonp12 said:
thanks....so all those benchmarks were using a program to bump voltage


No - but most of the cards that are sent out to reviewers are hand picked samples so will usually do a bit better than a normal card purchased retail ! some cards can probably reach that with normal voltage but chances are it'll need a bit of extra voltage to remain stable for 24\7 usage !
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October 31, 2010 12:13:58 AM

ne1 used that sapphire tool before?
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October 31, 2010 12:15:02 AM

nm ofc no1 used it .....its not even available yet LOL
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November 7, 2010 1:23:27 AM

Best answer selected by jasonp12.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
November 7, 2010 3:36:25 AM

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