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Precise constant stuttering with 6870

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January 23, 2011 7:21:30 AM

For some reason My HIS 6870 started stuttering in all of my games. Its very constant and not random, basically happens when I move to new graphic parts. It isn't that big of a hinder on some games, but for league of legends its god awful. It matters not the graphical settings, its always the same.

I know for a fact it is my gcard, because I put my old one in and my comps running fine.

Just upgraded psu from 500w to 750w (and switched back) , reseated card a couple of times and uninstalled then reinstalled the drivers and nothings fixing it.

When i was putting in the new psu i kinda scrapped my finger on the outside of the card, but i really doubt that would be the cause.

The only thing i can really think to do next is reformat, but there has to be an easier thing to try out.

Any advice or info on the cards acting up like this?

Games that I have played with to test this: Mabinogi and league of legends (online) The witcher (offline).
January 23, 2011 7:24:07 AM

Oh, its like a random gpu usage flucuation and i know that my temps are fine.
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January 23, 2011 12:19:01 PM

If it was fine before you replaced the psu, then I would be looking at the psu as the issue.
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January 23, 2011 7:04:04 PM

I mean i swapped back to my old psu that ran it like a boss for a couple months but the issue remains.
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January 24, 2011 3:46:54 PM

dizmang2 said:
I mean i swapped back to my old psu that ran it like a boss for a couple months but the issue remains.


So why did you replace this "boss" psu with another one?
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January 26, 2011 5:36:53 AM

It was running like a boss, but it was just a thermaltake. I was upgrading to a higher powederd corsair to feed my card and for future upgrades.
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January 26, 2011 1:13:50 PM

So your using all the same hardware (except psu and vc) and the same game you used to play and it plays worse than before?

What video card did you have before? Did you remove all the drivers using drivercleaner before installing the new drivers?
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January 27, 2011 3:17:03 AM

no, the psu is the only new part. The v-card worked fine before and I am certain that I properly uninstalled previos drivers when i tried updating.
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January 27, 2011 12:40:08 PM

Dude.......That's what I said 3 posts ago........IF THE PROBLEM STARTED AFTER YOU REPLACED THE PSU, THEN I WOULD BE LOOKING AT THE PSU AS THE PROBLEM.

Have you tried going back to the older driver version where the video card was working properly?
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January 27, 2011 1:05:49 PM

Can you try using a friends or spare graphics card known to work fine in your system and see what results you get?
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January 27, 2011 1:46:34 PM

Griffolion said:
Can you try using a friends or spare graphics card known to work fine in your system and see what results you get?


The video card worked fine with his old psu, he put in a new one, now it has problems.
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January 27, 2011 1:51:11 PM

Ah right ok.

And do these problems persist with the old PSU back in place (assuming he's re-instated the old working PSU)?

If so, it sounds like he may need to run a battery of tests to rule out damage to other parts.

Memtest for the RAM

Try a known working graphics card just for good measure

Driver Sweeper display drivers and re install from fresh
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January 27, 2011 1:56:11 PM

get a new psu and stop playing gaylord games, that might fix your problem
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January 27, 2011 2:23:16 PM

jjb8675309 said:
get a new psu and stop playing gaylord games, that might fix your problem


A new PSU potentially caused the problem, and whether a game is considered to be 'gaylord' or not is an entirely subjective issue.
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January 27, 2011 2:37:48 PM

yeah all jokes aside you probably need a new psu, but you should try to reformat and reinstall before making that move imo,
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January 27, 2011 3:37:12 PM

Griffolion said:
Ah right ok.

And do these problems persist with the old PSU back in place (assuming he's re-instated the old working PSU)?

If so, it sounds like he may need to run a battery of tests to rule out damage to other parts.

Memtest for the RAM

Try a known working graphics card just for good measure

Driver Sweeper display drivers and re install from fresh


He said when he put the old psu back in, same problem. Sooo....sounds like he damaged the card somehow. Possibly not removing all the power from the motherboards capacitors before the swap, I don't know, I've seen that fry ram slots before.
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January 27, 2011 3:46:20 PM

geekapproved said:
He said when he put the old psu back in, same problem. Sooo....sounds like he damaged the card somehow. Possibly not removing all the power from the motherboards capacitors before the swap, I don't know, I've seen that fry ram slots before.



yeah that is quite possible, why not rma the card then or try another card to see if the problem persists? but yeah if the motherboard was still getting power when certain components were removed then that could cause big problems imo such as a kentucky fried gpu
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