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GPU Throttling and PowerPlay Issues

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June 23, 2011 2:41:26 AM

Hello guys!!!

I've started playing Minecraft a couple of weeks ago, and there is severe stuttering. To diagnose the issue, I looked at MSI Afterburner and monitored the Core Clock, Core Voltage, and Memory Clock. These rapidly throttle back and forth from the idle state (2D) to active (3D). Other people have had this issue, but managed to fix it in an older version of Catalyst Control Center. I have the latest CCC (11.5) and cannot find the "Profile" creation option to apply the fix. I did find the .xml file in the location originally specified (C:\Users\wigglerthefish\AppData\Local\ATI\ACE\Profiles). The problem is that CCC automatically applies the preset without allowing for other changes. Also, with the edited profile file, I cannot change any settings (in CCC). (P.S. it hasn't worked either)

Is there another way to fix this issue? I have tried running a 3D application in the background (Battlefield:Bad Company 2), but the problem persists. :( 
There has to be an option somewhere...
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June 25, 2011 1:22:47 PM

My first inclination when seeing stuttering on AMD cards is to rollback to an older driver release, but you haven't installed the latest release - 11.6. Try that.

If it doesn't work, try 11.4 or 11.3.
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June 26, 2011 4:12:38 AM

I've updated (thanks to you), but the problem still exists. The problem is only in Minecraft. It may have to do with fullscreen, but BF:BC2 in windowed mode runs fine...

Any other suggestions? :/  Can't play minecraft until then... The stutter got me killed already.
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June 26, 2011 8:44:09 AM

Did you try turning on vsync for this app? Are you able to now that you have 11.6 installed?
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June 27, 2011 2:51:13 AM

Yes. V-Sync is forced on by catalyst. For everything. BTW I think I diagnosed the problem. I just don't have a solution.

There is no frame tearing, only severe stuttering.
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