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7850 underpreforming

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June 10, 2012 4:27:12 AM

My MSI 7850 OC 1001/1337 clocks has problems running games.
GTA 4 on max settings is around 22 fps.
Minecraft is around 90 (My old 6870 got over 200fps with 256 textures)
BF3 isn't always 60 fps.

I run the fans at 69 usually so I don't ahve problems in games with overheating.

PC:
i5 2500k @4.5GHz with Cooler Master Hyper 520 N
Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68 Motherboard
Cosair 750w PSU
G Skill Ripjaws 8gb 1600 MHz (2 x 4gb) Ram
500gb 7200 RPM Seagate Hard Drive
Haf 922 Case

I am using 12.4 drivers for both ccc and the card.

Someone please help. I spent #260 on this card and it isn't preforming the way I think it should. :( 

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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 7:08:04 AM

I will suspect it may possibly be the drivers. You can try using older drivers.
a c 86 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 7:15:20 AM

Update to Catalyst 12.6 and update the rest too. Don't go older before trying newer.
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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 7:16:16 AM

Yes I am suing 12.3 and dont have any (major) issues. I run in to periods of graphical lag sometimes which is only cured by a system restart, but its rare and outside of that my fps is great. I am hoping 12.6 release drivers fix most issues with 7 series cards.

P.S. 12.6 is in Beta atm, since he is trying to fix problems, a stable release is better than beta drivers.
a c 86 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 7:19:01 AM

12.6 beta is better than most of AMD's releases. It's worth at least giving a try. I'm using it and a I know several other people are and it works better on my 7850 than any other driver version did. More importantly, OP, why do you care if you're getting 90FPS instead of 200FPS? Unless you have a monitor that is greater than 60Hz, you won't even see more than 60FPS (you can go below one FPS per Hz, but not above). I can see being bothered by the performance in BF3 not staying above 60FPS consistently, but the Minecraft performance difference should not even be noticeable.
June 10, 2012 7:26:38 AM

It's a bit alarming when a older GPU that should've been much weaker is running in circles around the newer/stronger GPU.
a c 86 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 7:40:20 AM

@OP

Did you completely uninstall the previous drivers and such before putting the 7850 in the machine and installing drivers for it? Try booting into safe mode to do it and then install newer or older versions. Sometimes, that helps.
June 10, 2012 12:23:24 PM

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Guys, his card is overheating, you may want to ask what sort of case he is using, and what temperatures......


Haf 922
I doubt it's overheating. 3 case fans and the card's 2 fans should keep it at a decent temp.
June 10, 2012 12:23:47 PM

blazorthon said:
@OP

Did you completely uninstall the previous drivers and such before putting the 7850 in the machine and installing drivers for it? Try booting into safe mode to do it and then install newer or older versions. Sometimes, that helps.


Yes I did.
June 10, 2012 12:24:42 PM

blazorthon said:
Update to Catalyst 12.6 and update the rest too. Don't go older before trying newer.


Link to 12.6 please.
June 10, 2012 1:26:38 PM

With 12.6 beta
Minecraft: Sometimes normal. Average 120 fps. Random stuttering that makes it unplayable at times.
Batman Arkham City: On max settings, I get around 15 fps. Before I got 40fps.
GTA 4: will try in a few minutes
June 10, 2012 2:20:43 PM

GTA 4: Sometimes about 52fps. Usually 21fps when driving or in area with lots of cars and lights. (I need to do a fresh install. I have some old ENB mods that aren't fully deleted)
June 10, 2012 2:26:11 PM

Try to drop the clocks back to stock, your overclock may be unstable on the card, causing the problems. :D 
June 10, 2012 3:09:59 PM

randomhkkid said:
Try to drop the clocks back to stock, your overclock may be unstable on the card, causing the problems. :D 


I'm trying that right now. Most people overclock the card to 1050/1450. Mine was less than that.
June 10, 2012 3:14:40 PM

Unfortunately not all cards are created equal, its just luck of the draw.
a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 3:17:20 PM

vilenjan said:
Yes I am suing 12.3 and dont have any (major) issues. I run in to periods of graphical lag sometimes which is only cured by a system restart, but its rare and outside of that my fps is great. I am hoping 12.6 release drivers fix most issues with 7 series cards.

P.S. 12.6 is in Beta atm, since he is trying to fix problems, a stable release is better than beta drivers.


AMD is no longer doing monthly releases. They have moved to a release schedule similar to nVidia's of only releasing new drivers as issues are resolved or as needed for new game compatibility. Due to the changes in how AMD plans to release drivers, it's likely there will not be a WHQL release for 12.6 at all.
June 10, 2012 4:04:15 PM

For anyone that wants to know temp.
Its 57 C underload
and 34 C normally
June 10, 2012 4:04:55 PM

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Just do not exceed 1250mv.


Never even planned on going that high. I also assume you are talking about the core clock.
June 11, 2012 1:26:44 AM

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I am talking about voltages. (1250 millivolts).


I haven't changed voltage at all. Should I for my overclock? What should I set it to?
a c 86 U Graphics card
June 13, 2012 3:22:15 AM

Try trixx or another such utility. Afterburner isn't nearly the greatest graphics overclocking utility out there.
a c 86 U Graphics card
June 13, 2012 12:38:59 PM

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Use MSI afterburner i also use this to oc my card


Unless you have a different version that has it, the OP's new problem is that Afterburner doesn't have much support for voltage increasing/decreasing, so Afterburner is not an option. It is decent for sticking with stock voltage, but Afterburner is far from the best.
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