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AMD radeon with two 7970's

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September 19, 2012 10:48:52 PM

hi guys,
so this is what i have got:


2X Gigabyte radeon HD 7970's
Seasonic 850W PSU
Noctua NH-D14 dual radiator cpu cooler
AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 3.6GHz
Asus Crosshair V Formula motherbord
16 GB G.Skill 2X8GB 1600MHz
128GB SSD
1TB HDD
1000Watt UPS
27" Asus LED monitor
NZXT Phantom Case (white)


i dont know why the other thread closed...but ya i jus want to know why are my games still laging for example l.a. noir lags at max graphics, sleeping dogs runs fine then starts to lag bad after like 10 or 15 mins of playing but still minnor lag be4 the 10 mins as well. I spent a lot of money so i can play games with now problems but this is just disappointing. PLEASE HELP I AM IN PAIN!!!!!

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September 19, 2012 10:55:00 PM

And yes i am a true noob this is my first build and have no idea about overclocking
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September 19, 2012 11:03:22 PM

First, don't multipost the same thing, which is probably why the other one got closed. Or you bumped it.

What power supply are you running exactly?

EDIT: I hope you didn't pay too much, because that processor is terrible for gaming.
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September 19, 2012 11:04:21 PM

850 WAtt seasonic
September 19, 2012 11:05:18 PM

paid 214$ for the amd 8150
September 19, 2012 11:06:43 PM

just did a bench test for sleeping dogs of max graphics got avrage: 28.9 fps and a max: 61.6 fps
a b À AMD
September 19, 2012 11:10:39 PM

Sleeping Dogs is a pretty intensive game, but my 6950 pulled about that hard.

Check the heat of your graphics cards using MSI Afterburner.
September 19, 2012 11:18:01 PM

This may help with LA Noire (a copy/paste from my Steam review) --


The game engine is capped at 30fps. It looks and plays fine at 30fps, since there isn't a lot of action, but frame dips can make it unplayable. After much experimentation, I found a workaround. Run in windowed mode (this may not be necessary for everyone, but it is for my crossfire setup since windowed mode disables crossfire) and set it to single threaded. A single thread from my i5-2500k and a hd5850 is more than enough for a constant 30fps at highest settings.
September 19, 2012 11:35:45 PM

its reading 72c
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September 19, 2012 11:37:51 PM

Are you playing a game? Or is it just sitting there?
September 19, 2012 11:41:46 PM

mobilelubes - I think your other thread got closed because you never responded to any posts and it soon deteriorated into an AMD vs. Intel fight.

What version of drivers are you using?
September 19, 2012 11:48:33 PM

Are you using the latest CAP profiles for crossfire? And dont get discouraged by statements like that CPU is terrible for gaming. It isnt as good as what Intel has to offer, but to say its terrible for gaming is incorrect. There shouldnt be a game on this planet that you couldnt play at 60+ FPS with your combo of hardware. Unless of course its capped. I believe an update came out for LA Noire that lifts that cap, altho its been awhile since ive seen anything LA Noire related.
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September 19, 2012 11:57:10 PM

vrumor said:
Are you using the latest CAP profiles for crossfire? And dont get discouraged by statements like that CPU is terrible for gaming. It isnt as good as what Intel has to offer, but to say its terrible for gaming is incorrect. There shouldnt be a game on this planet that you couldnt play at 60+ FPS with your combo of hardware. Unless of course its capped. I believe an update came out for LA Noire that lifts that cap, altho its been awhile since ive seen anything LA Noire related.


You are right, I shouldn't have worded it like so. Like what you said, its not as formidable as the Intel offering, but its a processor nonetheless, and it processes stuff.

And he is right, your setup right now should be able to play everything on the highest it goes.
September 20, 2012 12:19:47 AM

Driver Packaging Version 8.982-120727a-144945C-ATI
Catalyst Version 12.8
Provider Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version 8.01.01.1253
2D Driver File Path /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
Direct3D Version 9.14.10.0924
OpenGL Version 6.14.10.11762
AMD VISION Engine Control Center Version 2012.0806.1213.19931
AMD Audio Driver Version 7.12.0.7708
September 20, 2012 12:20:24 AM

oh and i got the temp reading while i was bench testing sleeping dogs at max graphics.
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September 20, 2012 12:26:57 AM

Well, then that's not all that hot. And you are running the latest drivers. Are both cards at around 72C? Sometimes one gets hotter than the other.
September 20, 2012 12:33:22 AM

Ill ask again, are you using the latest CAP crossfire profiles from the AMD website? Also, crossfire and SLI arent friendly with every single game. Make sure you have the latest CAP profiles and if it doesnt change, disable one of your 7970s and rebenchmark.
September 20, 2012 12:33:39 AM

ya i got the latest driver the amd control center has an auto detect and it says i got the latest one and in the afterburner program it only gives me temp reading for gpu1
September 20, 2012 12:35:05 AM

whats CAP??? sorry for sounding dumb :s
September 20, 2012 12:36:11 AM

whats CAP??? sorry for sounding dumb :s
September 20, 2012 12:38:26 AM

Goto www.amd.com select the driver for your cards, OS etc. On the same page like right below the download for the latest catalyst drivers is the CAP profiles. Hard to miss.
September 20, 2012 12:51:01 AM

ok just downloaded the cap thing what next?
September 20, 2012 12:59:10 AM

On the catalyst drivers with crossfire, you have to make sure AI (Antialiising I think it was) is turned off. When you run the AI setting it can wreck havoc. I ran into that years ago and it had the same issue. That's an easy check.
September 20, 2012 1:12:15 AM

Install them, and then it allows you to choose premade profiles for games.
September 20, 2012 1:18:34 AM

sorry i dont understand with i have to do with profile games???
September 20, 2012 1:28:59 AM

vrumor said:
Install them, and then it allows you to choose premade profiles for games.


just ran the bench test on OC at 3900mhz, and i got less fps then when it was not oc :s
September 20, 2012 5:43:58 AM

Not sure what you OCed to 3900 mhz but that isnt the purpose of the CAP profiles.
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