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  1. hmm is it possible that my card is locked from overclocking?


    cause if i try overclocking the core and the memory at the same time from either overdrive or msi or even amd gpu tool it will go on a blue screen.


    i just reflash again.. and put all the clocks too 875 and 1235 memory and so far its not crashing from overclocking in the bios. so something is telling me its either drivers or the card is locked.



    i can overclock the core in overdrive but as soon as i higher the memory 10mhzs it gets unstable and blue screen with lines.



    im also gonna try the card in my 939 socket pc and see if i have any of these problems on there.

  2. ok i think i found a fix i went in the ati profile folder and set all the memory clocks too 1200 memory like the high 3d clock and put 600mhzs for the core clock for the 2d and so far no flickering or black screens or grey screens.


    i think the problem was the memory was at 900 which it doesn't like.



    been playing bbc2 for about 3hours going threw cutscense and loading different servers with no problems before it would just black screen or gray screen.



    i also looked on overclock forums and amd forums and pretty much alot of people having this trouble even with other brands so it seems like this problem is affecting alot of cards mainly people with more than 1 monitor and amd says it will be fix in 10.4 cats....


    so far looks like i wont have too rma it yet





    also i pretty sure i found the main cause of when i tried too overclocked too 875 and than i tried the memory from 1200 too 1235 and when i did that i started too get black lines and than both screens turnt gray on one screen and the main had blue and both of them had lines.


    so after i got booted back in windows i ony change the core too 875 and left the memory the way it is 1200 and its all fine so it seems like the memory 2d and 3d doesn't like too be two different clocks so i might beable too set the 2d core clock down lower.



    does anyone know how too put the memory too a higher overclock in profile settings? for the clocks they got in there its 120000 and when i tried 123500 it didn't like it at all and restarted i want too see if i clock all of them too the same overclock for the memory and see if its stable.

  3. that's what im gonna do if after i try a few more other things im also gonna try it in my other computer too see if i have any problems on that pc.


    sense this pc has been acting weird lately even when i had the 4890 in it.



    if i do im still within newegg 30days so i problee rma it threw them but whats the chance of getting another one like this? people rma theirs like 3 times and it still did it for them and than they just disable power play and didn't have any problems sense because at full speed the card will game for hours with no problems.

  4. thanks



    i just flashed it with the clocks i wanted for the 2d 450mhzs 900memory and 1.067volts i kept the others as is.


    and so far its working.


    oh i also higher the over drive overclocking limit lol too 1000 lol figure i give it little more room sense i was there.



    now hopefully everything stays 100% now.



    edit it still seems like power play still is acting up but not as bad as before but when i was loading gta iv than went too change the res i saw the 2d on the 2nd monitor sense i monitor it on there go down too 450 when changing res and i got those grey screen with those stripes.



    is there a way too just disable power play completely and run it full speed always like in the bios? the card works fine like that sense i use amd gpu tool too make it stay at full speed and its been stable for the whole day as long as i kept it running full speed.


    too me it seems like voltage for the 2d clocks or for the memory volts is too low but not sure how too change that.

  5. sorry guys i was too busy testing games and than tried too post and the forums was down.. lol



    but the bios update it mightve help too stabilized stuff but if i overclock just too test it say like 1mhz over stock the 400mhz core will go back down too 157 and start causing problems again..



    but it seem like the fix is threw overdrive profiles i edit the profile too have 1063 volts for 400mhzs and set the lowest 2d too 400mhzs and it works perfect and even lets you overclock.


    i also sometimes have amd gpu clock sometimes open when im playing games sense it forces max clocks and so far i haven't had any problems at all in all games i tried dirt 2 which i played about 2hours and bbc2 about another 2hours and everything was fast and stable :)



    also is there a ulttlty too edit the clocks in the ati bios? i would just re flash it with the clocks i have in overdrive for the 2d and so it always stays like that.


    card stays really cold even at max clocks lol with the fan on 50% i never saw over 60c at load and idles in the 30s.



    also does my vantage 15k score and 3dmark 06 almost 22k look good?

  6. from everest it shows that the video bios date is 9/14/09 not sure if thats a new one or old?



    edit on gpuz it shows ver012.




    would this be the right bios for it? http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/61848/A...024.091112.html if it is than yep his didn't update this one....



    anything i need and know too update the bios on it? i know how too update them but never did ati i ony did them on my laptop for overclocking and mother board bios updates.



    think it be better than rmaing and too get it back with the same problem..




    also saw this one says from ati update http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/61848/A...024.091112.html

  7. ya true it does help too save power but its causing alot of people even me problems mainly running duel monitors and problee causing problems in games sense it seems like it could be going in lower power state when loading a cut scene or a new stage.


    there was one person that had too update his bios on his 5870 too a new one which fixes it and highers the voltage.


    but i don't feel like doing that and risking bricking the card.. so i just made the low 2d run at 400mhzs which is a software fix till at least they fix the drivers too make the card run little high clocks than the low 150mhzs...



    even my laptop asus g50vt -x5 when it had that powermizeing always enable even in ac mode when i had it hook up too my external 1920x1200 screen it was so laggy even websites was really slow and that was around 200mhzs for the core clock so i disable it and it was fast pace again. the 5870 wasint doing that but it was unstable at those clocks and causing black flickering and artifects sometimes.

  8. k i fix the flickering problem i edited the profile that i found searching too make the low 2d clocks too stay at 400mhzs and 1200mhzs instead of down clocking too 157 and 300 memory and this was causing problems with alot of people with the same problems i was also having.



    not sure why ati down clock theses cards so low when in power saving 2d mode..



    maybe that's why i was getting black screens it goes down too 2d mode before it loads the next stage on bbc2 and that causes it too locked up.


    gonna test it more now hopefully its good now.

  9. well msi tool pretty much cause more problems than it helped gave couple blue blank screens.. when it was switching profiles.... but so far everything seems fine i played about 40min of dirt 2 max out 1920x1200 and everything maxed dx11 so maybe going too a older driver 9.12 hot fix fixed it.



    its still a bit glitchy with my 2nd monitor up like if you maximized something on it will show black lines like its refreshing.



    i wouldn't think i have a power issue sense the 4890 and 4850 was working fine and they take tons more power than 1 5870.



    if it does it again im gona try it in my old socket 939 computer and see if that has any problems i know it will be bottleneck too hell lol but if it doesn't give any problems it would mean its something on my main system is causing it.. and if it causes problems than its the card hopefully its not or just the drivers.

  10. k i was having more problems it was doing the same in games even with just one monitor like bbc2 after the stage was over and when it was loading the 2nd stage it would go on a black screen than freeze than sound came back than frozed so i had too restart it..



    i tried all drivers well the new ones 10.2s and 10.3s betas and they did the same thing.



    so i did a fresh install of the drivers and tried 9.12 hot fix and so far its working it went pass the stage were the other drivers would just freeze up the computer.



    is the new drivers really that bad?.... cause it sucks i cant use them sense usely ati cards gain performance over time with driver updates.

  11. yep im using build 1.2.0


    psu is also power and cooling 750watt so i don't think that would be the problem sense i ran 2 cards in crossfire before this 4890 and a 4850.



    i also remember that i think i had this problem before when i had the 4890


    i had too turn off my 2nd monitor and it ran fine.


    gaming isint a problem either with the 2nd monitor hook up just 3dmarks does it



    too me i think its a ati and 3dmark issue sense the card runs fine in everything else with the duel monitors hooked up.


    and the down clocking what im seeing is normal with duel monitors it will stay 400mhzs and 1200 and with single monitor it will go down too the lowest think its a driver issue or it keep it in a higher mode so it wont lag doing browsing the net or videos.


    than when gaming it will go up too the max 850 and 1200 memory.



    oh and does scores look good?


    i look at other peoples and they showed around 20k too 21k which mine is almost 22.

  12. just found the problem it seems like 3dmarks doesn't like duel monitors i unplug my 2nd small 17in screen which is for apps when gaming and it passed both tests:)



    heres the scores i got


    21693 3DMarks 06




    and 3dmark 03 got a 77000 something



    does thoes scores seem right?


    i know it beats my 4890 that got 18k even overclocked.



    oh im also running 9.12 drivers sense i thought 10.2 was causing the problem but gonna pop those back on.



    hmm might keep 9.12s for now it seems like 10.2s doesn't down clock my card when its not doing anything the 9.12 puts it down too 157gpu / 300memory clock and running at a nice 31c lol




    edit k i think duel monitors is making the clock not down clock all the way so gona go with the new drivers.

  13. just got the card in today and so far everything is going good and card is running really cold i never saw 60c in bbc2 or dirt 2 and fan is ony on 50%



    but not sure if this is a problem or what but when i first got the card in and i went too run 3dmark 06 after the first scene test the screen would go back but the lcd is on and im force too restart..


    i would like too what it gets in 3dmark but it wont go threw it it just keeps on going on a black screen freeze.


    i thought there was something bad with the card but in games its fine.



    im also runing the new drivers 10.2 maybe they have something to do with it?

  14. ya it worked pretty decent i problee gained about 10fps to 20fps in most games and about 2 too 3k in 3dmark 06 think it was around 20k or 21k 3dmark and with just the 4890 around 18 19k.



    but i took out the 4850 and ran just with the 4890 for sense the 4850 was always overheating and causing problems unless i turn the fan up on both cards full blast but that was way too loud too cope with lol


    mainly with the 4890 fan at 100% it sounds like a jet taking off.. lol



    and having mix cards one with 1gb and the 4850 had ony 512mb it ony gave me 512mb total sense crossfire runs like that... so i couldn't max out games like gta iv sense that needs 1gb too have all the settings up.


    but it did perform well and games looks pretty nice with anti on 16x lol just the heat what really made me go back too singlecard.



    like in left 4 dead 2 i got around 130 too 150fps max with the 4890 but when i had the 4850 in with it i saw fps up too 160 too 180fps.



    does anyone know if the fans on the 5870s loud at max and cools the card good?


    i mainly keep my 4890 on 30 too 40% any more % it just sounds like hair dryer or a jet taking off.. lol but the fan on the 4890 is nice on max % it keeps the card in 50s mosty at load and maybe low 60s sometimes even at 40% it stays in the low 70s and at idle it can go as low as high 30s

  15. You can overclock but limited to 900/1300. The memory isn't that much of a limitation but the GPU can usually clock pass 900MHz.



    ok cool i just didn't want one that was locked and cant do anything.



    i aready ordered the his its been shipped today and i should get it friday hopefully.



    i mainly got it sense it was on sale 40$ cheaper on the egg than the other brands


    msi was out of stock but was 409 plus no free shipping


    and the sapphire is 479.. and 439 on there..



    brands i usely go for is HIS sapphire visiontek and power color



    my cards i all had and still have was the sapphire x1900gt which still going strong than i went too the 4850 visiontek still going strong and the HIS 4890 still going.


    and for the powercolor ati 9800se its still going strong and what i loved about that card it can and is software unlocked too pro with the speeds and pipelines:) just runs really hot..



    hopefully the 5870 will be the same like those cards.

  16. He has a point.


    If they were doing a direct comparison the 4890 vs 5970 would be what you would see do to the fact their both dual GPU video cards. apples to apples so to speak.


    But the 5870 is a monster for a single GPU :tup:

    With that said the 4890 has 2 gigs of gddr5...on a high rez monitor you may see a drop in fps




    hmm did you mean the 4870x2 instead of the 4890? cause the 4890 is a single card.



    and my card is the 1gb version.



    I have both Asus and MSI card and the MSI overclocks much better than the Asus especially on the memory.

    The best overclocking HD 5870 I've personally handled is a Sapphire HD 5870 (not rev.2 with the blue PCB) that I flashed to the Asus BIOS. On air that card did 1120/1395 stable with 1.299V on the GPU using Afterburner. I wanted so much to take it out of the guys PC and keep it for ME!

    Essentially it's still a crap shoot when it comes to overclocking but I'd stay away from XFX and HIS cards since they are the ones that consistently seem to have lower overclocking headroom. Also make sure you keep an eye out for the Sapphire revision 2 cards and the Powercolour whatever the hell they call their custom PCB version of the card as they are crap at overclocking and you cannot use software to increase their VGPU.



    ya i really don't care if im not gonna get a insane overclock just some like i do with my his 4890. but the his does overclock right? its not locked?

  17. ya aslong as i get the performance for the money i spent.. lol


    but if its doubled for what my 4890 is than im happy and by all the benches 5870vs 4890 i search showed pretty much every game like 20fps over or 30over and sometimes even more than that.


    ony ones i know i wont see a huge increase is crysis and gta iv sense they relie on every part in your cpu lol


    but even crysis showed at least a 10 or 15fps increase.



    ya it would've been nice too get the 5970 but that is way over the price i would pay for a gpu lol but pretty much if i add a 2nd 5870 later on i pretty much would get the same performance as one so im good but problee be a good while sense the 5870 should last a long time in games heck my 4890 is still crunching at games..





    wdeydwondrer you pretty much just scared me when you said the 5970 completes with the 4890 lol if that was true i was gonna say wth is ati doing and cancel my order for teh 4870 lol

  18. just ordered a his 5870 too replace my his 4890 which was already a great card and performer sense it still haven't let me down in any game with 1920x1200 res.



    but ya i had the upgrade feeling... lol and it was on sale 380shipped the most money i spent on a video card.. lol




    so im wondering is the his 5870 a good card? i know my his 4890 has been solid sense 10months 24/7 running and heavy gaming.


    but this is the 5x series and hopefully i wont have problems.



    and also how well does the his 5870 overclock? cause i herd in some places that the msi and asus is the ones that overclock ony is that true?


    im not looking too overclock right away sense the card is a beast aready but usely i always overclock anything that i get my hands on lol if i could overclock it some i be happy im not looking too overclock high sense i usely keep my cards close too stock if they still perform good sense i run my 4890 ony at 900core and 1000memory stable.



    i just hope i didn't jump on the wagon too the 5x series too soon even tho in bench marks it pretty much doubles the 4890 and also does dx11.


    how much fps % increase should i see in games from going from the 4890 too the 5870 in my sig ?


    also i have it at 4.12ghzs right now.

  19. im sure my 965 can do more but think theses 965s likes too be cold.


    even tho my temps are pretty good my max load temp is around 52 53 @4.1ghzs with 1.47v. with the consair h50 and fans on low


    but i herd for anything over 4ghzs 4.1ghzs you need to have temps in the 30s at load which is problee why yours lulufi got that high:)


    i can easily boot in windows and do some stuff with 4.2ghzs but as soon as i bench or stress it temps will go up in the 50s even passing 50c it blue screens but if i get it under 50 like 48c it wont crash it.

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