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  1. Melvis

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    :roll: i Hear ya
     
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    What program do you use to control the clocks and fan? I just got a Sapphire card and it's giving me weird clocks and loud fan.
    Also is it normal for the second core to have too high clocks so the card gives red lines with no drivers installed? I'm trying to figure out if this got busted in transit or is normal.
    Does the reference model have voltage control? What drivers do you use 10.4a or newer?

    This is more different from having two 4870's than I thought.

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    Here's how it looks like without drivers:

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    And this is what it looks like with drivers, after this it bsod's or blackscreens and reboots:

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  3. Melvis

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    @Inioch Wow going from those screen shots you have a faulty card, it shouldn't look like that at any stage, with or without drivers, that doesn't look good. Looks like the Vram is shot.

    The only program i use to change anything with my card is just CCC for the fan speeds, i manually increase the fan speeds as the stock settings are just no good. What clock speeds is it giving you? as both cores should be clocked at the same speed and these cards do have a very load fan with the stock heatsiink, so don't worry about the noise lol.

    Im not sure about voltage control with these cards as i just leave it stock, you would have to ask others on this thread, and im using drivers 10.7 at the moment.

    Is the card brand new if it is id RMA it asap, i think its faulty, sorry.
     
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    No the card is not new, I just bought it used. I'll have to sort this out with the seller. GPU-Z is reporting correct clocks for the first core, but the second is like 1250/2250 which is nuts and sparked the question.

    Seems like the card is indeed busted and I'll have to start a process with the seller.
     
  5. Melvis

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    Yea that is some crazy clock speeds there lol, new world record that would be.

    Yea id say the card is no good, i have seen the same problems your getting with my brothers first 4850, and it was faulty vram.

    Good luck getting it sorted out, they are a great card when they are running:toast:
     
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    So how is everyone's 4870X2 going these days with the new 10.9 hot fix drivers? seen any differences?
    I have seen a few improvements in games, not alot but a few, also that now my Cores do run alot more % wise.
     
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    i shall be joining this club, just traded a 4850 for a 4870x2 asus tri fan :D
     
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    Nice and welcome :)

    Any questions, or you would like to show pics, benchmark results anything go for it :) ill be happy to join in on the fun.

    Love my 4870X2 almost bought a second one to go Crossfire but thought naaa i would need a WAY more powerful PSU and its getting into summer time here lol

    How do you like your card so far?
     
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    havnt used it yet as my PSU isnt man enough..its balls shrink when i put the card near my system :p
     
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    I am no longer a part of this Club. Using GTX470s at the moment :D
     
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    Hi i have just upgraded my mobo, ram and hard drive but other than change the cooler to an Artic cooler I am still very happy with my XFX 4870X2 and don't think i will change it yet.

    NZXT Lexa S
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    :laugh: Yea i can understand that, my last PSU took a dive as well , poor HX-620

    Traitor :p

    Nice rig dude, very close to mine. How does your's bench in games?
     
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    Hi just ran 3dmark05 there and got 23,271
    22,760 CPUmark
     
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    Very nice, same as me realy, i got 24007 in 05 with a CPU score of 22876 :)

    I found the newest hotfix drivers increased performance alot in 06 for me.
     

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    Hi guys, i want to ask everyone here what drivers they now use with there 4870X2?

    Instead of starting a new thread i thought id ask here couse iam having issues with TF2, it refuses to load into the game, i have reinstalled the game but still no go, so was just wondering if it might be drivers? and also what is a good driver to use now days?

    Cheers :)
     
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    Hi I don't have my 4870x2 now i passed it onto my daughter I have an AMD 6970 but the drivers she uses is the latest ones that is out at the moment and as far as i know she has no problems with any games, as soon as the next ones come out she will update to them.
     
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    On my 4870X2 I ran 10.4 and 10.8 both seem to allow the highest stable overclocks and provided the best frame rates, benches were a few hundred points between the 2 releases.

    I found the rest of the releases crippled my overclock or caused problems in games
    Give 10.4 or 10.8 a try
     
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    Im running (i think) 10.9a or b HOT fix drivers, and they have been awesome so far for me, i was running 10.8 for awhile and they where also great.

    Its just all of a sudden i cant seem to get TF2 to load fully in, it boots then crashes a min later.

    Ill have to try some other drivers and see what happens.
     
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    Well i finally did a reinstall of windows and installed the latest drivers, and now TF2 runs fine again.

    Yet to do any benchmark testing to see if my results have decreased any.

    Old 3DMark06 score was 18801 everything at stock, lets see what happens now.
     
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    :( my 4870x2 broke down red lights

    Mine die'ed some time ago and I moved on to less good/cheaper vid cards.
    It simply sometimes booted and sometimes not.

    Still I think it is not complete dead yet.
    I have the asus variant and I am wondering what the 3 lights are ( of 5) when booting and 1 stay's on. The lights on my asus 4870x2 are directly behind the 8 point pci-e power plug.
    Does anyone have a asus 4870x2 and what lights go on/off at your card.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    I am forced to run on a gt240 now :(
    I want my beast back to live
     
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    Sorry to hear about ya card man, i cant help you out to much as i dont have an ASUS 4870X2, but hopefully someone will help you out soon? :)

    You can always find another on ebay cheap?
     
  22. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    I ran my pair off of a Tt TR2 850w for a while and then swapped to a pair of 4850X2's it now powers a pair of 3870X2's I think you overestimate power draw ;)
     
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    better late than never :roll:
     
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    now is the time for 7990 guys! time to move on from your 4870X2's! ex-4870X2 user here, going to move in a 7970 soon....but the prices are ridiculous!!!
     
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    no.......price is a bit high, yeah , but ridiculous, no.

    look at the performance.

    then say to me that the price is ridiculous, cause really it isnt
     

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