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  1. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Software can not kill actually hardware short of some crazy shit that makes it overheat somehow but that's not even really plausible in the "real world" either (as machines generally all have at least adequate cooling for extended heavy loads).

    I don't know how the hell I missed that whole thread on 12.1; guess I'll revert.

    And yeah don't have to worry about me being too drunk to rain laser-guided death on the opposing team. Been there; no longer do that...
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    :roll: That's funny. The only thing I can play drunk and do half way decent is TDM.
    Then I might get a .50 K/D. Conquest, Rush, CO-OP forget about it:eek:
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    I don't know what the deal is, I'm getting the best visual quality and stable performance to date using the 12.1 drivers with 11.12 Cap 3. I mean, things are buttery smooth, I couldn't be happier. I always, however, use the Erocker method to install new drivers.
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    I do also. However I think the issue is with SOME of the 5xxx series not the 6xxx series. Also 12.1 drivers were great for BF3. My issue was OpenGL apps.

    I'm thinking some of these guys didnt update the south bridge drivers.
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    i need to come back and kill some of you guys.
    :D
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    Well Im crashing at random times now, sometimes just the game app sometimes a full on reboot. I can't say for sure it's the GPU drivers at this point though. And it's not constant either.
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    Drop down to 11.9 and do some testing WV
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Hopefully you figure things out. Knock on wood, this is the best my rig has ran that I can remember, I must have just the right things installed, and forgotten some of my more favorite shit software/drivers.
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    Yeah mine was random also. Its the new driver team at AMD. They suck. They started messing around with the OpenGL and it messed everything up.

    Now I gotta deal with MS and thier BS.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Hey MM, What Nvidia drivers you using?
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    285.62 why?
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Cause my 560TI will be here tomorrow and I wanted to know which one you were running.
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    Yeah, you do. I miss the quiet, ice water sound of your war voice on TS:laugh:
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    Yeah those run AWESOME.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Those are the ones I will be installing first then. My card should eat up BF3 due to the 2GB Vram
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    Yeah let me know dude. I am curious if you can run 4X MSAA (default on Ultra preset but can tweak all that individually, of course). I actually want two 560s but can't afford both right now (even with selling my 6850s). Definitely at least 1280MB RAM and will probably go for 2GB cards.
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    I will do stock test then OCed test on the 560TI 2GB
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    cool perfoverlay GPU min max average plus just "how it feels".

    On Metro and such 2X is plenty at 1080P+ but not on maps like Caspian looking in the distance. Jaggy mess. Using Post sucks in it's own way tho IMO.
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    Well my 570 eats up BF3.
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    I know. But I have my first official SLI board so...

    Will also save me like $100 in the beginning on the first card. Certainly haven't ruled out 570, especially a good used one.

    1.5GB is probably about perfect for my needs too so I wish that more cards besides just GTX 580 came with this capacity.
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    What settings are you using?

    My 4850 eats up BF3 too... on lowish settings.

    *You're going to need the 2gb cards for Ultra with AA. I've used over 1.7gb's of VRAM in game.
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    I think he is running Ultra now (which I pretty much am already except for 2X AA and Shadows I think).
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    I was running medium with 2XMSAA 16AF HBAO and it was quite smooth on the 5850
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    45 FPS with Ultra and AA

    If I set it to high with a few ultra tweaks I get 65/70
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    I run Ultra preset (includes 4MSAA) FOV on max, Vsync on with my GTX570 and get between 45-60 on B2K and between 50 and 60 on older maps with occasional dips. The trick is I'm on 22" 1680x1050

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