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have a few questions about my sapphire 4870 512mb , i keep getting "out of gfx memory" now and then when playing fc2 etc @ 1680x1050 . what cause's this ? , also why does my fan jump to 100% fan speed now and then when i do not use the fixed speed option in ccc . also get some rather bad stuttering in all games i play when it reaches 60fps or above , also turning on v-sync makes no difference
 
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You really need 1GB of Vram to play the new games on high settings. Smooths the game out too, and eliminates a lot of jerkiness. You can test by running all graphics settings on low. If its smooth then thars you problem. The fan is temp controlled so when it gets hot its speeds up. Usually doesnt go to 100% but it should speed up when playing a game and be fairly quiet when not playing a game.
 

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I think with FC2 anything above Medium settings with any AA/AF enabled requires more than 512MB memory? Try keeping quality settings high but turn off AA then try Vice Versa and see if that helps.
 
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On my sapphire 4870 512mb at 1440x900 4xAA and very high settings(not ultra) and it runs @ 40 minimum
 
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When i had problems like this it was because of either the psu or because of the fact that i had one of the cards with the bad bios. Have you checked your card for that?
 
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psu has been tested works 100% fine , could be the card but i do not get any stuttering in crysis warhead which seems odd
 
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Yeah the bad bios was fine with some games and bad with others. Can you give me the sku number of the card. Its on the side of the box. If its the bios, ill send you on the right path!
 
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update firmware or higher rate psu
 
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Yeah the bad bios was fine with some games and bad with others. Can you give me the sku number of the card. Its on the side of the box. If its the bios, ill send you on the right path!

sku : 21133-00-20R

pn 102-B50701-10-AT

i emailed sapphire to see if any new bios's were available to download for this card , they said no
 
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Yeah it seems fine to me.
 
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have a few questions about my sapphire 4870 512mb , i keep getting "out of gfx memory" now and then when playing fc2 etc @ 1680x1050 . what cause's this ? , also why does my fan jump to 100% fan speed now and then when i do not use the fixed speed option in ccc . also get some rather bad stuttering in all games i play when it reaches 60fps or above , also turning on v-sync makes no difference
Run it in DX9 mode. That should fix your problem. I had the same issue.
 
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Have you tried using different drivers?
 
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tried all drivers since 8.12 , none make any difference
 
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tried both and found dx9 runs as bad as dx10 , ready for hitting the 4870 with a hammer tbh . i am beggining to think it was a waste of £200 which i paid for it
 
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Could you run 3dmark06 on default and your graphics card settings on application controlled and let us know.
 
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This seems off....

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ATI Radeon HD 4870
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18 MHz
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it has always said that in 06 with this 4870 at stock
 
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it has always said that in 06 with this 4870 at stock
That isn't correct. Mine gives the correct clocks. Unless someone else has a better explanation you may have a bum card.
 
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just installed the info hotfix but it still gave incorrect readings , anyways here is what gpu-z says

 

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Hi didnt want to start a new thread but had a question on the 4870. I see in Everest something called current which is around 25.6 around idle and goes all the way 80-90 when on load. It shows as 25.6A.

Now the card works fine and has absolutely no issues, but I just wanted to know whhat this readout means. Thanks
 
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never had my current go above 58.7 , it is something to do with the current/amp usage or something i think . anyways my new mobo comes today :)