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Changing 2D clocks on ATI cards

OrbitzXT

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When I played Final Fantasy XI using the popular Windower that allows you to alt+tab and such, my 4870X2 is not switching to 3D clocks. I'm using XP -32bit, is there any way I can force the clocks to the default 750/900?
 

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Steps:

1. Open CCC

2. Unlock and Enable Overdrive if they aren’t already.

3. Go to Options/Profiles/Profiles Manager. Create a new profile. Under composition make sure “ATI Overdrive” is checked. Save and Close, DO NOT ACTIVATE.

4. In windows go to: C:\Users\{yourusername}\AppData\Local\ATI\ACE\Prof iles (you will need to have “show hidden files” turned on for this)

5. Open the xml document with the name of the profile you just created (notepad is fine)

6. Change the values of the Clock and Memory speeds to look like this (these specific values are what worked for me and my card, use judgment) EDIT ONLY THE BOLD VALUES.



Feature name="CoreClockTarget_0"

Property name="Want_0" value="40000"

Property name="Want_1" value="60000"

Property name="Want_2" value="85000"

Feature

Feature name="MemoryClockTarget_0"

Property name="Want_0" value="90000"

Property name="Want_1" value="90000"

Property name="Want_2" value="120000"



7. Save and close. Go back to CCC and activate the profile you just created.

This will make the card idle at 400core, 900memory. (2D clocks are the "Want_0" values)

Conclusions/Observations: My system has been completely stable for 4 days now, whereas before I would get 2-3 crashes each day.



I know this was long, but after much searching in these forums, I figured I should share my experience and solutions and hopefully help someone with the same issues.
 

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Thanks, I was able to use that info to set the 2D clocks higher since FFXI won't automatically switch to 3D clocks.

Any tips on forcing AA & AF on better? When I'm doing it through CCC it's not having any effect in the games for some reason.
 

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My ati options just say: use applications option

Ive never had any troubles :p
 

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Ordinarily unchecking that would force whatever AA/AF options you want, but it doesn't work that often for a number of games. Is there a program similar to nVidia's nHancer but for ATI users? Something to create profiles easier and force whatever settings?
 

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Interesting, I was able to use these profiles to force AA and AF on as well. I'm not sure why the settings in the CCC weren't being activated. When I made a profile though and manually activated it worked. Do you think there is a way to force Crossfire to work like this? FFXI is only making use of one of my two GPU's.
 
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You dont need AA iff you run on a high resolution. :)

Not sure about the CF thing, seen alot of ppl with bugs and errors though, I think youll have to wait for a new driver or something in that matter. sawry.
 
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