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#16 TheSmalHobbit

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:15 PM

Probably Frank. I've come to the conclusion it's my graphics card. The games that won't play, have a history of not liking AMD cards. I've downloaded multiple games now, and only those few don't work. I'll just wait until I switch back to a Geforce next month.
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:09 PM

QUOTE(TheSmalHobbit @ May 19 2012, 03:15 PM) View Post
Probably Frank. I've come to the conclusion it's my graphics card. The games that won't play, have a history of not liking AMD cards. I've downloaded multiple games now, and only those few don't work. I'll just wait until I switch back to a Geforce next month.


I'm with you in that I'd never buy another Radeon card. That said, if you are still under warranty I would recommend taking it up with ibuypower. They should provide some level of support and offer to exchange the machine or give a refund if you haven't had it long. If it's a lemon the best thing you can do is return it and buy from someone more reputable. If I remember correctly Shiva had issues with ibuypower and ended up going with Alienware.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

Yes, driver sweeper is a program. Sorry to here it messed it up for you. I have not had issues with it.
I agree with brik, if you spend good money on a computer it needs to do what you bought it for at the least.
It may be a hassle to return it but you will be happier in the end.
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

Eh, it's playing every single game except for 2. Now that I've got connection to a MUCH faster internet for the weekend, I was able to download about 18 others and test them. They all work. Just not Space Marine and Darkness 2. And I was going to upgrade anyways, I want EVERYTHING in max specs lol. Plus I'd be without a computer for however many weeks it takes for another computer. That unhappiness would vastly outweigh getting 2 games to work XD. And I should've known this in the first place, AMD cards are widely known for preforming well, but not liking many games. So I don't think it's an iBuyPower problem, but more of a card. I get three checks next month, I'll be able to afford it. My problem will that I'll be getting something my power supply won't like lol
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

Dont cha just love the three check months!!! I dont count them in my budget so they are mad money for me...what to buy? what to buy?
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:41 PM

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Dont cha just love the three check months!!! I dont count them in my budget so they are mad money for me...what to buy? what to buy?

Um, graphics card. Diablo 3. Guild Wars 2. Rent and utilities. Then 2 checks to play with.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:22 PM

As Brik said, and I can't stress it enough, make certain that any non-AMD utilities are uninstalled. I didn't just have to disable ASUS GamerOSD, I had to fully uninstall it to get rid of a driver it set up. see http://fnfonline.com...?showtopic=9655 I will admit a significant portion of my posting motivation is another chance to complain about that issue. smile.gif

That said, and not that I care or have any investment in the NVidia v AMD issue, but I have used ATI/AMD since my EISA-bus days, and have always had great luck. I wonder if the issue(s) your having is like mine -- not an AMD issue as much as a manufacturer one. Who makes your card? My ASUS Radon 6900 HD works amazingly...without the crappy ASUS software installed. I know AMD and NVidia publish reference designs, but companies are allowed to play with them; sometimes it goes well, others not so much. I've heard good things about EVGA and ASUS in general. Just saying be a little careful; if it's an AMD issue then NVidia may be the solution, but if it's an EVGA/ASUS/PNY/VisionTek issue, it may follow you. :} Just a thought...

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE(ShadowSpawnOFCS @ Jun 25 2012, 11:22 PM) View Post
As Brik said, and I can't stress it enough, make certain that any non-AMD utilities are uninstalled. I didn't just have to disable ASUS GamerOSD, I had to fully uninstall it to get rid of a driver it set up. see http://fnfonline.com...?showtopic=9655 I will admit a significant portion of my posting motivation is another chance to complain about that issue. smile.gif

That said, and not that I care or have any investment in the NVidia v AMD issue, but I have used ATI/AMD since my EISA-bus days, and have always had great luck. I wonder if the issue(s) your having is like mine -- not an AMD issue as much as a manufacturer one. Who makes your card? My ASUS Radon 6900 HD works amazingly...without the crappy ASUS software installed. I know AMD and NVidia publish reference designs, but companies are allowed to play with them; sometimes it goes well, others not so much. I've heard good things about EVGA and ASUS in general. Just saying be a little careful; if it's an AMD issue then NVidia may be the solution, but if it's an EVGA/ASUS/PNY/VisionTek issue, it may follow you. :} Just a thought...


It's actually a CPU problem. The card is fine, and I fully got rid of the AUS GamerOSD. I went through and lurked through forums about the CPU, and I found all over that while AMD GPU is really good, AMD CPU is typically lacking. I'll still be upgrading my graphics card in the near future, but I found a program that fixes the CPU problem. I have to start it up everytime I start the computer, but I've had no problems with it so far.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:49 PM

I'd heard a lot of even hardcore AMD fans are not happy with the latest generation. I'm glad I went Intel from what I've heard, though lucky I put off buying the Sandy Bridge motherboard just long enough to avoid the recalls they had to do for their chipset too. :}
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:54 PM

looking back at this, your graphics card is/was artifacting, which is usually caused by unstable clock speeds/trying to push the card past it's capabilities