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Windows 7: my HD5970 experience

22 Dec 2009   #61
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
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Are my posts a mirage?! I am having ZERO issues with my 5870.
Are everyone else's a mirage??? Just because YOU don't have a problem doesn't mean others don't!!!

I don't own a 5870; does that mean they don't exist?


You are actually emphasizing my point. One person creates a thread where they are having some issues with a video card and suddenly (based on people's responses in here) everyone is labeling the 5000 series cards ALL as problematic and something to steer clear of. I was merely sharing that not all cases with these cards are bad (the exact opposite of what you are accusing me of doing)


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22 Dec 2009   #62
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you say so...

We all have opinions, but when someone insinuates that there isn't a problem because they don't have one...that IS insulting.

You said this....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A320 View Post
Are my posts a mirage?! I am having ZERO issues with my 5870.
I didn't. Sorry
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23 Dec 2009   #63
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
go Nvidia & ASSURE yourself 100% compatibility & EXCELLENT driver support.
lol, gotta disagree there. No such thing as 100% compatibility and excellent driver support.

Yes, even the 'almighty' nvidia aren't infallible (granted they do get working hotfixes out quicker before ATI )

Although you are right about the 5970 being far from mature driver wise. Lots of 5970 owners have been complaining about inconsistent performance, some to the point of thinking they have a faulty card when they don't.

The 5970 was simply released too soon. It's only now that
SINGLE CARD CONFIGURATION 57xx, 58xx series cards are having their bugs sorted out.


Exactly which version of Cats are you using now Mitch?

I hope you aren't using the Cat 9.12 hotfix drivers because they are utter crap for dual/multi cards.

Then again, at this stage, maybe you should try them, although they did play havoc with my 2nd cards fan and clock speeds - the 5970 may not be affected however
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23 Dec 2009   #64
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
If you say so...

We all have opinions, but when someone insinuates that there isn't a problem because they don't have one...that IS insulting.

You said this....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A320 View Post
Are my posts a mirage?! I am having ZERO issues with my 5870.
I didn't. Sorry
I think you are making a whole lot of something out of nothing. Read the last sentence in my last post once again. Oh and the fact that you were insulted is quite sad. Sorry if I hurt your feelings.
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23 Dec 2009   #65
MyWin7

 

Anyone a fire extinguisher handy? I think we need one in here
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23 Dec 2009   #66
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Smile
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23 Dec 2009   #67
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A320 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A320 View Post
Are my posts a mirage?! I am having ZERO issues with my 5870.
Are everyone else's a mirage??? Just because YOU don't have a problem doesn't mean others don't!!!

I don't own a 5870; does that mean they don't exist?


You are actually emphasizing my point. One person creates a thread where they are having some issues with a video card and suddenly (based on people's responses in here) everyone is labeling the 5000 series cards ALL as problematic and something to steer clear of. I was merely sharing that not all cases with these cards are bad (the exact opposite of what you are accusing me of doing)
erm......???


i dont just post here condemning the 5 series range lightly, if i was the only one suffering my posts would be structured a little differently...... why dont you stick your head into a few of the tech sites around the web & you'll see that there is corruption & driver issues with the 5770 5850 5870 5970

i NEVER once said, these cards are CRAP & everyone who buys one will wish they hadn't, but i can assure you hundreds of ppl ive spoken too have returned them b,c DRIVER SUPPORT is not up to scratch, this whole thread has pretty much been my experience, if you wish i'll soon flood this place with ATI horror stories but that was not my intention.

if your not having issues with your card ..''great'', but dont jump in here with your ''holier than thou'' attitude when you've obviously done ZERO research into the matter...

@ Smarty....... i was using the ''hotfix'' driver for a while, but that was worse than the WHQL 9/12.

my card isnt crippled, but its not firing on ALL cylinders....which is upsetting, it'll sort itself out
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23 Dec 2009   #68
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Good post skunk.

At any rate I wish you luck and hope ATI sorts out these problems with the 5000 series. I'm sure they will, but the headaches till then has to be frustrating

I'm sure you'll figure out a workaround though

Peace.
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23 Dec 2009   #69
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post

@ Smarty....... i was using the ''hotfix'' driver for a while, but that was worse than the WHQL 9/12.
Yeah, I thought it may have been
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23 Dec 2009   #70
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
erm......???


i dont just post here condemning the 5 series range lightly, if i was the only one suffering my posts would be structured a little differently...... why dont you stick your head into a few of the tech sites around the web & you'll see that there is corruption & driver issues with the 5770 5850 5870 5970

i NEVER once said, these cards are CRAP & everyone who buys one will wish they hadn't, but i can assure you hundreds of ppl ive spoken too have returned them b,c DRIVER SUPPORT is not up to scratch, this whole thread has pretty much been my experience, if you wish i'll soon flood this place with ATI horror stories but that was not my intention.

if your not having issues with your card ..''great'', but dont jump in here with your ''holier than thou'' attitude when you've obviously done ZERO research into the matter...

@ Smarty....... i was using the ''hotfix'' driver for a while, but that was worse than the WHQL 9/12.

my card isnt crippled, but its not firing on ALL cylinders....which is upsetting, it'll sort itself out
skunksmash et al,

I never insinuated that you said 'crap', you're both missing my point entirely. After starting your very valid thread here (btw I have been doing nothing but reading forums and tech sites about this card for weeks as I too had problems initially) I was merely making a bold statement for others NOT to completely slander the 5000 series cards as that was the perception judging by other's responses to this thread (not you).

I was merely setting the story straight that there are some users out there who have managed to get their cards functioning up to par (myself included) with the drivers that are currently available. If you do a search on here you'll find threads that I have already been involved in with regards to fixing issues with this card specifically.

Anyways, either I came off too harsh, or people are really sensitive around here! What, are you guys & gals all stressed cause it's Christmas?! I am a big boy so you can tell me if you don't like what I write but in this case I think it was a misinterpretation. This is a forum, we read text responses sans audible tones and emotions. So go pour another cup of coffee or scotch or whatever ails ya and just relax when you read forums!

Merry Christmas
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