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Old May 12, 2010, 06:37 AM
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So I received yesterday afternoon my new Radeon 5870. I cleaned up my old drivers using Driver Sweeper to make sure I didn't leave any traces behind from my old nVidia 8800GTS. I installed the newest drivers from XFX site directly, rebooted the computer. Everything seems quite fine... however every time I open a game my PC crashes a few seconds into the game. I created a ticket with XFX support but sometimes they take a while to get back to me.

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1. What the heck is going on? Can't be overheating because my temps on idle are only 34 degrees
2. Could my PSU not be pushing enough power? I have a 650W OCZ GamestreamX supply, I think that should be enough.

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Old May 12, 2010, 07:25 AM
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unless faulty, the ocz should be ok. for a single card.
hows temps? seated properly? unseat it and reseat it.
load up ubuntu and try the 3dgears see if it crashes there. if yes, ay caramba
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Old May 12, 2010, 01:18 PM
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I'll try out Ubuntu when I get home. The temps are good, 33 on idle. I haven't checked on load yet, but they should not be too high
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DId you remove the Old Drivers Properly?
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Old May 12, 2010, 01:46 PM
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Yuppers
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Old May 12, 2010, 06:16 PM
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Which game again?
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Old May 13, 2010, 06:58 AM
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It's all good now, apparently I still have nVidia 3D vision drivers installed for some reason. They did not show up on Driver Sweeper and I must've missed them in the control panel for some reason previously. Anyway, I uninstalled these and now it's all good :)
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Well, on my rig, some NVIDIA 3d shtuff was still there, even if I passed driversweeper a few times, So I overkilled it with a few passes or Driversweeper + Drivercleaner pro + manual deletion + reboots between. I think I'm Nvidia free now!
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Old May 13, 2010, 09:57 AM
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Haha it certainly looks like it!

I haven't used an ATI card since 2004 I think
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In 2004, I remember buying one of the first ATI X800PRO 256mo AGP from NCIX. I payed $600 at the time!!! Now, I'll never fork that much cash on a single card anymore. OK OK never say never
The 'ol x800pro is still kicking! I don't own it anymore tho.
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