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AERo March 31, 2009 08:52 PM

Anyone figure out a way to bypass 4870x2 powerplay?
I usually play games in windowed mode.
(I have a 22", 24" and 32" display)

One thing I've realized is ATi's cards always underperform
when I play games in window mode...
(both my 3870 and my 4870x2)

Anyone know how to bypass the default powerplay
settings on the cards?

I don't want to be getting bloody 30~40FPS @ 1600x1050
on all max settings while I play TF2... on a bloody 4870x2! :doh:

SKYMTL March 31, 2009 09:12 PM

I used to use this guide: AMD Game Forums - How do you disable powerplay

cadaveca March 31, 2009 10:58 PM

yeah, create profile, edit profile.

But...to enable profile, sometimes you must click THREE TIMES before gpu clocks up. It varies from month to month whether it works right away, or needs a few clicks.

AERo April 1, 2009 07:24 AM

Let me try this again.

I tried about a month ago, and it works for older cards like the 3870,
sometime for the 4870 but not for the 4870x2... :(

Got the new Catalyst drivers so, let me see if ATi did something

AERo April 1, 2009 08:20 AM

Somewhat works...

FPS goes up a little bit, but the card or the motherboard starts making some weird
arse buzzing/whining noises... Doesn't seem natural...

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