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Old March 31, 2009, 08:52 PM
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Default 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!
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Old March 31, 2009, 09:12 PM
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I used to use this guide: AMD Game Forums - How do you disable powerplay
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Old March 31, 2009, 10:58 PM
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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.
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Old April 1, 2009, 07:24 AM
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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
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AMD64 Phenom X4 940 @ 3.6GHz G.Skill Black π 2x2GB
Asus M3A78-EM
Powercolor 4870x2
OCZ Vertex 120GB, Kingston V 128GB, Raptor X,
Antec Mini P180 CM UCP 700W
Samsung 240T, 226BW
Logitech G15, Microsoft X8

Watercooled by:
Swiftech Storm Rev.2 , 4870x2 FCB
1xMCP350 w/Petrastops , MCR220 QP , MCRES-MICRO , Tygon 1/2" ID
2 x Scythe Kama Ultra 1000

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Old April 1, 2009, 08:20 AM
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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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Asus M3A78-EM
Powercolor 4870x2
OCZ Vertex 120GB, Kingston V 128GB, Raptor X,
Antec Mini P180 CM UCP 700W
Samsung 240T, 226BW
Logitech G15, Microsoft X8

Watercooled by:
Swiftech Storm Rev.2 , 4870x2 FCB
1xMCP350 w/Petrastops , MCR220 QP , MCRES-MICRO , Tygon 1/2" ID
2 x Scythe Kama Ultra 1000
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