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July 03, 2011, 03:06:01 AM
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Does 11.7 preview still hangs up on a 6950 if you launch a video while mining?

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July 03, 2011, 05:59:59 AM
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Does 11.7 preview still hangs up on a 6950 if you launch a video while mining?

yes and no  i forgot to turn off my miner the other day and went to watch a movie and my pc dint lock up then i tried it 5 more times and it locked up every time so mabay we are moving in the right direction or it was just a fluke idk. but in the mean time turn of gpu gpu acceleration it fixes it
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July 03, 2011, 07:34:59 AM
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Does the 69xx mem downclock work properly yet? (I mean downclocking more than 100 MHz below core) Anyone that's tried it, I'd love to know - need to cool those 6990s!

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July 03, 2011, 05:13:34 PM
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11.7 Early + SDK 2.5 = ~755 MH/s compared to ~740 with 11.6 + SDK 2.4... (2x 6970s @ 880/170 [mem downclocked with MSI Afterburner after disabling EULA]  ...also disabled ULPS)


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July 03, 2011, 09:19:08 PM
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Does the 69xx mem downclock work properly yet? (I mean downclocking more than 100 MHz below core) Anyone that's tried it, I'd love to know - need to cool those 6990s!

Mine seem to downclock well using Sapphire Trixx.

Going from 11.6 to 11.7 gave my 6990 a boost from ~360 to ~374. Nice.
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July 04, 2011, 01:16:23 AM
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So, looks like everyone's reporting a small bump on the 6 series cards, but nothing on the 5 series cards?

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July 04, 2011, 02:03:06 AM
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Does the 69xx mem downclock work properly yet? (I mean downclocking more than 100 MHz below core) Anyone that's tried it, I'd love to know - need to cool those 6990s!

Mine seem to downclock well using Sapphire Trixx.


Under 11.5 I've thought I've downclocked mem before, but I noticed that temps were increasing instead of decreasing. When I used some cli tools I found that the mem clock reset to max if I set to more than about 100MHz less than core.

Have you noticed a temperature reduction after downclocking mem? What did you downclock them to? This could be awesome - no more fans as loud as hairdryers for my SO to complain about!


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July 04, 2011, 02:03:24 AM
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I just killed my PC with a 6450 upgrading to 11.7. Went to safe mode and changed driver back to 11.6 and now can't even get into Windows. Safe mode hangs on storport.sys (how is this even related??) and Startup Repair from the OS drive hangs on a blank screen while Startup Repair from Windows 7 DVD hangs on Starting Windows with no logo.

And, starting Windows 7 setup from DVD also hangs...hardware failure?
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July 04, 2011, 02:11:53 AM
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I just killed my PC with a 6450 upgrading to 11.7. Went to safe mode and changed driver back to 11.6 and now can't even get into Windows. Safe mode hangs on storport.sys (how is this even related??) and Startup Repair from the OS drive hangs on a blank screen while Startup Repair from Windows 7 DVD hangs on Starting Windows with no logo.

And, starting Windows 7 setup from DVD also hangs...hardware failure?

what happens if you remove the card then boot up?

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July 04, 2011, 02:39:35 AM
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I just killed my PC with a 6450 upgrading to 11.7. Went to safe mode and changed driver back to 11.6 and now can't even get into Windows. Safe mode hangs on storport.sys (how is this even related??) and Startup Repair from the OS drive hangs on a blank screen while Startup Repair from Windows 7 DVD hangs on Starting Windows with no logo.

And, starting Windows 7 setup from DVD also hangs...hardware failure?

what happens if you remove the card then boot up?

Same. Actually, I just got it to boot. Weirdly in my bios the CPU was undervolted by 0.3v. But the PC has been working fine for 2+ years (6450 is a recent addition). I had pulled out the 6450 and the eSATA pci-e card because of the hang on storport.sys but still could not get past the Windows boot up logo. The integrated graphics was also ATI/AMD so it would loud the same driver - I thought I was screwed. As a last resort I decided to reset the bios (this MB has always been finicky) and noticed the 0.3v undervolt! I wonder if this was usable before (can't remember) and just now at this point in time stopped working or somehow the bios got corrupted (seems so unlikely?).

I'm reinstalling 11.7 now to see if the CPU voltage setting was the culprit.
Anddd...the PC froze during setup.

Reinstalled 11.7 again without display driver and got BSOD..and here's the kicker, my CPU is once again undervolted 0.3v in bios. So now I have some software that can change my bios settings O.O
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July 04, 2011, 03:14:38 AM
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wtf? thats not posible, only with MB that has UEFI...

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July 04, 2011, 03:37:12 AM
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wtf? thats not posible, only with MB that has UEFI...

I don't have UEFI. I know it's possible to make real time changes to certain chipset flags but none that persist in the BIOS EEPROM. The undervolting may just be a quirk of the MB from all the hanging and BSODing...it's a weird MB. The system has otherwise been stable since I've put it together.

I have tried installing 1. complete 11.7 package, 2. 11.7 without display driver, 3. 11.7 with just display driver, app sdk, and VISION engine. All 3 has same problem - I'm suspecting the VISION engine setup now so going to try it without that.

Update:  Confirmed the instability is from the VISION Engine. Maybe it doesn't have the correct clock profile for my 6450 and thus runs it at unstable settings. Don't have an explanation for the BIOS undervolting except that the MB is quirky.
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July 04, 2011, 11:09:09 AM
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wtf? thats not posible, only with MB that has UEFI...

Nope, several mobos support tools provided by the OEM to runtime tweak settings, but only the expensive overclocker/prosumer ones.

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July 04, 2011, 12:02:36 PM
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wtf? thats not posible, only with MB that has UEFI...

Nope, several mobos support tools provided by the OEM to runtime tweak settings, but only the expensive overclocker/prosumer ones.

I'm not sure if my board has those kind of tools but I wouldn't be surprised if it supported it. But the board has always been quirky - soft reboot (using soft switch) not always working, sometimes hang on cpu detect during post, etc. It's rock solid once it boots.
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July 04, 2011, 01:19:58 PM
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I wouldn't use the OP's dropboxed file when the third post has the real AMD link.

This release does not include a video driver, so it shouldn't be called 11.7 anything. The 110619a-121104E.zip includes the 2.5 SDK, but also includes ATI Hydravision and an ATI TV Wonder USB driver, so be sure to use the custom install option and uncheck those.

I got the exact same performance running this 2.5 SDK vs 2.4, on top of both 10.11 and 11.6 drivers.

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July 04, 2011, 05:46:59 PM
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I wouldn't use the OP's dropboxed file when the third post has the real AMD link.

This release does not include a video driver, so it shouldn't be called 11.7 anything. The 110619a-121104E.zip includes the 2.5 SDK, but also includes ATI Hydravision and an ATI TV Wonder USB driver, so be sure to use the custom install option and uncheck those.

I got the exact same performance running this 2.5 SDK vs 2.4, on top of both 10.11 and 11.6 drivers.

The download from AMd's site does include a video driver. It is version 8.871.0.0 dated 6/19/2011 and is identified by VISION Engine as Catalyst 11.7.
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July 04, 2011, 11:11:37 PM
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I installed the sdk and display drivers only and I am not seeing a difference on my 5870. I've yet to test my 5850 or 5830 though.
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July 05, 2011, 12:14:52 AM
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I wouldn't use the OP's dropboxed file when the third post has the real AMD link.

This release does not include a video driver, so it shouldn't be called 11.7 anything. The 110619a-121104E.zip includes the 2.5 SDK, but also includes ATI Hydravision and an ATI TV Wonder USB driver, so be sure to use the custom install option and uncheck those.

I got the exact same performance running this 2.5 SDK vs 2.4, on top of both 10.11 and 11.6 drivers.

The download from AMd's site does include a video driver. It is version 8.871.0.0 dated 6/19/2011 and is identified by VISION Engine as Catalyst 11.7.
I see what's I did there, the video driver is Win7 only, on other OSs it gives you no indication that it did not install a video driver (except that if you uninstall all ATI software and then install this you are still in VGA mode)

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July 05, 2011, 03:35:02 AM
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I wouldn't use the OP's dropboxed file when the third post has the real AMD link.

This release does not include a video driver, so it shouldn't be called 11.7 anything. The 110619a-121104E.zip includes the 2.5 SDK, but also includes ATI Hydravision and an ATI TV Wonder USB driver, so be sure to use the custom install option and uncheck those.

I got the exact same performance running this 2.5 SDK vs 2.4, on top of both 10.11 and 11.6 drivers.

The download from AMd's site does include a video driver. It is version 8.871.0.0 dated 6/19/2011 and is identified by VISION Engine as Catalyst 11.7.
I see what's I did there, the video driver is Win7 only, on other OSs it gives you no indication that it did not install a video driver (except that if you uninstall all ATI software and then install this you are still in VGA mode)

Win7 driver should be same as Vista. Are you running XP instead? Or possibly the driver is x64 only.
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July 05, 2011, 04:10:13 PM
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I first tested it on an XP miner, where the ATI installer did not offer any driver. The name of the driver directory in this driver package is W7_INF, so that should have given a clue that there is no XP driver. I don't know if it will install on Vista. You can always use the device manager and try to force the video card to use the driver in the W7_INF directory if the ATI installer doesn't install it for you.

I did test this driver release on Win7, and the CPU bug bit again - 100% CPU on one CPU core while running phoenix phatk. Going back to 11.6, and the CPU usage is back to 1%.

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