Topic Title: Games lag on startup until I change driver
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 07/22/2013 12:56 PM
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I have a Radeon HD 6870 and a very strange issue occurs where any game I play lags until I change my driver. So if I turn on my computer and my driver version is the latest (8.81 I think), then I start a game it lags until I rollback to driver version 8.72, after rollback the game runs fine. The next day I start my computer, and start a game with driver version 8.72 and it lags until I update the driver to 8.81. 

To summarize, whichever driver version I have when I first start any game causes lag until I either update or rollback. 

I have had this issue on several different games so I don't think it is related to the games.

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Windows 7 64 bit, installed myself.

DVI connected monitor, res 1600:900 

Graphics: ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video

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Edited: 07/22/2013 at 01:04 PM by kwt5035
 07/22/2013 01:00 PM
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Driver Packaging Version 12.104-130328a-155980C-ATI
Catalyst Version 13.4
Provider Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version
Direct3D Version
OpenGL Version

Also, define "lag" and is Vsync off.

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by lag I mean frame rate droping. If I walk forward its fine but as soon as I try to change my field of view by turning it slows down and takes several seconds to render the graphics. 

I'm not familiar with vsync so I don't know if it is on or off. Sorry I don't have more details than that

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