So I did a clean install of Windows & all the updates this time just to try the new drivers.........
So I start BF3, FPS seems higher with the settings I had before but acting weird... then I realize it's on 1400x900 with my 19" display... so I try to go to the native 1366x768 & I don't have that option now.. I only have it with the built in display!
Anyone have any ideas? I already tried unhiding resolutions.. turning the one display on/off with settings.. I swear it's gotta be the drivers.. I want the native res for my external display, it will run sooo smooth then like before!
I'm using hdmi out into a dvi (adapter). I read VGA might give me the res I want if this one isn't now.. I'll give that a try shortly.
VGA: No difference.. it gave me a lower 1400x1050 to go with though... maybe I'll have to stick to that unless someone can help me figure this out LOL.... well I won't be using this out of the game though, this is really funky looking with 1050.
Nope... the res isn't any good in the game either.. I wonder if I've had my display for 30 days, would just swap it to an 18.5 now to be guaranteed the 1366x768 or 760. Oh crap I threw the box away..
UPDATE---------- ok so I played on the native res with the laptop display... perfection like before these drivers that don't allow the res. on my external monitor. I also tried it on 1360x768 & then I had the same problem as the 1400x900 resolution..... basically I'm seeing horizontal line mismatch.. I run into a tunnel & the horizontal line texture on the wall kind of bounces up & down. When I go to the native res, no problem with that.
Just an update........
I couldn't get the 1366x768 res anymore for my external display after I did a clean install of Win for the new video drivers..
I've been working on this since all day yesterday.. reinstalled Windows nearly 6 times.. different vid drivers each time, last resort I tried the ASUS discs for Windows, no change..
Hooked up to my tv, gave me the res. as an option.... hooked up a Samsung to my monitor, gave the res as an option... so I know it's an issue with the notebook software.....
I try VGA again after everything, it gives me the res as an option in CCC after I clicked disable EDID (Can't remember if even pulled up CCC the previous times with VGA)
I ended up making my own monitor driver & it worked. I now have 1366x768 as a selectable resolution again with my monitor using HDMI to DVI.
I used Phoenix & Moninfo. -- here's the tutorial I followed--
Anyway, this is great, now I'm going to reinstall Windows with my disc (not ASUS) & then install the NEW drivers that I wanted to use & then I'll have the monitor's native res out of the game, & the res I need for the game, IN THE GAME! WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Glad I don't have to call ASUS back, I had called them this morning for the first time & just had to keep calling other dept. numbers & then they told me to install the lastest chipset drivers........ no thanks.
hey guys i see everyone discussng bios 207 i was wondering mine came with 209 is there an issue with this bios? just asking because it seems almost no-one is using it. Also im not sure but the screen is not that awful for me although i have the cmo1507 screen could it be because of the 209 bios?
on a different note i sort of deleted catalyst control centre (or w/e its called on this computer), any downfalls to that other than not being able to control the settings/turn off crossfire.
No one is using it because it's simply not on the asus website for our laptop. I did try out another bios made for a similar laptop, the k43, essentially a smaller version of the k53, and its 211 bios did work in my case (flashed using the windows bios flasher available on asus driver website; posted about it a few pages back; seemingly no real benefit but I'm not sure what to even test). If you attempt to flash the k43 211 bios, do be prepared to find/have a method of bios recovery handy just in case it borks, as with any bios flashing.
Personally I'm still on some older drivers and just turned off xfire. It's only for the higher versions of directx, stuff like dx9 will never see benefit, and most of what I play is dx9 anyway. There are still no options yet to use only the discrete gfx full time, which sucks for opengl and a number of other games that simply never get the discrete treatment.
Ok So after tweaking the laptop - I still can not get my 6650 gpu to OC with 11.12 drivers. I am able to steadily play The Old Republic at 30-50fps without stuttering and my graphics are all maxed besides shadows, which are off. I have tested BF3 as well and I can play at High with 30ish FPS multiplayer. My Processors are OC'd to 2.5ghz in games.
I was wondering if there is a way to script K10STAT to auto-switch profiles when opening and closing a game to go from power saving to gaming mode for my profiles. Anyone tried this?
Also, I have a 96gb SSD and 2x4gigs of RAM in this. I am really pleased with how this thing performs.