Posts Tagged ‘Card’

Art by Inger

April 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Inger is a talented artist using a wide array of techniques and materials to make her decorating art, I decided to try to shoot some flattering shots of some of her cards.  I used a small aperture to bring out the depth and detail, and natural sidelighting to give it further depth. Also whitebalance was crucial (using a greycard).

Make sure to visit her blog at:

Art by Inger

Art by Inger

Art by Inger

Art by Inger

Graphics driver problem in Windows 7 ….. and some Battlefield Bad Company 2.

March 19, 2010 Leave a comment

I got a new computer a couple of days ago and had an odd problem that took me great effort to find a solution to. In Windows 7 (64-bit) from time to time there were graphics problems – suddenly the screen would go blank (usually white) or the computer would freeze for a couple of seconds, then a message would pop up stating ” Th Display driver has stopped responding…(and has been restored). Updating the drivers did litte to fix the problem. Here’s however what did the trick:

Open CCC and switch to ATI Overdrive
Unlock and enable Overdrive
Go to Options/Profiles/Profile Manager and create a new profile called, let’s say, STABLE.
Save the new profile. But DO NOT ACTIVATE the profile.
Now go to C:\Users\{YourUserName}\AppData\Local\ATI\ACE\Profiles folder ( I assume C: is your system drive )
Note: You should have ” show hidden files ” turned on to see the folder.
Open the .xml file named STABLE with notepad.
Change the values of the idle Core clock and Memory clock speeds below

Feature name=”CoreClockTarget_0″
Property name=”Want_0″ value=”40000″ note: previous value should be “15700”

Feature name=”MemoryClockTarget_0″
Property name=”Want_0″ value=”90000″ note: previous value should be “30000”
Save the file and close it.
Go back to CCC and activate the profile. This will make the card idle at 400 MHz core clock and 900 MHz memory clock.

The speed change is immediate. You can see the speeds onder CCC Overdrive section.

Please note this change increases graphic card temperature by 6 to 7 degrees C at idle.

Many thanks to the poster “StarStrike” who supplied the information in this thread on the AMD Game Forums.
Note that the mentioned “CCC” in the post is the ATI Cataclyst Control Centre and thus refers to ATI (Radeon) graphics cards.

Battlefield Bad Company 2:

As a fan of the original Battlefield (2) series I was eager to try out this game, made by fellow Swedes Dice.  I had been playing Modern Warfare 2 since it came out but I finally gave it up due to the ridiculous amount of cheaters, who have literally killed the PC-version of this otherwise great, fast-paced fps – but for the last couple of months I hade been returning to the old, but still awesome Battlefield 2.

To cut it short BF: BC2 is an exellent game where cooperation really pays off. Although the server-system is still quirky the game is heartily recommended – where the menacing armour forces you run from cover to cover :)




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