Hi all. I have a big problem with Steam games with my ATI Radeon 5670 card. The problem is: When I restart my PC and start game - game works fine. When I exit the game and use Chrome, Bashee player, Pidgin, Skype apps, and when I start game again (before I start the game, I close Skype, Pidgin, Chrome...), game is unplayable and some elements on map in Half Life 2: Deathmatch (beta) game are sometimes white. Only solution is to restart my PC and start Steam and game again.
I have this problem with Half Life 2: Deathmatch (beta), Shank 2, Team Tortress 2. I did not try other games. I am using Ubuntu 12.10 64bit, 13.3 beta 3 drivers. Same problem is on Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04 and 13.1 and with all 13.2 beta drivers too.
On Windows 7 64bit, games work like a charm! When I play games on Windows, Skype is running, Chrome in running, AIMP3 is running, Windows LIive Messenger is running, and I have NO performance issues in this case on Windows.
My hardware specs:
MB: ASUS M4A87TD
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
RAM: 8GB DDR3
VGA: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 512B GDDR5 memory
How to resolve this problem? Any idea?
Thanks a lot!
I noticed that when I receive a message from friends on Steam, games become very slow, totally unplayable.
Is 512MB of VRAM enough for playing Steam Linux games? Maybe, in my case, VRAM becomes full?
Any solution to fix this problem?