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Adding 2nd Video Card in a NON Crossfire configuration

Q: Adding 2nd Video Card in a NON Crossfire configuration

Can Vista support more than 1 GPU driver? I am running Vista Ult 64. Looking to upgrade to Windows 7.

I previously had an Nvidia 8800GT as my primary graphics card and also had an 8500GT installed as well on my dual boot XP/Vista PC. They worked fine and the computer recognized both correclty on both OS's I think I didn't have any trouble b/c as I found it all 8 series cards use the same driver.

I bought a new primary GPU, a ATi Sapphire 4870 1GB Toxic. I am NOT trying to run SLI or Crossfire, I need availability for 3+ monitors. Can I have two completely different video drivers? I was under the impression NO, but a computer parts guy said I can install an Nvidia & ATi driver as long as I do not install the supplemental software.

Preferred Solution: Adding 2nd Video Card in a NON Crossfire configuration

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Adding 2nd Video Card in a NON Crossfire configuration


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 Can NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 be crossfired?If yes how to do it?

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Had a XFX Radeon HD 6770 in one slot, and below it was a SIIG 7.1 Channel C-Media chip sound card.

When the second XFX Radeon HD 6770 came in along with the crossfire bridge, I had to relocate the sound card to a different slot inbetween both video cards.

Now, anytime I go into something graphics intensive (video games), I get a nearly constant high pitch squelching/buzzing sound.

I have already uninstalled and reinstalled the sound card drivers to no avail.

Tried my onboard card, and it does NOT give this buzz, but I have two issues with this. First is that for some reason, my onboard sound card only streams sound to the left speaker. The right remains dead. Secondly, I dont wanna use onboard lower quality when I paid good money for a PCI card.


A:Just got a second video card to Crossfire, and now I'm having odd sound issues

What is your motherboards model?

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basically i bought a 1900xtx long time ago and i am thinking about adding in the 2nd vid card. is there a way to tell or find out if i bought the master card or not? cause i can't remember.

another quick question, if i could get the 2nd vid card for around 100-150 would it be money well spent as an upgrade?

A:how do i know if i bought a crossfire master card or just crossfire ready card?

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I have this PC Chips K7 motherboard, it's got integrated video, but wow does it suck. I'm pretty sure there's a way that I can add my Radeon to the system, but I don't know how. I put it in today, and the screen didn't even start, probobly because of an irq conflict. What's the correct way to do this?

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JTM said:


I have this PC Chips K7 motherboard, it's got integrated video, but wow does it suck. I'm pretty sure there's a way that I can add my Radeon to the system, but I don't know how. I put it in today, and the screen didn't even start, probobly because of an irq conflict. What's the correct way to do this?Click to expand...

can you give a little more info about the mobo?


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I have a motherboard with the video adapter onboard. Problem is I don't have any drivers for the motherboard or its video. So my resolution is stuck at 16 color.

If I put a PCI Video adapter in the computer, do I need to change anything on the motherboard. I would thinking to just buy a cheap video card with drivers and install.

Now I remember seeing a bunch of jumpers and I hope you will not tell me that I may need to change a jumper because the jumpers are beyond me. I have no documentation for that motherboard.

I hope I can just Plug n Play. What do you guys think???

A:Adding a video card to a video on motherboard system???

i would first check the BIOS menu of your motherboard to see if the onboard video can be turned off there. If so, then you're all set.

If not, then post the exact manufacturer of your motherboard and the model and someone here can probably find info on it for you...

In fact, someone might even be able to get drivers for your onboard video!!

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Not that I will see any performance boost, or that I would be better off by just buying a higher end card, lets say just for the sake of discussion....If I installed two identical crossfire 'supported' graphics cards on a crossfire enabled motherboard, do I need a connector cable to couple the cards or will the motherboard recognize the setup and couple them for me? If a cable or jumper is needed where might I purchase one? Anyone know? The motherboard in question is an ASUS M2R32-MVP and the cards are ASUS EAH4670/DI/1GD3/A. I guess I just have too much time on my hands and would like to see if I can make it work. Any help again would be greatly appreciated!

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well i installed my video card and my dvd drive succesfully but it when i put dxdiag and cpuz it looked like the same video card as the one before and they cant be the same because one is bigger than the other could it be that i have an internal video card or something thats causing me problems

A:Video card configuration

have you updated drivers? does CMOS check components every startup (most likely yes) does bios say you have a new video card? have you ever heard of the ' . ' (period)?

What Video Card -- new and old

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I need help installing a graphics card on a ASUS M3N78-EM motherboard, which has an onboard video card. The graphics card I wanna install is an NVIDIA 9800 GTX.

What fo I need 2 do??

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MY computer specs are:
perating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150202-1526)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: DX4860
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/31/11 10:13:44 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8096MB RAM
Page File: 4709MB used, 11480MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

I am vondering can i add a video card to my system? I want to play game star citizen with it if its possible. Games requirments are:
Minimum System Requirements
Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit) Service Pack 1, Windows 8 (64 bit)
DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM
Quad core CPU
8GB Memory

Any help would be apriciated ty.

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I'm thinking of adding a video card to my 1 year old HP desktop. Is there a site or way to figure out if a card would give me a decent improvement? My HP is an AMD A8 6500 (3.5 GHz) with INTEGRATED Radeon HD 8570D graphics card, which seems pretty fast as it is, but I'd like to add a budget or midrange card ($50-$150). I don't need top end performance, just a decent improvement. Would a budget card even improve the performance at all? Also, if I add a card, do I have to reassign the memory that was used for the integrated card to the processor, or does that happen automatically? TIA

A:Will Adding New Video Card Help??

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Okay, so I just got a new computer, this one:


I'd like to upgrade by adding the max amount of memory and a new video card - probably this one, http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...812&SRCCODE=PRICEGRABBER&CMP=OTC-PRICEGRABBER

Thing is, I'm not sure if the power supply can take it - I'm kind of a newb to this stuff. Is there any way you guys could tell me what my power supply is and if I'll need another one?

Thanks in advance.. I really appreciate any help.

A:Adding a new video card.. help?

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I want to use dual monitors. I bought a Y-splitter, but all that does is show the same thing on both screens. I believe I need to install a second video card. According to manual, I have a pci express x16 card slot open and a pci express X1 card slot. Is it possible to use either one of these and would you recommend a card.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 D250S1 and I'm wanting to add a third monitor, with a second video card.
What video card would you recommend?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi, I have bought HP ENVY - 15-as102nx just now and I don't have any graphic card in it. I feel it necessary now and would like to add a new one. Is it possible, if possible will it effect my warranty.

A:Adding Video Card Newly

Hi, Your machine does not have a place to add video card. The integrated video chip is soldered to the motherboard. By the way, we can't add or change video card on nearly all consumer laptops. Regards.

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My sister has an old HP running Windows ME. It has a 233Mhz Pentium CPU and 96MB of RAM. She needs to get a new video card for her computer (The one she has got bent up during transport to their new house). My question is: Can I get any video card for her computer or will certain one's not work in her computer? I know I need to get a PCI video card, because that is the slot she has available, but is there anything else I need to consider, since this is such an old machine?

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Adding video card to old computer

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I need to run dual monitors on this computer. I purchased an EVGA GEFORCE GT 610 video card with dual DVI outputs. The card specifications say the PC power supply needs to be 300 watts, and have 16 amps of +12 V available, which the power supply in the Envy 700-216 meets. Plugging the card in results in no booting, no video out of either the card or the on-board video, and 8 beeps. Don't know if the card is just not compatible, or the card is defective, or the PC has a problem. Is there anything I can check to narrow down the problem? Thanks, audioconsultant  

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A:Adding video card to HP Envy 700-216

Hi: When you install a non-HP video card on any HP PC that came with Windows 8 or newer from the factory, you need to change two BIOS settings before adding your new video card. Please see this link for what settings to change...you will need to remove the video card if you have not done so already to change the settings. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03653200/  

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Hi! This is my first post on this forum and I hope someone can help me out.

I'm trying to add a ATI Rage Pro Turbo PCI video card and I am probably doing things in the wrong order and i am nervous i'll end up without any display. I have on-board graphics on my motherboard (Gigabyte K8VM800MAE) and in the manual it says that on-board graphics is automatically disabled when you add a graphics card. So in Device Manager I uninstalled the on-board graphics, shut down, and installed the ATI card in PCI 1. I connected my monitor to the new card and restarted. Monitor says no signal. I hooked the monitor back to the old output and i have display but with lower resolution than I had before (i was able to change back to proper resolution) . I went back to Device Manager and the on-board graphics was still there and the new ATI card was recognized too. In Properties it says: Device cannot start (Code 10).

What am I doing wrong?


Acer Aspire T135
AMD Sempron 3300+
2.0 GHz
160 GB HD
Gigabyte K8VM800MAE Motherboard

Windows XP Home Edition

A:Adding Video Card - Won't Work

Double check your cable. Make sure you didn't bend any pins.

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Ok I'm new here so sorry if I'm writing in the wrong place!
To the question at hand.
I own a PC with a AsRock 4Core1333-eSATA2 motherboard, and a power supply of 450 W.
So my question is would it be abble to run the Gigabyte ATI HD 6570 OC 1GB video card.
I'm looking to upgrade my pc with out spending too much money. And I'm thinking of adding 2 plates Kingston DIMM DDR2 1 GB 800 MHz to the 2 that I already have.
I don't really have an idea of what I'm doing so I need some help.

Thank you!

A:Choosing a video card and adding RAM

I believe the 6500 series cards require at least a 500 Watt power supply so you will most likely require a power supply upgrade as well if you choose that card.

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Hello everyone, I have an HP pc model H8-1010 with the OEM AMD Radeon HD 6450 video card and I was wondering I it would be possible to add another video card to one of the 3 PCI Express x1 slots for the purpose of capturing and recording video. Thank you for any help.

A:Solved: Help with adding a video card

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So I have two 6970s in Crossfire. My main display is a 27" Samsung monitor running in 1920x1080. I recently dug an old monitor out of the closet... A Hannspree 22" which has a max resolution of 1680x1050. I've read elsewhere that this is possible to do... Except, I cant get the second one to detect! I've looked everywhere, and even AMD's website only offers support for 3 or more monitors. What am I doing wrong? I've tried plugging the second monitor's DVI cable into the second DVI port on the primary card, no detection. So then I activated crossfire and plugged it into the first DVI port on the second car. No detection. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

A:AMD 6970 Crossfire... adding a second monitor

Are you sure your second monitor is working? i.e. does it work if you just connect that monitor to your card?

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I saw a D815EEA post recently on this forum section made by TANSOCAL and I knew from the answers I saw I could get some great advice and suggestions on video cards and RAM upgrades for my PC.

Here's my problem: I can't run more than 2-3 apps w/out low memory freezes and slowdowns. My PC needs are not high-end (for now), so I figure upgrading my RAM and video may help. I need a stable system for some web design and work projects where I'll be running Adobe, Macromedia and Office software. I have tweaked my system for better PC (RAM/startup managers, etc.) and DSL (3Mbps) performance and updated all my OS/HW drivers.

Here's what I got:

- An Intel D815EEA mobo w/a PIII 933MHz and PC100 3CL 128SDRAM chip
- 4x AGP slot - the video is integrated Intel 82815 graphic controller
- Latest Windows 98SE and hardware drivers and DirectX 9.0c
- Audio (SoundMAX 3D Sensaura) and LAN are also integrated
- 30GB ATA Primary Fat32 and 60GB ATA slave (routinely fragmented)
- 15" Elements Cyclone 7A monitor mainly run @ 1024x 16-bit resolution

The motherboard will only recognize 512RAM (@ max 133MHz speed). One website I found offers a $58 256MB PC133 2CL SDRAM chip, a $55 AGP Radeon 128MB 9200SE. I also found a $30 64MB Radeon 9200SE.

My budget's awful right now, so all I can think of is getting one of those cheap x8 AGP Radeons and a 256 CL2 133MHz RAM chip until I can get a whole new system. The RAM and card should be under or around $100. ... Read more

A:Adding a Radeon video card question

You don't need a new video card for the things you described here. A powerful video card is only useful to you if you play demanding games or work with some big CAD projects.

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After I added 2x4GB DDR2 800 mhz ram to my PC and this beastly video card (Nvidia GTX 960 4GB), i started getting BSOD with messages IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, an attempt was made to write to read only memory BSOD and probably others.
I found that 1 of the ram's was corrupted, so I replaced both of the ones i had with 2 others, which were tested in memtest and by windows - all fine. So Ram is not the case anymore. I'm guessing either my PSU cannot feed the GPU (I'm said I have a 450 W PSU, but I believe it to be 500, still not sure), mainly because 1 of the fans for the PSU is broken since like 3 years, and I think the new GPU is making the PSU overheat too much. Other cause would be the hard drive, but I ran window's disk error checking thingy, with a tick on to fix bad sectors - still experiencing issues.
Please give me an insight on what the problem might be - overheating issue (PSU related) or Wattage issue (again PSU related) or something entirely different?

I'm getting the BSOD only when playing video games. Normal PC activity does not cause BSOD.

Thank you!

A:BSOD after changing video card and adding ram

Hi SpiritBob,

What memtest did you use?

Please upload the chkdsk logs Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

Please run the DM Log Collector again and upload a new zip, the current uploaded one misses several logs.
You could check if there are 18 .txt,
1 .nfo,
1 or more .dmp,
files present, if this is the case then all logs are present
If there are a few missing, no problem as we can get them manually if required

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Try as I might, I cannot for the life of me add in an additoinal video card to this computer. When I tried initially all video (including the integrade one) would be disabled (i.e. no video at all) and would only work AFTER I removed the extrernal/additional card. When I look in the BIOS I see the integrated video is enabled but it is grayed out so I can't disable it. When I play around with the slot security settings I can get the additional video card to be installed alongside, but it is never recongized by the system or Windows - nothing shows up.

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I am upgrading a Dell. I just successfully installed an additional 128MB Ram. However the problem is with the Video Card. It already has onboard video with a pathetic 8MB of Video Ram. I got a nvidia e-TNT 2 M64 PCI video card and installed it. The neat little installer program first removed all the old drivers, then installed the new ones. Everything was going good untill I realized that I couldn't get a signal through the new PCI card until I reinstalled the drivers on the onboard display adapter and set up the TNT card as a SECONDARY monitor. But that's not what I want to do.

-->I want to stop using the onboard adapter (with 8MB) and use the new TNT card (with 32MB) as my primary (and ONLY) display.

I can go into Display Properties, enable monitor 2 (the TNT), move the position of the two monitors around, but I can't disable monitor 1 (the onboard) and I can't set 2 as the primary. The option to set 2 as primary is greyed out and the option to unset 1 from being primary is also greyed out. The only option I have is A: use the onboard only or B: use both moniters and stretch the display across both. If I try to uncheck the "display screen across both monitors, it disables monitor 2.

btw, when this Dell boots up, all that is displayed is the Dell splash screen with no options, it doesn't display the POST, it goes directly from the Dell logo to the Windows 98 logo.

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A:{RESOLVED}Trouble adding Video card - TNT 2 M64

Try this

in device manager, remove both display adapter cards and restart. On restart hit the escape key to hopefully get rid of the dell logo. Press Ctrl Alt Enter to enter bios setup. Look for an option to initiate display first, set it to pci(thinking that the onboard is agp. Save and exit and see if it works.

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I have an emachines T6216 which has built in nvidia geforce 6100. I would like to install nvidia geforce gt 610 card which has onboard memory. How do I disable the built in graphics? The settings in BIOS do not appear to disable built in no matter how I configure. Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated. This is a dual boot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04.

A:emachines T6216 - adding a video card

inserting a card generally disables the onboard

your psu will need to be up here to run the card



boot from the onboard
in the device manager disable the onboard
if the card is listed uninstall it
turn the computer off
install the card
change the video cable from the onboard to the card
reboot into the bios
check to see if you can disable the onboard in there and set it to detect agp or pcie first
save and exit the bios tapping f8 and choose vga mode
when windows finishes booting
disable a/virus
install your drivers for the card
reboot the computer

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I just bought a new PC with two video cards(7900 GTXs). In order to get the full power from this configuration do both cards need to be plugged into the moniter? Right now there is only one card plugged in. Thanks!

A:Stupid question about dual video card configuration

As long as you have the SLI bridge connector that is connecting the two cards (and since you have a pre-built system you can probably assume that the bridge is connected), you have it right. Only one of the cards connects to your monitor ,usually the card that is closest to your CPU, but check your manual to be sure.

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Hi all, I just bought a DELL i3650 with i5-6400 and 16G ram. Wondering if I can add an 250G SSD and a GTX 1050 Ti to make it more gamer friendly without messing up the power supply. Anyone has done it or can provide any insights? Thanks!

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Help!!!I'm trying to add a video card to my machine so I can have HDMI out.When I intall the card I loose all video output.When I can actually get to work windows shows 3 displays.The video output is not correct when I can get anything to show on my displays.Card I'm trying to use is a GeForce 210.I couldn't start a chat session, when I called I ended up in a black hole.Put on hold by first tech, then my called picked up by someone that had no knowledge of the info I provided to the first tech.Called again, told no installation help available, then provided a web address for installation help that didn't work.(fruonfones.com)Why can't I just plug in this PCI card and have it work.Really frustrated, adding a video card is supposed to be much easier than this!

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Hello HP admins, My laptop has only an Intel inside. So, basically when Im playing heavy games like GTA 5 i can't play it in high Graphics. I would like to know if its possible to add Video card like AMD or Nvidia to my laptop so i can play in High graphics ? 

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A:Hp ProBook 440 G1 4th Generation i5-4200M Adding Video card

Hi: The only way you can upgrade the graphics would be to replace the entire motherboard with one listed in the service manual that has the amd/Intel switchable graphics. That would be a very costly and labor intensive project.

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Looking for some help. I recently purchased an HP Pavilion 500-314.  Specs are as follows: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04293928 The unit includes integrated Radeon R7 graphics, and comes with a 300w power supply I purchased this unit in large part because it explicitly states that "Supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards".  I run a quad-monitor setup for my work, and have traditionally done this using an ATI Firepro 2450 card. I have now tried three different external graphics cards, and can get none of them to work: First attempt was with a VisionTec Radeon HD 5570 (item #900345).  This card supports quad monitor setup, and requires a minimum 250w power supply.  When I installed the card, the HP Pavilion repeatedly beeped a series of 4 or 5 (can't remember which) beeps, but refused to send an image to any video output (either onboard or the new card). Next attempt was with an EVGA GeForce GT 610.  This is a dual monitor setup, and requires a minimum 300w power supply.  Got the same exact response as with the VisionTec (i.e. series of beeps...computer would not fire any monitors up). So with both of these (new) cards, I basically gave up immediately as I couldn't even get into BIOS (b/c no monitors would work) to see what was going on.  My understanding is that the series of 4-5 beeps usually means that there is a graphics card issue, or that the card that has been added doesn't have sufficie... Read more

A:HP Pavilion 500-314: big problems adding external video card

Big_Dave, Thanks so much for your quick reply. The first time I spoke with HP Support, they had me disable secure boot.  Unfortunately my problems persisted (i.e. the cards wouldn't install properly).  However, after reading the link you provided I was inspired to try things one last time with a fresh start.  I uninstalled all drivers, removed all cards, re-engaged secure boot, rebooted, shut down, disabled secure boot, reinstalled the cards, and rebooted.  Lo and behold, this time the system accepted the GeForce GT 610 card. Hard for me to express how thankful I am to you.  I've spent two weeks and countless hours trying to get this fixed.  Just wish that I'd found these forums sooner. WallMonkey02

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I don't know if I don't have enough juice or what, but after I add an external video card I get a BSOD.

This never happen before so I don't know what changed when I added an external video card that now it crashes when I would have one before it was fine.

A:BSOD after adding an external video card error 0x000000124

Start by updating your system specifications so we would have a better understanding
of the hardware involved.
System Info - See Your System Specs
What I can pick from the .zip file you uploaded is as such:

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa800e2991c0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff880051924a8, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.
This bugcheck is usually associated with driver failure but can be attributed to hardware under the right circumstances.
DXDIAG reports HD graphics as your GPU, which is another reason to why I asked you
to fill-out your system specifications.

Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000

A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa80070b5028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000b2000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000081000402, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

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Hey Guys, I have a Saphire 5770 1gig DDR5 from ATI. I am thinking of an upgrade and unsure of which route to take.

Should I go for a new single card or follow the less expensive option and buy a second 5770? Anyone running two of these cards?

Any tips on the best card to go for at the moment, taking into account new releases at the top end, I was thinking that its a good time to do this upgrade. My exsisting system is AMD 1090T x6 , Crossfire Formula iv mobo, 8gig ram and an 850w psu

A:New card or crossfire

Hi MR PINK ... nice name

Only my personal opinion but as your running two 22" Monitors I would invest in one high end GPU, looking at your spec you should have no problem.

Something for you to look at > PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards

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I have just put a 2nd Asus EAH 5870 v2 in my 2nd computer.  I had fine scores in the windows experience index prior (7.4 )  I had just run it prior to adding the 2nd card, no problems.  Now it quits after a short time. It begins to go and hits the spot where it is supposed to run some video and crashes.    I had set up CF and it functions as it is supposed to and that is the only change i have made.  i have a gigabyte 890FXA UD5 board , phenom II x6 Thuban running at 3.8, 8gigs of GSkill ram DDR3 1600 with 7-8-7-24  timing, CM HYPER 212 EVO along with the 2 big 5870s in CF.  I use only the MSI Afterburner 3.0 beta5, but not much can be done with voltages with my Asus gpus, not supported any longer anyway, by msi. 
I am not sure just why this is quitting/crashing. not too hot, as far as i can see. i have the temp sensors on as it runs and it never got to 60°C  as it ran WEI. and it does get hotter in other benchmarks and never quit on me due to overheating. 
I can not see anything helpful in any logs.  It looks as if it runs one gpu, primary maybe, first and then goes to the other one before stopping.  i am guessing based on the temps ramping up in only one at first and then stops as the other one begins to climb, but it is only at 44° and headed upward from 38° as the first one seemed to level off 58/60°C

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When i turn on my pc, occasionally and for no apparent reason (Sometimes after i restart the pc because of a windows update), i get video corruption, i.e anything displayed on my monitor has lines across it, including the BIOS, so i don't believe this is a software problem. I turn the pc on and off around 5/8 times and its fine again.

I did a major overhaul of my pc, which involved adding 2 ATI Sapphire 4870's, a OCZ V2 120GB SSD and completely updating my water cooling loops.
Both 4870's are watercooled in the same loop with a triple rad, and in the second loop i have the CPU and Northbridge also with another triple rad.

I also tried to run my CPU at 4.2Ghz but couldn't get it stable, maybe i damaged the CPU or the NB? I have also flashed the BIOS's of the 4870's to allow me to overclock them higher in catalyst control, i first flashed both cards to the ASUS TOP BIOS, then i altered the ASUS Top BIOS and re-flashed both cards, could this be the problem? They haven't crashed on my gaming sessions lasting up to 5 hours continuously at times. The GPU temps are low, around 35*C idle and 40*C after 5 hours of gaming. Maybe the graphics RAM is overheating?
I also have a OCZ 1010 watt power supply, i know 1010Watts should be enough, but I'm not sure if OCZ PSUs are reliable.
Graphics cards are currently running 820Mhz on the GPU and 925Mhz on the memory. I am using both crossfire bridges.

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I want to upgrade my homebuilt computer's Graphics,
Currently I have a Ati Radeon X1950 pro 256mb in http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overview.php?gpid=168&grp=3

My problem is should I buy another X1950 pro and run them both in crossfire?
Buy a new card?

If I was going to get a new card I was thinking about getting the Geforce 9800 GTX, or something similar.

Which would be better?

A:Is it worthit going crossfire or should I just get a new card?

I think you should getting 9800, it would be better.
Because 580w Power can not supply 2 X1950 PRO graphics cards!

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Ok, I need peoples opinions on this..

Currently I have had no need to upgrade my ATI XFX Radeon HD 5770, I know its not a high-end card and more of a high-end of the middle end graphics cards but it serves me well on all my games at very acceptable FPS (especially as I overclock as I have a big cooling system with water cooling and 5 120MM fans)..

Recently however I have seen some very resonable offers for other 5770's on various websites so I have been considering buying another so I can crossfire it and hopefully extend my card/s lifetime another year or so..

However I can't decide whether it would be better simply to buy a newer card and replacing my old one rather than get another of the one I already have.

So I was wondering what people think,

Should I buy another HD 5770 and use ATI Crossfire or wait a while and replace it with a newer more powerfull card?


A:New Graphics Card or go Crossfire?

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Hello, folks! I'm thinking about getting a second HD4850 for a CrossFire setup, and I've never used a dual-card setup before, so I'd like to hear some tips and opinions. Right now, the card and motherboard I'm using are:

ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card (with DuOrb aftermarket cooler)

ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

The second card I'm thinking about getting is:

POWERCOLOR AX4850 512MD3-DH Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

I'm aware from looking around that it's kosher to combine two cards from different manufacturers that have the same GPU. Is this true? The two cards really only differ in specs in terms of clock speed--the PowerColor has a clock of 635, compared to the ASUS' 625, but I should be able to easily squeeze another 1.6% out of the ASUS to match it.

So, my main questions are:

1) Is this a good second card for a CrossFire setup?
2) The motherboard, which is touted to support CrossFire, has one PCI-E x16 slot and one x4 slot. Is it worth it to use CrossFire on this board? I know there are boards out there with more capable CrossFire support.
3) Will a OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W power supply with 4 +12V rails @ 18A be sufficient to power these babies?

Thanks in advance!!

A:Solved: Second Card for Crossfire

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I want to get a new video card, specifically an Radeon HD series card with DX10.

On Newegg, they have really cheap ones (As low as $35).

I only want to spend in total $100-$120 on a video card. Which is better, the 2 lower-end ones with CrossFire, or 1 better card?

Single card:

Or 2 of these:


Also, in the description for the single card, it says "Single Slot Fansink", and in the CrossFire cards it says "Low-profile with single slot active cooler". What do these mean?

Also, this is for gaming.

One more thing. Would it be better than my current card, which is a GeCube Radeon X1950 Pro 512MB PCI-E DX9.

A:CrossFire or Single Card?

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Yello peeps.

My current desktop has a Geforce GTX 660 card inside and I wanna know if I get better graphics if I were to change it to my two Radeon HD 7870 cards?

I welcome any answer.


A:SLI/Crossfire vs single card.

Better off buying a better GPU SLI/Crossfire has too many issues i used to have a Crossfire set up in the end i went with a single card and also a second card is only 25% usable maybe up to 40%usable so the second card is kind of wasted because your not getting full use of it

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I'm working on an automation task to build our binaries. Say we have platforms Win32 and x64 as defaults in both solution and project files. Now I want to add a new platform ARM to platform family, is it possible to create it through command line? I tried both devenv and msbuild, none have this functionality.

I know there's a potential solution on this, use python or equivalent scripting language to hack solution and project file, insert new configuration blocks in, but that requires too much effort. Parsing through solution file and retrieving GUIDs for projects could be tricky.

Is there any neat way to add new platforms to visual studio projects through command line?

Thank you

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Hi guys,
I've been fooling around with audio editing lately, and I'm just curious if Audacity's a good addition to a computer that has Sound Forge 10 Audio Studio installed. Will the difference in features between the two take care of different things? Or is it just kind of a repeat? Many thanks.


A:question about adding Audacity to my current configuration

I don't have Sound Forge 10 Audio Studio. (looks like a really cool program). Should have good Sony support. I use Audacity for editing and making mp3's and mp4's it is simple and works.The Audacity support is a forumI think I would use the Sony if I had it.

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SLI vs CrossFire: Which Dual-Card Setup is Best?

We look at dual card graphics and PC gaming. When you add a second card, which cards are faster? Which scale better? And which can you actually stand to have in your system?

Graphics cards have gotten faster and added more features. So we have to ask the question: is it really worth adding a second GPU to your system? Will you get enough of a performance boost to justify the extra power draw and added cost? The answer is more complex than a simple yes or no. It all depends on what games you’re running, how much you dial up features like anti-aliasing, whether you’ve dived into the world of stereoscopic 3D and what monitor you’re running.

Perhaps the most important factor in the decision is display resolution. If you’re running a 1680x1050, 22-inch display, a single midrange or high end card will get the job done. Adding a second GPU is overkill. If you’ve got a 30-inch, 2560x1600 display and want to crank up the AA and postprocessing features, then that second GPU can be a big help.

Stereoscopic 3D, like Nvidia’s 3D Vision, demands more performance as well, since you’re effectively doubling the frame rate requirements of a game. Most 3D displays currently available max out at 1920x1080, however, so the performance demands aren’t overly onerous.

Games themselves are evolving and adding more features. You can see that in a title like Just Cause 2... Read more

A:SLI vs CrossFire: Which Dual-Card Setup is Best?

Don't really need to read the rest of that article - SLI scaling outperforms crossfire by a wide margin across a wide range of titles.

It's a crying shame says the Crossfire user

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Ok so I had purchased one R9 270x and I enjoy the quality so I bought another one to run Crossfire, well I understand it should be super easy to just put the other card in and bridge and good to go. But not for me, some reason the 2nd card isnt installing right or something. I have unistalled everything and tried a bunch of times and not luck, even tried running the newer card (the 2nd one) by itself but no picture from it. And the PC beeps a few times when I try to run that one alone. Not sure whats going on.

A:Crossfire/Card Install Problems

First of all, no one [other than you] has any idea what we are attempting to fix. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb installed, exact cpu installed, exact pw supply installed, etc, etc. Note do not post 500W pw supply; post the exact make and model.

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SLI vs CrossFire: Which Dual-Card Setup is Best?

We look at dual card graphics and PC gaming. When you add a second card, which cards are faster? Which scale better? And which can you actually stand to have in your system?

Graphics cards have gotten faster and added more features. So we have to ask the question: is it really worth adding a second GPU to your system? Will you get enough of a performance boost to justify the extra power draw and added cost? The answer is more complex than a simple yes or no. It all depends on what games you?re running, how much you dial up features like anti-aliasing, whether you?ve dived into the world of stereoscopic 3D and what monitor you?re running.

Perhaps the most important factor in the decision is display resolution. If you?re running a 1680x1050, 22-inch display, a single midrange or high end card will get the job done. Adding a second GPU is overkill. If you?ve got a 30-inch, 2560x1600 display and want to crank up the AA and postprocessing features, then that second GPU can be a big help.

Stereoscopic 3D, like Nvidia?s 3D Vision, demands more performance as well, since you?re effectively doubling the frame rate requirements of a game. Most 3D displays currently available max out at 1920x1080, however, so the performance demands aren?t overly onerous.

Games themselves are evolving and adding more features. You can see that in a title like Just Cause 2. Still a DirectX 10 title (and it requires ... Read more

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I am going to crossfire this video card
SAPPHIRE 100199L Radeon X1950GT 256MB


i was wondering if i needed a cable to connect the two video cards to the monitor. i know i need the crossfire bridge but i was wondering if there was a cable from video cards to the monitor, and if so, where can i buy them?(newegg prefered)

thanks a lot!

A:Do i need a cable to connect 2 video cards that are in crossfire mode?

Suppose to come with all the cables you need in this case

DVI 2 male Y to male connector... Call up NewEgg and ask them what comes it? But looking at the shots there doesn't seem to be cables for it.

Okay it only comes with the CARD
Package Contents 100199L
Driver Disk

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