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Q: CrossFire or Single Card?

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.

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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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System detailed in my profile is brand new apart from the card which is about 8 months old.
I can pickup another XFX 5850 Black Edition to pair with the existing one for about £170. Or try and sell the existing 5850 and put the money towards a Geforce 570 or something else?

A:Buy another 5850 and run CrossFire or invest in a newer generation single card?

Tough call, a pair of 5850's in Crossfire pack a pretty good punch. Still, if you can get a reasonable price for your current card I would be inclined to go with the Geforce 570.

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i'm asking this question simply because right now i have a geforce 8500 video card but i want to get a crossfire ready motherboard and sooner or later switch over to crossfire but i was wondering if i would be able to use my 8500 card in the motherboard just as a single video card set up.

A:single sli graphics card compatible with a crossfire ready motherboard?

Yes it will be fine.

I'm running two 8600's on a crossfire mobo without any problems.

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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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Hi everyone!
I want common opinion and kind of confused
I build the Ultimate machine I thaught but guess wat enough is never enough
Im confused between crossfire and sli
cus Ive been misguided by someone to go for X-48 chipset and the funny part is I did not research on it and bought it asap. Im nVidia's fan since I played my first ever PC game on it Tiberium sun that was 9 years ago. and it does not support SLI. haaaaaaaaaaaaaa

now? I can refund the Motherboard but dudes we r talking about COSMOS S Case and I put my heart in tiding up the wires n stuff with plastic ties. I build 6-8 High end beast machines a day in company when come home dont want to mess with pc cuz Im always exhausted.
one more thing. I OC it to 4.00GHZ. never crash on 3dMark06 and Prime95 with no time limit. but often crash in windows & Games. reinstalled the windows 4 times. got rid of 60% crashing but I want it 100% crash free.
ATI PhysX is better than nVidia's or even?
Please help. It will be greatly appriciated!!

A:XFX 4870 1GB XXX in Crossfire or SLI or single ?

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OK.. So, what would benefit me more? Two GIGABYTE GV-R927OC-2GD Radeon R9 270 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 Crossfired together OR one GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5. It's my first build and have been running one R9 270 OC GPU and I get 50-80fps on ultra.. The R9 card is 256bit 2GB DDR5 and the nvidia 770 is 256bit 4GB DDR5 (770 has higher MHz as well).. Which setup would yield a better image and higher fps?

--Side Question: If I would Crossfire there would be 1 PCI slot between the two cards on default cooling. Liquid cooling is only on the CPU with the H100i. Right now my current GPU doesn't go over 111F (44C), would the second GPU that close to the other cause a drastic increase in temps? Also the second GPU would be rather close to my PSU, but the PSU is upside down with its fan on the outside of the case so no additional heat from the PSU..

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

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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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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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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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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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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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I've done a lot of Googling and Ixquicking, even searched AMD's site without much joy. I can't even find out if the mobo is suitable - only having one PCIe x16 slot maybe indicates nope from the off. The following is very specific, but I'm hoping one of you geniuses can offer advice. Apologies in advance for the headache.

Win 7 64 bit.
Motherboard is ECS GeForce6100PM-M2
CPU is AMD Phenom(tm) 9350e Quad-Core
Graphic card is Radeon Sapphire HD 5670 1GB DDR5 PCIe x16
All of which is AMD stuff.

I can buy an adapter to convert the PCIe x4 slot to a flying cabled x16 slot, and which includes a 12V lead.
I can buy an identical graphic card but with less memory (512MB), but same DDR5 for ?20, which is pretty cheap.

Any hope in hell of that combination working with Crossfire and showing improvements? I enjoy fiddling, and can afford the ?20, but I'll not bother if I get a definite no. I have no idea of the capabilities of the x16 cabled slot from the x4 mobo slot either.

Assuming the mobo, or the x4 to x16 cabling makes it all pointless immediately, would the two cards work in a suitable mobo with 2 PCIe x16 slots. I have read of the 5670 being paired with other cards but not with another 5670 - no examples, I mean, not no success. It's all very confusing.

I'm still searching, by the way, for info elsewhere. I've just spent so long that I thought I'd post this just in case I don't find anything useful elsewhere.

Ta muchly.

A:Crossfire and motherboard/graphic card compatibility.

You can only pair a HD5670 with a HD5670 maybe a 5650 that was like 4+ years ago you could find one on ebay or amazon probably

When mixing and matching cards there is a structure put in place example http://sites.amd.com/PublishingImage...hart_1618W.jpg

This tells you what can and can't be matched now if you would like 16x you will need to find a board with multi slots and even if you do it will run 8x not 16x

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I am going to buy this but it states its a Crossfire card

am I able to use this as a single card or must it be crossfired with other cards only ?

A:Sapphire HD 6950 2GB Crossfire Graphics Card

Yes, it will run as a single card.

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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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Hey guys,

Ordered a new XFX HD5850 Black edition which is being delivered tomorrow , for the nice sum of ?111

Will be running it in crossfire with my current 5850.

Do I just plug it in and enable crossfire in the catalyst control center or will I need to install drivers for this card first?

Never ran 2 cards before so it's a bit new to me.

All advice welcome.



A:New AMD card coming tomorrow , Crossfire questions

Hello there, Paul.

It shouldn't be a problem... Just plug it in, attach the Crossfire bridge for the cards, and then log on to windows, the CCC should recognize the crossfire and it'd give you the option to enable it.


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I just got a new computer and put in it a 6950 HD radeon gfx card with crossfire capability. My older computer was using a radeon sapphire series 9600. I am assuming not, but could I link them both or is the 9600 too old to use or provide any benefit?

A:Crossfire compatibility with older graphics card?

No Crossfire.
6950 would require either another 6950, or 6970, or 6990

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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.

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


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I have bought a new graphics card, a x850 xt. Although the website i purchased it from made no mention of it being crossfire it appears that it is. I'am wondering whether this will work in my non-crossfire motherboard, Asus P5B.

I'm unsure as to whether you can run a crossfire card but not in crossfire mode, ona normal motherboard.

Thanks for help.

A:Crossfire Graphics card compatability issue

Yes you can run this card in a non crossfire board. Crossfire is just for "linking" 2 cards on boards that support it but your not required to have a crossfire board. The only thing is if you don't have a crossfire board you can't expect to go and buy another video card and just plop it in your machine you have to upgrade the MB.

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My 3 year old computer is starting to throw more and more BSOD's as I play various games, with my venerable 5870 crossfire configuration.

I think I may have an overheating issue, as recently when I went to check my cards soon after a BSOD, the top card's heat pipes were so hot they were painful to touch.

Maybe time to ditch the crossfire and go back to a single, powerful card setup?

What does my memory dump suggest I do?

A:BSOD when 5870 crossfire under load. Card overheating suspected.

You are suffering from an 0x101 error and given what you have said i fear you are correct about the overheating
Some info for you here STOP 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT troubleshtg

I would start by installing some temperature monitoring software and check your temps at idle then load up the machine and see how they rise
Have you removed cards and cleaned out the heatsinks

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Hi there.
My problem is.. i play Crossfire game in full screen (dextop and in game) and after one hour my fps is decrease 100+ normal to 50-14 and after my dextop resolution 1366x768 is go on resolution 640x480 and scaling "Full Screen" is changing.

So.. i have black borders but not on game , on dextop and i think this is decrease my fps
After change i tryed to change them back but worked only with change "personalize" with "windows clasic" and not windows 7 but when i try to play game is asking me if i want to change settings yes or no. if i press yes i go back to black borders on dextop , if i press no .. i don't play game
i need to restart laptop for play again one hour and again

here is a screen : Imageshack - imag607.jpg
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I also tryed to update Ati drivers .. but when i try to install say "Imcompatible hardware/software"

screen : ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

So , now i have drivers on the CD that I received when I bought the laptop

screen : Imageshack - 75485017.png

But i think thats old.

You have ideas ?

A:Graphic Card radeon hd 5470 playing Crossfire , problem with scaling

after one hour i have many other problems.. but just only if i run this game one hour

Catalyst control center give an error CLI.exe .. C/ProgramFilles/Netframework.. and error code

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Paint give two errors when i try to save screen

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Windows media player 11 give same error like paint with memory

Some times internet is disconnecting and i can connect it back without restart.

I try to give more information about problem.. maybe someone can help me .

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I'm just making sure although I think it can be
Windows 7

A:This card can be used as a single, right?

Your link is not working correctly. It just goes to a newegg page about shellshocker deals.

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I recently added a second EVGA GTX 560ti to my system. All indications are that it is working (Nvidia control panel, MSI Afterbuner, Etc.). All the benchmarks I have run show little or no improvememt in framerate. I have the newest drivers and I have tried older ones as well. During Far Cry 2 Benchmark the power userage for both cards is about 30% max. Highest framerate 31. Using a single card, about 60 max., highest framerate....31. I don't get it. ARMA2 benchmarks also show the same framerate with SLI enabled and disabled. Shouldn't I be getting a better framerate in SLI?

Windows XP SP3
ABIT Fatality AN9 32X SLI
1.25 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core (6000+)
EVGA GTX 560ti (x2)
PSU Thermaltake 600w

A:SLI no improvement over single card

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What is the current best performing graphics card? Not two in sli mode just single card. I just bought a sapphire Ati Radeon x1950 xtx. There's a lot of adverts around saying this is the best but i bet there's a few that can at least match it in a number of games and programs. Max.

A:Best single Graphics Card!

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Was wondering if i should go with BFG GTS 250 SLI or BFG GTX 280 OCX single card?

A:Solved: Sli or single card

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I'm thinking of buying two GeForce 7600GT 256mb, but a friend is telling me a single 7900GT 512mb card will work better. I'm not sure to trust him, so I would like this confirmed if it's true or not.

A:Solved: SLI or single GPU Card?

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I have seen many benchmarks testing single card solutions against single card solutions. However, does anyone have any idea as to how a SLI solution compares to a single slot card?

Fact is one can purchase 2 mid range Nvidia or ATI cards for less then a single high end graphics card. So, does the power of 2 outweigh the higher end card? Or is the performence gain marginal at best (and perhaps is part of the reason why we don't see many SLI/Crossfire versus single card benchmarks)?

A:SLI versus a Single Card solution

Just an opinion but I'd take a single higher card over 2 lesser cards.
Food for thought:
2x8800GTS 320MB = 320MB, not 640MB

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Trouble with joystick ("not connected"), one suggestion among many was to config my sound card for one DMA channel instead of the present two. Attempting to do that in various configurations I run into hardware conflicts at every turn. How can I eliminate one channel without the conflicts?

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I would like to get everyone's opinion about running dual video cards. Is it better to run 2 cards at once or is it better to just run one card that is really good. Someone that works for tell told him that using 2 cards is slower than running one and it is better to just get a high MB Ram video card. So give me your thoughts please!

A:SLI or Single Badass PCI-Express card

I hate to add more confusion here but it depends on a lot of factors.
Your budget for starters.
Your power supply, can it handle the increased demand?
Room for two of them on the motherboard (slot spacing)
What is the goal, faster game play?
What games, some run faster under one card, others SLI.

There's more and some of it has to do with chipset, memory, pipes, etc., so one answer for everyone is really impossible.

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i was wondering if its a better deal to have 2 GeForce 6600gt's running in SLI then having one GeForce 6800gt

A:Solved: better to go SLI or single video card?

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Is there a way to run 4 displays on a single graphics card?

I know there are some graphics cards with 4 mini DisplayPort and you can get adapters for DVI and HDMI, but most graphics cards have two dual-link DVI outputs

I know you can run 1920x1200 on a single-link DVI and 2560x1600 on a dual-link DVI, but can you run two individual monitors say 1680x1050 each from a single dual-link DVI output via a splitter?

A:Can you run 4 displays on a single graphics card?

The video cards at work have a single DMS-59 output which can split into two dual-link DVI outputs.

It seems there is no video card with two DMS-59 outputs, so four Mini DisplayPort outputs is needed like this card here: AMD FirePro 2460 Multi-View: four Mini DisplayPort sockets, 13W, no frills -- Engadget

It would probably be cheaper to get two PCI video cards.

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Ok. So I'm looking into buying an Alienware Aurora computer but there is one thing I know nothing about....Dual Video cards vs Single!

If I were to get a single it would be the Nvidia GeForce GTX260 1.8GB

If I go with Dual I will be the Nvidia GeForce GTS240 1GB.

Please help me I have no clue which to go with!

A:Solved: Dual Video card or Single????

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I recieved a Crucial M4 128 SSD for Christmas (Finally in the SSD WORLD!!) and I'm getting ready to re-install Win 7 64. When my Windows installation is finished, I'm wondering which catalyst package I should install, 11.12 + CAPs or 12.1? I've got a complete AMD system, Asus M4A87TD/USB3 mobo with a Phenom II 1055t processor, so I also plan on installing the chipset/ahci driver as well. Are all those drivers included in the 12.1 package? Or will I have to install additional (optional downloads)?

To be honest, I feel safer installing the latest WHQL drivers but if there are any other non-cfx single 5850 owners out there that say the 12.1's are a significant upgrade over 11.12, I'll make those my default drivers.
I try to minimize my driver installations after a fresh install of Windows.
Also, Are there any advantage to installing the drivers on the XFX site here: http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Help/Suppo...rial=L4H210445
Or Are they the exact same thing as getting them from AMD.com? It would be cool if they were optimized for XFX cards.

TIA, I'll answer any questions about my setup if you need more information.

A:Reinstalling Win 7 x64. Best Catalyst Drivers for Single Card Set

rakers8, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The chipset drivers are usually not included in the beta or preview releases from AMD, but are usually included in the full Catalyst suite. Even if they're not they can always be downloaded from AMD as separate downloads.

As far as the video driver goes, don't have a 5850 but do have a 6850, and haven't had any problems with the 12.1 Preview and if anything seem to be a little better than the 11.12 (smoother, image quality, etc). Getting them from XFX is of no benefit as they will have (if they don't just link back to AMD) the exact same driver as what you get directly from AMD. There is next to zero difference between the drivers from the card manufacturers and AMD, about the only thing the driver from the card manufacturer might have different is their name shows up next to AMD's during the install.

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I asked yesterday about running my graphics card from the second PCIe slot for purely visual reasons after deciding that the speed decrease would be negligible if any. Firstly if you disagree with this, please let me know :P. I tried to start the computer with the video card in the second PCIe slot (PCIe 3.0, 8x), but I got no video signal to my screen with both the motherboard output and the videocard output.

Is it actually possible to run a single graphics card out of a PCIe slot which isnt the primary one?


A:Running Single Graphics Card from Second PCIe

Well it should be possible...

How do you figure running CrossfireX solutions would be like if one PCI-E slot didn't accept a card in it's slot?

Have you tried reseating the card properly and also remembered to replug in the dual 6-pin PCI Express power connectors? I know it sounds rather trivial, but loose connections to the slot can cause those issues some times...

As for your motherboards output, try checking your BIOS whether your integrated card has been enabled or not.. you may have disabled it after installing your dedicated graphics card initially...

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I have an HP Envy Dv6 7247cl Laptop that has a Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wifi card. We recently switched to Comcast which offers 2.4 Ghz & 5Ghz wifi but the Ralink only recognizes the 2.4. How do I know if a wifi card I purchase  would be compatabile with and allow my laptop to recognize the 5Ghz band? Sorry if my tech lingo is incorrect. I'm just average at best with tech stuff but willing to change out the card if there is one that will work. Thank you.

A:I want to upgrade my wireless card from a single band to a d...

Your notebook has a wifi adapter that matches the 1x1 antenna that is installed in your notebook. A 2x2 antenna setup is required for an adapter that will  work on the dual band setup.   So.. unless you are technically competent enough to upgrade the antenna, it would be a waste of your money because it would not work.

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Here is what I want to accomplish and let me tell you I already know that Windows XP does have the capabilities of doing the reverse of what I want it to do.

If you go into the TCP/IP setup that is bound to the specific NIC then you can set it to DHCP and then set an Alternate Configuration if it does not find anything doling out a DHCP lease.

What I need is for the exact opposite – I want to have a hardcoded IP and DNS and then if it does not find communication on that hardcoded information to then change over to the DHCP and look for a lease.

Either that or is there any way to setup some type of “profile” so one profile will be set to DHCP and another to be hardcoded (but still all for 1 nic).

I cannot use multiple nics as an option.

Thank you.

A:Windows XP professional - single network card - 2 behaviors?

you may want to use netsh. this may help. quoted from www.chicagotech.net.

How to switch between static ip and DHCP

To switch the specified adapter from a static address to DHCP, type the following command:
netsh interface ip set address "chicagotechnet" dhcp

To change to a static address, type the following command:
netsh interface ip set address "chicagotechnet" static ipaddr subnetmask gateway metric

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hi all,

i've got a new problem that has developed when switching between a clone display setup (viewing pics etc on tv) and then back to a single display (lcd monitor). when i set to single display, the screen blanks then the pointer and only the pointer appears. it stays like this until the preview times out and then switches back to clone mode.
wierder still, if i try to up the resolution from 800x600 (tv size) to 1280x1024 so i can just use the monitor and switch tv back to programmed pap, the same thing happens.
this has never happened before...
i have taken the cable out of the tv to eliminate an errant signal to no avail.

any help much appreciated, 800x600 is like someone shouting in my eyes!

PROCESSOR: AMD ATHLON 64 3500+ 2.25Ghz (S939)

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First off, I like to have "view hidden folders and drives" checked when using Windows 10 --just a preference. And certainly when I uncheck that, this problem goes away, but the question still stands: Why, when I insert a 32Gb SDHC card, formatted as FAT32, does it show up in File Explorer as four (4) separate drives? One is labeled, usable, and has the expected capacity. The other three are of unknown format and zero space. A minor bug, no?

A:Why does a single SDHC card show up as 4 separate drives?

Oh, sorry, dumb question. I was using a Kingston card reader to read my SDHC card. The reader has four slots for various sizes of memory cards. The extra three hidden drives represent the empty three slots. So if there is any bug, it's in my brain.

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High guys, i have this PC model, which is great for me as its small and allows me to hook up my TV box to it, so i can watch tv through my PC.
However, I would love to be able to play some of the high end games which require a good graphics card, so I am looking for a slimline model with a single expansion plate (I have no idea what that means!)
I currently have the NVIDIA Geforce 5700VE which is just not good enough. So I was wondering if someone could help me out finding a really good graphics card that would fit the requirements of my Aopen XC cube.

A:slimline model graphics card with a single expansion plate??

By the way the specs of my PC are:

Windows XP professional, service pack 2
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHZ (2CPUs)
1024 Ram
DirectX 9.0c
NVIDIA Geforce FX 5700VE, 256MB Memory (What I want to upgrade!)


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I have a computer which runs Windows XP and I am looking to enable Remote Desktop Connection on it but I can't find anyway to enable it to work with only one network card. When it ran Windows 2003 there was a Terminal manager but I can't locate that in Windows XP.

So any ideas about this?

A:Solved: Set Remote Desktop Connection for a single network card

Figured it out myself.

If anyone stumbles across this the answer is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924927/en-us

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So I have a dual monitor setup and it was all working fine then when I accidentally opened steam into big picture mode my monitors resolution went all wacky. Now ordinarily the two monitors resolution is 1920x1080 (main monitor via HDMI) and 1440x900 (secondary monitor via DVI), but when I plug both in either my main monitor goes black and the screen only shows on the second monitor or it gives me a resolution of 3300x2100.

I don't know how I caused this issue and hve no clue how to fix it.

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I want to upgrade my Lenovo m90p usff eco with a graphics card, but it's just PCI Slot. I bought a SPARKLE geforce 8400gs PCI low profile and BIOS did not recognize it. I installed OS X Yosemite and I need the graphical acceleration. Which card can be compatible?

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Hi, I've been having a really annoying problem. I decided to upgrade my video card from my old Radeon 7000 VE AGP to the Sapphire Radeon 9550 AGP.

So I brought the card home, removed the 7000 (and drivers etc.) and plugged in the 9550, and basically the power started up (fans started working on comp and processor) and there was a single scratchy click around the video card, from that point nothing happened (HD didn't boot, there was no POST - there was no display, my monitor didn't get a signal, fans were still running)

I thought it was a faulty card, so I got a refund and bought a Sapphire Radeon X1650 pro AGP. exact same problem - the video card still made that clicking noise and stopped (the fan on the vid card was still working though)

I've tried the following:
-removing old drivers before replacing the card
-disabling on-chip VGA frame buffer on the bios
-resetting the CMOS manually
-cleaning the contacts on the video card
-removing the power from all other devices except mobo, vid card, and hard drive
-replacing the monitor cable

the weird part is, whenever I plug in my old radeon 7000 it works fine! (it's working fine now as I type this message) everything I do, the problem's being localized to the video card (either that or i'm really unlucky in that the two cards i got brand new from two different stores were both defective) again, the slot works fine with the other card (the only difference I can tell between the new cards and... Read more

A:Problem w/ new video cards! (power fine, single clicking noise in v card, no display)

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