Xfx 5870 Second Monitor Issues

I have been having an issue on 2 different systems that have xfx 5870's in them. Under windows 7 x64, almost every time you boot the system, the extended desktop on the second monitor will not properly enable on a reboot. The system shows the monitor is enabled as an extended desktop, but you have to disable and reenable it for it to actually display an image. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Xfx 5870 Drivers

I am not pleased. I have been running xp for years, i just bought a 5870 and installed windows 7 rc 64 bit. I used the drivers from ati site for the 5870. Diablo ii locks up at times. Call of duty 4 will not play in multiplayer mode, only single player. I tried drivers from the cd, same thing. I would go back to xp, but i see there is no xp driver for the 5870. This is lame, and i am not sure who is at fault, windows 7, or ati. I like upgrading so that the 2 games i play, don't work on my new fancy hardware and os.

Posted On: 10-04-2009, 07:01 PM . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Xfx 5870 Doesn't Support Voltage Control ?

Do the new revisions of the 5870s not support voltage control?

Posted On: 03-11-2010, 09:08 PM . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Xfx Geforce Gtx 295 - Dual Monitor Problems

My problem is this: i am unable to use both monitors at the same time. When i do, the whole system freezes and i am unable to do anything (usually the main monitor(closest to mobo) goes out first, but more recently the second one has been going out). I've tried to disable multi-gpu, but to no avail. Originally, i was using my 36" westinghouse lcd tv as a monitor (still didn't work in dual monitor mode), but it was brought to my attention i would probably have better quality game-play using a regular desktop monitor. Anyway, my question is how can i enable both monitors? If anyone needs more information please let me know. Intel i7 920 2. 67 ghz
Evga x58 motherboard
6gb corsair dominator ram
Xfx geforce gtx 295 video card
Drivers: tried them all, currently have 181. 22 installed
19" westinghouse lcd (using dvi hook-up)
17" optiquest q7 lcd (using vga hook-up)

Posted On: 01-29-09 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

5870 Crossfire 4th Monitor

I can't get the second card to detect any displays. Has anybody else had this problem? I have crossfire enabled and i can see the performance increase in bc2 but only with 3 displays. I can even hookup the 4th monitor in place of one of the eyefinity monitors and it detects it. I have tried dvi and hdmi in the second card and neither works. Do i need to try the 10. 3 beta? I am currently 10. 2.

Posted On: 03-07-2010, 07:00 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Asus 5870 Not Detecting Second Monitor

I've double checked all the usual stuff, drivers are good, card is good, outputs are good, cables are good. I just can't seem to get my 5870 to "see" my second monitor. I just threw it in my system, without a reformat, i used to be running a 8800gts 640. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm thinking its likely a reformat and reinstall of everything may fix the issue.

Posted On: 11-12-2009, 04:29 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

5870 Dual Monitor Problem

So today i finally got my new 5870 xxx edition

I had completely removed my old nvidia drivers, and installed the latest ati drivers. Installed the 5870 and right at the start started having problems with duel display configuration. Can someone please answer me, for duel monitors is the hdmi and the 1st dvi port (on top) are the once im supposed to use for this setup? Because using 2 dvi ports doesn't seem to work. The 2nd dvi monitor is always black, even if you only use a single monitor using 2nd dvi it doesn't work. Whats strange when both monitors connected via dvi on the 1st monitor when accessing catalyst the 2nd display is there, but doesn't matter what i tried it doesn't want to turn on, you can see in the options, but the monitor it self doesn't want to turn on, even tho everything is on for this setup to work. For now i got this setup working using hdmi to hdmi and 1st dvi to dvi connection, but makes me wonder if the 2nd dvi is broken or something. Or is only meant to be using using 3rd monitor. Just in case my monitors are dell 2408wfp 24" and dell 2407wfp-hc 24" (both of them work using 1st dvi connection and dont work using 2nd).

Posted On: 12-02-2009, 10:39 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

A Single 5870 Enough For A 30 Inch Monitor ?

About to order my new rig to coincide with the release of windows 7, i got most of what i want in there already figured out:

Phenom ii x4 965 (the 955 is only 20 bucks cheaper)
Msi 790fx-gd70
4 gb ocz black edition 8-8-8-24 1600
2 640gb wd caviar black in raid 0
Sapphire radeon hd 5870
Lian li x1000
Corsair tx850w
Samsun 305t 30 inch monitor @ 2560x1600
Prolimatech megahalems

I plan on playing games at max settings crysis/crysis warhead included. I am worried that at that resolution 1 5870 will not cut it and i am already over my budget by a solid 300$ to afford the second graphic card would have to wait for the end of next november probably. If i wait till november i might as well see what the new nvidia cards look like and just buy this thing post xmas (might get a better deal!). So the way i see it i can do one of two things, buy it now or buy an xbox 360 to tide me over till january and buy the best computer i can afford then! I refuse to pay 3300$ for a computer and not bbe blown away by the performance!

Posted On: 10-07-09 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Monitor Doesn't Go Into Power Save With 5870

Does this happen to anyone else? When the computer is supposed to turn off the display, the screen goes blank, but the backlight doesn't turn off. I'm pretty sure it's not an issue with the monitor, since it went into power save mode just fine w/ my previous graphics card (a 9800gtx). I've got an nec 20wmgx2 if that makes a difference.

Posted On: 03-03-2010, 04:19 AM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

5870 Dual Monitor Screen Tear / Flickering

I just got a 5870 from 4870 and immediately noticed that whenever the automatic 2d to 3d clock jumps up to full 850/1200 there is a significant flicker to a tear in the #2 monitor only and when i use extended desktop. It is repeatable and only happens at that point. I graphed it and can see the vccd/vccd1 amp jump is from 2. 6a/4. 2a to 11. 4a/12a>. I am using a msi afterburner/rivatuner instead of the smartdoctor from asus that came with it because i had it with the 4870 and liked it and it also has the low the de-clocking limit at 600mhz/900mz instead of the other 157/300mhz. All the temps are low when this happens 38-40c . No problems at all on single monitor though there is significant throtling up and back for the vccd volt/amp and the clocks. All the time there is not more than 30-40%gpu use. I can reproduce it easily by just scrolling up and down some web pages. When the 2d is flat line (600/900mhz) no problems and when i am in a game or max gpu use no 2nd monitor issue. I have done every switch and combo, hdmi dvi, both dvi ports dont know. It is like a recurring short. Like a lap top i had where the wear on the hinges causes some shorts to the panel but this screen tear or flicker is fast and easy to pin point. Though the vddc amps jump up and down, the gpuz graph looks like a comb or gap tooth smile, the volts are steady flat line during the clocks and amps jumping so the regulator seems ok . I dont know why the amp draw is dropped so low even when the clocks are at 600/900. If everything stayed level there would be no screen tear. Even with the bouncing around there shouldnt be that effect in the 2 monitor for extended desktop. I know there are any number of other people with the issue , i have gotten no response, nor have they , from amd/ati , asus either and have posted at those forums without any corrective experiences. Some suggestions for similar types of problems but nothing for the same . I am using win7 x64 bit home premium. Many other people , not all though, are 7/64 as well though some xp and vista 64 too. I should have enough power i just put a thermaltake xt 750 in and i used a mushkin enhanced 580 with the 4870 and no problem. I had the 580 running this as well till last week and never had a power problem, never had any problem. I built this last nov and have kept up to date with the drivers, put in ccc 10. 2 last week, gigabyte m4a79xtd evo, asus eas5870, phenomii 3. 4 (oc 3. 77 not for testing)965be, gskill ddr3 1600 pc12, 800, 2x samsung f1 750s, xigmatek s1283 cooler, thermaltake xt750, win7 x64 home prem, hp 1270dvd/cd24xsupermulti, liteon 8xbd/dvd combo, cm rc 690 4 scythe s-flex case fans 1sine intake , 3exhaust- top/rear . The card and case are well cooled and heat has not been an issue for this problem, i would appreciate any insights as to what i might do to correct this. I have tried just about all i can think of, some suggestions, remove and reinstall directx with sdk version someone said helped a like situation but heat may have been related to his. Mostly just trying process of elimination. Have taken off or disabled software to check on conflicts. I use the 2nd monitor to keep tool sets or other utilities so i can keep the larger screen in tact or in 2 parts. I tried to make a group but with different size monitors it just isnt right though might be a fix for someone with the issue with twin displays.

Posted On: 03-09-2010 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

What Cable To Connect Aw2210 Monitor With Ati Hd 5870 ?

I have an aw2210 monitor and i have a dual ati hd5870. What cable to use to connect them? I can't find the right cable on the internet. You can send me some links to websites or explain what i need to look for.

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Ati Radeon Hd 5870 Crossfirex With 1600x900 Monitor Display

Do you recommend ati radeon hd 5870 crossfirex to a 1600x900 monitor display? Well, only one thing matters when you're wondering whether or not this graphics card will work with that monitor is the amount of ram (known as vram) in the graphics card. But trust me, two 5870's will have more than enough vram on your graphics card. Just make sure you're are getting a very high end amd processors at least. But i would recommend a mid-range to high-end i7 processor so there is no bottle-necking the graphics (that's where a certain part isn't able to use its full potential because of another part. An example of a bottleneck is the two 5870's paired up with a sempron processor, idk any idiot who would do that, but that an example of extreme bottle-necking). I'm not sure what graphics card you have but theoretically, with to radeon hd 5870's, you could run up to 6 monitors with the 5xxx series eyefinity feature. It would be pretty awesome to run 6 monitors at a time!

Posted On: 4 weeks ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

5870 Crossfire Performing Worse Than A Single 5870

I just bought 2 5870's today after much research and reading benchmarks they are the way to go, and i have installed them, and in crossfire they are performing, well under what a single 5870 should be doing. My 3d mark vantage score with crossfire is 14, 186. Yes, in crossfire, i heard it should be up near the 22, 000 mark. Also, in mw2 with settings maxed out and crossfire enabled, i am getting an average of 48fps, according to guru 3d it should be 128fps at my resolution with a single card, my old 8800gt's in sli were getting me 90+ and the 5870's should eat the 8800gt's allive and then some. I have the worlds worst luck, so if you guys could point me in the right direction that would be awesome, cause i really want to put my hard earned dollars to work as im sure you can understand.

Posted On: 04/09/2010 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Installing Xfx 7600gt

I just got my xfx 7600gt today. I currently have the bfg6800gt in my pc. How do i go about doing this? Do i swap the cards then the drivers? Or do i wipe the drivers for the first card, then switch the cards and install the new drivers? I would also like to add that i cant see what is up on my screen to wipe the old drivers because the old card ain't turning on when i boot up, so i may have no choice but to pop the new card straight in, will this damage the system if the new card is connected and the old drivers for the other card are on the pc before i put the new ones on?

Posted On: May 25th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Gigabyte Vs Xfx Vs Asus

I am planing on buying a geforce 7950 gt graphic card for my gigabyte ga 965p dq6

So i was wondering which three of these manufacturers are the best result and performance for my motherboard!

-Gigabyte geforce 7950 gt
-Asus geforce 7950 gt
-Xfx geforce 7950 gt

If u need any extra info about my pc pls ask.

Posted On: December 4th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Problems After Installing A New Xfx Hd4850

After getting a new xdx hd4850, and fitting it with no problems whatsoever, my computer seems to be alot slower than it used to be, i.e. : Taking longer to load things etc. My computer also crashes alot and just restarts instantly and then when it starts up says that the system has recovered from a serious error. I have ruled out the following problems that could cause these types of issues:


-Gfx card not compatible; the graphics card works wonders for gaming and can max out cod4 and crysis with 0 problems. The only thing i can think that is wrong is the main hard drive, ever since i fitted the new graphics card, i had to move the sata cable from chan1 to chan4 because the gfx card physically took up too much room on my motherboard. Ever since this, it takes 30 seconds to copy 40mb of data, which used to be instant, also, when playing cod4 or other games sucgh as crysis, sometimes it can take 3 minutes to load a map, when other times it takes about 10 seconds.

Posted On: 13-08-2009, 12:52 PM . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Xfx Bios Flashing Warranty?

I know companies like xfx and evga let us get away with a lot of things on their cards. Does xfx void warranty if the bios is flashed? I know a lot of us are flashing to the asus.

Posted On: 10-12-2009, 08:13 PM . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Samsung 2233sw With Xfx 8600gt

I have a xfx 8600gt 256 mb ddr3 card on my asus m2ne-sli mobo. The only game i play is fifa10 and intend to play fifa11. Thinking of buying samsung 2233sw. It has a full hd resolution 1920 x 1080. With my graphics card, will i be able to play fifa10 at this full resolution? Or will i have to decrease it?

Posted On: 3 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Xfx 4870 - Black Screens In Some Games

I built the rig earlier this month and it runs well for the most part except some games will lock up. The screen goes black and it seems like the video card shuts off. In some games it will rarely ever happen (mw2 only happened once after like 5 hours), in others it will happen a lot. I bought ghostbusters yesterday off steam for $10 and i got to the part with the marshmallow man in the city streets and now if i play for 5-8 minutes the screen goes black and i have to reboot the system. The audio usually continues for about 5 seconds after the black screen. Did i get a lousy power supply? I tried disconnecting the second hard drive and making sure both the gpu power cables are plugged in firmly and it didn't change anything. Everything is stock speeds.

Posted On: 11-29-2009, 04:15 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Xfx 9800gt Video Card Problem

I'm having an issue with my computer. I have a xfx 9800gt card and for some reason when i have the card installed the computer won't boot. I see the power light come on but it doesn't do anything; no fans, no hard-drive access, not a sound. As soon as i pull the card it powers up just fine. I just got the card replaced through xfx and it was running fine with no apparent problems for about a day then i wake up this morning and it's the same problem. I didn't get a chance to test any games so i don't really know if it was working to begin with but it's experiencing the exact same problem as the first card. I'm going to send it back and hope it's just a bad card but could it be something else? Any advice would be appreciated.

Posted On: 09-03-2009, 10:22 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Xfx Ati Radeon Hd 5770 Bottleneck

I recently bought a xfx ati radeon hd 5770, everything installed fine, but i opened up cpu-z and noticed that the core clocks where running significantly lower than they should be, i alt and tabbed out of a game to check what the clocks where while in game, and they still where the same, but a lot of my games are still lagging and i asked someone why and he said it was bottlenecking. Here are my specs:

Windows vista home premium intel pentium duel cpu e2180 @ 2. 00ghz
2gb ram
300w psu
Ati radeon hd 5700 series

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Xfx Radeon Hd 4870 Driver / Hardware Crash

The bugger is an xfx hd-487a-yddc (hd 4870 775m 512mb ddr5 card)

What's happening:

Once the os loads (i'm currently running vista x64 ultimate and have tried win7 beta as well) it's literally a few minutes until the screen starts to display colored pixel "snow" and *maybe* 30 seconds later, if that, the screen goes black and if it comes back without rebooting shows that the driver crashed. I've been through multiple different versions of catalyst since i've bought the card. Even did a card bios update as per xfx tech support and yet the problem lives on. I've tried (at the time) rivatuner 2. 22 as well. Help?

System specs as follows:

Intel q6700 processor
Masscool 8wa741 92mm ball cpu cooler
Asus maximus extreme motherboard (stock settings)
8 gb ocz gold pc3 14400 ram
Antec twelve hundred case
Antec earthwatts 650w ps
(3) hard drives (sata)
(1) ide dvdrw
(1) sata dvdrw

Posted On: 09-07-2009, 05:01 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Crossfire Xfx 5850 - Flashed To Msi Firmware

Okay, so i just got the second xfx 5850 in my rig, but am waiting on the new psu to power the second card (should be here this week). The original card is already flashed to the msi bios sot hat i could use afterburner. The question is, can i still oc both cards, after they are in crossfire, or will the utility only see the primary card?

Posted On: 01-17-2010, 10:39 AM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Center Is Blinking On Xfx Geforce 9300

I have xfx geforce 9300 intel 775 ddr2 motherboard. I have installed there windows 7 professional. It contains default nvidia drivers set for that mother board. Mediaplayer and media center are blinking there in full screen mode. Windows works very and very slow that time. Also primary crt monitor become black when media center in full screen mode. My mother board info:
Xfx geforce 9300 intel 775 ddr2 motherboard

Posted On: Aug 28 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Overclocked Xfx 256mb Geforce 7800 Gtx

In the near future i am planning to order a single xfx 256mb geforce 7800gtx as an upgrade. It has been a bit of a hassle - i am also having to purchase several converters (i don't have a dvi monitor. Blagh. ) And a power supply - i'm running a dell 4700 that's had its guts altered a number of times. Need more be said?

Of course, xfx's version of the card is overclocked to 490 megahertz, and i'm here to ask if anyone has had stability issues with their cards before (especially ones oced by 60mhz. ) - Should i also get some extra cooling for the thing or what?

Performance wise, should i even be getting a card from them?

I'm ordering it in canadian dollars ($679 or something) from tigerdirect. It's pretty much the best deal i could find on it. Blagh again.

Posted On: October 6th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dual Displays On Crt And Lcd On One Xfx 6200

I have an nvidia xfx geforce 6200 card as my only display adapter in my hp right now. I also have two screens connected to the same card:

An older 19" crt connected with vga
And a new 23" lcd connected with s-video

I can use either one separately (while both are connected), and both work fine, but i can't use any dual monitor modes; i can't use them at the same time. Why is that?

Does the xfx 6200 not support that sort of functionality, or do i need to change something to get it to work?

Do i need a second video adapter?

I'm guessing i need either a second adapter or a replacement dual-head card. I'm completely new to dual monitors.

Posted On: July 19th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Xfx Nvidia Geforce Gt 220 1gb Bottleneck

I have a xfx nvidia geforce gt220 1gb and im running a core 2 duo 2. 2ghz at the moment, i am hopeful to buy an amd 9850 quadcore black edition, would my graphics card bottle neck the amd?

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What power supply should i use for my xfx nvidia gtx 260? My computer is currently a core 2 quad (q8200) @ 2. 33 ghz. I just got a xfx nvidea graphics card gtx 260 for it and i it needs 2 power connectors or something?

So i'm wondering if theres any good power supply with 2 power connectors (i still donno what that is on the power supply specifications table) with it? Also if you could explain how to pick a better power supply in the future for me you'll have my sincere thanks. Notes: i'd prefer not to have a coolmax as i've heard even though they are cheap, that they break easily. I also heard that even if a power supply says 600w or 700w or even 800w (overkills) they not even perform as good as a 500 or even a 550 w power supply because of the 12v rails or something. So if anyone can recommend a (not too cheap but not too expensive) power supply that you know for sure has 2 power connectors or something like that that will fit my gtx 260, i'd be happy.

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Xfx Radeon Hd 4870 1gb Screen Flickering Issues

I'm thinking of buying this card but then i read on tigerdirect

That some people have experienced screen flickering from this card and the only way to get rid of it is to "decrease the memory clock speed to 900 (950 outa the box) also drop the fb to 750 ( 775 outa the box)" and also "set the fan speed at 35% (comes stock with 0%)". Has anyone else experienced this/know anything of it or do you think it's just an isolated issue?

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Can an hp/asus p5lp-le motherboard support a xfx geforce 9800 gx2 graphics card? I have uprated the power supply to 700w, and am currently updating to the latest bios version. The machine is an hp pavillion, running vista 32bit and 4gb ddr2 ram.

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