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Connect Compaq 1024 Monitor To Ati Radeon Hd 5970


Can i connect my compaq 1024 color monitor to a ati radeon hd 5970 graphics card? The monitor is a little older. This is the specs on it: http://www.Monitorworld.com/monitors/compaq/1024color462.html

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Can you connect an ati radeon hd 5830 and a 5970 using crossfire? I have an xfx ati radeon hd 5830 hdmi 1gb graphics card and id like to know if i can connect it to another graphics card like ati radeon 5850 or 5870 or even 5970 using crossfire or can i only have 2x radeon 5830's. And an additional question: is 2x 5830's better than one 5870?

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Ati Radeon 9550 256mb Dual Monitor Setup

I have a sis motherboard that has only 1 agp slot, and 3 pci slots. I have 2 agp cards (one is currently installed, other sitting in a box), it's an ati radeon 9550 256 mb card with 2 plugs on the back (one monitor is plugged in and running), not sure if they are dvi or vga, but i think my current monitor is plugged into the vga. What i want to know is, do i absolutely have to have 2 video cards? If so, i only have one agp slot, what do i have to buy?

Can i use an adapter to plug the 2nd monitor into the dvi?

Any way to use the original monitor plug with one, and leave the other with my ati?


Posted On: April 29th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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I also ran into another product. The case i am looking at has no extra provided support for long video cards and i randomly saw this. I can probably mod the card and case if need be to work but would it look retarded? I can't decide if having a wire go from the top of the case to the video card would make it look weird/retarded or cool. I was also planning on modding a bar support thing to fit in my case too. A thin wire compared to a long wide bar, like seen in other cases, would by like ribbon cables to rounded cables. Frees up more room for air circulation. What are you guys opinions on using this ninja wire to act as a support for a video card? Do i even need to worry about the video cards weight? If you saw this in a case, what would you think about it?


Posted On: 01-27-2010, 07:23 AM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Radeon 5970 Fit In Silverstone Rv02 ?

Will a radeon 5970 fit in a silverstone rv02 case?

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Yes, and no. You would need to remove the middle fan in order for it to fit. http://www.Overclock.net/computer-cases/683295-ati-radeon-hd-5970-rv02-possible.html

The picture on the forum shows an hd 5970 in the case with the middle fan still installed, yet the people in the forum seem to have come to the conclusion that it is impossible.


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The other thing is, how does the desktop x600 compare to nvidia. Wats its competitor card? A regular 6800? Highly doubt that. Ill look this one up. I dont know the number of pipes on the x600. . Using sapphire's x600 pro for reference. It is 4 pipes. What the , fx series then?! 5950xt or sumthin in that order?


Posted On: May 11th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: January 16th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Fix For 5970 Multiple Monitor Flashing

Update: please note that i found that using your stock 3d memory clock speeds is usually required to eliminate the 'flashing. ' my sapphire 5970 has a stock 3d memory clock speed of 1010 mhz, so that is what i'm using here; your card may require different clock speeds for multiple monitor stability. Problem: when using multiple monitors on the radeon 5970 and a 2d desktop environment, one or more monitors exhibit flashing and artifacts, especially when moving windows around. This problem may affect other 5xxx series cards. This specific problem goes away if you run a 3d application in a window. If so, the below fix should solve your issue. 1. Open ccc

2. Unlock and enable overdrive if they arenít already. 3. Go to options/profiles/profiles manager. Create a new profile. Under composition make sure "ati overdrive" is checked. Save and close, do not activate. 4. In windows go to: c:users{yourusername}appdatalocalatiaceprofiles (you will need to have "show hidden files" turned on for this)

5. Open the xml document with the name of the profile you just created (notepad is fine)

6. Change the values of the clock and memory speeds to look like this (these specific values are what worked for me and my card, use judgment) edit only the bold values. Please note that if you have multiple gpus, there will be one entry per gpu that needs to be altered. (Target_1, target_2, and so on. )

Feature name="coreclocktarget_0"

Property name="want_0" value="40000"

Feature name="memoryclocktarget_0"

Property name="want_0" value="101000"

7. Save and close.go back to ccc and activate the profile you just created. *I'm finding that, after a restart, i'm having to switch to a single-display profile, then back to my working multi-display profile. Just a heads up. This will make the card idle at 400core, 1010 memory. (2d clocks are the "want_0" values. ) This solution was originally posted on the amd game forums by user eventhorizon. I found that i had to increase my memory clock to 1010 (1010 mhz) to get the 2d desktop stable, but that 400 mhz core clock was sufficient. Your mileage may vary. You can test if your new 2d clock speeds are activated by opening ccc and going to ati overdrive; it will show you your gpu's current clock speeds. If your desktop still suffers from flashing using multiple monitors try upping the memory speed a bit until it goes away.


Posted On: 12-22-2009, 11:41 AM . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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1) swapping dvi-d cables (i used 2 new ones on each monitor)
2) swapping which dvi-d cables go to which ports on the back of the card
3) using a dvi-d and a displayport cable
4) both windows 7 and windows vista

Based on this, i don't think it's a bad port on the card. I've also disconnected the second monitor and the first monitor that was previously showing the "jitter" stopped. So, it's definitely caused when two monitors are active.googling this comes up with reports of people pointing to ati overdrive and turning it off to solve the problem. That leaves fan/cooling issues that don't seem good. I'd prefer not go this route and find a approved solution. Finally, i noticed the horizontal band that one of the monitors shows in the dual monitor setup is consistant. That is, it is always at the same height and just flickers like a band of static. It seemed to change it's position (vertically) depending on what inputs i used (dual dvi-d's vs. Dvi-d + displayport). This seems an edge case for ati/amd (one hopefully fixed by drivers!), And something i'd be interested to hear if others have experienced. As it is, i'm about to rma this card and maybe go for a 295 + 280 setup, but i'm still hopeful i can solve the flicker problem and call it a day.


Posted On: 12/07/2009 . View Related Posts . . View 28 Replies .

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Will ati catalsyt 4. 4 work with my card?


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Thats the one that i downloaded.


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And i've heard that if i have two monitors plugged (in the dvi and the analog ports respectively)
I can do some trick do split the picture between the monitors. For example i could watch tv with christv on the analog and do my work on the dvi. Is this possible with this graphic card and how? Does anybody know?


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I'm in no way an expert in these things, but i do know a few things here and there, i'll try to explain my problem as best as i can. Specs:
Ati radeon x800
Dell dimension 8400
(If more than this is needed, just ask. )

Twice before, while i was playing world of warcraft (this only occurred when i was playing wow) the screen would suddenly develop squares all over the screen. Not in a checkerboard pattern, but they were aligned vertically and horizontally, with spacing in between each of them. I tried turning the monitor off and on, but the squares persisted (i'm assuming this rules out the monitor as the problem). The first time it happened, i windowed out of it, and the squares persisted on teh desktop and the text-ed areas of firefox. The second time it happened, the dekstop and firefox seemed to shake them off (i'm not sure if this is of any relevance). I just opened it up and dusted off the card and everything else, and i'm about to update the drivers, to see if that is of any help. But if anyone could shed some light on why this is happening, and whether the drivers may or may no help it, it would be greatly appreciated.


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Posted On: February 9th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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My old 9700pro just died so i recently bought a x800xl straight from ati. However, when tried booting it up, it gave me one long and 2 short beeps meaning video adapter error, but i checked the power and agp connections and they are fine. I also tried disconnecting the sound card, and unplugging the power off the unnecessary hardware. What could be wrong?

In the meantime, i tried inserting my old video card back in and it also made the same beeps! Then afterwards after a restart, i gave me that infamous high-low alternating beeping sound, then after a restart, back to the video card error (1 long, 2 short) then after a final restart, it finally worked!

Since the old video card was now working, i tried putting in my new x800xl card in but then it again gave me the video adapter error (1 long 2 short), after several restarts, no change. I have a p4 2. 4c, 1. 5gb ram, abit ic7, x800xl and a antec 350w psu.could it be that the psu cannot handle the extra load of the card or is the video card that i got defective?


Posted On: July 15th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

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I just got a ibm netvista tower and i installed my card, and everything installs fine, except it still lags. I dont play games but when i scroll pages, its bad. Ive tried ati drivers and omega drivers. I even uninstalled the old ones first. I have 2. 4 ghz processor with 1. 5gb of ram, pentium 4, service pack 2, windows xp. My bios has some options but i have no idea what to set them as. Ive tried messing with various options but it still lags. Edit: card is ati radeon 9600

I cant post pictures but my bios says

Active video: ati radeon 9600 pro

Shared memory: 512 [and then you can click and it says 1024k and 8192k]

Select active video: agp [which mine is]

Graphics aperture: 256mb, 128mb, 64mb, 32mb [its on 256mb now]


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Bought what was advertised as new on ebay, an ati radeon x850 xt pci-e. Installed in my hp pavilion a1510n without problems. As i boot up, i see something strange: the hp boot screen is heavily artifacted in vertical patterns. Even stranger, as i enter bios many of the usual letters in the menus are replaced by strange symbols and numbers. Same thing if i enter bios setup. This stays apparent until i get into windows (before installing ati drivers; stock nvidia ones are still there). Once in everything looks ok for the most part. Naturally windows loads its own default driver until i install catalyst. So i proceed to first uninstall the nvidia drivers and install catalyst 7. 1 that i had just dled from website. Installation goes through fine, i am asked to reboot, and i do, hoping i won't see the artifacts again. Same artifacts appear in bios again, but boot process is otherwise unaffected. At this point i had already changed primary video adapter from "onboard" to "pci e" in bios, so they shouldn't be affecting each other. As my computer goes past the xp load screen, it will go black for a bit as if loading desktop but instead greets me with a bsod, saying "ati2dvag" was to blame and "the device driver got stuck in an infinite loop. " Important: i've seen others describing bsod's appearing midgame, but mine came up everytime as windows was booting up. I tried older versions of catalyst, the drivers alone, and omega drivers but all of them gave me the same bsod on startup. Booting in safe mode didn't show the same errors, so i'm pretty sure at this point it's either a driver issue or a bad gpu. Can anybody advise me as to what i should do at this point? I haven't been doing any overclocking or anything of the sort with the system, it's all stock. I've only had this card for a few hours. Does anybody know of issues arising when ati cards are put on mobos with onboard nvidia?

Posted On: January 28th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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My machine runs an intel i5 3ghz with 8gb of ram. My power supply is a corsair 650 watt. I purchased an ati redeon 5770. It ran a little hot but it worked fine for a few days, then it went kaput. Windows wouldn't even detect the device anymore and the drivers were up to date. So i traded the card in for a nvidia ge force galaxy gts 250. Ive had it for the better part of a month and it has worked fine and the temp never climes above 65-66 even under significant load. Anyways for the same money, the radeon seems to be a much better card and i know tons of people who run them. So, i decided to give it another shot. I went and got a new one and have been monitoring the temp. I notice the temp climbs to the mid 60s pretty quickly and the fan maxes out. Now, the when its under a decent load, the temp gets between 69-72. The temp and fan also drop super quickly when i reduce the load on the card. This is with the case open and two case fans btw. My question is, since the card is a bit beefier, does it just run a little hotter? Is the monitoring software included with the card not that great? How hot is too hot for the card? The temp gauge seems to indicate that the temps its running in are still in the green zone, but its a graphic and i don't know if the colors on the gauge are for show, or are meant to be an actual indicator. My power supply seems to be fine and it should be more than enough to power the card. Ive done some research but the answers vary pretty wildly. This is my first ati card, maybe they just behave very differently from nvidia cards?

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Alright so heres my question, began playing crysis among other graphic power houses since yesterday and well i get around' 72-76 degrees c' which i hear is good as long as it stays under 85. But in idle it's around the 50's ranging from 50 itself all the way up to 59, granted i do have firefox open and some youtube videos with flash and stuff turned on . But still!

I hear my card is low on temp which should be around 46 degrees c', when i got up early this morning it was cold super cold like ice, was around 30 degrees c', nice and frosty. But as the damned sun comes up bam! It settles in the 50's. But when it starts to rain for awhile it drops back down to around 48 to 49 in idle. S. Yeah what is going on? Not sure if i have a cooler so

Oh and the card in question is an' ati radeon hd 5770 - not overclocked, its in normal state. And its a single atirhd5770 card, not a dual otherwise i wouldn't be asking.


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

Ati Radeon Hd 5870 Manufacturers

I have been searching for a decently priced 5870 card and found that xfx did the cheapest (on www.Scan.co.uk). However after reviewing my future purchase i found that many people have had a problem with xfx cards and that their rmd leaves much to be desired. I also found that visiontek were the most preferred manufacturer and so set out to find how much they priced them at in the uk. And so this is were i got stuck. I cannot find a visiontek radeon hd 5870 card anywhere on online uk computer hardware stores like scan and lambdatek and started to wonder if you could get them in the uk at all. So i opted to get a sapphire one instead, however i then found two sapphire 5870 cards existed (not including the eyefinity 6 ones) and that one of them hasn't been released yet. I am wondering if i should wait for the soon-to-be released sapphire card, get the current sapphire one or is there in fact a store that sells a visiontek card. (Also if there are other recommended manufacturers other than these two i should consider that are priced around £300 to £350, or cheaper if possible, although that goes into xfx territory). Thanks in advance for any help and the sapphire cards are:

http://www.Lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index. Pl?Prodid=b277054&viewspec=y&showold=#producttop

http://www.Lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index. Pl?Prodid=b273998&viewspec=y&showold=#producttop


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Will New Drivers Make The Ati Radeon 5850 Better ?

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I have a brand new ati radeon x1300 graphics card. I have many different types of computers and oses, i am trying to get it to work with *any* of them! Pc store has tested the card, it works fine, but when i take it home to try it on any of the pcs, i encounter problems. First off, when i insert the card into the agp slot, (the only slot it fits in), and power on the computer, a couple things happen. 1. The fan on the graphics card is on, so i know it's getting power, and thus not a power issue. 2. My monitor, which is connected to an onboard vga adpater (not the new card, the built in one), goes blank. I can't tell if the computer continues startup or post or anything, because the monitor is black. I tried, out of curiosity to remove the vga cable from the onboard card's port and plug it in to the new card's vga port. When i unplug it, the monitor goes from a blank black screen to saying no input detected, and that screen will bounce around on the monitor. When i plug it into the new card's vga slot (it has vga svideo and dvi) it goes back to the blank screen. So the monitor detects the card as an input device, but the device isn't sending anything for it to display? So it's blank?

3. I tried changing bios settings - my bios has no way to "disable" onboard graphics, but it does have a way to change which ones are used. I can change the graphics modes under video settings to say either agp or pci. I have repeated steps 1 and 2 on both settings, neither of which work. 4. When i remove the graphics card from the agp slot, and start the pc again, it starts as it normally does. Now, when the card is not inserted, and i can start windows and get to my desktop, i am in *** resolution, and only 16 color mode. When i look in devmgmt. Msc there is no display adapter installed, and the display for the computer is set to monitor default. When i open up the "other devices" + section, i see unknown vga compatible device. This is with my new card disconnected. So i assume the drivers for my onboard graphics card (an intel) are also not installed. When i open it up, it says this also: drivers for this device are not installed (error 0). The last thing i tried, was starting the computer without the agp card inserted, just to get it started, and then once windows logged in and loaded completely and i'm idol at my desktop, i tried putting the agp card in (while the computer was running and started already). The fan turns on, and the computer stays running (no blue screen of death that normally accompanies a hardware change during operation haha) so now i assume that it's connected and everything is running. So i went back into devmgmt but could not find any other devices other then the initial "unknown vga compatible device". There is nothing under monitor, nothing under unknown devices. I tried the add hardware wizard, i tried clicking "scan for hardware changes", nothing. So i tried to install the ati radeon x1300 drivers anyway, whether it detected the card or not, i was hoping i could just put them on there, and try to restart, and maybe once the drivers where there, it would detect my card. But when i try to install catalyst, the complete error message is "setup was unable to find components that can be installed on your current hardware or software configuration. Please make sure you have the required hardware or software. "

So i assume now that i cannot even install the drivers, unless the card is recognized by devmgmt. Where should i proceed? I've read a couple things about the card, and about onboard vga graphics getting in the way. I think i read somewhere that if you can't disable onboard graphics in bios that maybe there is a jumper on the motherboard? Would that allow me to use the agp card from startup without getting a blank screen?

And how come on all the ati help tutorials and faq it says i should be able to plug in my agp card and start windows even when onboard graphics are on? I think i'm understanding that it should still start, and just recognized two graphics cards installed, but mine doesn't, it just has blank screen and startup doesn't continue. Any help/ideas?


Posted On: April 1st 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .