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5870 + 4850 To Run 4 Monitors


Anyone know if you could utilize a 5870 with an older 4850 for the 4 dvi slots and run 4 monitors in eyefinity? Just a thought since i'd have to get rid of my 4850 if i couldn't find a use for it. Plus then you can snag a 3rd and 4th dvi based monitor instead of looking for a dp. Just a thought.

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Can I Run 4 Monitors On 5870 ?

Obviously not in eyefinity mode, but is it possible to run 4 monitors when you are in a desktop environment? I have an hdtv on the wall above my setup and would like to use it for movies. So does it work and just disable during eyefinity?

Posted On: 02-01-2010, 01:13 AM . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Using 3 Monitors With 5870

Who is planning on using 3 monitors with their 5870? If so what size and resolution monitors are you going to use? Is anyone planning on using 3 projectors? I see you can buy the older 1024x768 projectors for around $600.

Posted On: 09-26-2009, 11:57 AM . View Related Posts . . View 19 Replies .

How Can 5870 Handle 3 Monitors ?

Ok the early reviews of the 5870 are out, to be honest not as fast in the benches as i expected. On average it is just better than the 4870x2, which is still awesome. But then how can this thing do multiple screen gaming so smoothly ?

My main point i am trying to make here is, how can this one new card handle extreme crazy resolutions like 7680x1600, that is 3 - 30" displays. I mean for years we have been foaming at the mouth for a single card can even game at 2560x1600res and still be playable, but now this new card can do that on 3 monitors easier ? Doesn't that mean the card needs to be 300% faster than the best already out there?

A single 4870x2 could never in it's wildest dreams game on 3 high res screens smoothly, i mean 24" + size monitors. Now this new single 5870 comes out, which is faster, but not night and day above the 4870x2, and it can suddenly handle multiple screens all at once with ease, but only being a little faster?


Posted On: 09-22-2009, 08:20 PM . View Related Posts . . View 19 Replies .

4 Monitors On A Single 5870

I'm looking to eyefinity 4 monitors (3 would be 1 group and extended on the fourth). My monitors don't have display ports, and so from what i read i would have to buy active adapters for the last two monitors. If i just buy another 5870 would i be able to use the dvi on the second card?

It seems it would be better to go ahead and get another card instead of spending 200$ on adapters. Is there something i'm missing or is this the only way?


Posted On: 01-09-2010, 08:09 PM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

3 Monitors With Different Resolutions With 5870

Quick question. I have 3 - 24" monitors. 2 of them are 1920x1080 and the third is 1920x1200. I do not want to game on all 3 screens (eyefinity), just one. So, will the 5870 support all 3 monitors at their native resolutions for surfing the web, etc?

I also understand that i need a display port adapter. Does it have to be an "active" adapter even though it won't be used for gaming? Anyone have a link to what i need?


Posted On: 10-01-2009 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

5870 Overclocking And Two Monitors, Flickering

I have my 5870 overclocked to 925/1275. Good overclock, safe, worked well. I hooked up a second monitor, but i'm not using it for eyefinity, its just the traditional additional space monitor. Whenever the card is overclocked (even mild overclocks) the second screen flickers whenever moving between different windows, or just about any time the mouse moves over anything new. This is exclusive to the second monitor, and exclusive to when it's overclocked. I have no problem waiting for drivers to mature to overclock since i suspect that's the issue, but i would like to know if any others have the same issue, make sure my card isn't a dud.

Posted On: 11-07-2009, 10:38 PM . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Problems With Dual Monitors And 5870

When at factory settings 2d down-clocks are 400/1200 and everything works fine. However when i try to over-clock the gpu in ccc or afterburner the 2d down-clock settings drop to 157/300 and i get tearing/flickering in firefox while browsing. Not to mention the clocks are jumping from 157/300 to 400/1200 constantly. All is fine though if i open a game and it jumps to 3d mode. Any thoughts and suggestions?

Posted On: 10-16-2009, 06:00 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Run Dual Monitors With An Sli Setup

I'm interested in knowing if one can run dual monitors with an sli setup, one monitor for the game and one for desktop to monitor and manipulate teamspeak/gameserverclient/etc. For some reason i thought one couldn't. About 3 years ago i recall a conversation that an sli rig precluded the use of a second monitor. Maybe that was so back then but is that the case now?

Posted On: 06-11-2009, 02:41 PM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Run Two 5770 In Crossfire With Dual Monitors

Can i run (2) 5770's in crossfire and run dual monitors? Will cf be enabled? Should i hook up both monitors to the top ati card via dvi? Should i hook up one monitor per card via dvi? Is (2) 5770's enough for (2) monitors @ 1080p each? Or should i go for 1 5850?

Posted On: 11-23-2009, 11:15 PM . View Related Posts . . View 19 Replies .

Run 3 Monitors On 1 Pc Tips, Tricks, Common Mistakes

I run xp and currently have a 1gb radeon hd 4670 running 2 1680x1050 22" lcds. I also have a 1080p lcd that i'd like to be able to run at the same time on occasion. I don't like the s-video tv out, lose a 22" option and i think i've read that you can put 2 video cards in (not in crossfire) and run 3 or even 4 monitors simultaneously that way. I've alse read that a lot of people run into issues attempting this. Can anyone provide some info that gets me started and helps me avoid common mistakes?

I was thinking about either getting an identical 4670 or a 4770 to run the dual 22s and moving the 4670 to the hdtv.


Posted On: 05-08-2009, 02:07 PM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

What Hardware Do I Need To Run 2 Diff Games On 2 Diff Monitors ?

I want to run 2 instances of eve online (2 separate accounts) from the same computer. But i want to run one instance full screen on monitor 1, and the other full screen on monitor 2. And if possible, i would like a third monitor to run my desktop so i can surf etc. Can any graphics card out there handle this task? (3d acceleration on 2 separate monitors simultaneously?) Was thinking of getting a 5870 or 5970 depending on what is available first.

Posted On: 11-24-2009, 03:52 AM . View Related Posts . . View 2 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 .

Program For Overclocking An Hd 4850

Okay, already at 700/1075 with the ccc and looking to go higher on the gpu mainly. Is there a program that will give me control over the gpu voltage for the hd 48xx series? I tried rivatuner but i can't get far past stock speed on the gpu as the gpu voltage doesn't budge past 1. 05v but the ccc sets it to 1. 16v after i let the overcrive detect the max frequency then i max the card out from there.

Posted On: 05-23-2009, 08:11 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

4850 Drivers For Windows 7

I'm running windows 7 ultimate x64, with my 4850. I downloaded and installed the catalyst 9. 8 drivers, and they appear in my add/remove programs list, but i'm still thinking that my windows update drivers are the ones actually in use. In device manager, the driver date for the card is back in april. For those running the actual 9. 8 drivers, what is the date showing in device manager, and do you have a system tray icon? I don't, which leads me to believe that i'm actually still using the windows update drivers. Edit: they are dated 4/28/2009 and list the driver version as 8. 612. 0. 0. That's the same date and version as my windows update drivers for a 3450 on my work tower.

Posted On: 08-20-2009, 11:40 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

4850 And Bsod When Using Triple Screens

I have had a triple screen setup for a few months now but i did little to no gaming so my 4850's were rarely in cf mode and on the rare chance i would need cf it worked great and i would switch back to my triple screen after wards without any issue. I have been doing a lot of gaming these past few weeks and that means i have been switching from cf mode very often but when i do it more than a few times i get a bsod. Gaming is great and no odd crashes or anything that would indicate that my cards are faulty. I am currently on 9. 9cats but i tried different versions to try and fix this but no luck. I don't get bsod's when switching cf modes but when i enable the other monitors. Sometimes it crashes when i enable the second monitor and sometimes when i enable the third one. I use 3 samsung 2343bwx monitors and i run everything under xp. Am i doing something wrong?

Posted On: 10-04-2009, 01:47 AM . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Dual Monitor Setup With 4850

First time ever doing a dual monitor setup. I have a 28" hanns g and a 47" 1080p vizio. I want to use my 28" monitor as my main but be able to switch over to my hdtv easily (i don't need to use both at the same time). But when i plug in my hdtv, it forces my monitor to 1080 resolution. Also for some reason my hdtv mimics the borders my monitor has in 1080 resolution instead of displaying in full screen. Is there a way to get these to display right without have to unplug the other whenever i switch displays?

Posted On: 08-01-2009, 02:57 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

How To Update Ati Hd 4850 Drivers?

Well, i play a game called: battlefield bad company 2 [pc] version. But the loading screen for matches/levels is taking too long, i was playing with a friend while talking through skype, and all my pc specs are better than his but still he would load and actually be in the game faster than me. Well, i went to try to find some solutions using google, and i found out that i have to install the new ati catalyst drivers, well atm. I already have the ati catalyst program, but when i download and install the new ones, am i supposed to uninstall/delete the old ati drivers/catalyst before downloading/installing the new ones? Or can i just leave the program open without doing anything and just go on and download/install the newest drivers?

The reason i'm asking this is to make sure that i won't be using the old drivers without knowing or maybe some things would go wrong and stuff. I just like to have a clean hdd. Well, i hope i will be answered soon enough! Because i feel like playing without the long loading screens.


Posted On: 4 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Imac With I7 And Ati Hd 4850 M 512mb

Imac 27" with i7 and ati hd 4850m 512mb a good gaming machine? I really wanna buy this imac, but the thing holding me back is the gpu. I heard mixed reviews, many saying it's a good card, others saying it's a bad card. To make clear. I want this rig to play all of the games at 1920x1080 medium to high quality. Except of course games like crysis or metro 2033 (for these, maybe 1600x1200 medium-high quality). I want decent and playable frame-rates. I know i can't upgrade anything in the imac, so that's why i am asking. A friend of mine has a desktop 9800gt 1gb and can do all the things i mentioned. Will this card play any game that has come out and will come out in the future, at a good frame-rate with good settings? I don't want to get a pc again, so don't tell me to. I will game on windows with bootcamp, so don't tell me "how many mac games are there to game on a mac?". P. S. Some gameplay footage, or benchmarks would be appreciated.

Posted On: 3 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dual Monitor Ati 4850 Overclocking

So apparently there is an issue with the idle clocks on the card that when you try to overclock (or even change the fan speeds!) When two screens are being ran it will crash. Apparently there is a fix for the bios on the card or something? Anyone know more about this?

Posted On: 08-24-2009, 02:43 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

4850 - Monitor Goes To Standby After Winxp Boot

I'm having a strange issue with the 4850: after windows xp is done booting, just before the login screen, the monitor goes into standby, however i can boot find in safe-mode. This only occurs after installing amd drivers for the card. When i uninstall the drivers via safe-mode, it works fine. I've tried display driver version 9. 5, 9. 4 , and a couple of 8. X's. No help. This issue just started for some reason. Intel 7200 on gigabyte p43 , 2 gigs ram and visiontek 4850 on windows xp sp3

Posted On: 05-25-2009, 07:45 PM . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Ati Radeon Hd 4850 Fullscreen Problem

All of a freakin sudden, when i load pc games in fullscreen mode, i get this weird stair effect which has different colored lines going through the entire screen. Plus, sometimes it even keeps blinking in and out of the screen being normal, and the lines being through it like every 2 seconds! What in davey jones's locker is the problem here?! It just started doing this all of a sudden! Please don't metion windowed mode, because that *** me off when i tried that and couldn't move around in the game (like company of heros). Games like that, which require you to put the mouse cursor on the side of the screen to move around the map. Tell me how i can do that in windowed mode when the taskbar (start, and what not) at the bottom, not to mention half the screen not even being on the damn monitor. Only thing is, i don't see the lines in windowed mode, which is weird. Please, if you guys know how to get my games running in fullscreen again without any problems, i'd be grateful a whole bunch!

Computer stats: alienware desktop with amd phenom x4 9550 quad-core processor with dual ati radeon hd 4850 512mb gddr graphics card and 4gb ram (expandable to 16gb).


Posted On: January 29th 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Ati Radeon 4850 Hd Installation On Linux

I am trying to install the drivers of the above mentioned card. I downloaded the drivers from the ati site and then proceeded to locate the . Run and type sudo sh *run. I then go to edit the settings in the catalyst control center and it says there was a problem initializing the catalyst control center linux edition. No ati graphics driver installed or the driver isn't functioning properly. I have double checked 3 times to make sure i was using the correct driver. Ati-driver-installer-9-1-x86. X86_64. Run

I have run various commands to install all other possible proprietary drivers but nothing still, i have also used the

Ati-driver-installer-9-1-x86. X86_64. Run -buildpkg ubuntu/8. 10

This created a lot of . Deb files and i am not sure what needs to be done with them? So any help is greatly appreciated. Can't wait to get my 3 monitor system up and running in linux.


Posted On: February 9th 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Hd 4850 512mb Or Geforce 9800 Gtx

I can not know which vga card is better hd 4850 512mb or geforce 9800 gtx plus(+) or geforce 9600 gtx so can anyone help me to choose best one of them plz.

Posted On: October 9th 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Sapphire Radeon Hd 4850 - Emachine Et1331-02

My computer only has one visible power slot for a graphics card with two connectors? My computer model is an emachine et1331-02. As i've already had enough trouble breaking open the back of the case's metal slots (problem described here: http://www.Tomshardware.com/forum/284059-33-cant-insert-video-card-emachine), now another problem arises. I'm only 14, and i don't know too much about computers themselves. I recently got this new graphics card to enhance my computer, a sapphire radeon hd 4850, and its power connector has two individual slots, and in my machine, i can only see one visible slot to plug it in. Do i need both to power the card? If not, which one do i use (one has 3 wires connected and the other has 5)? And if i do need both. I only have one slot.

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

Adding X1300 To 4850 Crossfire, Driver Issues

I currently run 4850 crossfire. There are a few issues iíd like to fix. -I canít overclock the cards while using dual monitors. If i overclock even one mhz the screens will start to flicker and the display driver will fairly promptly crash. I understand that this is an issue with the idle clocks on the cards and i can fix it by using a custom bios that keeps the cards at 3d clocks, but i donít really want to load a custom bios on the cards. Right now i can only overclock when using a single monitor. -Although i use 2 monitors right now, iíd like to add a 3rd. I can only use more than two monitors with my 4850ís if i disable crossfire. So i picked up a x1300 pci card. My idea is that iíll just use my 4850 for my main monitor and have the x1300 handle both the 2nd and 3rd monitors. Hopefully this both allows me to overclock my 4850ís and run 3 monitors. My problem is that it seems the newest driver for the x1300 is the 9. 3. 1 legacy driver:

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/legacy/pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx?Type=2. 4. 1&product=2. 4. 1. 3. 7&lang=english

Any customers using a combination of a ati radeon hd 2000 series, ati radeon hd 3000 series, or ati radeon hd 4000 series product with any of the legacy products listed above in a single pc system must use the ati catalyst 9. 3 or earlier driver. All future ati catalyst releases made available past the ati catalyst 9. 3 release will not include support for the legacy products listed above or any of the features associated with those legacy products. That has me a bit worried. The 9. 3 driver would probably work fine on my 4850ís but i like to stay current with my driver just so that i can have the best crossfire support in games. On the other-hand, could it just be that those are vista drivers and they are referring to the vista limitation of not being able to load multiple video drivers?

I was under the impression that you could, for example, have an ati and nvidia card running side by side in windows 7. If that is the case it shouldnít be much of an issue running a newer and older ati card, right?


Posted On: 08-16-2009, 10:47 AM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Use Eyefinity Driver For 2 Monitor Span Mode With 4850 ?

Any ideas if this will work with current tech to emulate the span mode from windows xp? Set 2 22's to 3360x1050?

Posted On: 09-29-2009, 07:14 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Multiple Drive External Enclosure (galaxy 4850 Or Other)

For a 2-4 bay external drive enclosure (which i want to use for backups), using usb or firewire, does it have to be in raid or jbod? The one i mentioned, which i don't know much about, comes with a hardware raid controller, although i think i'd be skeptical, but anyway, can they be seen as individual drives, or no because not on different ports and has to use onboard raid?

Follow up question, jbod: if one of these enclosures is using jbod, and dies, is the data easily recoverable, ie: are the drives kept in ntfs and could i hook them up to something else and pull the data off, although it wouldn't necessarily be in any order?


Posted On: 09-01-2009, 03:55 AM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Hd 4850 - Dual Monitor Flicker Issue - Fix

If you are running a hd 4850 & dual monitors off that card, you may have been getting a flicker, bsod, or drive crash. This is being caused by the power save mode on the card. Specifically, the memory portion of the power save. This will stop the flicker / bsod/ & driver crashes when using a second monitor. You can keep the cores at the lower speed for the power save features if desired. See the forums replies for instructions on how to fix.

Posted On: 08-17-2008, 07:13 PM . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Adding X1300 To 4850 Crossfire, Driver Issues?

I currently run 4850 crossfire. There are a few issues iíd like to fix. -I canít overclock the cards while using dual monitors. If i overclock even one mhz the screens will start to flicker and the display driver will fairly promptly crash. I understand that this is an issue with the idle clocks on the cards and i can fix it by using a custom bios that keeps the cards at 3d clocks, but i donít really want to load a custom bios on the cards. Right now i can only overclock when using a single monitor. -Although i use 2 monitors right now, iíd like to add a 3rd. I can only use more than two monitors with my 4850ís if i disable crossfire. So i picked up a x1300 pci card. My idea is that iíll just use my 4850 for my main monitor and have the x1300 handle both the 2nd and 3rd monitors. Hopefully this both allows me to overclock my 4850ís and run 3 monitors. My problem is that it seems the newest driver for the x1300 is the 9. 3. 1 legacy driver:[url]

Any customers using a combination of a ati radeon hd 2000 series, ati radeon hd 3000 series, or ati radeon hd 4000 series product with any of the legacy products listed above in a single pc system must use the ati catalyst 9. 3 or earlier driver. All future ati catalyst releases made available past the ati catalyst 9. 3 release will not include support for the legacy products listed above or any of the features associated with those legacy products.

That has me a bit worried. The 9. 3 driver would probably work fine on my 4850ís but i like to stay current with my driver just so that i can have the best crossfire support in games. On the other-hand, could it just be that those are vista drivers and they are referring to the vista limitation of not being able to load multiple video drivers?

I was under the impression that you could, for example, have an ati and nvidia card running side by side in windows 7. If that is the case it shouldnít be much of an issue running a newer and older ati card, right?


Posted On: 08/16/2009 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .