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ATI CrossFire instability and horizontal bands?

I recently added another ATI 5870 card to my system to experiment with ATI Crossfire (dual GPU) performance increases. However, I've had a lot of intermittent stability problems, most seriously a set ...
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How do I enable/disable overscan on my TV in Catalyst Control Center?

I've connected my PC to my TV via HDMI (I've also tried using DVI). Whatever the resolution (anything from 800 x 600 to 1080p), the image displayed on the TV does not fill the entire screen surface; ...
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Broken mouse cursor on main monitor, Windows 7 64 Bit, ATI Radeon HD 7870

UPDATE: Please check out the new answer I've posted to this problem. It might be that a solution to this frustrating problem exists now. Scroll down to see it. Quite a while ago my graphic card died ...
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3 Monitor PCI-e Graphics card on Linux (without tremendous pain)?

As we are all painfully aware, the only way to get multiple monitors AND compositing (Compiz) on Linux is to use a single graphics card that can drive both (or in my case all three) screens. I bought ...
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Is it possible to dedicate a monitor for VirtualBox use?

Configuration Windows 7 Intel i7-based platform ATI Raedon HD 5850 Display card VirtualBox with Ubuntu 10.10 as guest Problem: I wanted to connect another monitor to my current setup (Which is a ...
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Safe to Delete C:\ATI?

Is it safe to delete the C:\ATI folder? It keeps adding up every time there's a new version. I was wondering if it's safe to delete all of them once the installation is complete?
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How to stop windows resizing when the monitor display channel is turned off / switched to different source

Have a new 6870 ati radeon adapter with its drivers set to 1080p 60hz resolution hooked up to a 2008 47" high end Samsung HDMI based TV. However, when the tv is turned to a different hdmi input ...
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How hot is too hot? (Or, how my graphics card burned my fingers)

Note: I originally set setup logo, I meant startup logo. This system has had Windows installed for awhile now. I installed a new Core 2 Quad in my system and was getting ready to do burn-in testing, ...
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How to find out exact model of ATI video card you have?

I'm trying to find out remotely what type of video card I have in order to get a fan for it, i'ts made by ATI (it's actually manufactured by ATI and not a third party company), the drivers only say ...
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Does the Radeon HD 5450 support three displays?

I know that ATI.com says that the Radeon HD 5450 supports three displays. My question is, how does it support three displays without DisplayPort? I see only VGA, HDMI, and DVI on 5450s.
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Identifying the version of ATI Catalyst drivers

I have bought a new video card based on the ATI Radeon HD 5670 chipset. I couldn't make it work with the latest ATI Catalyst drivers found on their website, only the drivers found on the CD ...
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My display is blank when I turn on my HDTV connected to Media Center

When I turn on my TV, it's often the case that the screen is blank and I have to unplug / plug the HDMI cable connected from the Windows Media Center to a Samsung LED TV. This problem only occurs ...
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What is the current state of Linux video driver support?

I am thinking of buying a new video card. My primary OS is Linux, so I want to know whether ATI or Nvidia has better Linux driver support. I know that both companies support Linux, but am wondering ...
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Linux: Use NVIDIA and ATI cards in the same computer

I've got the following graphics cards installed in my computer: $ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon HD 4770 [RV740] 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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How to stop switchable graphics from switching to high-power GPU when charging the laptop?

I've an Acer laptop with Windows 7 64 bit and an ATI Radeon HD 6550M Graphics card. Whenever I connect the power to charge the battery it automatically switches to the high-power GPU (ATI) instead of ...
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ATI Temperature Monitoring

I'm trying to monitor the temperature of my GPUs (multiple ATI 5970) in my computation cluster. Problem is that the aticonfig tool does not work in headless mode # /usr/bin/aticonfig ...
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Multiple video cards on Windows 7

I've got an Nvidia Geforce 9500GT and am thinking of buying an ATI Radeon HD 4850. I have two PCI-Express slots. Would I be able to run these cards simultaneously on Windows 7? I want to also be ...
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Over/underclock 5870 on linux without limits?

I want to downclock my Ati Radeon HD5870's memory to 300Mhz and overclock it's core frequency to 930Mhz. I can do this on windows using Ati Tray Tools. On linux, the only way to do this so far has ...
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ATI Firepro v4800 3 monitor support

I have an interesting, yet very frustrating problem. I have two computers, both running win7 32 bit, and both with ATI Firepro V4800 graphics cards. Both are using the DVI port and two DP to DVI ...
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Windows 8 gives “system thread exception not handled” error message after update

I have a 64-bit Dell laptop which I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Since then, it's creating havoc in my life. The Metro apps are not working, the system crashes once in a while, and ...
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Adding dual monitor settings to xorg.conf.d

I have Ubuntu Studio 12.04 Precise Pangolin with XFCE as its default desktop. My old HIS ATI Radeon 9250 graphics card was adding red crud across the screen with the generic driver, but downloading ...
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Whats the Min and Max temperature of an ATI Raedon HD 5800 series?

I am having heat problems with my ATI Radeon HD 5800 series card, the minimum temperature of my card is 45C and max I have had it at was 90C. Do I have a heat problem or is this the temperature the ...
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Kill overscan for ATI drivers?

I have a dual-boot Windows 7 64 bit/Linux 64 bit machine that uses ATI's Catalyst drivers. Sometimes I attach it to a 1080p LCD TV over HDMI. ATI is daft enough to provide a border to account for ...
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Ati drivers using too much RAM and CPU

I re-installed Windows 7 a few days ago on my computer and I've noticed that the Ati drivers are using too much RAM and CPU. There have been instances where ccc.exe would use around 4-5GB of RAM out ...
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3 Monitors on Sapphire Radeon HD 6870

I've got a decent machine, 8 GB RAM, good motherboard etc and an Radeon HD6870 GC. I'm desperately trying to run three monitors on the card. The card has 1 HDMI, 2 DVI and 2 Mini DisplayPorts. The set ...
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Can't get 3 monitors to work at the same time with 2x ATI 6900 with DVI

I have 3 monitors, with two ATI 6900. I want to use all monitors using DVI. Is this possible? I'm using Windows 7. I can only get two of the monitors to work at the same time.
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I have a radeon 6450 with 1 dvi port, but I need to be able to 2 monitors can this be done?

I am upgrading my video card which has a HDMI and DVI-I port according to the pin out on it, but a DVI to VGA adapter does not work, so I figure it has the DVI-I port, but it uses the DVI-d signal. I ...
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Differentiate CUDA Cores(NVIDIA) and Stream processor(ATI/AMD)

I think the question is answered here but I'm still wondering if what is the difference between the units it is referring to. For example, a GTX 570 has 480 CUDA cores, while the ATI equivalent HD ...
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How can I ensure my Samsung Series 7 is actually using the Radeon switchable graphics?

I have a Samsung Series 7 with the Radeon 6750M switchable graphics. The ATI software lets you force programs to use the dedicated card. However, I'm not convinced it is actually ever using it, as the ...
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How can I view my video card's temperature via SSH?

I've finally managed to set up my two ATI Radeon 6950 video cards in my machine, but the cards can get quite hot. Based on the arrangement of my apartment, I want to be able to SSH into the machine an ...
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How to overclock an ATI/AMD graphic card further than Overdrive allows?

I've got a fresh HD 6850 overcloked to 850 MHz with OverDrive. I heard its possible to run it at 1000 MHz but how? Please don't educate me about the risks of overclocking!
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 - Support OpenCL or not?

I wanted to run Folding@Home on my laptop. I downloaded version 6.41 which supports GPGPU for ATI with the r_700 switch. It seemd too work slow so I took a look with GPU-Z and I was puzzled. ATI ...
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Program for managing multiple monitors to keep from rearranging Windows

I have a setup in use where I use up to four monitors. The problem is I generally switch around what I'm using and that messes up where all of my windows are. I'm on Windows 8 and have two graphics ...
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Scaling problems with Radeon HD6850 and Acer S222HQL (HDMI)

I have scaling problems with Radeon HD6850 (HDMI) and Acer S222HQL (HDMI). Before I switch to HDMI I had used DVI with a "crystal clear" image. Today I switch to HDMI and get a washy look. First the ...
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How can I limit/disable TurboCache on a EX58-UD3R?

I have 16GB of RAM installed in my computer. It is DDR3 at 1333MHZ. My motherboard is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R MAX RAM 16GB. In Windows 7 Professional 64-bit I can only see 12GB; the remaining RAM is ...
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ATI Radeon HD 4650 - Screen flickers

I will start with my system specs: Motherboard - Hewlett-Packard HP d530 SFF OS - Windows XP Professional SP3 with all updates installed RAM - 1GB Kingston Monitor - Samsung SyncMaster ...
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Multiple EyeFinity Display groups

Is it possible with an EyeFinity enabled card to make multiple display groups at once? I was playing with a FirePro 2460 and while a 4x1 or 2x2 display group works quite nicely, if I make a 2x1 ...
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Noisily rendered text in Firefox

It came to me in a week or so that certain pages (Facebook, StrackOverflow, some news sites) have text rendering errors in Firefox. As a workaround if I refresh the page, or simply select and deselect ...
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How do I get Windows to adapt overscan settings depending on which device is connected?

I have two monitors on my desk and a TV mounted above my desk; I often like to plug my HDMI from the TV into my PC to enjoy watching TV via Plex and other sorts of things. However, I have a couple ...
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Acer Aspire 3820TG video card driver issue for Windows 8 Pro

The model for Acer laptop is ATI mobility Radeon 5650. I am using Windows 8 Pro from MSDN. It was working fine until two days ago when Microsoft pushes an update. After the update, my video card ...
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Xorg is using 80% cpu usage

Xorg is constantly using about 80% cpu power, on a single core. And I have no idea how to get it normalised I'm running Linux Mint 10 on an HP Envy 17 laptop with an AMD/ATI card.
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Linux Mint 14 ATI RV370 hardware acceleration

I have installed Linux Mint 14 Nadia on a machine with an oldish ATI graphics card the "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV370 [Radeon X550]" It used the free drivers on install default and I have ...
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Mouse hotspot off by a few pixels, on only one screen

Occasionally, I have an issue where the mouse hotspot will be about 10-20px off. For example, mouseovers and clicks will be detected to one side of where the cursor appears to be pointing. I have a ...
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Any major problems when using a NVidia and an ATI graphic cards in the same PC?

I have decided to develop a 3D game, and I need a new PC with recent hardware to use as my "baseline" for performance and compatibility profiling/testing. Now, I would like to test it on both a ...
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Asus 6950 most likely broken, second opinion?

I recently purchased an asus 6950. Upon installing the drivers for the first time on windows 7 64bit, the screen went blank. After restarting the computer and installing the drivers a second time ...
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Unable to extend desktop

I'm trying to hook up my TV to my computer as a gaming/multimedia center but I'm having troubles setting it up. I have a custom built machine running Windows 7 RC. It has an ATI Radeon 4800 video ...
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intel/ati dualhead black monitor - brightness set to 0 (acpi issue?)

I'm using Arch Linux, but had this issue with other distributions as well: on HP Pavilion G6 laptop with Intel and Radeon graphic card. When I modify the xorg.conf file to enable dualhead (such as: ...
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What is the minimum graphics card that supports Windows Aero?

I want transparency, mini previews when hover on taskbar buttons, etc. The lowest graphics card that I've tested is an Nvidia GeForce 6100. I've found in the market GeForce FX5200/5500 but I don't ...
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Choosing between two video cards: nVidia GTS240/250 vs. ATI HD4870

This is for a Dell gaming PC (XPS 630) but it's primarily used for work stuff (software development, video editing) not so much for high end gaming (I'm still playing Star Craft ) My main criteria is ...
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Hardware for 4 Monitors

Looking to build several systems to output to 4 monitors over DVI. I notice most of the recent Nvidia and ATI/AMD cards have dual-DVI ports. Can I simply install two of these cards to get four ...