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This was a tough one. After many hours of trial and error, someone mentioned to me that overclocking could be the issue: overclocking can create issues with dual card setups (both CrossFireX and SLI.) You have to be careful about PCIe timings. I thought overclocking couldn't possibly be it, since this system has been ultra stable for MONTHS with the ...


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Edit: since quite a lot has changed in the drivers (version 2011.0419 as of this writing) since I initially wrote this post, I decided to update it. The procedure is now drastically simplified: right click on the desktop and choose AMD VISION Engine Control Center from the left side of the window go to My Digital Flat-Panels and choose Scaling Options ...


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ATI drivers had mouse corruption errors since 2001. You have already discovered almost all the existing workarounds. You should contact their Support, and in the meantime keep on looking for driver updates. But I don't think that a 12-year problem has any hope of an early solution. Below is the complete list of workarounds that I was able to find : ...


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You can safely delete it. When you install ATI drivers it first extracts the installer to C:\ATI\Support\ and then installs it. Every version of ATI driver makes a folder in C:\ATI\Support. These are only installers(in your case 3 different versions). You can even re-install the drivers from here.


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This information is available on the Windows Vista System Requirements page from Microsoft: A Windows Aero-capable graphics card is a graphics card that meets the following requirements: Supports a Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) driver Has a DirectX 9-class graphics processor unit (GPU) that supports Pixel Shader 2.0 Supports 32 ...


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The last time I needed to do this, I had to run two separate X sessions, made by having multiple Screen sections in xorg.conf, and it involved a lot of cussing. There's been a bit of overhaul to xorg since I had to do that, but I can't imagine what you need to do is too different (other than I think that by default xorg doesn't actually spit out a conf file ...


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Right-click on the Desktop and choose the option for "Configure switchable graphics". In the dialog that appears, you will see an option for "Automatically select power-saving GPU when on battery". This option controls whether the graphics switch automatically. If you uncheck the box, then the GPU should only switch when you manually change it using the ...


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This cannot be done as Virtual Box is an application that runs within Windows. You will have to extend the desktop to the other screen. You can however maximize the Virtual Machine to that screen size and use it solely for the VM. I have found however that there may be a way that you can "dual-boot" two operating systems as the same time using ...


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export DISPLAY=:0 aticonfig --odgt --adapter=0 aticonfig --odgt --adapter=1 ... Root permissions may be necessary, try it out.


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HWMonitor will tell you the actual model number:


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This is from the AnandTech review of the AMD Radeon HD 5450: Finally, since the 5450 is a low-profile card, we have yet another variant in the port configuration. Our sample card is equipped with 1 DVI port and 1 DisplayPort directly on the card, and a VGA port on the bracket attached to the card via cable. The 5450 – like all other ...


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Yes, the cards can have different chips as long as they are the same generation and family. Specifically, the 5850 will work with any card starting with 58xx (and also with the 5970, which has two 58xx processors). It won't work with 57xx cards (different family), or with 68xx cards (different generations). It is not mandatory that the manufacturer is the ...


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I believe that you need to have one of the displays connected through an active adapter, as the cards that are on sale today do not have enough power to support 3 displays at once (power-wise); or to be more specific, with the exception of some models, they don't have the necessary hardware to power 3 ports. The following forum threads may provide more ...


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Maximum two monitors can be enabled at the same time over the DVI and HDMI ports. To use three monitors, at least one of them must use the DisplayPort. From AMD Eyefinity FAQ: How many non-DisplayPort monitors can I use with an AMD Eyefinity technology-enabled graphics card? You can connect up to two non-DisplayPort monitors at one time ...


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The question is VERY dependent on several factors, The Exact model/type of card you are planning on using How you are planning on using the card (i.e. just to drive the display, or more intensive 3d-accelerated stuff) The features you need. In general, almost any card you can use will be supported with some driver to drive the 2d display (i.e. you should ...


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I hope this helps somebody because most people online don't realise they can use the smallest code snippets possible when the automatic detection doesn't work. Either they say to create an xorg.conf file including every setting under the Sun, or else every user of the system must use a graphical front end every reboot, with a script in every user's home ...


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This may be a bug in the ATI drivers. It was first reported at launchpad here, and was then reported here. I wasn't aware of the existence of this bug in the windows version of the drivers, but it may be this bug affecting you.


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Sorry, that graphics card only supports 2 simultaneous monitors. Edit: If you're willing to spend some money, you could go for something like a Matrox display splitter (http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/dh2go/digital_se/), but for that price you may as well just buy a new graphics card that supports triple monitors. (random example) There ...


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UltraMon should be able to help. I'm not entirely sure how it will react to unplugging/plugging in monitors, but it ought to do the trick when it comes to reapplying your monitor configuration by saving and loading profiles.


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I've heard it stated that you don't want to get your GPU above 70 degrees Celsius or so, and that even in the 60s you're starting to push it. At that point, you may start to do damage to the card itself. I don't know about minimum temps but the 40s are fine for operating temperatures. I would start re-evaluating my cooling strategy if I'm going over mid-60s ...


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From your comments above it sounds like your computer has an older Radeon HD 4800. Starting with the HD 5000 series, ATI introduced a technology called EyeFinity, which allows you to use multiple displays as one large desktop. In this mode, applications see you as only having one giant monitor, rather than two separate monitors. Maximinizing a window will ...


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As long as you get 2 video cards that each have 2 DVI outs each, you should have no problem. The Nvidia/ATI software should help you set up your 4 monitor configuration. Also, as Dan mentions below (thanks!): Note: If a video card has 2 outputs, 1 DVI and 1 VGA, this may not work to go to 2 monitors even if you have a VGA->DVI converter. This is ...


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This article treats how the GTS 250 stacks against the Radeon HD 4870 (and others). It contains this comparison chart that tells you everything technical that you ever wanted to know and were afraid to ask about. More importantly, it contains detailed performance analysis for different screen resolutions in the section First-Person 3D Shooters. My personal ...


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Radeon 4670 is pretty good, standing at #29 according to Notebook check's mobile graphics cards benchmark list. Considering that my 2 year old Inspiron 1520 which features the 8600m GT (#78 on the list, BTW) is pretty good enough to chew whatever I throw at it, you should be good.


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Unless your new CPU is a significantly higher TDP model and your case is poorly ventilated I think the timing issue with the upgrade is coincidental. I suggest removing the card from your case, immobilizing the fan (some fans can be damaged if overspun) either with your finger or by sticking something inside and blasting it with canned air to clean any dust ...


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you will need to RE APPLY your thermal paste to the GPU... it will fix your issue and your grafics card will last longer. If you wanted you might want to think about underclocking the gpu or maybe changing its voltage core.


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I think I'm going to say "There's no way to do this". I've only been looking for almost a year now. :)


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Theoretically yes. Though running graphics cards from two different manufacturers will more than likely be a problem as you'll need to install two sets of graphics drivers, and these won't sit well together. In fact you might even have problems if you install two different model cards from the same manufacturer - but only if the cards require different ...



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