4870 X2 Owners Club

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Stukov, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    try to reinstall the new drivers again
    when i'd lose half my card it would fix it
    make sure you set Cat. AI = Advanced/Standard
     
  2. Bornakiller

    Bornakiller Master Guru

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    Hi guys... Just installed the ATI HD 4870 X2 , and my system is running on a 500 watt PSU :(

    I'm a bit worried and not sure if it's safe to run all those specs on the left side <-----------------

    Any ideas would be appreciated.
     
  3. flybye444

    flybye444 New Member

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    Yea get a new psu fast b4 you loose your card or computer way way too much draw on a 500w psu
     
  4. ScoobyDooby

    ScoobyDooby Ancient Guru

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    What about on a 700w??

    I have a client who ordered a bunch of hardware.. among it was a 4780 x2, AMD phenom QC and a 600w cooler master psu. I knew right off the bat that the 600 would not cut it, but had a really robust 700w OCZ PSU lying around, so threw that in for him. System boots with the card out, but when the card is in he is saying that it isn't turning on.
    All I did for him is the wiring, and he purchased a 6 pin to 8 pin pci adapter. I'm confident he should have enough power.. any ideas????

    And no the card is not doa.. when no plugs are installed the fans turn on and it obviously works.
     

  5. flybye444

    flybye444 New Member

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    could be the 12v lines aren't pushing enuff juice or that could be ram problem. Is the ram set up manually or auto settings . Never leave ram on auto settings
     
  6. flybye444

    flybye444 New Member

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    well time to push this bugger a little harder. time to up the mhz to 4500 and see what the card does with that
     
  7. Stukov

    Stukov Ancient Guru

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    Please indicate all your system specs, and what operating system you are using.
     
  8. The Clock

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    Well seams like the card is working now!
    All I did was disable and enable Catalyst AI one more time.

    I'll do my overclocking trough the profile hack since Rivatuner still doesn't work tough.
     
  9. Atel

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    Just raising my hand to join the Owners Club. No o/c on my card for a while, pleased to discover the air cooling 'not as noisy as I was led to believe it would be'.

    Edit:
    Moving on a day or so, the card isn't quite satisfying me the way I'd hoped. Farcry2 and World in Conflict will both crash after an hour or so's play and the frame rates can feel raggedy even though they seem fine in benches. (eg HL2, where Lost Coast benched at 196fps average in 1920 max settings)

    Can one of the experts here point me at some 3rd party software to monitor the fan speeds/temperature/VPU activity?

    (Running Vista 64 btw)

    2nd Edit:
    Ok, I was too hard on the card, it runs well and the FC2 crashes aren't unique to the 4870x2 by various accounts.
    Still doesn't deal with the WiC crash, but I never liked that game much anyway
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2008
  10. Starmonger

    Starmonger Active Member

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    what is the club anyway? do i get a free 4870x2 pwnz!! t-shirt or someting?

    no seriousley, what is 'the club', is it like a seperate forum? can i join?
     

  11. x-speed69

    x-speed69 Ancient Guru

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    Yes you can, here is what you have to do.

    1: buy 4870x2
    2: post in to this thread

    so...WELCOME :D :D
     
  12. glenboy

    glenboy Maha Guru

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    anybody have trouble playing films full screen *heres the fix*

    i couldn't play films full screen , they were ok in windowed mode but it was just black screen in full screen, after a lot of messing about i figured out what it was , AI has to be disabled in CCC, i have 2 4870x2 so not sure if its same for one card but i thought it was worth sharing , as it'll save someone else time messing about with settings
     
  13. Aegis

    Aegis Member Guru

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    New member of the club!

    Just finished my new build - i7 965 + Asus P6T and a Gainward 'Rampage' 4870x2 all in my trusty Coolermaster ATCS 'Black Widow' case - loving the performance in Fallout 3 and thankfully I haven't had the issues other people are reporting with the 8.12 drivers - hope everyone else here is enjoying their x2's! :)
     
  14. Tiburon

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    hello all! im new here
    i have a question before i buy the 4870x2
    my psu is ocz stealthextreme 600w
    and the system is
    Q6600 G0 @ 3.6ghz
    P5Q Deluxe
    4GB OCZ Reaper 800
    4870x2 (didnt buy it yet)
    WD 640 x2
    4 fans

    im not shure if the psu can handle this system?
    what do u think? the will not crash at peak?

    thanks and sorry for my english...
     
  15. Atel

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    I would say that's probably pushing your luck with that power supply. Just my uneducated opinion.
     

  16. EAK

    EAK Master Guru

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    I wouldnt go less than 800w on your system...even that may be a bit lean
     
  17. Dupoint

    Dupoint Master Guru

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    He should be fine...I have a similar rig, and I'm on 600W as well.
     
  18. Stukov

    Stukov Ancient Guru

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    and I thought this thread was dead!
     
  19. Tiburon

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    so my psu will hold the system without any crash?
     
  20. Doug

    Doug Ancient Guru

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    id wait and see what the GTX295 is like before you spend all that cash on the 4870X2, only an hour and a half to go!
     

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