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7950 GX2 Res Problems and Memory Problems?

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March 26, 2008 2:20:04 PM

I bought a 7950x2 graphics cards.


Working fine, but in Windows Desktop and games the RES options are not much at all.

I don't even get a 10:9 option in HL2 but did with my other old card.


Is this the way the card is or something I need to do???


Example in Windowsd Desktop i cant choose things like 1280x768 etc


Any advice?
lso in Adaptor props, under information it says MEMORY - 512mb

Should that not state 1024 as its 2x 512?

Thanks
March 26, 2008 3:04:18 PM

WazMeister25 said:
I bought a 7950x2 graphics cards.


Working fine, but in Windows Desktop and games the RES options are not much at all.

I don't even get a 10:9 option in HL2 but did with my other old card.


Is this the way the card is or something I need to do???


Example in Windowsd Desktop i cant choose things like 1280x768 etc


Any advice?
lso in Adaptor props, under information it says MEMORY - 512mb

Should that not state 1024 as its 2x 512?

Thanks
What kind of aspect ratio is 10:9? :kaola: 
Have you installed all the latest drivers? I recently had an issue with a new monitor where its native resolution would not show up in the control panel, so I had to create the resolution in the drivers and am having no problems with it now. With the 7950GX2, data is always copied to the memory of both cards, so while physically there is 1GB of memory, you can actually only use 512MB.
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March 26, 2008 3:06:32 PM

DAMN YOU Heyyou27!!!! Beat me to it

1 Make sure your screen was detected correctly. Most times plug and play monitor should have all the settings...if its not try changing it to that.

This applies to HL as well since if it does not know your screens resolutions it can not change them or it may go out of range...so it just will not try.

I do not think 1280 x 768 is a standard resolution(unless your wide screen with some odd ball..)

I have never heard of 10:9. 16:9(TV's) 16:10(Lappy screen), 5:4(My screen), 4:3(My TV)

Either way all the standards should at least be there 800 x 600 1024 x 768 1280 x 1024(LCD 960 for CRT's that are 4:3).

On to the memory.

despite having 1024 megs(512 per card) of total video ram each card still needs to hold all the textures ect for a game. so in reality you can not load more then 512megs of stuff into the cards. Thats why it shows as 512. Its a misconceptions(Thanks to all the damn marketing) that SLI gives you 2x the memory since you still need to have ALL the textures in both cards. It does give you 2 gpu's and in many games the memory was not the bottleneck but the gpu's thats where SLI can shine with the right games.
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