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December 24, 2008 7:43:28 PM

I have the ASUS tri-cooler 4870x2.. Why does the gpu use only say 31%? Is there any way i can use the whole thing? or do some games not support both gpu's?

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December 24, 2008 9:27:32 PM

Try running at the highest resolution your monitor supports, and enable all the eye candy in the games.

There's nothing wrong with 31% usage. I'm sure some future games will be more demanding, and it's good to have room for them too. Or maybe you'll get a larger monitor with 1920x1200 or 2560x1600, as prices drop, and then your GPU will have to work harder even if you don't change the games.

Some games do support 2 ATI GPUs well (i.e. Crossfire), like CoD for example. Others are optimized more toward two nVidia cards, like Crysis.
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December 24, 2008 10:11:28 PM

Are you sure your not talking about fan speed? If that is the case just open up CCC (8.12 drivers) and turn it up to your liking
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December 24, 2008 10:41:44 PM

Post a screenshot, maybe, just to clarify?

If it is about the fan speed, check the video card temperatures too. If your fan runs at only 31% and the card isn't very hot, that's great news IMO and you don't need to change anything.

December 26, 2008 12:13:19 PM

I got my fan speed at 100%. Very quiet btw compared to my old x1950 pro ^^. I get idle temps around 29 degrees and at 48% load about 34d. Do you think windows vista would increase the performance of my 4870x2? I also play at 1900/1200 res on a 24" monitor.
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December 26, 2008 8:49:45 PM

Vista would bring DirectX 10 to the table. Some of your games will look better. As far as performance (i.e. number of fps) it will be a few fps lower than on XP or the same, in general.
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