I'm having some diplay problems with my new gaming rig. I have an AMD1100t on an ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme with 2 XFX 6970 2 GB. The problem that is bothering me the most is I can't play GTA IV....it will boot fine but the graphics are "locked" all the way down. It even displays a message in the graphics menu saying that my gpu's cant handle the game, also in the message is shows that I have 4GB of available resource's and that I'm only using 256MB. All the AA and detail settings are unable to be changed. Other games seem to run fine. I now I have the newest drivers installed, The PC recognizes the cards, even the blasted game recognizes them! 1 cards outta make that game wet its pants....and 2 isn't enough?
I also had a problem with Revit...small one though. The program told me that it wasn't an optimal card. I know a workstation card would be better, but this was a gaming build. The cards actually perform amazingly in 3d model space, you can pan and rotate object at high detail WITH shadows with no lag or rebuild! They render models pretty fast too! The only problem that I've had with the card/graphics is: Revit has a status bar in the bottom of the window that displays text names of objects your tool tip rolls over; the glich is that is stacks all the text on top of each other untill it is unreadable. Not a big deal I guess.......
BUT I WANT TO RUN OVER PEOPLE AND KILL HOOKERS DAG NABIT ....I have 2 of the most advance cards of this week! Some one please sell me some magic beans that will fix this .
I have solved my own issue,
Apparently you can't run the game with the cards in crossfire.
I found a forum with that answer and its true.
I turned off the X-fire setting in the ATI catylist control and viola.
I am able to run the game and max out settings...haven't checked my fps but , hey it looks good.
But yeah.....no x-fire with GTA IV using XFX 6970's......only 1 card will work.
PS im gonna pick you , Shadow, as best answer cause i don't know how to select myself and I don't want the emails piling up from Tom's wanting me to select the best answer. thanks anyhow for hanging in there with some good advice.
You could have picked me. I did a good job reading it. LOL. Good job doing your homework. It's not something I would have readily thought about. You think there would have been a fix for it since this problem has been out there for so long.