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April 25, 2012 3:23:00 PM

Hi! my cpu configuration is below--
amd athlon x2 260 3.2 ghz proceesor
4gb starlite ddr3 1333 ram
gigabyte 78lmts2p motherboard
iball lpe223-400 smps
lg l1515s tft monitor

as suggested by the other members ,i bought the 6670 1gb ddr5 today!
but i have some questions--

1.windows 7 rates the card as 7.1 whereas others told that it shows 7.5!why is it?

2.i was installing a game.. i entered the 2nd dvd..suddenly the screen went blue,it had many things written on it..at lower side it was written physical dump memory!what happened??

3.in dxdiag,my video memory is being shown 2043mb..why is it??

4.when i had no gpu, i can increase my resolution to upto 1280*768..but after installing the gpu,i can not increase my resolution..it is fixed at 1024*768..at higher resolution ,it is showing 'out of range'!!what is the cause??

pleasee help..
a c 153 U Graphics card
April 25, 2012 3:44:46 PM

Don't worry about Windows Index rating, seriously, its one of the worst most inconsistent benchmarking tools there is.

That was a "blue-screen" which means you probably had a hardware error. This happens frequently with unstable overclocks and faulty RAM. Although your GPU could be the cause of it.

DXDIAG says my memory is 4096mb on my GPU, when its only 768mb. I'm not sure how it calculates it, and I used to know the reason, but just ignore it it doesn't read it "correctly".

First thing I think of is, do you have the latest drivers installed from AMDs website?

EDIT - Here is the answer for the DXDIAG problem, basically it just doesn't show the exact memory.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001308.htm
April 25, 2012 4:24:53 PM

i recently upgraded the cpu parts..my ram is ok..installed new gpu today only..
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April 25, 2012 4:30:57 PM

i installed them from the driver cd..
a c 291 U Graphics card
April 25, 2012 4:47:52 PM

You need to install the latest from the website.
April 25, 2012 5:12:03 PM

Sunius said:
You need to install the latest from the website.

what about these==

2.i was installing a game.. i entered the 2nd dvd..suddenly the screen went blue,it had many things written on it..at lower side it was written physical dump memory!what happened??

4.when i had no gpu, i can increase my resolution to upto 1280*768..but after installing the gpu,i can not increase my resolution..it is fixed at 1024*768..at higher resolution ,it is showing 'out of range'!!what is the cause??
April 25, 2012 5:46:48 PM

i fixed the resolution problem..
a c 153 U Graphics card
April 25, 2012 5:48:28 PM

You said you upgraded the CPU parts? Are you sure you installed the heatsink and thermal paste correctly?

Also install the latest drivers from the AMD website, you should just chuck that driver CD away.
April 25, 2012 5:59:25 PM

i am a noob..sorry..what are thermal paste?? i have heatsink in the gpu..no extra heatsink..
a c 291 U Graphics card
April 25, 2012 6:06:11 PM

He didn't say he upgraded CPU. he said he upgraded GPU only. Anyway, blue screen usually means that something went wrong, but without exact code what was written, we cannot tell the cause. If it happens again, write down the code.
April 25, 2012 6:11:20 PM

okay sure..but i upgraded my cpu parts also 5 months ago..
a c 291 U Graphics card
April 25, 2012 6:11:52 PM

You upgraded to amd athlon x2 260?
a c 153 U Graphics card
April 25, 2012 6:12:22 PM

Sunius said:
He didn't say he upgraded CPU. he said he upgraded GPU only. Anyway, blue screen usually means that something went wrong, but without exact code what was written, we cannot tell the cause. If it happens again, write down the code.


Yes he did.


Bodhisatwa said:
i recently upgraded the cpu parts..my ram is ok..installed new gpu today only..


Are you sure the RAM is ok? How do you know? Did you run Memtest 86+ on it?
a c 291 U Graphics card
April 25, 2012 6:13:48 PM

Helltech said:
Yes he did.


My bad, must have missed it.
April 25, 2012 6:21:03 PM

yes.x2 260 3.2ghz...i did not run anything like that..

i had no one to guide me when i upgraded ..earlier i had a p4 3ghz..i heard the shopkeeper's words..:( 
a c 291 U Graphics card
April 25, 2012 6:36:38 PM

Did you install a cooler on it? You probably have, just checking. Temperatures are okay? Did you try installing that game again?
April 25, 2012 6:42:01 PM

on the gpu i have a heatsink and a fan..i installed the game i.e-bf3..running good in ultra settings..mindblowing graphics..@sunius-is my processor bad?what is overclocking?how does it help?
a c 153 U Graphics card
April 25, 2012 6:43:31 PM

When you installed the heatsink on the fan did it have thermal compound on the bottom of the heatsink?
April 25, 2012 6:43:52 PM

how can i see the temp.?
a c 291 U Graphics card
April 25, 2012 7:11:20 PM

www.cpuid.com

Download HWMonitor. You can check temps there. Your CPU is ok.
April 26, 2012 11:31:58 AM

i think my processor is bottlenecked by the gpu..
what does overclocking the cpu do?how does it help?
a c 291 U Graphics card
April 26, 2012 12:19:44 PM

Why do you think so? It would be impossible.
April 26, 2012 2:46:45 PM

i am getting such a feeling after installing the gpu..:( 
April 26, 2012 2:48:25 PM

dont know why!!
April 27, 2012 12:38:42 AM

installed the latest drivers from amd.com..what else can i do?
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