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May 10, 2012 10:12:17 PM

Hi I got probally a dumb question but then again when it comes to computers I do not know a whole lot ,Anyways here is my question I will also include some of my pc specs that might help answer this question .
I recently bought a GTX 590 off ebay and I put the card in everything posted fine seems to work good but my question is I know it is a dual gpu how do I know that both gpu's are working and their are no problems ? I really do not have any games to test frame rates on skyrim i get a solid 60 on max settings with no drop in frames
My specs are this
Dell Xps 8300
I7Core2600k 3.4 ghz
16mb Corsair ram
1 TB hard drive I think its a basic junk one dont know
850 watt gold corsair power supply
windows 7 premium
If someone could help me figure this out it be great or what free programs I could use to bench this card or what not or what scores I should be getting .Regaurdless the card is under a guest warrenty through evga their so im fine I just wanna know .any help is appreaciated thx

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May 10, 2012 10:26:46 PM

When it shows 1536 Memory size is that because its x2 Gpu? Because this card is 3072 memory or something like that? like I said Im new to this on the bottom it shows I can select the gtx 590 twice like as if I were selecting a different card to see performance? how would I know then if this card is in good shape overall
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a c 500 U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 10:30:40 PM

Layikblackmore said:
When it shows 1536 Memory size is that because its x2 Gpu? Because this card is 3072 memory or something like that? like I said Im new to this on the bottom it shows I can select the gtx 590 twice like as if I were selecting a different card to see performance? how would I know then if this card is in good shape overall

1536 MB dedicated to each GPU.
May 10, 2012 10:36:14 PM

How do I know if both Gpu's are running good and effective is their a way to find that out?
a c 500 U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 10:37:32 PM

Layikblackmore said:
How do I know if both Gpu's are running good and effective is their a way to find that out?

See my edited post above.
a b U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 10:39:16 PM

MSI afterburner. It is free and gives you info like this.



This not only shows that each is running but at what percentage so you can actually see how each is performing.


**edit**

Sorry forgot to add it.

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
May 10, 2012 10:45:46 PM

Do youm have a link to that msi after burner that reliable so I can test my card out
May 10, 2012 10:56:11 PM

You both been alot of help so far here is another question .I just swapped out my old ram in my dell from 8gb to 16 gb it runs at Dual Channel 1333mhz but when i open cpuid it shows each channel at 518, 592,666,667 frequency is this suppose to be like this or is their something I need to do
a b U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 10:56:56 PM

I updated my last post with a link. This is what you should see when you open the program. I showed you the hardware monitor detached from the main window. This is also what you would use to overclock your 590 if you want. Simply slide the bar to the right until you hit the core and memory clock you desire then hit appy. If your system crashes then either raise the voltage which is NOT recommeded as you may fry your nice new card or lower the overclock until you are stable. You can run MSI kombuster which is part of the install package to test the gpu.




a c 500 U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 11:02:20 PM

Layikblackmore said:
You both been alot of help so far here is another question .I just swapped out my old ram in my dell from 8gb to 16 gb it runs at Dual Channel 1333mhz but when i open cpuid it shows each channel at 518, 592,666,667 frequency is this suppose to be like this or is their something I need to do

What you're looking at is the SPD Timings Table that resides on the memory module's SPD EEPROM chip.

Click on the CPU-Z Memory tab to get the info for the memory operating timings currently in use.

You should be seeing 666.7 MHz, or something close to that, in the DRAM Frequency field
a b U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 11:03:59 PM

CPUID shows your RAM at half of the actual speed. This is normal. It will also show slower speeds with faster timings. Not sure why it gives you this info. Your 1333MHz will show as 667MHz.
a b U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 11:05:13 PM

Double what you see in the memory tab for your actual frequency.
May 10, 2012 11:08:24 PM

I did the wavy lines in msi and it seems the second gpu gets alot hotter any way to alter that ? ALSO the 7th post how do you bring up that diagram like that? I got so many questions im such a noob but all help is welcomed
May 10, 2012 11:09:57 PM

To me it seems the card is good I just dont wanna fry it seeing as how its in a junky ass dell xps 8300 and I do not have the best cooling if you know what I mean
May 10, 2012 11:13:07 PM

I did fractaul flame and gpu 1 said 42c and gpu2 got60+ c is that normal or is that something to do with settings
a b U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 11:19:56 PM

Layikblackmore said:
I did the wavy lines in msi and it seems the second gpu gets alot hotter any way to alter that ? ALSO the 7th post how do you bring up that diagram like that? I got so many questions im such a noob but all help is welcomed



Click on the detach button on the top of the hardware monitor. Click on settings and then the monitoring tab and you can select exaclty what you want to watch. One gpu will always run hotter than the other even though they are on the same card.
May 10, 2012 11:23:20 PM

So is it normal the other will run alot hotter ?
what type of test should I run for you to see and what should my settings be at for the test? my resolution is 1920x1080
a c 535 U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 11:30:53 PM

Make sure to turn on XMS in the BIOS to make the the RAM run at it's fastest speed.
May 10, 2012 11:44:25 PM

Where do I change them settings for the memory in boot options or set up options and how do I go about it thx?
May 10, 2012 11:55:27 PM

Layikblackmore said:
Where do I change them settings for the memory in boot options or set up options and how do I go about it thx?


You'll probably just have to go in there and have a good look around but chances are it will be under something like an Advanced tab, or a Tweaker/Memory Management tab. Do you know what motherboard you have?
a c 535 U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 11:56:34 PM

Go to Setup Options.
May 11, 2012 12:01:56 AM

I dont even know to be honest like I said this pc is pretty crappy compared to what ive seen out their its just a dell xps 8300 all i did was add a 850 gold corsair psu 16 gb corsair ram and a gtx 590 .heh if I had it my way id like to learn how to build a decent rig . So anyways when i restart the computer go to set up options then to advanced?
May 11, 2012 12:13:44 AM

So anyways I went to set up options and I am not finding anything for memory not even in advanced maybe I cannot switch it? because I got a generic motherboard idk
all I do see is something that is not enabled but it is listed under Cpu configuration
(Limit CPUID Value) This feild limits the maximum valu the processor standard cpuid function will support ,I dont know if that means anything just tnhought I would throw that out their
a c 500 U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 5:56:50 AM

Layikblackmore said:
So anyways I went to set up options and I am not finding anything for memory not even in advanced maybe I cannot switch it? because I got a generic motherboard idk
all I do see is something that is not enabled but it is listed under Cpu configuration
(Limit CPUID Value) This feild limits the maximum valu the processor standard cpuid function will support ,I dont know if that means anything just tnhought I would throw that out their

Dell OEM BIOS' are usually locked down so that the user can't make any changes that may increase the volume of customer service calls when a BIOS setting change is made that causes the PC to fail bootup.
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