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XFX 7970 can't stretch dual monitors

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January 9, 2013 3:41:14 AM

I have an XFX 7970 with two DVI outputs. I need to be able to stretch the screen on two monitors, but it gives no option as the two screens are automatically cloned (both showing the main screen). I'm using Windows 7 64bit. My cables are DVI-D to HDMI. I bought the card specifically for the purpose, but can't figure out how to make it happen. What am I not doing correctly?
January 9, 2013 4:33:00 AM

Ha! Just checked Device Manager and the cards not even working. It says (Code 43). Brand F$*%ing New! Is there a fix or do I have to send it back?
a c 106 U Graphics card
January 9, 2013 4:40:24 AM

What's the make and model of your power supply? Are both pci-e power connectors plugged in? What driver version are you using?
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January 9, 2013 4:52:16 AM

Thermaltake tr2-600w, both power connectors plugged in (the 6 and 8 pin on the side, right?), Driver version 8.982.0.0
a c 106 U Graphics card
January 9, 2013 5:55:35 AM

Sorry to say but that psu is junk it was made by hec and is very poor quality. It may not have enough umph to run the 7970 properly. Also that driver seems to be an old beta driver. Try the latest driver from AMD's website.
a c 164 U Graphics card
January 9, 2013 5:59:06 AM

Hec isn't that bad. Probably something else.

Update drivers, try another PCIe slot if you can.
a c 106 U Graphics card
January 9, 2013 6:20:23 AM

A little over 2yrs ago when they were released they were crap. Not sure about what they make now but back then these were junk and age isn't going to fix that. From reviews they had unstable.voltages and were unable to reach advertised specs. www.tomshardware.com/forum/293093-28-thermaltake-good-m...
a c 81 U Graphics card
January 9, 2013 6:53:54 AM

space_eagle said:
Ha! Just checked Device Manager and the cards not even working. It says (Code 43). Brand F$*%ing New! Is there a fix or do I have to send it back?


Code 43 is a generic driver error, if I recall correctly. It's basically the most unhelpful error there is around, but try playing around with different editions of video drivers.
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