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Windows 7: How do i know if am using my graphic at its best?

03 May 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Where to start. Just one of those cards should be plenty enough to play any game at just about any resolution at max settings plus some AA. The odds are good that something else in your system is holding you back. Drivers can also be a problem with those particular cards.

If it's an Alienware product you might try asking them why your system isn't performing up to your expectations. You might also try running 3Dmark Vantage because it will give you a good starting point to gage your system against systems like your own.

As for your processor speed changing. The i7 uses a turbo mode which changes the CPU multi depending on load and there is also a version of speed step and or C1E halt state which down clocks the CPU when it's idle but neither of those should be causing you any problems with your cards.

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03 May 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86

Remember it's Alienware(Dell).

No matter what it could just be a bios issue or improper overclocking. He mentioned his CPU was running at almost half what it should.

My 9800 is running better than his from what he's describing.

Nothing personal but Aleinware hasent been very reliable(particulairly their laptops).
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03 May 2010   #13

Window 7 Home premium 64 bit

here are some pictures of my computer, i could put some more, how can i run a benchmark on 3Dmark Vantage i ran a dx10 or dx11, with poor graphic at 1024x768 and it was only giving me 32fps which sucks for dual ati radeon 5970's can u give me some ideas or some things to download to check my gpus? where can i find some screen shots of device managers, graphic adapter etc.. and i cant take any photots becuase of some security reason.
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05 May 2010   #14

Window 7 Home premium 64 bit

well, i had my computer on power saving mode, not high performance, so i fix the processor thing, but i ran Napoleon total war on ultra high graphics, fog effect, heat effect, i basically put the graphics on napoleon total war as best as it can be, and i zoomed all the way in to c them battle, and my computer didnt shut down and the game didnt crash, it ran smooth, one problem i encounter is that my troops was invisible until i clicked on them, is becuase my processor to slow? or is it becuase dual ati radeon 5970's cant handle the game? might i have to overclock?
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06 May 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit

to check the bridge just pop open the side of the case and make sure its on the cards good, and its not the gpus that are slow... unless the bridge is bad, i'd check that first then go from there
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06 May 2010   #16

Windows 7 Pro

You know how you know its working hard? The lil monster gets hot as hell. I know when I'm gaming maxed out mine heats up like a super model getting tan. Ohhhhhhhhhh yeaaaaa.
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06 May 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1

Have you updated all your drivers. Stupid question i know, but this can have an affect.

Do you play any other games, and have they got similar issues
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06 May 2010   #18

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

don't forget to pick up the Crossfire profiles from ATI
Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

they tune the card(s) for max crossfire effects - in certain games..

more info here:
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06 May 2010   #19

Window 7 Home premium 64 bit

yeah i downloaded the latest drivers for my graphic card, I've also downloaded some additional files, And my graphic card get hot just by having my computer on, and hotter when am playing a game. Also when i click on "Identify GPU" on my ATI Catalyst Center, a big 1 appears on my screen, does that indicates that its only finding one gpu?
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07 May 2010   #20

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

what temperature does the card report..
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