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Windows 7: i think my brand new VIDEO CARD is broken

31 Jul 2009   #61
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Okay i'll try that and i hope the x64 will boost my render time too.. im lucky enough that the deadline was extended til tuesday .. (today is saturday here.. it was supposed to be due 4pm this afternoon) and i didn't even get close to finishing my renders..


EDIT:

would i be able to open 32bit files on 64bit systems ? O______O


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31 Jul 2009   #62
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

mr grim could you please explain to me what the "memory sharing issue" is about?
what are the cons on this issue
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31 Jul 2009   #63
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edrik View Post
Okay i'll try that and i hope the x64 will boost my render time too.. im lucky enough that the deadline was extended til tuesday .. (today is saturday here.. it was supposed to be due 4pm this afternoon) and i didn't even get close to finishing my renders..


EDIT:

would i be able to open 32bit files on 64bit systems ? O______O
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edrik View Post
mr grim could you please explain to me what the "memory sharing issue" is about?
Yes you can use 32bit aps on a 64bit OS and what i meant by sharing issues (and this is only a theory) is because you have 6 Gigs of system RAM and it running it in triple channels the OS wants to use all of that, but because you also have 2 gigs of Video RAM as well, and maybe it's only being able to detect part of that and maybe that's why sometimes it only registers one of your cards. If you upgrade to x64 then the OS will have no problems because it will be able to use all of your system and Video RAM plus more.

The big question now is why did you install x86 in the first place when you have so much memory, was it just because you didn't know if your programs were going to work on x64?
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31 Jul 2009   #64
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Yes you can use 32bit aps on a 64bit OS and what i meant by sharing issues (and this is only a theory) is because you have 6 Gigs of system RAM and it running it in triple channels the OS wants to use all of that, but because you also have 2 gigs of Video RAM as well, and maybe it's only being able to detect part of that and maybe that's why sometimes it only registers one of your cards. If you upgrade to x64 then the OS will have no problems because it will be able to use all of your system and Video RAM plus more.

The big question now is why did you install x86 in the first place when you have so much memory, was it just because you didn't know if your programs were going to work on x64?

no i was really planning on using 64bit but.. i used my old harddisk drive since i didnt have time to install my big apps before since the project deadline was closing in *to save time*.. too bad it just complicated things..

so if i was to install my 64bit windows on another drive... could i run my apps from the drive which has 32bit windows installed ? or do i have to install the software and open my saved file of that said app ?

and i think your theory made it clear to me why my system is still "not that fast"...
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31 Jul 2009   #65
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Are you installing the cards in the correct slots? The following is taken from the User Manual for your board ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
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31 Jul 2009   #66
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

yes they are installed on the correct slots..

EDIT:
what are the "goldfingers" i have no idea what that is does my card have those ?
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31 Jul 2009   #67
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edrik View Post
no i was really planning on using 64bit but.. i used my old harddisk drive since i didnt have time to install my big apps before since the project deadline was closing in *to save time*.. too bad it just complicated things..

so if i was to install my 64bit windows on another drive... could i run my apps from the drive which has 32bit windows installed ? or do i have to install the software and open my saved file of that said app ?

and i think your theory made it clear to me why my system is still "not that fast"...
OK glad that was clear for you I wasn't sure if I was making allot sense, as far as using the apps installed on your 32bit OS, with some it may be possible but most will require a fresh install, if space is a problem then you could always install them in the same directory from the 64bit OS and that way both OS's will use the same install but to save confusion it would probably be best to install them on separate partitions.
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31 Jul 2009   #68
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edrik View Post
yes they are installed on the correct slots..

EDIT:
what are the "goldfingers" i have no idea what that is does my card have those ?
The Gold fingers is where your SLI bridge should be, don't you have one there?
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31 Jul 2009   #69
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
The Gold fingers is where your SLI bridge should be, don't you have one there?

i don't know what that looks like but i had enabled SLI
when my system detected that i had two video cards..
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31 Jul 2009   #70
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
OK glad that was clear for you I wasn't sure if I was making allot sense, as far as using the apps installed on your 32bit OS, with some it may be possible but most will require a fresh install, if space is a problem then you could always install them in the same directory from the 64bit OS and that way both OS's will use the same install but to save confusion it would probably be best to install them on separate partitions.

wouldn't installing 64bit on a 32bit system require a clean install ?
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