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Display is running through my 7950 fine but the OS won't recognize my graphics card???

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Hello,

As the title states, my monitor is plugged into my graphics card and the display works but windows is not recognizing the card (wont use the graphics card for games)

Here is a little background:
I just finished a new build with these components
-Asus p8Z77-v Pro
-Radeon 7950 (reference card)
-3770K
-Windows 8 (spent too much on the build so I am waiting a couple weeks to pick up Windows 7, My old OS is windows xp pro 32 so I can't use that to play BF3)
-8gb g. skill 1600
-PSU Corsiar hx 620w (it's older but should be able to run the 7950)

Thanks for any help guys.
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Do you have the AMD Drivers installed?
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I have installed the drivers although I had to set compatibility to windows 7 for them to load. I do realize running windows 8 as a primary OS isn't a great idea but until I can save up for windows 7 I am kind of stuck. I also ran into some issues loading some of my motherboard software.
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I also wanted to add that when I try to load CCC it says that I have no hardware to customize (that isn't the exact wording but I'm at work so I can't pull it up)
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I have installed the drivers although I had to set compatibility to windows 7 for them to load. I do realize running windows 8 as a primary OS isn't a great idea but until I can save up for windows 7 I am kind of stuck. I also ran into some issues loading some of my motherboard software.

Get the win8 drivers?

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Windows8ConsumerPreviewDrivers.aspx
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I did not use those drivers but will right when I get home. Thanks and fingers crossed

I did notice that the Radeon 7900 cards are not supported in those drivers, would they still be ok to try?
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I did not use those drivers but will right when I get home. Thanks and fingers crossed

I did notice that the Radeon 7900 cards are not supported in those drivers, would they still be ok to try?

Ah brain fart. Here, the 12.5 beta drivers supposedly have support.

http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4300115&postcount=52
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So I ended up downloading some leaked drivers that seem to support the 7950 and Windows 8. Strangely enough once I loaded the drivers my computer recognized my graphics card but the monitor got what I can only describe as ultra sharp (when you apply too much sharpening in Photoshop) to the point that text and icons have artifact and are not crisp and easy to read.
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So I ended up downloading some leaked drivers that seem to support the 7950 and Windows 8. Strangely enough once I loaded the drivers my computer recognized my graphics card but the monitor got what I can only describe as ultra sharp (when you apply too much sharpening in Photoshop) to the point that text and icons have artifact and are not crisp and easy to read.

Check your font/type settings and check to see if cleartype is enabled. Google it.
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Cleartype is enabled, the resolution is set to 1920x1200 @60Hz (24inch monitor) and I have checked all of the setting in CCC. I guess a better way to describe how everything looks is when you are in a graphics program at like 82 percent zoomed(jaggedish edges, some letters look bold while others are thin) although everything is the same size as it was before.
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