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hello im wondering if there is a program other than ati tool that can diagnose my crossfire setup to tell me if theres any major graphics problems with my cards. i tried ati tool but but it tells me the card i selected is not being used by windows as a display but i never selected any card and the newest version of ati tool doesnt work on my xp pro 64 bit help me please.
post #2 of 4
Hmmmm.

Well, here's what I'd try.

First, here's the latest graphics drivers for your cards, just in case you don't already have them installed : http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=legacy2&os=Windows%20XP%20-%2064&RenderOnServer=true

Download MSI Afterburner and Kombuster here: http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

After you install Afterburner and Kombuster, launch Afterburner. There is a K icon in the main window (on the left side I believe). Clicking this will launch Kombuster. Run one of the tests in FULLSCREEN at your main resolution. On the left should be an area describing GPU usages and temps. Keep an eye on temps and ensure GPU usage is at a solid 99% on both cards. Most importantly, make sure you can run the stress test stable. Keep an eye on the ball/whatever the object is looking for artifacts. If you can run the program for a good half hour without crashes, have reasonable temps, and your usage is at 99% for both cards, your CrossFire setup is stable.

Afterburner will allow you to monitor temps, usages, fan speeds, voltage, clock speeds, memory usage, frame rates, etc. you can also enable in game monitoring.

Hope this helps.
Edited by axizor - 11/24/13 at 3:16pm
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thanks was playing resident evil 5 earlier and it looked like the screen had lines running through it even tho my AA was at 8x ill give this a try also what program would you recoment to see if my cpu is crapping out on me all i know of is prime95
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Prime95 is very good, some think OCCT is the best. I can't speak for OCCT though, I haven't used it enough.

Oh, OCCT can be used to test GPUs too.
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