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Hello,
I have 2 issues I've discovered as of late.
1) Every game picks up the amount of dedicated VRAM @ 3072MB.
2) Every game picks up the second card as a Microsoft Basic Render Device.

I've tested this on all versions of CCC and Windows.

Idea's?
Thank you.
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so your running xfire? If so I had the same issues, I eventually have to use ddu then shut it down instead of restarting, then I removed my second card, and reloaded the drivers. rebooted then inserted my second card and re loaded the drivers. this used to happen to me when I tried to do an update without doing a clean install first
 
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by 06yfz450ridr View Post

so your running xfire? If so I had the same issues, I eventually have to use ddu then shut it down instead of restarting, then I removed my second card, and reloaded the drivers. rebooted then inserted my second card and re loaded the drivers. this used to happen to me when I tried to do an update without doing a clean install first

That's interesting. I've never had an issue like that before.
Just so you know, I disabled CrossFire-X and rebooted a game. Both cards are now detected as AMD cards, both containing only 3GB of VRAM.
Should it not say 4GB?
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Maybe you had 7970s before? Uninstall al drivers of video
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Maybe you had 7970s before? Uninstall al drivers of video

I've done many fresh installs since having these cards. Had them since release day pretty much. smile.gif
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post #6 of 19
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If someone with a 290 or 290X could boot up either Thief, Tomb Raider or Crysis 3 and check the games start up detection text file for the amount of VRAM found, that would be great.

Thank you.
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have you tried clearing your cmos?

save your oc settings first.
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post #8 of 19
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I've tried updating my BIOS and clearing CMOS.
I wish another 290 series user would launch one of the listed games to check if there VRAM is fully found.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

If someone with a 290 or 290X could boot up either Thief, Tomb Raider or Crysis 3 and check the games start up detection text file for the amount of VRAM found, that would be great.

Thank you.

how do you go about this?
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post #10 of 19
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They can be found in my docs or the game's dir.
For example, Crysis 3's file is called game.txt and is found in the Crysis 3 folder.
Tomb Raider's file is called Tomb Raider and is found in My Docs.
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