I got a Gigabyte GA x48 ds4, and a Sapphire radeon 4870 as graphic's card. When i start somthing that drains any GPU at all(3dmark, VLC movie files and games forexample), the graphic card goes into hyperdrive. I'v tried all the bios verision's with every graphic card verison of driver.
But, i tried another graphic card (Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS) which worked almost perfectly. So is this a hardware problem, a software problem or what causes it? I got 2 Sapphire radeon's, i ran em in Crossfire at first but one of em went into hyperdrive and i just took it out, and then the second followed after.
(I have also tried the newest Beta driver for the motherboard)
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Re: Gigabyte GA - x48 - DS4.
It sounds like a bios issue. (So it would be considered a hardware issue).
Uninstall all driver software for the radeon. (If the software for the nVidia software is in the system, uninstall it as well). Check your bios settings, see page 51 in your manual.
Set, Robust Graphics Booster, to [Auto].
CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control [800mV] you may need to go lower.
CPU Clock Skew Control [Normal] (G)MCH Clock Skew Control [Normal]
System Voltage Control [Auto] DDR2 OverVoltage Control [Normal] PCI-E OverVoltage Control [Normal] FSB OverVoltage Control [Normal] (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [Normal] Loadline Calibration [Auto] CPU Voltage Control [Normal]
(Restart the system with one radeon installed into PCIE_16_1 slot.) Once windows finishes loading re-install the latest software for the radeon. (Download from here): http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/support/drivers.php
Monitor the card & see if it goes into hyperdrive. If it does not than sut down the system & add the second card into PCIE_16_2 & run in crossfire mode.
You may need to adjust the bios setting further if either card goes into hyperdrive. Your board was made in 2008 & is still under warranty. I call to the manufacture's tech support is something I would not exclude. http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Company/ContactUs.aspx?CompanyWebPageID=6
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Hello my friend,this is could happen because of driver problem or and more common operating system failure.Try to reinstall the windows again but i recommend you to make a clean install (format hard drive and install the new windows)
is it in warranty..?? if not.. do it if u r a professional..
check the following: 1) the cmos battery (above +3v)..replace with a standby n see.. 2) remove/clean dust neatly..dust is non-uniform in nature n may cause
jam/short circuitry/excess resistace n many more..resulting an increase
in heat.. 3) open the CPU Heat-Sink with fan out of the socket..put some "Heat Sink
Compound" (available in local electronics chip level spare market)
between the cpu/processor and the CPU Heat Sink *** fan..resit/fit it
tightly in position.. 4) the smps itself may b defective/faulty..check the outputs of smps
viz. 0v (black~ground); +12v (yellow); +5v (red, green~ps-on, violet~pg
& grey~sb); -12v (blue); -5v(white); +3.3v(orange).. the 'oscillator and error amplifier ic', or
pwm switching regulator circuit..look for defective
protector-transformer/resistance(esp 4.7k)/mosfet.. 5) ur main/mother board..see with a debug
card for mb error..may b short..look for defective capacitors(esp above
1000mfd)/mosfets..go through the mb's south bridge n the circuit lie
around atx connector....
..plz give higher priority to step3 & 4 (as listed above) CAREFULLY..
Electrostatic interference may also be the cause, for some reason, I'm not exactly sure of, there are PC's that emit this high-pitch squeal or noise when doing certain tasks on the PC, usually this can be tracked down to the sound system in the machine, but sometimes is not.
Also, some motherboards come with a safety feature that can cause the noise, it's called a voltage regulator, these can sometimes go bad, and while they may still function properly, the circuitry can emit these noises as over or under voltage is being rectified as it is passed through them. I have 3 servers here that used to do it untill i replaced the module, on a desktop motherboard, these are usually built into the motherboard circuitry and cannot be replaced.
make sure the video card is secure
and monitor plugged in properly
does it shut down or you just get a black screen.
you can remove the card and if you have a different slot use it
then restart and see what happens
also are you saying you have dual harddrives