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Gigabyte GA - x48 - DS4.

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)

Mads Fercho Nesvold =)


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  • Plineh Nov 06, 2008

    Well, i tried this. Even put CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control down to 700, well. same problem...

    Just after installing the driver for the Sapphire Card, BAM *broooom broom*

    So, any other ideas?

    Thanks for trying tho :)

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    manual GigaByte GA-X48-DS4 rev1.3



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Hi Plineh,
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):
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.

Good luck & take your time!

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Nov 06, 2008

    Its possible there are more settings in the bios that I am missing. Try calling Gigabyte! Your manual should provide a number or try the link above. If it was my board I would call.

    I found nothing through Gigabyte's FAQ's. (This is one for tech support). Don't was your warranty, use it!




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