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June 05, 2011, 06:34:18 PM
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Windows 7 32bit, is only picking up 3 GPUs, 2x 6950 1x 5850,

I have 1 more 5850 plugged in and now powered up, but windows is still not detecting it. Any ideas or solutions?
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June 05, 2011, 06:51:30 PM
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Windows is shit, acquire Linux, live happily ever after.  Cool

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June 05, 2011, 07:03:58 PM
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If you have a question it's helpful to provide as much info as possible. What motherboard? What power supply? How are they connected? To what PCI-E slots? With what power connections?  Does windows see the card in device manager or nothing at all? Have you tried detect hardware changes? Have you installed the latest catalyst drivers? Are your cards in crossfire? Are you using dummy plugs?

Actually that's probably it right there. No dummy plug. Build a dummy plug or plug your monitor in and see if the card works. Done. /thread.

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June 05, 2011, 07:10:32 PM
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If you have a question it's helpful to provide as much info as possible. What motherboard? What power supply? How are they connected? To what PCI-E slots? With what power connections?  Does windows see the card in device manager or nothing at all? Have you tried detect hardware changes? Have you installed the latest catalyst drivers? Are your cards in crossfire? Are you using dummy plugs?

Actually that's probably it right there. No dummy plug. Build a dummy plug or plug your monitor in and see if the card works. Done. /thread.




Windows 7 32bit,

monitor is plugged into the 1st 6950
the rest of the cards have dummy plugs
mother board is msi 890fxa-g70
1000W kingwin 80 plus (everything powers up fine)
they are all connected to pcie x16 slots, this last card uses molex to pcie to power (it fires up fine)

I have not check device manager yet, I have not tried to detect hardware changes

I have the latest catalyst driver yes,

the cards are not in cross fire

Any other suggestions?
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June 05, 2011, 08:30:56 PM
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I would love to use linux on my miner box, but I can't underclock the memory of my EAH5850 on the penguin platform. So, for me, Windows gives me better performance than linux at the end.
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June 05, 2011, 08:37:49 PM
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Windows is shit, acquire Linux, live happily ever after.  Cool


how much is the gain with linux?

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June 05, 2011, 08:41:18 PM
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If you have a question it's helpful to provide as much info as possible. What motherboard? What power supply? How are they connected? To what PCI-E slots? With what power connections?  Does windows see the card in device manager or nothing at all? Have you tried detect hardware changes? Have you installed the latest catalyst drivers? Are your cards in crossfire? Are you using dummy plugs?

Actually that's probably it right there. No dummy plug. Build a dummy plug or plug your monitor in and see if the card works. Done. /thread.




Windows 7 32bit,

monitor is plugged into the 1st 6950
the rest of the cards have dummy plugs
mother board is msi 890fxa-g70
1000W kingwin 80 plus (everything powers up fine)
they are all connected to pcie x16 slots, this last card uses molex to pcie to power (it fires up fine)

I have not check device manager yet, I have not tried to detect hardware changes

I have the latest catalyst driver yes,

the cards are not in cross fire

Any other suggestions?

Check the device manager.
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June 05, 2011, 09:21:34 PM
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If you have a question it's helpful to provide as much info as possible. What motherboard? What power supply? How are they connected? To what PCI-E slots? With what power connections?  Does windows see the card in device manager or nothing at all? Have you tried detect hardware changes? Have you installed the latest catalyst drivers? Are your cards in crossfire? Are you using dummy plugs?

Actually that's probably it right there. No dummy plug. Build a dummy plug or plug your monitor in and see if the card works. Done. /thread.




Windows 7 32bit,

monitor is plugged into the 1st 6950
the rest of the cards have dummy plugs
mother board is msi 890fxa-g70
1000W kingwin 80 plus (everything powers up fine)
they are all connected to pcie x16 slots, this last card uses molex to pcie to power (it fires up fine)

I have not check device manager yet, I have not tried to detect hardware changes

I have the latest catalyst driver yes,

the cards are not in cross fire

Any other suggestions?

Check the device manager.


Now windows is detecting all 4 cards,but GUI miner won't load up now..... 1 problem after another... Any more help would be greatly appreciated and given a 1 BTC reward for the person who solves it.

make sure its not running hidden, aka look in process manager
couple times when closing mine it removed icon from tray but kept running for some reason, had to manually kill it.
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June 05, 2011, 09:25:15 PM
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Run 4 different poclbm(?) threads, changing -d0 to -d1 then -d2 etc.

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June 05, 2011, 09:28:04 PM
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If you have a question it's helpful to provide as much info as possible. What motherboard? What power supply? How are they connected? To what PCI-E slots? With what power connections?  Does windows see the card in device manager or nothing at all? Have you tried detect hardware changes? Have you installed the latest catalyst drivers? Are your cards in crossfire? Are you using dummy plugs?

Actually that's probably it right there. No dummy plug. Build a dummy plug or plug your monitor in and see if the card works. Done. /thread.




Windows 7 32bit,

monitor is plugged into the 1st 6950
the rest of the cards have dummy plugs
mother board is msi 890fxa-g70
1000W kingwin 80 plus (everything powers up fine)
they are all connected to pcie x16 slots, this last card uses molex to pcie to power (it fires up fine)

I have not check device manager yet, I have not tried to detect hardware changes

I have the latest catalyst driver yes,

the cards are not in cross fire

Any other suggestions?

Check the device manager.


Now windows is detecting all 4 cards,but GUI miner won't load up now..... 1 problem after another... Any more help would be greatly appreciated and given a 1 BTC reward for the person who solves it.

make sure its not running hidden, aka look in process manager
couple times when closing mine it removed icon from tray but kept running for some reason, had to manually kill it.



I would restart the computer, then when it boots up, i try to load the GUI up, and it'll show the Icon on the bottom right, then the GUI doesn't load up, as I scroll to the GUi it just disapears... And windows does detect all 4 cards, and catalyst shows all 4 cards too... any idea how to fix this?
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June 05, 2011, 09:28:35 PM
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If you have a question it's helpful to provide as much info as possible. What motherboard? What power supply? How are they connected? To what PCI-E slots? With what power connections?  Does windows see the card in device manager or nothing at all? Have you tried detect hardware changes? Have you installed the latest catalyst drivers? Are your cards in crossfire? Are you using dummy plugs?

Actually that's probably it right there. No dummy plug. Build a dummy plug or plug your monitor in and see if the card works. Done. /thread.




Windows 7 32bit,

monitor is plugged into the 1st 6950
the rest of the cards have dummy plugs
mother board is msi 890fxa-g70
1000W kingwin 80 plus (everything powers up fine)
they are all connected to pcie x16 slots, this last card uses molex to pcie to power (it fires up fine)

I have not check device manager yet, I have not tried to detect hardware changes

I have the latest catalyst driver yes,

the cards are not in cross fire

Any other suggestions?

Check the device manager.


Now windows is detecting all 4 cards,but GUI miner won't load up now..... 1 problem after another... Any more help would be greatly appreciated and given a 1 BTC reward for the person who solves it.

make sure its not running hidden, aka look in process manager
couple times when closing mine it removed icon from tray but kept running for some reason, had to manually kill it.



I would restart the computer, then when it boots up, i try to load the GUI up, and it'll show the Icon on the bottom right, then the GUI doesn't load up, as I scroll to the GUi it just disapears... And windows does detect all 4 cards, and catalyst shows all 4 cards too... any idea how to fix this?
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June 05, 2011, 09:33:20 PM
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If GUIMiner doesn't work, check my sig Wink
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