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Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:57 AM

You can check it out here - http://www.overclock...ercolor_hd3450/

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:39 PM

Thanks for the article very informative read!

I have this same video card and an EMAXX AMD780G mother board.

Strange thing about this card is that I can't turn on the Hybrid Crossfire when using the latest and greatest Catalyst drivers from ATI (8.6). It only works when I use the catalyst driver that came with the card ? ...

noticed from the article screen shots of the CCC window, the first screenshots didn't show the Crossfire option to be available, then suddenly the Crossfire option appears in the last screenshot ...

Also this card doesn't have a HDMI out port, but the specs claim it supports HDMI audio ... My question is where does the HDMI auidio come out of? I'm not sure if DVI carries audio and just using a DVI-to-HDMI passive adapter will work?

Help :)

Thanks, Mark

Edited by sleepsus, 29 June 2008 - 10:01 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 10:04 PM

Alan should get back to you on this sometime tommorrow he is in bed by now. :)

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 04:30 AM

Unfortunately I have not had the time to try that setup with the 8.6 drivers so it sound like there might be a problem with 8.6 and the Hybrid CrossfireX setup. Did you recheck the options in the BIOS? Also for the HDMI you must use the adapter that comes with it. This will allow you to have a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 and the audio uses an integrated HD audio controller which enables a cable-less audio solution.

Hope that helps.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 07:39 AM

Hi AJ,

Yes, I did play around with the bios settings for a couple of (frustrating) hours as at first I thought it maybe an issue with the bios setting. But nothing seemed to work ... The CCC supplied from the card however worked right away. I'm inclined to think its the driver, but i dont know...

When you say "cable-less audio solution", I also read that in the card specs but didn't really know what it meant? Does that mean the audio would just output from the on board HD audio?

Sorry, this HTPC build is new to me ... :|

Thanks, Mark