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New 4870 X2s run hot - RivaTuner Needs Admin Clearance to run?

Q: New 4870 X2s run hot - RivaTuner Needs Admin Clearance to run?

I think I ve tamed my new beast of an ATI Radeon x Not sure WHY I absolutely had to have it but hey The top card for a few weeks anyway even though at stock fan speeds the CORE temps can reach Celcius what about fragile parts on the mobo nearby this little heatbox FYI - Running XP Pro V SP Anyway Riva Tuner seems to work at hot New Needs run? - RivaTuner run to X2s Admin 4870 Clearance comandeering the GPU fan speeds back up to reasonable - if a tad noisy - levels Its a little Klugey occaisionally stops working or seems to only want to work from either the startup folder or as from New 4870 X2s run hot - RivaTuner Needs Admin Clearance to run? a registry key The main problem I have is that I have a Visitor account setup I sublet my place occasionally for non-ME users to limit the amount of havoc they can do HOWEVER Riva tuner will not start or operate properly with anything but administrator privileges This is a non-starter So I can either grant guests full dominion over my PC or have my cooks itself into complete failure while restricting the access of my guests Is there a better mousetrap for RivaTuner Note that starting up as an admin and then logging on off is NOT an option as of the time the scenario will be a guest starting up without me around Many thanks to all who opine nbsp

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I have installed RivaTuner v2.24 and now it wont detect the latest Nvidia drivers. 185.85. I have reinstalled RivaTuner but it still wont detect the drivers.

Any ideas?


Any ideas?


Nvidia GeForce 185.85 WHQL and Rivatuner 2.24 seem messed up - Forums

right from the author's keyboard,

There are changes in internal driver versioning scheme in this family, the changes need to be supported inside RivaTuner to get these drivers detected properly. So until 2.25 is released (ETA is June), use the workaround provided by burebista a few posts above.

P.S. That is also the best place to get any info regarding RT as it is unwinders semi-official forum.
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You could switch to Nvidia's n'Tune and manually change anything on your GPU. On a hot day when I'm not gaming I actually turn down my core clock and memory so that it runs 20 degrees F. cooler. You can manually set your fan speeds to run faster therefore cooler. I also run the 8800 GTS and I find n'Tune to be most complete and compatible of all the GPU programs.
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A:RivaTuner 2.24 Not Running on x64

Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH

I was trying last night to get RivaTuner to run on my Ultimate x64 machine, but I'm stuck on one particular issue... Hopefully somebody else would be able to shed some light on this.

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You may need to update RivaTuner if the display driver you are using is brand new. Even though 2.24 is one of the newest versions (if not the very latest) it may not fully support the driver and thus fan control. RT is usually very reliable so either the driver isn't supported yet or the driver itself is to blame. What happens if you set the fan to ~90% before you start heavy gaming? Do you experience any error messages?
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First off, what Operating System are you running?
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How do I give this program (with plugins for monitoring) permission to run at boot?
I don't want to completely turn UAC off, if it can be avoided.

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A:Rivatuner problem

Try with Task scheduler:

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Have you removed all Speedfan/Riva drivers?
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Here's a guide to Rivatuner:
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A:Oc 4870

try this utility:
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A:unlocking my 4870

Quote: Originally Posted by danneth

Hey guys,

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hi there......
do you mean the clocks in GPUZ remain the same..??, CPUZ is um for the CPU

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chris87ph said:

When I tried other GPUs it's okClick to expand...

It must be the GPU that you have installed is faulty or incompatible with your system
Please replace it with the other GPU that works
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A:HD 4870 X2 Trouble

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Is it meant to be available for purchase yet or not?

A:Radeon 4870

They might be jumping the gun but retailers jumped the gun on the Radeon 4850 too.
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Wait for them to be actually released before asking that. So far only the specs have been leaked so even them could be subject to change once the final products are released.
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There are currently no settings that can be configured using Catalyst Control Center.

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A:ATI 4870 with Catalyst?

This is the same version I had to use for all the Windows 8 pre-releases. It does work though.
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I made no other changes.

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A:Dual ATI HD 4870 x2

It's because it's a better card which means it doesn't bottleneck all your other components, maybe the 4850 did.
Glad the upgrade went well.
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A:9800 gtx+ or 4870

Originally Posted by soldier000

hey guys i just got paid and i looked at my lil bros computer and he has the 8500gt and he plays more games than me and im thinking of getting him a new video card 250 budget his computer specs are〈=en&product=3686668
cheek that site for this specs its the stock hp computer but he has a 600w OCZ steamXmod psu witht he lights and he has the same monitor as me so is it better for me to get him the

XFX 9800 GTX+
XFX GeForce 9800 GTX + Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support PVT98WYDFH in Canada at

or the

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if anyone know any other good choies for this computer then feel free to add some suggestions im still new to computers

sounds good, the graphics card is definately bottlenecking the performance of that system, you wouldnt need to change the power supply, its more than sufficient, but with a budget of $250 (canadian dollars i assume), you can get a lot more than that 9800GTX+, theres another 9800GTX+ thats a lot faster, it looks like the same one but its far from it, XFX GeForce 9800 GTX+ XXX Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI Support, VGA Support PVT98WYDDU in Canada at
this will run most games at max resolution.
i cannot give you tips on the ATi/AMD as im a Nvidia fanboy
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Asus P5LP motherboard
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A:HD 4870 X2: PSU issue

If I understand things correctly, the 4870X2 requires one each 6 and 8 pin PCI-E power connectors. That suggests that it needs something less than 300W. (One site had the actual peak at 270W.)

What's the spec for current at +12V for your Nilox LC8600BTX PSU? I haven't been able to find specs on line. (That's not a good sign.) If it is less than 40A, it probably needs to be replaced with a better unit. (Not just a higher power rating, but a better make. Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, etc.)
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Will this be a major upgrade in graphics performance?
The card will work with a CD2 E6300 @1.86GHz and 3 GB DDR2

A:Upgrade from a GTS 450 to an HD 4870 x2

Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado

Today i found an used HD 4870 x2 at 80? on internet, and I was planning to upgrade my GTS 450 1GB GDDR5 with it on my second pc.

I'm going to sell my GTS 450 for 50-60?...

Will this be a major upgrade in graphics performance?
The card will work with a CD2 E6300 @1.86GHz and 3 GB DDR2

According to:

PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmark Charts - Video Card Model List

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A:GTX 280 or 4870, which will last longer?

3-5 years down the roadClick to expand...


If you said 6months to one year, then maybe it could be answered

But 5 Years away, geez we might have holograms by then, with full realistic 3D (ie you could walk around the picture to see the back of it ! )

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A:4870 no signal to monitor

Login to safe mode and change the refresh rate. try to set it to 60 first. Boot normal and test. Try 75 next if that is unsuccessful.
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Try the WDM Catalyst 9.4 drivers. Make you get either the x32 or x64 versions for your OS.

Drivers & Tools | GAME.AMD.COM
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A:HD 4870, Win 7, Hannspree HF259

Are you running Catalyst 9.10?
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A:ATI HD Radeon 4870 1GB Lockup

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A:4870 too hot: fixes will not work

I'm not sure how a profile will work.

Your case cooling can effect the heat of your video card. the 4870 should be Ejecting hot air out the rear of the case - but if the inside of your case is already WARM, it could cause a problem. Try to remove the cover and blow a small fan inside the case and see if it makes a difference.

Also, the cooling system on the card could be defective (not installed correctly).
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Both... 6 and 8.
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A:ATI Catalyst problem on HD 4870

I just stubled here by accidednt, but since I'm here... I've had this issues from time to time... and as checklist ... If I remember correctly you've got to run sweeper as an admin or it won't have permissions to acctually clean your system, second... I also remember, saying something to run sweeper in a safe mode.. I never did, but I think that's what they suggest...
and lastly... if everything fails try to remember speciffic version you've had on you system install, and then unninstall... I know... That would be a bitch to do... but installation will create precise log for the uninstaller...

Or better yet... wait for someone qualified from around here to help ya

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A:BSOD with my new Powercolor 4870.


Hereare the mini dump files
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A:Anyone have overheating problems with 4870?

I had two 4870s in Crossfire and I can definitely attest to the fact that they get very hot. However, you shouldn't have any problems as long as your case has good airflow. And, you should not need an aftermarket cooler either -- again, if you case airflow is good.
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A:Win7 issue with ATI HD 4870

graphixgen, welcome to the forums.

If you could follow the instructions in this link,

and post the required information in the Crashes and Debugging - Windows 7 Forums
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i also noticed on the "mid range buying guide" on techspot that they changed it from the 4850 to the 4870.

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A:ATI radeon 4850 vs 4870

I would just get the 4870. Also, consider the Sapphire 4850 if you don't want to spend the extra cash.