Topic Title: settings lost on restart
Topic Summary: with 2x v7900 running 8 screens on win7 64bit loses settings on restart
Created On: 06/30/2013 04:29 PM
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 06/30/2013 04:29 PM
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I am running 2x v7900's on 8 screens with win7 64bit on a i7 with 16gb ram running version 9 of catalyst drivers.

When I set up all 8 screens as 1 big screen in eye infinity the system runs as it should.  I can set up a pre-set and switch fine between modes.

A lot of the time when I reset the machine all this information is lost. The screens all start up mirrored and then the pre-set won't get it back to how it should be.

This is for an installation in a museum and needs to be stable.

I am going to try a new install of Win7 64bit and the latest version 12 of catalyst drivers that have just been released for the v7900.

I would like to try win7 32bit.  Has anybody noticed if this is any better?

I have seen several other posts with people running the same system as me, v7900 and win7 64bit having the same problem of losing settings on restart so this must be a driver problem. I noticed that settings being lost on a restart was a known problem with another workstation card.

I need the eye infinity settings to be saved on a re-start or at least the pre-sets to still work.

Does anyone have any suggestions or work arounds?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, James



 07/09/2013 05:09 AM
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From my problems.

1 - don't reinstall, definitely don't waste time with 32bit windows.

2 - SOME of the time, it will survive if the monitors are on before the PC. As long as NOTHING changes.


(right now, with 8.982.17 I cannot think of a single nice thing to say about eyefinity.)

 07/09/2013 11:31 AM
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I, too, am facing this issue with Eyefinity. We have 3 Eyefinity cards (PowerColor HD7870), and each time I boot the computer, the displays are assigned a different number. It seems somewhat random as to which display gets which number. If one of the displays in an Eyefinity grouping (as opposed to a single extended view not in a group), it will lead to that group being disabled and each display in it will either be disabled or mirrored.

Saving a preset does not help me, either, because it will not restore them properly, probably because the numbering changes.

I don't know how to proceed on this, so I appreciate any ideas. I had the problem with Catalyst 13.4 and also with Catalyst 13.6 beta.

See my system specs below.



Driver Packaging Version: 13.101-130604a-158071E-ATI

Catalyst Version: 13.6

Provider: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

2D Driver Version:

Direct3D Version:

OpenGL Version: 6/14/10/12337

AMD Catalyst Control Center Version 2013.0604.1838.31590

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

System Type x64-based PC

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)

BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 4.6.5, 1/18/2012

SMBIOS Version 2.7

Locale United States

Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB

Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB

Available Physical Memory 13.5 GB

Total Virtual Memory 34.0 GB

Available Virtual Memory 31.1 GB

Page File Space 18.0 GB

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