New video card installed. Suggestions for optimization?

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I just installed a Diamond Radeon HD 6570 Video card that my brother had as surplus in his gaming computer.  (I can buy it from him for $42)  I had to go to the AMD support site and download the Catalyst driver software.  It has 2 Gb memory and 3 ports HDMI, DVI & RGB.  I am hoping to run it with all three monitors.  So far I only have it connected to a 22 inch 1080p and a 23 inch 1080p TV/Monitors using HDMO & RGB ports.  I have a DVI-HDMI Adapter and cable that I plan to use on the second monitor and then add a smaller RGB when I get it unpacked.

Any suggestions on settings to use with my Lenovo K410 i3 running Win8.1/64 for optimal performance?  So far it seems to have a bit less "over-run" on the edges of the pan when tuning with the FlexControl Knob.  But it still has some.

I am not sure I am going to keep this video card, but am giving it a test to see if I really want to spend more for a faster one.  My current power supply will not supply the 6 pin molex to the HD 7770 that I was looking at on Amazon.


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W5XZ - dan

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k3nc is 'da man' for stuff like this, IMHO...

i will also be curious w his reply since i recently upgraded to a Radeon  7790 series card...
 it recently dropped below by '$100 pain threshold' ..ha!

wondering what amout of 'bloatware' we have to tolerate, mostly...

73, w5xz, dan


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Turn off dynamic DPI scaling.
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Thanks, guys. Tim, I will turn DPI scaling off. I don't know what it is supposed to add anyway! The jury is still out on this card. I had to go to the AMD website and download the new Catalyst driver software to get it to run. It seems better than the internal video with fewer over-runs on screen edges. But I don't know if it is enough better for $42 to warrant keeping it instead of going with a faster card for a few more $$$.
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Auto DPI scaling will try to adjust the DPI settings based on your monitor size.  If you use a large monitor, the desktop icons can look really large and fuzzy.  Manually setting the DPI to 100% (96 pixels / inch) can make SmartSDR look better on large displays when running Win 8.
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Thanks, Tim. I am running 22 and 23 inch TV/1080p monitors, one with HDMI and the other with DVI cable. For TV's they look pretty nice in monitor mode. I am using a dual monitor pole, and hope to add a third monitor, a 19 inch RGB flat panel for my digi mode display which will require rearranging my operating desk, AGAIN.

It is interesting how quickly you run out of "real estate " on the monitors when running SSDR, logging program, digi program, voice keyer, k9DUR memory program, DX spotting, W1AW/p tally sheet, and internet all at the same time!
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