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ATI crossfire configuration

Q: ATI crossfire configuration

Not that I will see any performance boost, or that I would be better off by just buying a higher end card, lets say just for the sake of discussion....If I installed two identical crossfire 'supported' graphics cards on a crossfire enabled motherboard, do I need a connector cable to couple the cards or will the motherboard recognize the setup and couple them for me? If a cable or jumper is needed where might I purchase one? Anyone know? The motherboard in question is an ASUS M2R32-MVP and the cards are ASUS EAH4670/DI/1GD3/A. I guess I just have too much time on my hands and would like to see if I can make it work. Any help again would be greatly appreciated!

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A: ATI crossfire configuration

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Can Vista support more than 1 GPU driver? I am running Vista Ult 64. Looking to upgrade to Windows 7.

I previously had an Nvidia 8800GT as my primary graphics card and also had an 8500GT installed as well on my dual boot XP/Vista PC. They worked fine and the computer recognized both correclty on both OS's I think I didn't have any trouble b/c as I found it all 8 series cards use the same driver.

I bought a new primary GPU, a ATi Sapphire 4870 1GB Toxic. I am NOT trying to run SLI or Crossfire, I need availability for 3+ monitors. Can I have two completely different video drivers? I was under the impression NO, but a computer parts guy said I can install an Nvidia & ATi driver as long as I do not install the supplemental software.

A:Adding 2nd Video Card in a NON Crossfire configuration


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basically i bought a 1900xtx long time ago and i am thinking about adding in the 2nd vid card. is there a way to tell or find out if i bought the master card or not? cause i can't remember.

another quick question, if i could get the 2nd vid card for around 100-150 would it be money well spent as an upgrade?

A:how do i know if i bought a crossfire master card or just crossfire ready card?

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I need to set up three user accounts on two computers the accounts on each computer is going to be monitored.
Each user will be assigned access for certain folder or files and certain applications, like internet explorer.
And all usb ports and dvd drive will be blocked. Only the admin will be allow to have full access.

So i need to do something that allow ( managers) to monitor employees activity on the system during working hours.

On one pc is windows xp pro on the other os windows 7 home premium.

Any idea how i can acomplish this task?

I.was thinking of group policy on both computers but on home premium there is not group policy.

Also the users will be using almost all the same programs and files just the with different information.

Thank you in advance.

A:group policy configuration and computer configuration question

Read this
But for Windows 7 Home Premium you will not have the
Local Security Policy so you may need to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro for that.

This is easier to control with a server like Windows Server 2003 or 2008.

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I have an old P3 system that I let my son use for internet browsing, email, etc. It has been rock solid for 6+ years until lately and I think the issue of not booting properly is that the master CD-ROM gave up the ghost. And so I took that out hoping that is all it will take.

Here is my question (and I feel so much like a noob; I did try to google but I got nothing): Where do I place the tab to take it from slave to single configuration? As slave the tab was placed on the far left in the verticle position. Am I correct in that to make it singular I need to place it horizontally on the bottom two prongs center-right?

I hope I am making myself clear. This is an old system and it has been years since setting it up and I don't have my manuals anywhere. I couldn't even access Buslink's website.

Thanks for your help.

A:CD-RW Configuration - from slave to single configuration?

The jumper will fit on the pins, based on what is imprinted or embossed on the drive. It is usually very difficult to see... but if you use a flashlight or other device you can place at different angles, you can see how the jumper choices are stamped into the metal. Most often the center two are Slave, the right is Master, and the left is Cable Select.
I suggest you jumper it as master.
If it is a known brand, you can find a drawing on the website of the optical drive manufacturer.

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I currently have an Msi r6970 lightning. I want to get another for crossfire. I can get the reference amd brand card for alot cheaper than another msi though.
Can these be used together in xfire?
I've only ever messed with dual gpu setup once with two pny gtx 550 ti's. Never tried mixing brands/speeds.

A:Crossfire Q?

Should be no problem.

AMD CrossFire

Dangerous advice follows: it may be possible to flash both cards with the same firmware, so that the drivers would see them as identical.

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Hi guys.
A VERY DIFFICULT CHOICE FOR ME lies ahead. I have saved up a little cash and I want to replace my Radeon HD 4850. I have the sapphire version, which is VGA and DVI but the 512 MB of memory are starting to loosen my performance up in terms of framerate and load times...

My only question is - do I crossfire another one or two 4850's into this one to boost up my FPS, or do I just screw that and get a new videocard? If you're for a new GPU, make sure you mention what you think will be good.Also, I'm not spending any more than 250-280 bucks on it, so if you're suggesting a new GPU keep it somewhere within that price range.

P.S.: My motherboard is GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2C.

A:Go Crossfire or Go New?

Go new. Two 4850's is around the 4890/5770 speed area but 512MB simply doesn't cut it any more.

A GTX 560 ti or AMD 6950 should be around your price range.

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Currently, there are these mainboards on the market:

ABit AT8
Asus A8R-MVP
MSI RD480 Neo2-FI

Which one should I use?

I heard that they stopped to sell the ABit AT8 because of problems, and that the A8R-MVP is having some VCore problems. Also, a couple of people with the DFI claim that they have lots of reboot problems.

I haven't found anything on the MSI...

A:CROSSFIRE, which one?

Being subjective, I would go for MSI. My last 3 mainboards have been MSI and they are awesome boards. The one that I have now it's a pretty old one, but it's extremely stable and didn't cause any problems in more than 2 years.

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Hello i recently purchased a custom pc online and im running on 2x Radeon (sapphire) HD 4650's and id like to run them as crossfire. I have crossfire enabled and all the software is suggesting that it is currently running and working but i dont see any performance to back it up. Ive disabled crossfire, played a game, and enabled, and i had the same FPS on each try. Is there a way to tell if its actually working?

A:ATI Crossfire

Play a game that actually supports Crossfire, maybe? Many games do not get any performance boost from dual graphics. That is why mid-range cards are a pointless thing to CF or SLi. Sell the cards and buy a 4830/9800GT and be happy with it.

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What sort of problems if any happen when either using sli or crossfire ???

A:Sli & crossfire

um..... as far as i know none really as long as you have a sli or cf mobo

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Hi guys, hope somebody can help
I just got another xfx 4890 and have been trying to crossfire it with my other xfx4890 but just keeps crashing and won't even boot up, i've tried the cards seperately and they both work and tried both slots with both cards in each and all seems fine on their own, i've tried 4 different crossfire ribbons. i tried uninstalling the drivers and it starts to boot then gets to just before my desktop and then it crashes and reboots immediately, no BSOD or error messages, i also tried in safe mode and once the 2nd card is enabled and restart it does the same and crashes and reboots.
i hope its something really simple that i have maybe forgot to do cuz i'm at my wits end

A:crossfire help

Even though you have a good PSU with plenty of watts....still sounds like a PSU problem...how old is this PSU?

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Hey, well i am building a new computer but im a little stumped for my gpu
well i just have a few questions.
When using sli/crossfire duel gpu's do they have to be the same? or same series or do they just need to support sli/crossfire

will this motherboard
DCS (Doncaster) Ltd. Online Store (btw awesome site, supports sli) work with 2* Nvidia® Geforce 8600GT 1GB PCI-E Graphics Card > Maplin (Geforce 8600GT 1GB)

or will it just be better if i used 1 gpu
Nvidia® Geforce 9500GT 1GB PCI-E Graphics Card > Maplin
(geforce 9500gt 1gb)

this is for gaming/everyday stuff
cod4 , crysis , mercanaries 2...etc....



Hi Luke,

I am not sure about the ATI Crossfire range, but for the NVidia range it is preferable for both cards to be of the same specification.
Unfortunately, your choice of motherboard has only 1 PCI-E graphics slot, so is unsuitable for multiple graphics cards.
Have a look at this to see if this answers your needs: DCS (Doncaster) Ltd. Online Store

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AMD Athlon x2 4200
Asus A8R32-MVP deluxe crossfire ready
2g Corsair
ATI Radeon x1950 512 crossfire edition
**new** Diamond x1950 XTX 512 crossfire ready

OK, so before the 2nd card, everything was peachy. After installing the 2nd card, I went into CCC to set it up, enabled crossfire from the bottom tab, ok good to go right? OK, well first thing I noticed is it would not let me run both monitors in crossfire mode, regardless of which port I plugged the 2nd monitor into. Could not find any info on either Diamond, or ATI's websites. Does anyone know if crossfire mode still supports dual monitors? They will both work as long as crossfire isn't enabled. But that isn't the main problem... I ran Oblivion with fraps on, results as follows:

2007-04-19 19:32:03 - oblivion
Frames: 781 - Time: 44884ms - Avg: 17.400 - Min: 10 - Max: 45
**This was with both monitors running, crossfire not enabled**

2007-04-19 19:36:50 - oblivion
Frames: 773 - Time: 44401ms - Avg: 17.410 - Min: 10 - Max: 42
**This was with crossfire enabled, primary monitor only**

2007-04-19 19:39:22 - oblivion
Frames: 806 - Time: 45236ms - Avg: 17.818 - Min: 10 - Max: 44
**This was with only 1 monitor plugged in, crossfire enabled**

OK, so this seems like a problem to me. Not much change at all between the 3. With a whole nother 512mb of video memory, I would expect to see at least a noticeable difference. What else was odd is that I got the highest FPS using both monitors with no Crossfire, which was wh... Read more

A:Crossfire help


Did you check to see if you need to enable crossfire in the bios? some crossfire ready motherboards need to be enabled from bios. Also, are you using the crossfire internal bridges, or the old style double ended dvi external cord?

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I have a 4850 that I bought a while back and I have just picked up a 2nd one from bestbuy today I installed it put both bridges on and i don't see any Crossfire tab in the CCC what do I need to do?

do I have to buy both cards at the same time for crossfire to work ?



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I just bought a new setup, and installed it in my case..

as listed
MSI K9A platnum crossfire edition
AMD Socket AM2 x2 5600+
Antec truepower 650W power supply
Dual ATIX1950Pro's (crossfire edition)
OCZ Dual Chan. DDR2 Memmory (1GBX2)

I reinstalled my copy of windows xp pro and all the drivers. but when I instaled the drivers for the video cards i.e. catalys windows would not boot, except for in safe mode.

should I boot in Safe mode and uninstall the drivers??? and then try again?

A:CrossFire... can anyone help me

yes make sure you have the right drivers, many problems can occur from not setting up crossfire installs correctly. GL

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hey SF,

i have some questions about crossfire. i've searched on google but i didnt seem to find what i want(for the first question, for the others i just want to be sure ^^).

okay, onto the questions:
1. how will crossfire affect the heat, right now my single 5770 is 71 degrees on full load
2. will i be able to add a different GPU as crossfire (for example, a 6970) i know i will have to upgrade PSU too then.
3. if 2. is no, does the GPU have to be the same make/brand

thanks in advance,



1. The temps will go up a bit, but ss long as you have decent airflow to begin with it shouldn't be much of a concern.

2. Different, no. They have to be within the same GPU family. This shows which work with which,

3. No they don't have to from the same manufacturer. Also see #2.

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Hi all,

I'm planning to build a new Wndows based power PC, I just have some questions on Which graphic cards to use. I want to either use ATI HD Radeon 6870/5870 in crossfire or the Nvidia 460GTX in SLI( all 3 cards are very comparable in terms of price):
1) Is Crossfire architecture better than SLI on a windows based platform?
2) Is the ATI HD Radeon 5870 better/more powerful than the HD 6870?( I've read some reviews saying it actually is the case)
3) Which is one is better XFire or SLI?

Any suggestions and ideas are welcome,

A:Sli vs crossfire

In almost every respect the 5870 is a better card than the 6870, except for power consumption: Radeon HD 6870 Dirt 2 Performance | bit-tech.net

That said, the 5xxx is by no means power hungry.

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Hi, I am planning to crossfire my computer, it's not much, only trying to crossfire an HD 5670

Windows 7 64-bit
Dual Core e6600 (planning to buy a Q9650)
2Gb RAM (will buy 4 GB soon, making this 6)
Powercolor HD 5670
Motherboard : ASUS P5G41T-M LX3

So , should I still get the ones in parentheses, or just crossfire it?

A:Should I crossfire this?

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I'm running a GIGABYTE MA790X-DS4 Mobo and I have a Nvida 9500GT, The mobo has a ATI chipset & is setup for ATI's Crossfire, but I would like to know If I could run dual 9500GT's on this mobo or would I have to use ATI products? Is there any way of doing so safely? (I bought the VC about 2 months ago and the mobo about 1 month ago, I don't just want to throw a good VC away) Basically I would like to know if I can run SLI on a Crossfire mobo, and if so, How?

A:SLI and Crossfire?

you can run two 9500s as independent cards, but you will NOT be SLI enabled

so the answer is no im afraid, the only board currently capable of running both SLI & CFX is Skulltrail.

an upgrade is the only route for better performance


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Hello all

I finally decided to build this system:

APEVIA X-Infinity Metal Case
-BFG GeForce 8800GTX OC2 Edition
- 2GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 ATI Crossfire Dual Channel
-Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Sata II Hard Drive ST3500630AS
-OCZ GameXStream 850W SLI Power Supply
-P5KC Dual-channel DDR2 1066/800/667 MHz or DDR3 1333/1066/800
-Vantec Spectrum PCI Fan Card with Blue UV LED
Lite-On Super-Multi LH20A1H Light scribe DVD Burner - 20x DVD±R Burn

Now is there any conflict or mismatch between 8800GTX and P5KC motherboard, because the motherboard and the OCZ DDR2 are Crossfire ready when 8800GTX is SLI ready.
They both improve quality of the image? Or you have to have one or the other. No mixing them up. Do i really need Sli or Crossfire to improve for picture quality?

Thank you

A:Sli vs crossfire

If the motherboard is CrossFire ready than it will not work with SLi.

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hello guys
today i saw a nice mobo ga-ep45-dq6, and it has a nice specs, 1 of the specs that it supports the cross fire tech, and i have a nvidia card xfx9600 gso 1.5GB ,so if i want to upgrade my pc in the future (normally) i will buy another vga card

the question is : are crossfire and sli the same? or will i be able to set 2 sli vga on that mobo? (there is nothing about sli in the overview page in GB website)

am confused
pl'z answer :suspiciou
and thanks

A:SLI = Crossfire?

No, they aren't the same. Crossfire only supports multiple ATI graphics cards and SLI only supports Nvidia cards. There are some motherboards that support both Crossfire and SLI but of those cards that support multiple graphics cards, most support only one or the other.

In your case you would have to buy two ATI cards and get rid of your Nvidia card.

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which is better crossfire or sli?
could you guys tell me with reasons

A:Crossfire vs SLI

Hi Rayy,
both crossfire and SLI are hugely dependent on driver support for their efficiency and function. ATI has the edge as they put out a new driver set each month. over the last year driver support has improved crossfire performance upwards of 30%.

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I need help understanding. I recently purchased a combo set up on eBay. All items are new. Motherboard GA-MA78GM-S2HP, mem CORSAIR T CM2X1024- 6400EST SPECS, cpu Athlon 6000+ and finally the gpu PNY 9600GT SLI.

OK, so... looks good but what of the SLI card w/ an ati motherboard???? Can I, in fact, insert the SLI card onto this board?

Thanks, Tom

A:SLI/Crossfire ?

The card is sli ready but doesn't operate in sli mode until
it is installed with another identical card in an sli motherboard.
You can run a single nvidia based card in an amd motherboard.
Shouldn't have a problem.

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Im gonna build a new system, i was thinking that crossfire was better because it didnt require "Game support" i.e. Works with everygame.

I would most likely be playing STALKER or FEAR with the system (i love the atmosphere in these games!!), and the max resolution would be 1280*1024

A:Crossfire or SLI

Crossfire or SLI
Whats better? Im confused

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Can i use a graphics card like 5870 with my onboard graphics card (4200) for physics? and if not can i get a 5870 and a 5670. Or can someone explain to me what i can and cant crossfire.



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When I bought all the stuff to create a crossfire machine.. I it would be a sinch...

So far I am fairly disapointed....

I installed all the hardware and connected the crossfire bridge interconnecters. on dual X1950Pro's on my MSI K9A platnum and I have had nothing but problems...

It tells me that my bridge interconnecter are not installed correctly, and I have tried every combination to connect them. and I havent read anything about compatability. whether my cards are compatable with my MSI K9A platnum crossfire edition.

it talks about a Crossfire Edition card and a crossfire ready card and external connecters.. nothing about internal connecters.

should I returne my crossfire motherboard and video cards and go with Nvidia Sli cards and an SLI motherboard..

can any one give me a hand with this?

A:Sli...... Or Crossfire???

I was running crossfire with my am2 set up last year, had problems, we are all trouble free with sli here, that's my recommendation.

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I have an Asus P5Q Delux in my HTPC case. Today I installed an ATI Radeon HD 4670 and I'm wondering if I should add a second HD 4670 in crossfire. The reason I'm "stuck" with this card is I can not fit a card longer than about 8.5" in my case (interference between video card and CD drive). Will it make much difference in video performance? Any issues?


You might want to push out the cd rom little bit which might not look cool but thats one way if you wanna considered using the same case and wanna install the graphic card. The other option is to remove the cd rom a get an external CD rom that should cost much. Else you need a New case and reassemble the entire thing.

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Hi, i downloaded crossfire a couple of days ago and had some problems with it but its fine now, 1 problem though .. whenever i go to play the game, a little box comes up in the middle of my screen saying "auto-config" and then it resizes the size of my screen and it takes ages to load agen and by the time i start playing the game, theres already like 60 kills. im guessing my screen size isnt right but ive tryed all of my screen sizes but it still comes up with "auto-config". does anyone know how to fix this problem ?

Thanks martin.

A:Crossfire Fps.

ok first can you please fill out your system specs?
then we will know how to help you

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am starting to completely build a computer for the first time.

I have an old Radeon HD 4550 that works pretty well. I am definitely going to upgrade & get a new GPU, but I was wondering... is there a way (or is it worth it) to SLI / Crossfire my old GPU with a newer one?

I'm still fairly new to computer building, so I may have the wrong idea of SLI. It seems to me is that there are 2 cards plugged into PCIe slots and when you install certain drivers, the PC can utilize both processors' power.

Also, I'm about 90% sure I'm going to use an ASUS P8Z77-V PRO mobo with an Intel Core i5-3570K.
For my price range, the GPU's I'm looking at are: Radeon HD 7770 -or- GeForce GTX 650 TI


A:SLI / Crossfire old GPU with new GPU?

You can only CrossFire with AMD cards, or SLI for NVidia cards, but you can only do so in the same family. So you'd need another Radeon HD 45xx series card. So in other words don't bother and instead buy a massively faster and better Radeon HD 7770 ot GTX 650 Ti that you are already looking at.

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I have 2 x 512 MB ATI X1650 Pro graphics cards configured in my crossfire setup. I am wondering why my Windows Experience Base Score did not improve when I installed the second card.

Any ideas?


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Im going to build my first computer and need some advise.This is what i was thinking.
AMD 64 3200 socket 939
ASUS SLI motherboard
SEAGATE SATA hard drive
Crucial memory
ANTEC power supply

Not sure about the motherboard or video card i here ATI has a new crossfire setup coming out and Seagate also has a new kind of hard drive coming out.Im going to buy it one piece at a time, im on a budget.Could someone please give me some advise on which way to go?


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Looking to possibly build a new system and I was wondering which is better - advantages/disadvantages to doing one over the other.

I haven't build a system in a few years (6 - 7) so the whole PCI-Express thing is a bit new to me

So any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Crossfire vs SLI

Hi Corwin,
that depends on a few things, what kind of performance are you looking for? whats your budget for the SLI/ CF components? are you thinking about a 2,3,or 4 card configuration? some cards crossfire/SLI better than others, this info would be helpful.

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hey so im trying to buy a graphics card but im not sure if it will work with my other one. i have a 7750 1gv pci-e 3.0 amd radeon
and since it being cyber monday i was wondering if i can use it with crossfire with MSI R7790-1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7790 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card, i have 600 watt power supply, and idk if this means anything but i have gigabyte ga-970a-d3 am3+ crossfire usb3.0 sata 3

if anyone can help i'd be greatly appreciative

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Hi guys,

A freind asked me to help him build a budget gamer with him. He is a fan of AMD and ATI combos as apposed to Intel or Nivedia.

Hes not willing to spend past a certain point, so the cards cant excede $110 a piece ($220 for both cards is his budget.

Now, Im not to familiar with SLI/CrossFire set ups, and I personally am a Nivedia person, So Im haveing trouble with the hardware for this build. I think I got it down to 2 possible card sets. But want some advice as to which pair you would buy.

Set #1 = a pair of ASUS EAX1600PRO SILENT/TD/512M Radeon X1600PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Cards :
This card looks nice and its a silent fanless setup.

Set #2 = a pair of SAPPHIRE 100165L Radeon X1650PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Cards :
This card seams to have hiher core and memory.

Please follow the links and look at the specs for me, like I said, I'm not to noligable on ATI cards, and need to know which would make the better pair for the CrossFire rig


A:Which is better for CrossFire

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Hey guys,

I just bought a 2nd Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 1GB Zalman card to run in crossfire with my current one.

I have the Gigabyte x58 UD5 board, so when I put them both in the 16x slots they are almost touching each other.

I am really keen to get them running together but not too sure about the heat factor. My PSU sits at the bottom of the case and with the cooler on the card, wont allow for the bottom PCIE slot(8X) slot to be used either .

Any suggestions, besides a motherboard change

A:To Crossfire or Not to Crossfire?

well the cards might produce a bit of heat inside the case w/o the reference cooler, i'm unfamiliar with the design of zalman's cooler for the 4870. it probably won't be too bad if you have decent enough airflow in there but without some kind of exhaust it could get a bit toasty. the 4870 isn't an ideal choice for aftermarket cooling, especially in a CF configuration but I think you'll be alright. if not you could always buy different coolers or apply some better thermal compound to each core.

...and on a side note i highly recommend ATI Tray Tools over CCC to enable/disable your CrossFire, it doesn't really matter but I ran into a couple problems in CCC before. with ATT it's been smooth sailing. just a suggestion...

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Hi people :
I have a Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard. In the specs listed in the user manual, it states that this motherboard CAN use AMD CrossFire X. The way I understand it (hopefully correct ) is that I can have more than one video card installed. To improve System performance. [After all the ups and downs lately......I want to have my motherboard checked first ] Before the "crash", I was using Sketchup ( 3-D graphics design software ), which can be graphic intensive. I was wondering if having two video cards installed would handle the "load" better than one card. Plus, I'd have to find out how to install two cards. garystan

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For those of you using ATI cards in a Crossfire setup, AMD/ATI has removed the normal Crossfire profiles from it's driver package recently. They now must be downloaded separately from the driver, and installed separately in order to optimize Crossfire performance in applications.

Those of you thinking that the new driver packages don't perform as well, and are using Crossfire, might want to check out:

Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

And download the profiles. It's under 500K in size.

ATI says it was done so that they can release the profiles more frequently, without having to rework the huge driver package when it isn't necessary.

I couldn't believe the difference in game performance after I installed them. I was thinking that I wasted my money on the second video card. Happily, I was wrong.

A:ATI Crossfire Tip

I have to ask:
Is the driver able to be installed normally yet? I know it was broken back when I bought a 5770... (for me anyways)


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I noticed that I have random words hyperlinked to ads in FireFox so I ran Malwarebytes and it detected and deleted these two items:

Registry Keys Detected: 1
HKCU\SOFTWARE\INSTALLEDBROWSEREXTENSIONS\215 APPS (PUP.CrossFire.SA) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Detected: 1
HKCU\Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\215 Apps|4493 (PUP.CrossFire.SA) -> Data: Coupon Companion -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

It appeared to fix my problem, but soon I realized that I was still seeing random hyperlinks. I reran Malwarebytes and it did not detect anything the second time.

Not sure what to do next.

Thanks in advance for assistance.



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Would I notice much performance boost if I were to crossfire an xfx ati radeo hd5850 and a Sapphire HD 5850 Xtreme is this possible and what performance boost could be expected many thanks!!


In theory 50%...in practice +50% to 0% depending on how well the game can scale between two cards....

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Hey guys, I currently have a radeon x700 pro pci-e card. I've been reading about ATI's crossfire. I was just wondering how much getting an x850, an x850 crossfire edition, and a crossfire motherboard for an intel processor would cost me, also, where could I find this stuff? I've looked but havent had any luck.

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I've been thinking about buying a second Radeon HD 4890 for my PC. Since I already have an ATI, going SLI would be expensive as I'd have to buy 2 graphics cards instead of one plus what would I do with my Radeon? So if I'm going multi-GPU, Crossfire is where I'm going. However, is it really worth it? Will installing a second graphics card make my desktop be able to run games like Garrys Mod any better? I'd like to be able to cause massive effects everywhere and not lag (explosions, crazy SWEPs, etc.)

A:To Crossfire, or not to Crossfire

Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920

I've been thinking about buying a second Radeon HD 4890 for my PC. Since I already have an ATI, going SLI would be expensive as I'd have to buy 2 graphics cards instead of one plus what would I do with my Radeon? So if I'm going multi-GPU, Crossfire is where I'm going. However, is it really worth it? Will installing a second graphics card make my desktop be able to run games like Garrys Mod any better? I'd like to be able to cause massive effects everywhere and not lag (explosions, crazy SWEPs, etc.)


CrossFire performance/compatibility is always a priority in new driver releases. So it should only be improving with every Driver/CrossFire Application Profile release.

(2x) Radeon HD 4890s would translate to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470/480 performance levels.

Like I said, definitely worth it.

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I'm sure this thread is going to cause a certain amount of controversy, but here goes anyway: I'm going to buy a new MOBO shortly and while i am not an out and out power gamer, i'd like the option to use two graphics cards. While i'm sure both systems are fine, which of the two available would suit the needs of someone who likes to play graphics intensive games occaisionally interspersed with a bit of graphic design work.

Thank you...

A:SLI or Crossfire?

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Which one is better, the SLI setup or the soon to be ATI Crossfire?

*Read a review that the x1800ct single handly beat out 2 Geforce 7800 GTX's in SLI??? Is that possible?


A:SLI Vs. Crossfire

I read a review on megagames, the guy had seriously overclocked his ATI X1800XT and it must have only just beat the nVidia ones, or it could have been a load of BS!

I have a single 7800GTX 256mb, with standard cooling and no overclock, i got 7530marks with my 3d Mark 2005 test. so i can't see how that review or article could be true anyway!

I would say ATI is better but I haven't seen much on it. I do know that SLI has improved drastically over the last few months since it was re-introduced by nVidia!

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