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Hi, I was using 4870 and then i bought an 4870X2 so i replace my 4870 with 4870x2.

apparently, i found no performance gain in replacing (i was playing bad company 2 and black ops) i'm wondering why there is not gain at all (although the graphic seems better eventhough i didn't alter the settings at all)
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post #2 of 15
CPU bottleneck perhaps?
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Did you uninstall all drivers then reinstall all drivers?
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Did you uninstall all drivers then reinstall all drivers?
how do i do that ?
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Is crossfire enabled?
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post #6 of 15
in programs and features section in control panel,uninstall the ati drivers,then boot to safe mode and use driver sweeper to clean out ati driver left overs.the reboot and install new ati/amd drivers.
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post #7 of 15
I think you can use the install software to uninstall the previous drivers (look in the C drive\\AMD or C\\ATI and use one of those setups and there will be an option to uninstall the drivers).

Then reinstall as normal and enable crossfireX.
    
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post #8 of 15
All important question.....what gpu usage in % are you seeing in games?

Use MSI AB or something similar to monitor in-game gpu usage,then report back
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post #9 of 15
Install latest drivers. Also if ur saying the graphics got better, apparently the game enables auto settings, and raised the quality/aa. So u did get performance increase. Also u can use ur 4870x2 and 4870, 3-way xfire.
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post #10 of 15
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hey guys,

i tried installing the lastest drivers and CCC.
and it turns out gaming fps increased significantly, there are much fewer lags.
4870X2 should still be a good GPU for quite a while (since it wasn't cheap!!)
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