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First time running Crossfire, BIOS query

post #1 of 6
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Hey guys,

So this is my current set-up. The most recent addition is one more Sapphire Radeon HD 6850. It turns out that the BIOS versions on the two cards are different.


The first image is the primary (newer) GPU, the latter is the old GPU which is taking up the slower PCI-E slot and is set-up as the secondary (linked) GPU.

Do I need to do anything about the BIOS being different?

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 6
Okay. I don't know for sure but i think what happened is you installed the card on top of the old one. one running a lesser version.. If you are running crossfire.. Try Deleteing all of your CCC folder with its own uninstall tool.. Then Restart and install the new ATI Catalyst intall that came with your latest card.
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I did wipe the drivers and installed 11.9 from a clean slate. The BIOS versions didn't change, each card retained its own.
post #4 of 6
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So... Shall I leave the cards as they are? BIOS versions differing doesn't matter after all?
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Liquoid View Post
So... Shall I leave the cards as they are? BIOS versions differing doesn't matter after all?
You don't have to do anything, that's the stock BIOS of the cards. Leave them as they are.

Crossfire will only show in the first GPU-Z for primary card.
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post #6 of 6
If you're not having any problems with your crossfire setup, then leave the bios as is for each card.
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