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So i'm getting stuffed up by these drivers. im did several clean windows instals, and the drivers keep messing up. first it doesnt even show i can use crossfire, then it only enables 2gpus ( the 6990's). and the 6970 is just sitting in there what is the problem. does anyone has some good advice ?
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You arent using driver sweeper are you?
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Well i tried driver sweeper multiple times but i have the feeling it doesnt to anything. cause when i use it, and i reboot, back into safemode, and try to clean again, it finds the same files as it did before.
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Originally Posted by AoHxBram View Post

Well i tried driver sweeper multiple times but i have the feeling it doesnt to anything. cause when i use it, and i reboot, back into safemode, and try to clean again, it finds the same files as it did before.

Dont use driver sweeper, apparantly it removes some essential parts of the ati driver

Also are you stacking drivers over each other? iirc thats how its meant to be done
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post #5 of 34
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Well its a clean windows instal. so no i just installed the 11.11 driver software.
then rebooted, and no crossfire option. but i can see 3 cards in gpu-z and also in the info tab @ hardware in CCC.
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post #6 of 34
Ok fair enough, try turning off pc.
Pull out 6970
Boot in to windows,

Then turn off pc again
Put 6970 back in
Boot in to windows
Hopefully crossfire will show up in ccc
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post #7 of 34
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I rather not do that due to my watercooling configuration, there must be a workaround or something.
p1010181e.jpg

the parralel connection i use would be kinda a pain in the ass to remove and drain and stuff.

would it work to just not connect the power cables for the 6970 ? or will that blow the motherboard as it might want t pull all his needs on the pci-e lane ?
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IIRC you need both Bridges connected.
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post #9 of 34
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dude, a 6990 can only connect 1 cfx bridge ;P
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post #10 of 34
Ohh dang

Ok another way you could try it

Navigate to "Device Manager"
Under display adapters find the HD6970
Disable it
Reboot
Re enable it
Reboot

Not sure if that will do it, but worth a shot
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IIRC you need both Bridges connected.

Nope thats for tri fire and such tongue.gif
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