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Hey,

I currently have 1 6970 installed and 1 just purchased. I would like to know the steps I need to do to install them in crossfire.

Thanks,

Will
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post #2 of 28
just plug in the second card, attach xfire bridge, fire up your computer and wait until windows finishes installing your new card. reboot when prompted, then when you get back to desktop, make sure xfire is enabled.
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Install bridge, enable cfx in OS(through CCC),
 
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What is CCC? Also do I need a fresh driver install?
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post #5 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willie828 View Post

What is CCC? Also do I need a fresh driver install?

Catalyst Control Center abbreviated. It's the program installed with your AMD/ATI graphics drivers.
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Thanks!
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post #7 of 28

On the driver site, you need to uninstall all Catalyst driver prior to install second 6970 in system.

 

After the second card is set, download and install latest WHQL Catalyst 11.11 + CAP2 http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx

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post #8 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

On the driver site, you need to uninstall all Catalyst driver prior to install second 6970 in system.

After the second card is set, download and install latest WHQL Catalyst 11.11 + CAP2 http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx

Whops... If I uninstall now will it be ok?
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post #9 of 28

Yeah but select "restore to factory defaults" from CCC upper right corner drop down menu before uninstall it. This will reset the registry and the profile for the crossfire to work correctly.

 

Do not forget to install CAP2 to support games in crossfire.

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post #10 of 28
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Sorry I'm so dumb what is CAP 2? (I have never done crossfire before)
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