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I just got a XFX 6950 2GB (CDDC) and will be getting another tomorrow for crossfire.

What drivers should I install for best performance in crossfire?

I don't have a dual bios but should I still consider unlocking?

Or should I leave it?

Its just sitting in its box waiting for me to install it.

As a temp card I picked up a 5450 or something.

What is the best way to install?

Remove current driver in safe mode, reboot, install new driver?

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Edited by jam3s - 12/16/11 at 9:11am
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Once you get both cards, I would remove your ATI drivers/software from Add/Remove programs, boot into safe mode, use driver sweeper to remove all ATI display drivers, install both cards with crossfire bridge, and install the latest drivers AND CAP profiles. I would probably go with 11.12 since they are the latest releases that are not BETA.

As for unlocking, I am only familiar with the reference cards, so I cannot help there.
post #3 of 22
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Once you get both cards, I would remove your ATI drivers/software from Add/Remove programs, boot into safe mode, use driver sweeper to remove all ATI display drivers, install both cards with crossfire bridge, and install the latest drivers AND CAP profiles. I would probably go with 11.12 since they are the latest releases that are not BETA.

As for unlocking, I am only familiar with the reference cards, so I cannot help there.

Great advice, thanks. But where do I get CAP profiles

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AMDs website. Assuming you are using Windows 7 64 bit, heres a link to both drivers and most recent CAP. FYI: Caps assist with crossfire setups, but are unneeded for single card setups.

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx
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AMDs website. Assuming you are using Windows 7 64 bit, heres a link to both drivers and most recent CAP. FYI: Caps assist with crossfire setups, but are unneeded for single card setups.

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx

Thanks. I will rep you as soon as I can

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Anyone have any tips or advice whether or not I should unlock or how to
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Just installed catalyst 11.12 and CAP 1 profiles without a hitch.

I am clueless on what else I should do, I kinda boycotted AMD for a while, so what else should I do guys
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one problem I`m having is with Crysis 2, it looks like there needs to be overscan adjustment. On my desktop it`s fine, but it won`t adjust to actual full screen. What gives
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Unlocking cards without bios switches is a pain(xfx brand). You need to jump pins on a chip to unlock the bios chip, then youd be able to flash tje bios.
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post #10 of 22
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yeah, I probably will keep both 6950 locked then.

Anyone have any idea why Crysis 2 looks like there needs to be overscan on it... I have overscan enabled on my desktop and it looks just fine, but in crysis 2 it looks like I`m missing something. Full screen is enabled as well
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