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Don't let the above post scare you. Crossfire/SLI is a blessing.
Your CPU will limit the true potential of those cards, i only speak through experience.
If you want proof, i can find some benchmarks that show the 1090t buckling with dual 6970's.
This is what made me change to intel.

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I think you mean Driver Sweeper. Yes. it will whack anything related to AMD/Nvidia if you select either of them.

The "Express Uninstall" from AMD also deletes Northbridge drivers and USB filter drivers. Seeing as I've been reinstalling them tons of times for my 5870 problem 3 days in a row, I've gotten enough usage to be sure. frown.gif
    
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I think you mean Driver Sweeper. Yes. it will whack anything related to AMD/Nvidia if you select either of them.

The "Express Uninstall" from AMD also deletes Northbridge drivers and USB filter drivers. Seeing as I've been reinstalling them tons of times for my 5870 problem 3 days in a row, I've gotten enough usage to be sure. frown.gif


Are sure if you select "Express Unistall" from the Catalyst Install Manager will remove those drivers which are not related to Catalyst?
 

 

 

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Are sure if you select "Express Unistall" from the Catalyst Install Manager will remove those drivers which are not related to Catalyst?

 

At least for me they do, could be different on another motherboard. They show up if you press the "Custom Uninstall", the Express is too fast for me to see anything, but they contain the same list of installed items.
    
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Now I see you are on AMD platform and it might be the case. But on the Intel, there's nothing listed other than the package included in Catalyst.

 

But Driver Sweeper will definitely clean up anything when you tick the Nvidia or AMD/ATI check box. It will whack anything related to Nvidia which is part of the Win 7 OS. Some users never had any issues because the motherboard they use need no such controller or chipset drivers.

 

This is one of the arguement from users that always come up "I have been using Driver Sweeper for years and not a single issue at all. You do not know what you are talking about. Please stop spreading lies".

 

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Let me make some 'things' ... more clear here, if I may smile.gif

CAP's are just something that SOMETIMES come out in between driver releases, and they exist solely to add a few new Crossfire profiles to your existing driver during this time (perhaps tweak one or two existing ones), so that people don't have to wait all the way until the next driver comes out before getting x-fire support for some brand-new game.

As soon as a new driver package comes out, any older CAP's become useless, because their changes will exist already in the latest driver.

I'm not too 'up' on AMD at the moment, so I dunno if there's a current CAP out right now ... but if there is one, all it is for is a quick driver patch to add a new Crossfire profile or two. That's all they are. If you're not playing one of the new games added by the patch, it won't do anything.

Also, there's NO NEED to uninstall drivers just to add a second identical card for Crossfire and FOR SURE you shouldn't mess w/Driver Sweeper just for THIS headscratch.gif

All you have to do is add the new card, start up your machine, and let Windows install your existing driver onto your new card. Once that's done, just restart your machine, enable Crossfire, and game on. If you encounter a game for which Crossfire isn't working, go look and see if there's a CAP out that maybe adds the Crossfire profile for it, and install it at that time.

All this rigamarole you guys are talking about is just a bunch of unneeded busy-work, serving no useful purpose whatsoever teaching.gif
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Let me make some 'things' ... more clear here, if I may smile.gif
CAP's are just something that SOMETIMES come out in between driver releases, and they exist solely to add a few new Crossfire profiles to your existing driver during this time (perhaps tweak one or two existing ones), so that people don't have to wait all the way until the next driver comes out before getting x-fire support for some brand-new game.
As soon as a new driver package comes out, any older CAP's become useless, because their changes will exist already in the latest driver.
I'm not too 'up' on AMD at the moment, so I dunno if there's a current CAP out right now ... but if there is one, all it is for is a quick driver patch to add a new Crossfire profile or two. That's all they are. If you're not playing one of the new games added by the patch, it won't do anything.
Also, there's NO NEED to uninstall drivers just to add a second identical card for Crossfire and FOR SURE you shouldn't mess w/Driver Sweeper just for THIS headscratch.gif
All you have to do is add the new card, start up your machine, and let Windows install your existing driver onto your new card. Once that's done, just restart your machine, enable Crossfire, and game on. If you encounter a game for which Crossfire isn't working, go look and see if there's a CAP out that maybe adds the Crossfire profile for it, and install it at that time.
All this rigamarole you guys are talking about is just a bunch of unneeded busy-work, serving no useful purpose whatsoever teaching.gif

how do i enable crossfire when i have the new card in do i do this in the bios?
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I used to have 4870's in crossfire until last spring and there really wasn't anything that they couldn't handle. I only pulled the second one when the weather got warm and the second card with its poor cooling couldn't handle it. If it wasn't for that I would probably still be running them. But I decided my daughter would like the second one and it gave me a good reason to pickup a 6870. rolleyes.gif I will likely grab a second 6870 at some point early this coming year.

What I found with crossfire is don't update the drive unless it solves a specific problem or performance improvement that effects you. Or at least sit on it for a few and see if others complain about issues. Update the profiles anytime as they are small and an older version can easily be reinstalled. And if you are new to crossfire, one crossfire link is all that is needed for two cards. Putting on two can actually cause issues. Other than that, enjoy!
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how do i enable crossfire when i have the new card in do i do this in the bios?
You do it in the CCC. And you can easily on-the-fly disable it. So if you want to play a game that does not support crossfire you can easily do it without restarting or anything.
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Im running two crossfired overclocked HD 6950's (one of them used to be unlocked as a hd6970) on my 4Ghz 1090T. I can run BF3 on maximum settings with motion blur and aa off for an average of 100fps.
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Let me make some 'things' ... more clear here, if I may smile.gif

CAP's are just something that SOMETIMES come out in between driver releases, and they exist solely to add a few new Crossfire profiles to your existing driver during this time (perhaps tweak one or two existing ones), so that people don't have to wait all the way until the next driver comes out before getting x-fire support for some brand-new game.

As soon as a new driver package comes out, any older CAP's become useless, because their changes will exist already in the latest driver.

I'm not too 'up' on AMD at the moment, so I dunno if there's a current CAP out right now ... but if there is one, all it is for is a quick driver patch to add a new Crossfire profile or two. That's all they are. If you're not playing one of the new games added by the patch, it won't do anything.

Also, there's NO NEED to uninstall drivers just to add a second identical card for Crossfire and FOR SURE you shouldn't mess w/Driver Sweeper just for THIS headscratch.gif

All you have to do is add the new card, start up your machine, and let Windows install your existing driver onto your new card. Once that's done, just restart your machine, enable Crossfire, and game on. If you encounter a game for which Crossfire isn't working, go look and see if there's a CAP out that maybe adds the Crossfire profile for it, and install it at that time.

All this rigamarole you guys are talking about is just a bunch of unneeded busy-work, serving no useful purpose whatsoever teaching.gif


Not an expert here. That will be so great if it works that way thumb.gif

 

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