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Hey all, so i finally decided to buy another 6970 to Xfire them but i have a couple questions...

Both card are reference model, one have a switch other don't, does it matter in anything?
Other thing is, before i put the second card in, should i uninstall the current driver? does Xfire have a special driver or it's the same one as for single gpu?
Will i connect both my monitor on the top card or one on each?
One card have a back plate, should i keep it on top for appearence and more clearance or should i put it under to help stay cooler ( don't the back plate help cooling a little? )

Oh and before some1 come asking why buying a 6970 when the 7970 are right at our door.... It's because i live in brasil and we will probably see the 7970 in another 2months and they will cost half my appartment ... the i7 3960x cost a wooping 2649,00$ to give you an idea =D

anyway thks in advance for the input!
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no you shouldnt need to do anything just install the card and crossfire bridge and boot, ccc should install crossfire automatically. Also i just got a 6970 and about to crossfire just waiting for the 7xxx series so the prices lower biggrin.gif
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should i uninstall the current driver? does Xfire have a special driver or it's the same one as for single gpu?
no, just enable it in CCC

Will i connect both my monitor on the top card or one on each?
I think you can just connect them both to the top card

One card have a back plate, should i keep it on top for appearence and more clearance or should i put it under to help stay cooler ( don't the back plate help cooling a little? )

move them around see which one works best
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