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ok so i have my computer which has all the necessary components to run any game out, 16gb 8150 and ya 1000w psu.. 990fx saber chipset and a very large amount of cooling, so overheating is not an issue

i just got my sapphire active displayport adapter and now im working on getting the game to run in 3 monitors

eyefinity desktop works nicely

i have 2 6950's xfired, oc edition ... they have no overclocking atm, and everything in the system is at stock.. ram runs at 1600mhz.. stock is 2133

so what happens is in 2 games ive tried bf3 and l4d2 (steam) when i try and go to like 5760x 1080 res on bf3 and right when i hit apply full screen res.. it freezes all 3 screens black... and im like ***... 1 screen i can play days on end.. or so i hope, ive never done that but i mean i guarentee it will... i will run memtest or prime to ensure stabiltiy if you recommend, the only thing i have caught was when i was restarting over and over, it say the dp can only push so much? like idk the frames couldnt be handled, but i find this irritating because i have a sapphire graphics card, and a sapphired dp....................... sooo mad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gif whats the deal? i can oc my system but i havent because i dont have the software to my desired settings and eyefinity up and about, and i dont have a need to yet

can anyone give me advice??

-Thanks in advance
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Have you got the Application profiles sorted out, I'll assume that you have attached the crossfire bridge, but that's always worth checking. Also if all else fails, Just reinstall the drivers. When i went Eyefinity with the 6970s' for the first time (same resolution) and it has some issues, i overclocked, and overvolted, then restored it and it worked perfectly fine afterwards.
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yes i know the xfire bridge is installed, but ill check , and its like id say a 14 day fresh windows installed, ill reinstall the drivers tomorrow as im on my laptop at a friends, but what is app profiles? and i know bf3 is buggy and not much support for eyefinity, but ive seen youtube videos and all with it being beasted up... so i know there is hope, plus no reason my rig cant handle anything atm (almost)
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Before doing anything, are you sure this is possible for two 6950's? Try turning down video settings, seeing if it will run in low quality, and guage from there. The minimum might be 2x6950, and for higher settings require better cards
     
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I was under the impression you cant Xfire or SLI and use eyefinity at the same time. You need to unhook the 2 cards. Try it with just one first and make sure the adapter is working. (note, my info is very old).

Well shucks. You can now. Good good. But...I found this:
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Yes, AMD released XFire Eyefinity support with their 9.12 drivers a couple months ago. However, from my understanding, it doesn't work with all games. I'm not sure if there's a list of supported games somewhere, but AMD has stated they are intending to increase support for XFire Eyefinity through driver updates and possibly game specific patches.

Get your drivers sorted out and I bet your game is the one not supported. The game you want is ALWAYS the one not supported ;(
Edited by KipH - 8/29/12 at 9:06pm
 
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I was under the impression you cant Xfire or SLI and use eyefinity at the same time. You need to unhook the 2 cards. Try it with just one first and make sure the adapter is working. (note, my info is very old).

Very, very old good sir. Now it is compulsory on pre-600 series Nvidia cards, and is a rather good idea on AMD cards.
    
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post #7 of 12
Not sure what the issue might be. I did eyefinity on 2 unlocked 6950s before I had my 7970 with no issues. Maybe do a clean install of windows as a last resort if all else fails.
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You need to be on drivers RC11 or 12.6 and newer.
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im on ccc 12.8... and i doubt it is windows as it was just a fresh but if worst comes to worst frown.gif i will... but your also right i did jump in on 1080p high settings, which one 6950 can usually keep at 60fps 90% of the time on 1 screen... and ultra at about 35-47... so how bout if i just go down to absolute crap.. worse than xbox, and see how that goes and just work my way up til i crash? what is RC11 btw
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if you can find the drivers, the 12.3 i think it is (I'll double check tonight) works fine with my 6970s' which are pretty much the same card. Plus Application profiles are fairly neccisary with running some games, i can't tell you what they exactly do, and i'll look it up for you tonight if need be
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