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Crossfire Problems-Over My Head

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Hello Everyone,

I am experiencing an odd Crossfire issue. Crossfire is working, confirmed with GPU Z. It is working with Heaven, and the second card is fully loaded along with the first. However, some games are not working with Crossfire, namely Battlefield 3 and Serious Sam 3 BFE.

What I have tried:

  • Ran driver sweep (the newer program that replaced it)
  • Clean install of 12.8
  • Uninstall of 12.8
  • Install of 12.3
  • Re-install of 12.8

I also closed all of my Razer software, including Synapse 2.0 when I had 12.3 installed. Enable Crossfire and heard the familiar 'woosh' of the cards turning on for a moment. This did not happen with 12.8, but GPU Z shows it working with Heaven. However, the Synapse program reduces performance in Heaven if opened. Closing Synapse does not fix Battlefield 3 of SS BFE.

Battlefield used to work with Crossfire, yet now it is 25 fps on all video settings. 45-60 with one card.

Specs:

AMD 8150 @4.0 (4.2 Turbo)
SSD form OCZ
16gb DDR 3 Corsair Vengeance
2yb 7200 HDD
2x XFX Core 7970's (stock, not GHZ Ed.)

Oddly enough, other games are not bothered with crossfire enabled. All ID Tech 4 games work well, and COD MW 3 does not show symptoms with Crossfire enabled. I am at a loss unless it is game specific (Battlefield 3 appears to be hit or miss in Crossfire).

Any ideas?

Edit:

OK, the second card IS working during SS BFE, the GPU Z Log confirms it even though there is not increased performance. It is also working during Crysis 2, and there is increased performance here.

I uninstalled Razer Synapse just to make things easier here, since Heaven was 2300 instead of 2890 with it opened.

So, driver issue? Game issue? I am so happy it is not hardware related.
Edited by jessedri - 9/16/12 at 1:43pm
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Defintely game issue, BF3 has been a complete mess with xfire and sli since day 1. Plus AMD's crappy drivers don't help much.

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BF3 runs great in crossfire for me.... 2 6950s and i never drop below 70fps, usually stay over 110..
    
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icrap,

See, it sounds normal until you see a post like yours. Well, that and it used to work, lol.

One other detail I left out. I was overclocked to GHZ Edition speeds. Everything was fine for a few months, then, with Crossfire disabled, all of the shadows turned purple in BF3 multiplayer. One time deal with a number of causes, yet they appear to either be an unstable OC or corruption with the game. With no previous artifacting and temps reaching 84c before without issue, I figured it was fine, yet decided to go stock for trouble shooting.
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