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Hello all, I have a problem with my newest graphics drivers I can get to work with my card not recognizing my Crossfire setup. I am using the 12.6 drivers. I have everything plugged in correctly, crossfire works with old games like skyrim. but anything put out this year I'm having issues with. I tried the older drivers but it had no effect. Please give me some advice, besides upgrade your graphics cards.
PC Stats:
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHz
12288MB RAM
Dual ATI HD4890s Crossfired

Thank You very much for the help!
Edited by ohneklavier13 - 12/8/12 at 7:31pm
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What kind of issues are you having? Just crossfire not functioning?
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Yes Just crossfire not working, it works for older games (Crysis 1 and 2, Skyrim), i can tell a difference in fps. but in new games (i.e. Farcry 3, Assassin's Creed 3, Guild Wars 2) there is no difference between enabling and disabling Crossfire. I think it is because there is a 12.10 ATI driver out now, but it will not work for the ATI 4xxx series graphics cards. I have noticed on other forums that people say "ATI has stopped making drivers for older cards". If that is correct then i am stuck with old drivers until i can afford to upgrade. I just wanted to know if anyone had any ideas to make my cards work crossfire, Thanks for the response.
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Try this:
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=370452

Its a modified 12.11 driver for HD4000 series cards. Make sure you follow through with the instructions he posted to get it working correctly.
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Thank you, ill check it out.
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checked it out, i followed the instructions perfectly, although i had problems with the install, it would almost finish and then say there was a driver install error. i ended up reverting, if u have any more ideas id be happy to try them out too. i really hope i dont have to upgrade lol.
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Originally Posted by ohneklavier13 View Post

checked it out, i followed the instructions perfectly, although i had problems with the install, it would almost finish and then say there was a driver install error. i ended up reverting, if u have any more ideas id be happy to try them out too. i really hope i dont have to upgrade lol.
Thank You

Unfortunately it will come down to some time spent googling. You can't be the only one with 4890's in crossfire trying to play today's games. I'll try and look in my free time. Do post up if you find something that works in case anyone else finds this in search of an answer.
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Thanks for your help, I have settled with the 12.6 drivers that ATI gives me. They work fine for most games, i can still play AC3 and Farcry 3, but i really dont think crossfire is working for those games. i also tried installing the 12.11 CAP profiles 1 and 2: they seem to help. if i find anything else ill post, thanks again. CAP2: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx
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FC3 does not work for HD 7970 let alone HD 4890.
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