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Does anyone know which drivers are best for overclocking Radeon 6870 crossfire set-up?

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Hello, Ive noticed while updating drivers that some are better then others for overclocking and overall performance boost espically if you dont have the new 7000 series cards you tend to not get so many gains so iam wondering if anyone has any luck with certin drivers and if u would be kind enough to share the info here? Right now iam using the 12.3 driver and it works pretty well so ill stick with it unless theres something better..... Per amd if the drivers work for you,you dont have to download latest driver version.....Thats what it says in catalyst i didint make that up so. Thanks in advance:thumb:
     
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12.9 was a good one for me was able to get 950/1100 on stock cooler
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my buddy says the 13.2 beta drivers are awesome for OCing CF6870's!
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Ok look what just happend to me-Man am I lucky lol!............ I was in the process of updating my gpu drivers and right before it installed my pc decided to get a blue screen on me! Now i Cannot get my cards to work in crossfire any longer! When 1 card is in top slot everything is fine,ive tried putting both cards in top slot and a-ok,once u pop in 2nd card ill get a blue screen error messege what the hell is going on ive never had this happen before....It says iam using 13.1 driver version I dont know what to do now iam considering taking the card back to tiger direct!~
     
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Could it be my PSU dosent have enough juice to run them or something? I havent had any problems with this psu-its the Cooler Master GX 750 watts....Do you guys think 750 watts is enough for cf 6870s and a slight overclock of 4ghz on the cpu? I dont know what to do now iam totally stumped! According to manufacturer you need 600 watts to run 2- 6870s At least thats what it says on paper lol.At 1st my ASUS monitor was saying no dvi signal thats how it started acting up on me earlier! Damm this is frustrating!
     
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o__0 I ran overclocked 6870's on 700 w no issues but ive had this problem before
step one - take a deep breath
step two - take out both cards and put one ( only one in top slot)
step 3 - power on rig and do a dance!
step 4- http://driver-sweeper.en.softonic.com/
step 5- unistall all the ATI drivers ( in driver sweeper)
step 6- power off and put other card in (with bridge)
step 7- power rig on!
step 8- get 12.9 drivers (look on google
step 9- do the happy dance and hope that it works biggrin.gif

ive had this issue before , once you hit enable crossfire it blinks screen a few times then BSOD's?
-ROG
post #7 of 14
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I did everything u mentioned on,the list except use driver sweeper.....,it seems to be only my msi card giving me the problem,no matter what i do to it i cannot update the drivers on it! Ive tried everything possible so tommorow iam off to tiger direct to return da damm thing,shame too it was a really bad ass card!my ice q card on the other hand no issues at all! Bsod blue screen of death when i put both lol
     
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post #8 of 14
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Iam gonba try going down your list exactly as instructed ,if it dosent work its going back to tiger direct 1st thing in the morning! If thats the case i,might just pick up a 7950 instead..to much drama 4 me lol.funny tough this is the 1st time ive had an issue with crissfire!
     
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Just remembered something..... Right before,my bsod during gaming i would get a black screen and my monitor would say no dvi signal,that would happen every minute or so! !really weird!
     
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post #10 of 14
try just using the msi card? and you live in Chicago?
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