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Hi,
I just bought a second XFX 7950 (900MHz) to CrossFire with my current XFX 7950 Black Edition...
I uninstalled all of the AMD software that were installed on my computer (GPU Drivers, Chipset Drivers, USB Drives, etc.), restarted, then turned off and installed the second card.
​I then turned my PC on, and installed Catalyst version 13., restarted, and when I logged in, I was immediately prompted to enable CrossFire. I enabled it, and then tested it out: 60+ FPS on The Witcher 2 at max settings with Ubersampling.
I then installed driver version 13.3 Beta 3 (I'm buying Crysis 3 this week, so I wanted the latest driver support), I restarted my computer after installing the beta driver, and now whenever I go to CCC and go to the CrossFireX tab, I select "Enable CrossFireX", but when I click apply, it waits a second or two and then re-checks "Disable CrossFireX".

I've tried uninstalling all AMD software, reinstalling 13.1, and the installing all the beta drivers between 13.2 Beta 7 and 13.3 Beta 3.
On all the beta drivers I am unable to enable CrossFire, I've tried it with "Enable Crossfire for applications that have no associated profile" both checked and unchecked.... And still nothing.

What is wrong? And, more importantly, how can I turn on CrossFireX while running 13.3?

Thanks-in-advance,
​ 4Strings
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Hi,
I just bought a second XFX 7950 (900MHz) to CrossFire with my current XFX 7950 Black Edition...
I uninstalled all of the AMD software that were installed on my computer (GPU Drivers, Chipset Drivers, USB Drives, etc.), restarted, then turned off and installed the second card.
​I then turned my PC on, and installed Catalyst version 13., restarted, and when I logged in, I was immediately prompted to enable CrossFire. I enabled it, and then tested it out: 60+ FPS on The Witcher 2 at max settings with Ubersampling.
I then installed driver version 13.3 Beta 3 (I'm buying Crysis 3 this week, so I wanted the latest driver support), I restarted my computer after installing the beta driver, and now whenever I go to CCC and go to the CrossFireX tab, I select "Enable CrossFireX", but when I click apply, it waits a second or two and then re-checks "Disable CrossFireX".

I've tried uninstalling all AMD software, reinstalling 13.1, and the installing all the beta drivers between 13.2 Beta 7 and 13.3 Beta 3.
On all the beta drivers I am unable to enable CrossFire, I've tried it with "Enable Crossfire for applications that have no associated profile" both checked and unchecked.... And still nothing.

What is wrong? And, more importantly, how can I turn on CrossFireX while running 13.3?

Thanks-in-advance,
​ 4Strings

Check your crossfire bridge.
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I did.
I tried the CF bridges that came with both of the 7950s, as well as the one that came with my mobo (Crosshair V Formula-Z)... I also tried it on both of the CF Fingers.

But I doubt that it's the bridge, because I can enable CrossFire when running driver version 13.1 (the one with whql), but I can't enable CF on any of the beta drivers (13.2 Beta 7, 13.3 beta 1, 13.3 Beta 2, and 13.3 Beta 3)... axesmiley.png
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I did.
I tried the CF bridges that came with both of the 7950s, as well as the one that came with my mobo (Crosshair V Formula-Z)... I also tried it on both of the CF Fingers.

But I doubt that it's the bridge, because I can enable CrossFire when running driver version 13.1 (the one with whql), but I can't enable CF on any of the beta drivers (13.2 Beta 7, 13.3 beta 1, 13.3 Beta 2, and 13.3 Beta 3)... axesmiley.png

Have you done a clean wipe and clean install of the drivers? if you did, the next thing i can recommend is to do a reinstall of windows.
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I reinstalled 13.3 again, and restarted my PC a few times (like two or three times in a row), and now I can enable CF and everything is fine! smile.gif
I also disabled ULPS so that I can use MSI Afterburner.
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