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I have the latest amd drivers 13.4 and I have no option to enable crossfire what in the world is going on now>? I swear this is the last time I mess around with cf! Just not worth the headache, I tried doing a clean install using amd clean utility now iam showing 12 yes 12 extended desktops showing 12 amd 6900 series card! look at the picture..............Ive tried everything and iam just about to give up on it what a hassle this has turn out to be my god!
I took out bottom card and erased using amd clean utility, afterwards downloaded new cayalyst drivers on top card rebooted then proceeded to install bottom card and bridge.....Then I installed bridge and NOTHING no reading just showing 12 extended desktops how did that happen now>? I have a half of mind just to use 1 card iam so pissed off right now I wanna put a hammer to the dam thing! It WORKS perferct if I install old vga drivers 4 example 10.1 that came on cards cd then crossfire works ferfect! But guess what thenb I cant play certion games like battlefield 3 it says I need newer drivers! Why did I do this to myself why>?
Edited by nz3777 - 5/12/13 at 10:24am
     
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Is a fresh install of the OS out of the question? Also, you are supposed to install the drivers when both cards are installed with the crossfire bridge attached.
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Install the latest beta?
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Faulty bridge? Try flipping it, or using a different one?
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Are both cards being detects by something like msi:afterburner ?

And what about using the crossfire CAP profile thing from AMD site, I always used to use it, thought it was needed for CF (although I'm running13.5 for 7950 CF without it right now )

And the easy things 1st like the tech people ask, are you sure the card was seated right? And are you sure the cards are getting power (are the PCIe cables connected to GPU AND the PSU)
Edited by Kaltenbrunner - 5/12/13 at 2:29pm
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The only way I can get it to work without any problems is to use the drivers that came with the cards but they are soooo old 10.1 or something of that nature>?..............I tried everything took out 1 card to check what driver version was on there it says 13.4 took out card installed 2nd card same thing showing driver version 13.4!.............. Hook-up both cards and crpssfire bridge then I have no access or option to enable crossfire with new drivers!............. I had to use the old drivers off the cd to get it to work but that are so old iam wondering if I get any kind of performance increase at all! This is the last time I crosffire any card I swear!
Oh the cf bridge I have 3 difrrent ones and ive ruled out that's not the problem ill post some pics in a minute
     
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Thast really strange. If you want to try everything install again the windows.
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If I gotta re-format I Just might as well start building myself a new computer! Way to much time for something like that, something a mess I can tell because updates are acting weird an I have it set on automatic update man what a guge hassle this has become. Does anyone know what common.dll missing from your game means>? I cannot get this game to launch no matter what I do
     
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Word of advice from so,eone who has had plenty of headaches like this. First take a step away from the machine and give yourself a few minutes to cool down. When you get frustrated you end up creating more problems for yourself without even realizing it. Now when you have a crossfire setup you are only supposed to I stall the CCC once not for each card. CCC will automatically recognize there are 2 gpus as long as the gpus and link are properly seated. Then just run windows update and it will also automatically install the driver needed for your card. When you right click on the desktop it will show several 6900 series gpus. That is only showing how many outputs your gpus each have. It counts each output as a desktop. On my crossfired 7970's it also show a bunch of gpus. Like someone before stated make sure all your gpus are properly seated and also the crossfire link and pcie power plugs. But biggest thing should always be calm down. When you start letting your machine get to you things always turn out for the worst.
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Chino- that's EXACTLY what iam gonna do take a break from it today cant handle it anymore, maybe ill give it a shot tomorrow thank u all
     
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