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hello im new to crossfire and i have some questions do i have to do anything after i install my segond gpu im running 2 4890 xfx cards on an asus m2r32-mvp mobo with a 1000 watt psu and 4 gigs ram and a phenom 2 x4 920 cpu also will i have to enable crossfire in my pc games or will the games auto detect the crossfire setup? lastly cooling wise the 2 cardss have blower based fans on them and i have an 80mm side fan and a 120 mm reaer fan plus im using msi afterburner for a fan profile will i be ok with my cooling

heres a link to my mobo

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M2R32MVP/#specifications

lastly will the crossfire give me a benefit in games with anti aliasing and anisothropic filtering for exapmple when i play residenr evil 5 with both AA and ansio turned off i get 75 fraames per sec but with both turned on even at 4 x i get 50 frames or less so will the crossfire give me better frame rates with thoes options turned on
Edited by kaitlin4599 - 11/9/13 at 9:50pm
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Uninstall drivers prior to installing the second card. Install card, reinstall drivers, new card will be auto detected and a Crossfire window should come up asking to go to the page in the Catalyst Control Center. If not, go to CCC and under Performance, click CrossfireX and enable.

You're fine power wise and that motherboard has decent space between the PCIE slots. Side fan will help with temps and creating a fan profile in MSI Afterburner should definitely ensure safe temps.

You will need two Crossfire bridges too.
Edited by axizor - 11/9/13 at 9:03pm
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thanks for the reply im excited as this is my first crossfire setup
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No problem, good luck.
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just an update crossfire is all and well
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