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ok, here's the deal... i bought an x850xtpe to go along with my existing x850xt master card hoping to run them in crossfire. this was back in february and and i still can't get crossfire to enable (i get a message along the lines of, "crossfire only works with the rgb color space. the current display, most likely a tv or something doesnt not support this color space. please connect a device such as a tft or crt monitor").

i have now pretty much given up on getting it to work. i think that one of the cards must be a dud.

so here's my questions:

1. which card should i have my primary monitor plugged into (the one i game with) so that i get best performance in game?

2. will having two cards plugged in affect performance in game? i heard somewhere that they might not run at full x16 speed.

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What kind of moniter do you have? (resolution)
 
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the master card has to be in the primary pci e slot slave card in secondary pci e slot. then plug the dongle into master card then into slave. then plug monitor into that

like so
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What kind of moniter do you have? (resolution)
they are all 1280x1024
    
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the master card has to be in the primary pci e slot slave card in secondary pci e slot. then plug the dongle into master card then into slave. then plug monitor into that

like so
yeh i have had many people on this forum trying to help me sort this out but it just wont work! (btw, i know my sig says im running vista. thats true but i am trying to get crossfire working on the xp install on the other hdd)
    
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have you enable in bois to run two cards? what drives are you running?
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where in bios would i have to enable it? im running 2004 bios on my motherboard. cat version 6.5
    
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crossfire is only by xp on this board

see chapter 6 of manual
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crossfire is only by xp on this board

see chapter 6 of manual
yes i am running xp. can you tell me what it says? i dont have the manual right now
    
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heres a link


http://support.asus.com/download/dow...;20DH%20Deluxe
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