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I get the message:
Crossfire won't enable because you have a 3d application open or there isn't communication between the cards
I am using the same driver and graphics cards on a new motherboard. Are there any drivers or any extra chipset drivers that I need for Crossfire on a P35?
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Just to make sure, but you DID connect the dongle/bridges right?
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Yea I have bridges. They are connected, and I took them off, cleaned the contacts on the cards, then reconnected them.
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UM...is the P5K even crossfire compatible, it has one 16x slot and a 1x slot... thats pretty much butchery to any gain from crossfire... I beleive its simply not doable on the P5k...

and I don't beleive the P35 chipset allows crossfire, I know it doesn't support SLi...
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post #5 of 10
Is there a Bios option for CF, like CGI enable/disable? I think that's what CGI is for.
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UM...is the P5K even crossfire compatible, it has one 16x slot and a 1x slot... thats pretty much butchery to any gain from crossfire... I beleive its simply not doable on the P5k...

and I don't beleive the P35 chipset allows crossfire, I know it doesn't support SLi...
Quote:
The P5K Deluxe has 2 x PCI-E x16 (blue @ x16 mode, black @ x4 or x1 mode) supports CrossFire Technology, 2 x PCIe x1 and 3 x PCI slots. The slots are laid out in a logical and very functional
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post #7 of 10
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Yes there is a CGI auto/enable/disable option. It's in the chipset menu. I have it set to auto, as I haven't changed any BIOS settings yet...
Maybe that's it. I hope so. If anyone has this motherboard I'd like to know how they enabled Crossfire. It doesn't really say anything about it in the manual.
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post #8 of 10
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Well according to a review that I saw in a google search that's the option that you need to enable. It still won't allow me to enable it though.
EDIT
Nevermind that is supposed to increase the performance rather than actually enable it:
Quote:
The Chipset section will be of primary interest to those of you who intend to have two graphics cards installed onto Asus P5K Deluxe mainboard. This is where you can set the operational mode for the second PCI Express x16 slot and enable Asus C.G.I. (Cross Graphics Impeller) technology. It first appeared on i965 based mainboards. It allows to slightly increase the performance of CrossFire systems by accelerating the DMI bus (Direct Media Interface) between the chipset North and South Bridges.
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I'm pretty frustrated............I still can't get it running. DOes anyone have any ideas?
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post #10 of 10
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Well it was that I wasn't running the latest drivers. I guess they added support for this new chipset after the 7.4s. Running now.
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