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I was referring to Mobo. Thats probably your problem. I was getting poor results and it turned out that by flashing my bios it messed up handles the mobo was looking for in terms of ID etc. I had this problem for ages and finall tried the following which fixed the problem i was having.

So i flashed it to a bios i was happy with and formatted my PC, reinstalled everything and now its not perfect but im hitting 14K+ - for me my Motherboard and CPU is holding my score back but at keast now i get really good frames from games Hopefully this will fix your problem too?

I know formatting is daugnting but it worked for me. So hopefully that will be your problem

Hope this helps
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Formatting is really not the solution I'm looking for. Though I appreciate the advice. When I roll back the drivers to 8.2 I get 17k in 3dmark06 but I can't make use of the 3870 I also have. Very frustrating.
    
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try the new 8.4 drivers that have just been released and see if they make any difference?
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You need to have Vista in order to use CrossfireX. Sorry! Your extra card will nothing until you upgrade your OS. And the 8.3 drivers and up support CrossfireX. Anything before that doesnt.
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post #15 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
You need to have Vista in order to use CrossfireX. Sorry!
No you dont, CrossFire is fine in Xp actually Tri fire is good as well, but XP cannot do quad fire. Its a DX9 limitation where it can buffer 3 frames a time from 3 cards meaning the 4th card will remain idle. Vista is the only platform that utilizes quadcore gpu but 1, 2, and 3 cards are fine in XP

Just to clear this up though if one of your cards is a 3870X2 you can ONLY add a 3870 or equivelant, using XP, adding another X2 will make it redundant. Only VISTA can run 2x 3870X2 in cross Fire
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You can use a 3850 also, doesn't have to be a 3870 to Xfire with a 3870X2.
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post #17 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post
You can use a 3850 also, doesn't have to be a 3870 to Xfire with a 3870X2.
and if you notice i said 3870 or equivelant lol the X2 is not equivelant as it is dual core the 3850 is single core so would class as equivelant
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post #18 of 24
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No you dont, CrossFire is fine in Xp actually Tri fire is good as well, but XP cannot do quad fire. Its a DX9 limitation where it can buffer 3 frames a time from 3 cards meaning the 4th card will remain idle. Vista is the only platform that utilizes quadcore gpu but 1, 2, and 3 cards are fine in XP

Just to clear this up though if one of your cards is a 3870X2 you can ONLY add a 3870 or equivelant, using XP, adding another X2 will make it redundant. Only VISTA can run 2x 3870X2 in cross Fire
I'm not trying to argue with you, but CrossFireX, i.e. 2x 3870x2's or Tri-Fire, is only supported in Vista from everything I've ever seen. If it's possible in XP I'd love to see it, but I really dont think it is. Normal crossfire with 2 GPU's is obviously doable in XP, but three or more is not.

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1. ATI Hybrid CrossFireX™ Technology is only supported with Windows Vista® operating system, and is not available with Windows® XP operating system.
http://game.amd.com/us-en/crossfirex_hybrid.aspx
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post #19 of 24
maybe, but i remember reading and also someone from this board also saying that Windows XP can run trifire. Thats my basis. I have never tried it personally my self and i know your not trying to argue with me we just have conflicting info lol. Ill do some digging in the morning and see what i can find on this matter, im off to bed now so cant search at the moment but if i find anything ill post here

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post #20 of 24
Hybrid CrossFire X means combining different GPUs (2, 3 or 4) but TriFire is usually a combination of 3 identical GPUs.

ElMikeTheMike is right:

2* 3870 X2 in Crossfire with Windows XP
    
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