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I have another rig I'm working on with the following hardware:

Q6600 G0 currently at 3.0GHz stock volts
Gigabyte X38 DQ6 (DDR2 version)
4x1GB DDR2 at 666MHz 5-5-5-16-2T
A pair of HD3870's
Corsair 550VX PSU

I ran 3DMark06 and scored over 15,000. With a Q6600 B3 at 3.3GHz and an 8800GTS (G92) 512MB I scored about the same. Seems to me an HD3870 would score less than that, but two should blow that score away, so my score is confusing me.

How can I tell if Crossfire is actually working? Both cards are plugged in to the PSU and both bridges are on.

In the device manager, it has two 3800 series drivers showing, but the duplicate might be due to my niavety with Vista. I accidentally installed the drivers twice. I installed them, worked on another rig for 2 weeks, came back to this one and couldn't remember if I had or not and installed again. Realizing my mistake, I attempted to reinstall Windows but never got an option to reformat the hard drive, so some drivers are actually on there 3 times lol.

Here's a screen shot of the device manager: Device Manager Screenshot

Any suggestions? Why the heck isn't there something that says if Crossfire is enabled or not. I should probably fix these driver issues too huh... haha.
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post #2 of 9
Don't you have to enable crossfire in CCC?

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post #3 of 9
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Yea, the little CrossFireX box is checked. But it doesn't say if it's actually using Crossfire or not. I'd like to know if there is a way I can confirm it.
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I think 15k is about right for that proc speed.
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seems dead on to me its enabled
    
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Great thanks guys.

Think the multiple ethernet and audio drivers is an issue? Performance and stabilty seem fine, plays music just fine too.
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Quote:
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Great thanks guys.

Think the multiple ethernet and audio drivers is an issue? Performance and stabilty seem fine, plays music just fine too.
The board has dual lan ports, yes?

The dual high def is normal with CF.
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Good to hear, thanks again guys.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by durch View Post
Good to hear, thanks again guys.
You could always disable the idle lan port in bios.
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