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Every time I try to run a game using crossfire, I get major, major artifacts, and when I run without crossfire, I get no artifacts at all.

I'm using the latest drivers.

Also, the CCC tells me that my system is not functioning at optimal performance and it wants me to click diagnostic. So I do, and it just says restart. I've restarted more than 10 times.



Each card is getting power from the power supply, and they all show up in device manager etc.

It's trifire. The top card is bridged to the middle card, and the middle card is bridged to the bottom card.

If you have any ideas, please help!

Thanks in advance,
James
Edited by f4t4l1ty - 6/20/08 at 11:11am
post #2 of 24
if its not overclocked my first instinct would be to clean the contacts to the bridges
    
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Have you tried all the cards by themselves? One of them could be no good.
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I'll test that out now and post my results
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Each card works individually without artifacts, but when mixed together they don't work. I've also tried a different Crossfire bridge to no avail.
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How does CF(2 cards) work?
Edited by grunion - 6/20/08 at 11:09am
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Same thing. That's actually what I'm running now until I get this artifacts problem fixed.

Edit: I added a picture of the artifacts to the first post
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Might be a power issue...
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With 750 Watts?
post #10 of 24
Well if each card works fine individually then I would say bad driver install or your PSU is flaky.

I would wipe your current drivers using DCPro, install only 1 card then install the 8.3 cats, install a second card, install the 8.3 cats again then install the 3 card and install the 8.6 cats over the top, no driver cleaning.

EDIT> 1 game or all of your games? the pic you show is a demo and may not be patched for CF.
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