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Excuse my noob question, I've never had any experience with SLI/Crossfire, and a google search didn't help very much, I'm wondering how exactly do you use it?

Do you need a special connector between the two graphics cards? If so, where can one be purchased?

I plan on in the future using crossfire, also, what is the difference between Crossfire and CrossfireX?

Thanks for any clarification ^^
    
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post #2 of 14
Yes, you need a crossfire cord. This usually comes with the video card itself. Or it'll come with your motherboard.

Looks like this:

http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=h...:0&tx=93&ty=56
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1st you will need a crossfirex motherboard,then you will need 2 crossfire ready gpu's.they will come with a crossfirex bridge,
here is a link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_CrossFire
http://game.amd.com/us-en/crossfirex_about.aspx
Edited by AMOCO - 2/22/11 at 2:03pm
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LOL Do i miss this toy!
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THIS so what i was thinking^ and good luck with your cross fire the above info is every thing you should need. I so sing that song. in my head when i think of crossfire.

CROSS FIIIIRRRRREEEEE
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post #7 of 14
You need a crossfire bridge, like stated above.
CF=CFX, the 'X' just usually refers to more than two cards used. Also called trifire (3) or quadfire (4).
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post #8 of 14
I suggest your motherboard(s) manual. My ASUS P6X58D-Preminum(s) manual spell out using both ATI's Crossfire and NIVIDIA's SLI procedures in great detail.

In contrast my GIGABYTE EP45-UD3P manual(S) spend one page on Crossfire. Both examples provide adaquate levels of instruction.
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Thanks everyone for the links and info/confirmation ^^ Rep for your assistance!
    
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LOL Saw the title of thread and was going to post same thing. Glad I am not alone in the nostalgia of that game. What a great game lol
   
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