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4gb RAM Windows is updated, and 10.5 and 11.2 drivers. So don't install drivers for each card? It was working at a certain driver can't remember which but when I installed 11.2 its doing this again.
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Cf bridge I used 3 different ones and made sure they are connected.
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post #13 of 20
If it was working at one point, then try and roll back to 10.5 or such and keep going from there to see what works. It might be that 11.2 is buggy and works for some people and not others, which happens from time to time with drivers.

But no, install drivers just once after a driver sweep/cclean. Driver sweep isn't used as much now, since the drivers are uninstalled when new ones are installed with their new update system. But when troubleshooting it helps to do your own methods when something isn't working.

Your best bet is the long haul of trying each driver set until you find one that works for now.
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Why don't they all work? And u say don't use drive sweeper? Can u tell me steps of doing it from when 1 cars is installed with 11.2?
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post #15 of 20
Were you using Afterburner or something to OC the first card before installing the 2nd card?
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First of all, I do not think it it necessary to uninstall any drivers when you are simply going for crossfire. I just shut my computer down, installed the other card, boot up comp, and voila ! I got crossfire. I do not know why everyone recommends to uninstall drivers first and re-install. Unless of course you run into some sort of problem.
Now, with the problem at hand, it is definitely NOT the driver version that is the problem with you. I have 6950 crossfire and I am running 11.2 just fine. The problem is somewhere else. I would ensure BOTH of your PCI-e slot works fine. And since you already run into an issue, I am assuming you are doing a re-boot after uninstall, then re-install the drivers. Also, I would like to point out that there is NO REASON to put just one card to install the drivers. I would like someone to give concrete reason if they disagree. I am talking out of experience - I have re-installed drivers with both cards in and absolutely no issue.
To the OP, if you really do not want to bang your head in the wall trying to figure out what went wrong, I would recommend a clean install of windows and go from there. I had issues with my cards because I royally messed up the registry entries for the cards and had to re-install windows to get the drivers working. I am assuming you DO NOT have your cards overclocked at this time. If you do, I would try by putting them back to stock and see what happens.
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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
What's the point in installing the same drivers twice?
The point isn't to install the same drivers. Its to make sure that you have drivers installed for each card for each slot. If you have a card installed in one slot, then take the card out and move it to a different slot and reboot, you'll notice you have to install drivers again. Like I said I have had many CF setups and this way has always worked, and sometimes they only way it has worked.

Also I do not recommend rolling back drivers. The 11.2 drivers should work and have the most up to date fixes and software.
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Originally Posted by jfizz84 View Post
The point isn't to install the same drivers. Its to make sure that you have drivers installed for each card for each slot. If you have a card installed in one slot, then take the card out and move it to a different slot and reboot, you'll notice you have to install drivers again. Like I said I have had many CF setups and this way has always worked, and sometimes they only way it has worked.

Also I do not recommend rolling back drivers. The 11.2 drivers should work and have the most up to date fixes and software.
Makes no sense at all.



I started with one 6950 and installed 11.1 drivers. Then, installed 11.1a w/o uninstalling old drivers. Finally, installed 11.2 w/o uninstalling old drivers. Zero problems. Got a second 6950, physically installed it and then booted. It was recognized and crossfire was enabled. I didn't have to even reinstall the drivers.

You guys and your zany antics are what give AMD drivers a bad rep. Jumping through all these loops creates more problems than it solves.
Edited by compudaze - 3/10/11 at 8:35am
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post #19 of 20
Whether it makes no sense at all or not I have had problems installing CF and this has cured it. So I can't argue with the results. I guess everyone does what works for them. I know tho I have seen countless CF not working threads so some people have problems some don't.
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Are the bios switches at the default position?
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