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post #1 of 16
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hello.
when i flashing 2 6950 2gb card, to 6970 bios.
i need bridge them?
and when i flashing. i need to flash the first 1 and then the 2nd?
or just put them both on the, 1 st position and flash them?
thnx.
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post #2 of 16
just flash them seperatly then link the cards.. and yes if you are lucky enough to have the bios switch then put it in the first position..
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post #3 of 16
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but my friend tols me, to keep them always bridged.
or you suggest to bridge them, isntall driver, then unbridge them, and seperatly bios them?
i need to unplugg 1 of the card from the pic-e?
thnx.
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post #4 of 16
I suppose you can do either way using ATIwinflash in DOS mode. But I have done it separate and I know 100% it works without any issue. Basically:

1) Put just one card in your box. Flash.
2) Take the first card out. Put second card in. Flash.
3) Install both cards. Bridge. Reboot. If your drivers are up-to date, it will automatically detect crossfire. No need for uninstall/re-install of drivers. At least I did not have to do any of that.
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post #5 of 16
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so let me get it straight. cuase i am building computer from scratch.
i put the 1st card power on installing win 7, installing driver, and then flash.
then i put out the 1 st card from pci-e x16 sot and put the 2nd, and flash.
then i power down computer, put them both bridge, and that's it?
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post #6 of 16
yep. to keep things simple, that should do it.
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post #7 of 16
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you sure it will work? cause i am kinda afraid, because someone tells me, to start straight with CF and other tells me, something else...
k i guess ill stick, to this way, sound promising.
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post #8 of 16
Flash 1 card at time.

Put Card 1 first, after Windows and drivers are all installed flash it.
If successful, shutdown.

Remove Card 1, insert Card 2 then flash. If successful again, insert Card 1 back in and then put bridge on both.
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post #9 of 16
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the order is important?
i mean, the first flashed card must get back to the x16 pci-e slot?
or i just can put the 1st flashed card in the second MB slot?
thnx.
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Code Geass View Post
Flash 1 card at time.

Put Card 1 first, after Windows and drivers are all installed flash it.
If successful, shutdown.

Remove Card 1, insert Card 2 then flash. If successful again, insert Card 1 back in and then put bridge on both.
This is what I did and it worked perfectly.
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