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Windows 7: Crossfire Disabled: Need help!

03 Jun 2010   #11
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w1rex View Post
see that's the problem, there is no crossfire option in the dropdown!!

though there's proof that both cards are contributing to performance. I can see the difference in Battlefield Bad Company 2 and other games. My Windows Score is also showing high numbers... but crossfire is still disabled. It's so retarded!
can you post a picture of your drop-down menus..??
it seems odd that the option is missing..

- this is how it should appear:
Crossfire Disabled: Need help!-xfire1.jpg

and make sure that the disable Catalyst AI box is NOT ticked:
Crossfire Disabled: Need help!-xfire2.jpg




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03 Jun 2010   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w1rex View Post
My Windows Score is also showing high numbers...
The WEI only takes into account the primary card. Higher numbers are influenced by drivers or clock speed only.



*****

Firstly, what models of 48xx cards do you have? ie 4830, 4850, 4870, 4890 etc and that are definitely both 48xx series cards?



I assume they are two single physical GPUS and not a single x2 GPU? ie 4870x2

If it is actually a single x2 card, that is why there is no Crossfire menu.



The next step would be to check Device manager>Display Adapters to confirm that there are two display adapters shown.

If there is only one display adapter shown, that is why you have no crossfire.

ie:

Crossfire Disabled: Need help!-dual-cards.jpg

Another method to verify if CrossfireX is enabled is to right-click on the CCC icon in the tray icon area and if you see the CrossfireX settings, then it's enabled. If it's not there, it's definitely not enabled.

Crossfire Disabled: Need help!-ccc-rc.png


Assuming you see two cards in Device manager yet you still have no Crossfire drop down menu available in CCC and CAT AI is enabled as per Bugmeisters Pics then this is the method I'd use:

► Download and install Driver Sweeper

► Uninstall the Ati Catalyst Install Manager to uninstall the drivers.

► Power off the machine and physically remove the second card.

► Re-boot into Safe Mode and run Driver to Analyze/Clean the ATI installation.

► Boot normally and install the CCC suite / drivers with only one card installed. Once installed:

► Power off and re-install the second card plus bridge and then boot normally again.

CCC should then pop up with the CrossfireX menu box.



* This is how your board supports Crossfire btw *

CrossFire mode
PCIE 2 slot operates at x16 bandwidth.
PCIE 4 slot operates at x4 bandwidth.

DFI DFI INFINITY P965-S

I'd look around the BIOS a bit more to investigate that PCI-E x1 a bit more if the above dosen't work.


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03 Jun 2010   #13
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
im using HD4850 and never enable crossfireX . does enabling it make any difference..?
maybe just some improvement in anti aliasing?
You can only enable CrossFireX if you have 2, or more, cards bonded together with the CFX bond a single card cannot use CrossFire.



Otherwise possible if one is running Hybrid

Monk
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03 Jun 2010   #14
kucing13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
You can only enable CrossFireX if you have 2, or more, cards bonded together with the CFX bond a single card cannot use CrossFire.



Otherwise possible if one is running Hybrid

Monk
make sense to me
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03 Jun 2010   #15
w1rex

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 







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03 Jun 2010   #16
Rik55

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

Smarteyeball's got it spot on. The issue here is that the motherboard is reporting only pci-e 16 @x1 speeds on the 2nd card. His board should have pci-e x16 @x16 & pci-e x16 @x4 as it's a x16/x4 xfire board.
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03 Jun 2010   #17
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
im using HD4850 and never enable crossfireX . does enabling it make any difference..?
maybe just some improvement in anti aliasing?
You can only enable CrossFireX if you have 2, or more, cards bonded together with the CFX bond a single card cannot use CrossFire.



Otherwise possible if one is running Hybrid

Monk
Hybrid isn't supported on all motherboard IGP/GPU combinations or OS's. My board will Hybrid with a 3400 series card under Vista, but not under Win 7.

Hybrid is getting better, but it still isn't as good as 2 or more cards together, unfortunately.
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03 Jun 2010   #18
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

For those who may never have heard of the Hybrid XFire I mentioned, it was developed by ATi specifically to marry the integrated GPU in AMD 780 chipset mobos to either 2400 or 3400 gfx cards. The effect was to produce an XFire-like array without the need for two gfx cards. As Mellon Head noted, it was only operational with Vista. Why do this? To save money, I guess (by not having to purchase two cards) but many feel the results were not worth the hassle. I never had a Hybrid array: only know what I read. Interesting concept though.

Monk
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03 Jun 2010   #19
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
For those who may never have heard of the Hybrid XFire I mentioned, it was developed by ATi specifically to marry the integrated GPU in AMD 780 chipset mobos to either 2400 or 3400 gfx cards. The effect was to produce an XFire-like array without the need for two gfx cards. As Mellon Head noted, it was only operational with Vista. Why do this? To save money, I guess (by not having to purchase two cards) but many feel the results were not worth the hassle. I never had a Hybrid array: only know what I read. Interesting concept though.

Monk
Yeah, Hybrid was quite underwhelming, if you ask me. The improvement in my system was marginal, and it overheated my NorthBridge something fierce. I could count on a 15 to 20C rise in temp when playing a game. I had to stick an extra fan on the NB to keep it cool enough. I finally gave it up during the summer because the NB got so hot that the machine became unstable.

The problem was that the original Hybrid only worked with very low end cards, and you'd get a bout a 10 to 20% boost in performance (ATI claimed). But 20% of marginal is still marginal compared to a slightly better, reasonable cost, discrete card.
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03 Jun 2010   #20
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Yeah, Hybrid was quite underwhelming, if you ask me. The improvement in my system was marginal, and it overheated my NorthBridge something fierce. I could count on a 15 to 20C rise in temp when playing a game. I had to stick an extra fan on the NB to keep it cool enough. I finally gave it up during the summer because the NB got so hot that the machine became unstable.

The problem was that the original Hybrid only worked with very low end cards, and you'd get a bout a 10 to 20% boost in performance (ATI claimed). But 20% of marginal is still marginal compared to a slightly better, reasonable cost, discrete card.
Good grief! Never heard about that: talk about a deal killer!

Monk
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