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 Post subject: Crossfire not enabling.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:23 pm 
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So I got my 2nd Gigabyte Radeon 6850 to put in crossfire, uninstall my drivers, install the card (with CFX bridge) reboot, install the newest Catalyst (Windows Update installed the drivers too) reboot it, and no Crossfire. I even start up Furmark to double check, nothing. In the hardware tab in Catalyst, the second card reads as disabled(I spent 15 minutes looking for the check-box for CFX that appears with a 2nd card). I uninstall Catalyst with Windows (Revo Uninstaller doesn't see Catalyst for some reason) then nuke everything I can possibly find related to it. I then repeat too no end.

I'm really fed up (I want to get to playing Battlefield 3). What is going on here?

My motherboard is a ASUS P8P67 LE B3 Intel P67 Motherboard.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire not enabling.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:13 am 
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Download a fresh copy of the driver for your 6850, the one you have may be corrupt.

Download and install Ccleaner.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner

Ok, make damn sure that Microsoft doesn't install the driver buy unplugging the Internet cable from the pc or killing WiFi if you use it.

Shut off the anti-virus program!

Use windows uninstaller to uninstall the driver.

Do Not Reboot!

Look for and delete the ATI/AMD folder and empty the recycle bin.

Run the Ccleaner program and choose the registry cleaner portion of it and run it, save the registry when it asks and then Fix All Problems.

Now you can reboot.

Cancel the popups that want to install the driver.

Shut Off the Anti-virus!

Install the new drivers following the prompts and reboot as necessary.

You should now see Crossfire in the driver when you open it up.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire not enabling.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:09 am 
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Thanks mate. But how will CCleaner destroy the windows graphics driver, as it's already been installed?

Why do you think Revo Uninstaller won't work, it has the same functions.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire not enabling.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:25 am 
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After you uninstall the driver with windows uninstaller you run Ccleaner to clean up the registry, not destroy the driver...it is already gone when you run Ccleaner. Never did like Revocleaner.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire not enabling.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:47 am 
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Make certain that you do not have anything other cards plugged into the PCI-E slots on the motherboard. A footnote on the Asus website:

"*1-1: The PCIe x1 slots share the bandwidth with the PCIe x16_2 slot.
*1-2: Due to the CrossFireX™ limitation, DO NOT use the PCIe x1 slots when you install two CrossFireX™ graphics cards on both the PCIe x16 slots to set up a CrossFireX™ configuration."


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire not enabling.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:51 pm 
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nsvander wrote:
Make certain that you do not have anything other cards plugged into the PCI-E slots on the motherboard. A footnote on the Asus website:

"*1-1: The PCIe x1 slots share the bandwidth with the PCIe x16_2 slot.
*1-2: Due to the CrossFireX™ limitation, DO NOT use the PCIe x1 slots when you install two CrossFireX™ graphics cards on both the PCIe x16 slots to set up a CrossFireX™ configuration."


Which slot is my sound-card in? It's in the larger slot (I do believe PCI x1 is the smaller slot, right?)

Nastyman wrote:
After you uninstall the driver with windows uninstaller you run Ccleaner to clean up the registry, not destroy the driver...it is already gone when you run Ccleaner. Never did like Revocleaner.

Nasty


So CCleaner will get rid of the driver that was automatically installed by Windows? I don't see how but okay. Or do you mean that I use Windows to get rid of it (I can't find it anywhere). Should I use it for uninstalling Catalyst?
I don't have an active AV program.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire not enabling.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:12 pm 
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Go to the control panel, use the remove programs app in there to uninstall the video driver, then run Ccleaners registry cleaner. Just do it in the manner I set in my other post on how to remove and install the driver. Print out the instructions I wrote and follow them. It really is simple to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire not enabling.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:01 pm 
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Nastyman wrote:
Go to the control panel, use the remove programs app in there to uninstall the video driver, then run Ccleaners registry cleaner. Just do it in the manner I set in my other post on how to remove and install the driver. Print out the instructions I wrote and follow them. It really is simple to do.

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There is no need to insult me

As the "driver" do you mean Catalyst or the driver windows automatically installed?

There is a big difference, and you didn't clarify (the windows driver is hidden somewhere).

Edit: Okay I found it, it under hardware hidden away very carefully, now I can follow your instructions.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire not enabling.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:42 pm 
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Ok, it still doesn't work.

Here is what I am doing:
Uninstall Catalyst (Computer is disconnected from Internet)
Uninstall the Windows driver from the second card
Run CCleaner (and delete folders)
Reboot
Windows driver reinstalls (nothing I can do about that, it pulls from the driver installed on the other card)
Reinstall Catalyst from a fresh ROM
Install Crossfire Support files
Reboot
Card still is disabled
Rage

I think I might need to look at my BIOS.

Edit: I poked around in the Bios for a bit and it started working. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire not enabling.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:10 pm 
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Look for and delete the ATI/AMD folder and empty the recycle bin.


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