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installing amd chipset drivers on an nvidia sli board, can it be done?

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July 23, 2013 7:54:20 AM

If I were to change the chipset drivers to an amd set would it boot the computer and run amd crossfire? or am I doomed to this sli board and expensive cards for the next couple years?
July 23, 2013 8:01:37 AM

There is no way to cross-install drivers. Remember what drivers are for, they are for the southbridge features nowadays. All the northbridge features (memory controller, PCI-E lanes, etc) are integrated onto the CPU, and are driver-less these days.
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July 23, 2013 8:03:28 AM

There are sometimes hacks (workarounds) that does allow you to CrossFire on SLI and vice versa. Google your motherboard model and see if you can get lucky.
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July 23, 2013 8:08:08 AM

I have been doing that for days but I just keep getting sli being possible on amd but saying it con't be done the other way around. I have been altering things and both cards are at 8x but when I actually run something it turns the power off to the second card:/
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July 23, 2013 8:11:38 AM

kennedy1359 said:
I have been doing that for days but I just keep getting sli being possible on amd but saying it con't be done the other way around. I have been altering things and both cards are at 8x but when I actually run something it turns the power off to the second card:/


Well, you might as well update the BIOS to see if that changes your luck. Some AMD boards do support SLi (actually most new ones from the last few years support both).

Is your chipset the AMD 990 ?
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July 23, 2013 8:16:48 AM

no I am running an sli board (intel, nvidia, the whole nine yards) I just want to trick the drivers into thinking ati cards are ok and catalyst to engage crossfire OR so nvida will engage sli with the cards.
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July 23, 2013 12:34:33 PM

kennedy1359 said:
no I am running an sli board (intel, nvidia, the whole nine yards) I just want to trick the drivers into thinking ati cards are ok and catalyst to engage crossfire OR so nvida will engage sli with the cards.


Hmm okay. Is there a newer BIOS revision for your board ? Sometimes there is a difference in the BIOS revisions to the PCI-E multi-GPU support.
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