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5850 crossfire guide

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February 2, 2010 3:24:49 PM

Anyone who know a simple crossfire guide. Just got my second 5850 and want to enable crossfire .!! Can i just install my new card with the same driver 9.12, would that work.??

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February 2, 2010 3:58:24 PM

Yes. Just put it in, put on a crossfire bridge, and boot. CCC should detect you've a second card and pop up telling you to enable CF.
February 2, 2010 4:07:04 PM

Thx, what about driver, should i install that on the new card or will win7 do it.? Sorry for my "english" im from Denmark.
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February 2, 2010 4:39:22 PM

Anyone...Im trying it out later, and just want it done right the first time.
February 2, 2010 4:43:51 PM

just install the card in your motherboard ( make sure to connect your bridge, you can use 2 bridges if you like, and connect the power connectors)

Boot into windows, CCC will detect that you have 2 cards installed and ask you if you want to enable crossfire.

You click enable and thats it. No need to uninstall and reinstall drivers. Its so easy.
February 2, 2010 5:00:48 PM

Shutdown said:
Thx, what about driver, should i install that on the new card or will win7 do it.? Sorry for my "english" im from Denmark.


You installed the necessary drivers when you installed the first card. The new one is identical, so you do not need to install (the same) drivers again.

Enjoy!
February 2, 2010 6:17:05 PM

That really sounds easy. Thx all.
February 2, 2010 6:24:43 PM

and it is :D 
June 21, 2010 9:03:50 AM

if we are already on the subject,
I have a question:

I have now a single sapphire hd5850 which is old and have only 1GB memory, I found a great deal on the sapphire Vapor-X hd5850 which have 2GB memory, will it be compatible with old hd5850 on crossfire???

June 21, 2010 9:51:16 AM

@ngmetal: This thread is over 4 months old, create a new thread....
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