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February 18, 2010 1:29:11 PM

I am going to build a new system for a friend, and I want to use hybrid crossfire. I just need to know if I plug the display into the motherboard or the discrete card, or does it matter?
February 18, 2010 9:49:26 PM

Hi Dumpy

In the video card. I've been running an HD 3450 in Hybrid CF with the HD 3300 on my 785GX mother-board. U have to make sure that your video card and the on-board video are compatible. The only cards that are comp. with HD3300 on my MB are the HD 3450 and HD 3470.

Don't forget to enable Cross Fire in the bios and then in Catylist Control.

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February 18, 2010 11:43:06 PM

i wouldn't recommend this for a new system since this only works with low end cards (HD2400/3400 only)
you are better not trying to do this and just get a more powerful discrete card (HD5670 would wipe the floor with it)
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February 18, 2010 11:49:09 PM

^^ I agree.
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February 18, 2010 11:59:52 PM

Indeed. The new 5000 cards are also have very low power consumption at idle, so if power/heat is whats worrying you you'll be fine.
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February 19, 2010 3:49:39 AM

mindless728 said:
i wouldn't recommend this for a new system since this only works with low end cards (HD2400/3400 only)
you are better not trying to do this and just get a more powerful discrete card (HD5670 would wipe the floor with it)


Ya I agree but Dumpy said he was going to do it so I thought he should have the appropriate info. I just gave my HD3450 to my niece and replaced my Hybrid CF set-up with a discrete HD 4890, one of the last available, apparently.
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February 19, 2010 2:07:31 PM

oh, i wasn't commenting about your post, it was more of an add on, just a little more info

sorry if it looked that way
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February 19, 2010 5:10:29 PM

mindless728 said:
oh, i wasn't commenting about your post, it was more of an add on, just a little more info

sorry if it looked that way

No offence taken.
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