5870 crossfire

I just got my second 5870 now in crossfire is it normal for the first gpu to run at 98% activity and the second at 0%
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  1. Crossfires enabled when i put my second card in it just automatically installed it for me!
  2. windows 7 pro 64 bit installed it automatically

  3. gpu 1

    gpu2

    I reinstalled drivers
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    1st pick gpu 1 second gpu 2
  5. how in the world do i post screen shot???
  6. You have to upload screens to a site like imagehost first.
  7. I have them on photobucket

  8. gpu 1

    gpu 2
  9. Then simply copy the screenshot url (the actual screenshot) then put at the end.
  10. Are you running in windowed mode or full screen?
  11. I ran in windowed so I can see gpuz and ccc while playing still no activity on second card?
  12. Neither Sli or Crossfire works in windowed mode (or so I read).

    Get a program like 3d mark vantage or 3d mark 06 and run it full screen both with and without crossfire on and you'll see it's working, hopefully.
  13. ok 3d mark is downloading but i noticed that in windowed mode I get like 175 fps res 5 and full screen it can hit like 340 fps it gotta be working then I would assume?
  14. It'll be working, but try out 3d mark for extra peace of mind.
  15. Ive never used it b4 what test do I run or is there just a monitor and log or something
  16. Just run it, watch a few demo's then you'll get a score at the end.
  17. You want to install these to:
    http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/crossfirex-app-profiles.aspx
    crossfire/sli only works in full screen as they mentioned.
    If you have dual monitors, put gpu-z on the second monitor.
    If you lose full screen focus on your game, learn to use the alt-enter command to bring it back. Everyone forgets that one.
    Second with msi afterburner you can select what goes on OSD, I put fps,gpu1 temp,%load , same with gpu2 .
  18. ok i tried to run 3d mark went through the gpu tests when it got to cpu test it got 0-1 fps then locked up and restarted??
  19. xfx 650w modular how hot does the cpu get when running the cpu test? its a phenomiix4 965
  20. ok if i turn on prime 95 it cuases my cpu temp to climb until the pc shuts off, whats too hot for this cpu i have it set to shut off in bios at 65 c also in hardware monitor it shows my cpu at 3500 mhz and its only a 3.4?
  21. ok I let 7 of the test complete cpu got up to 79c never hit 80 then bounced between 76 - 79. i'm gonna try 3d mark again see what happens
  22. ok I got through 3dmark my score is
    3DMark Score 19392 3DMarks
    SM 2.0 Score 7034
    SM 3.0 Score 10490
    CPU Score 4701
  23. OK so I played res5 and activity on the second gpu i could catch at like 3% somtimes switcing back and fourth plus it heats up so I'd say its working, nest thing is I turned vsync on and my first gpu went form 98% to like 27% activity. My next question is if vsync takes my fps from like 200 to 300 down to 60 whats the point of crossfire? 1 of my 5870's blows that away?
  24. I dont have any other games yet, Another question Ive seen countless forum post on this do I need 1 or 2 crossfire bridges?
  25. minix69 said:
    OK so I played res5 and activity on the second gpu i could catch at like 3% somtimes switcing back and fourth plus it heats up so I'd say its working, nest thing is I turned vsync on and my first gpu went form 98% to like 27% activity. My next question is if vsync takes my fps from like 200 to 300 down to 60 whats the point of crossfire? 1 of my 5870's blows that away?


    Obviously, for this particular game, you have no use for crossfire. Your monitor only displays 60 FPS even if your video card is generating more. V-sync forces the card to only display at most 1 frame per refresh of the monitor.

    However, with higher resolutions and more demanding games, you will likely have a use for it.

    BTW, what resolution do you play at?
  26. 1440x900@60hz is my monitor max!
  27. minix69 said:
    1440x900@60hz is my monitor max!


    What's the return policy of where you purchased your 2nd 5870? At your current resolution, you don't have much need for it.
  28. well which monitor should I get?
    I cant get the second returned! or the first for that matter
  29. An eyefinity setup would definatly use the power of your cards. A single 1920x1200 would need the power of those cards on occation (Crysis, metro 2033 and other high end games would utilize the power).
  30. I have an x2gen 19" monitor now should i just get another? I was looking at an iZ3D H220Z1 22", would 3d help use both cards?
  31. You don't need to get a new monitor. If you are happy with what you have, that's all that matters. I was just mentioning that with your monitor setup, you probably don't need the 2nd 5870.
  32. I like the idea of 3d though!
  33. as far as eyefinity goes can i just get another 19" monitor or does if have to be the exact same one?
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