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[ATI] Cross Fire Help

Earlier today I just finished building my first computer. It started up without a problem but I'm worried about the graphic cards. Is there a good software program showing both cards running in crossfire? In ATI CATALYST the crossfire is enabled and in the device manager there are two graphic cards being displayed . But when monitor the temps ( i am using CPUID HWmonitor only 1 card is showing up with the temperature. How can i tell if both cards are running?
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    Did you install the crossfire profiles ? Bookmark this site after each driver install, also install the new crossfire profiles.
    http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/crossfirex-app-profiles.aspx
    You can use gpu-z go to monitoring tab, check continue to monitor, you can select either gpu or open two instances of gpu-z and select each gpu in either.
    This will show load,temps
  2. notty22 said:
    Did you install the crossfire profiles ? Bookmark this site after each driver install, also install the new crossfire profiles.
    http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/crossfirex-app-profiles.aspx
    You can use gpu-z go to monitoring tab, check continue to monitor, you can select either gpu or open two instances of gpu-z and select each gpu in either.
    This will show load,temps
    http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/10/10/28/8qp.png


    Thanks for the helpful links. do you know why the cards I am using have different names? AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series and Radeon HD 6800 series are showing. . In GPU-z under senors there is a tab on the bottom left. I am able to choose between both graphic cards.

    What did the driver on the AMD website exactly do? Am I able to configure crossfire under Catalyst or is it a setting in video games? I could not find the profiles.
  3. The AMD profiles work in the background and should utilize both gpu's when in full screen. Crossfire does not function in windowed mode.
    Use the built in screen shot function of gpu-z on either card, let it upload to a web hosting site and it will give you a link to post image. We can see what you mean, about different names.
    Did you buy 2 exact cards ?
  4. notty22 said:
    The AMD profiles work in the background and should utilize both gpu's when in full screen. Crossfire does not function in windowed mode.
    Use the built in screen shot function of gpu-z on either card, let it upload to a web hosting site and it will give you a link to post image. We can see what you mean, about different names.
    Did you buy 2 exact cards ?


    Will crossfire work in window/full screen mode? Yea the cards are the same. One card is called

    Radeon HD 6800 Series

    and the other

    AMD Radeon HD 6800 series




  5. See if they have the same bios version # in the first tab.
    Crossfire only works in full screen. You can get fraps or use msi afterburner for its monitoring functions.
    You can setup whats montiroed and what is shown on a OSD-on screen display.
    Might take you a while to figure out the options, but it will help.
    I have it show
    gpu1 , temp load %
    gpu2 , temp load %
    fps
  6. notty22 said:
    See if they have the same bios version # in the first tab.
    Crossfire only works in full screen. You can get fraps or use msi afterburner for its monitoring functions.
    You can setup whats montiroed and what is shown on a OSD-on screen display.
    Might take you a while to figure out the options, but it will help.
    I have it show
    gpu1 , temp load %
    gpu2 , temp load %
    fps
    http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr185/notty222/Unigine_2010_10_25_14_18_23_101.png http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr185/notty222/etqw_2010_10_28_23_14_10_212.png


    bios are the same


  7. I just noticed looking at your screens, when the gtx 460 is o/c to 900mhz it has the almost the same #'s ,pixel , texture fill rate, etc , interesting.

  8. gtx 460's are legendary :D
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