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[ATI] Cross Fire Help

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October 29, 2010 1:57:34 AM

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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October 29, 2010 2:04:16 AM

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...
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
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October 29, 2010 2:24:48 AM

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...
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.
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October 29, 2010 2:32:34 AM

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 ?
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October 29, 2010 2:58:07 AM

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





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October 29, 2010 3:11:27 AM

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
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October 29, 2010 3:16:53 AM

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
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October 29, 2010 3:28:21 AM

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.


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October 29, 2010 3:36:41 AM

gtx 460's are legendary :D 

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November 5, 2010 5:52:28 AM

Best answer selected by dirtypillows.
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November 5, 2010 7:56:33 PM

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