Is leaving Crossfire disabled with 2 cards bad.

Hi I'm working on putting a TV as extra monitor since my Cable TV signal is terrible I do have two 6870s typically left in crossfire but the TV doesn't show up if crossfire is on so I've turn it off and now all three displays work until I get an Active DP to hdmi adapter for it, my one worry is that if I leave the crossfire disabled but keep both cards use both cards will it impact ether negatively, Thanks for any help!

1st 6870 is 2X DVI for 2 24 monitors as main desktop
2nd 6870 is 1X HDMI to TV for an extra video disply
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  1. rockstarsorrow said:
    Hi I'm working on putting a TV as extra monitor since my Cable TV signal is terrible I do have two 6870s typically left in crossfire but the TV doesn't show up if crossfire is on so I've turn it off and now all three displays work until I get an Active DP to hdmi adapter for it, my one worry is that if I leave the crossfire disabled but keep both cards use both cards will it impact ether negatively, Thanks for any help!

    1st 6870 is 2X DVI for 2 24 monitors as main desktop
    2nd 6870 is 1X HDMI to TV for an extra video disply


    Nope nothing will happen
  2. The only downside is that you won't get the benefit of crossfire when gaming.
  3. I was thinking about that, I do have to sometimes shut it down period for older games or "crossfire support isnt important" games so I do that already does turning it off and on hit the card?
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