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    My crossfire is broken

    My 4850's are not working in crossfire.

    Both my 4850's have been tested alone and they work perfectly fine. However, when I try to install and run them in crossfire, I get visual corruption, artifacting, and system crashes and shutdowns like crazy.

    At first, the problem only happened with ATI's drivers, and using the ones provided on my installation CD fixed the problem.

    After reinstalling Vista onto my second drive due to the first one failing however, even the drivers on the CD will not work. I tested both cards individiually again and they work. This time, when I install the driver for the second card, towards the end of the insatallation I get the following error message:



    This happens with the cards either way around. Whichever is in the first slot works fine on its own, but the drivers never seem to install correctly for the second card.

    W.T.F????

    <---- System Specs. My 3850's in crossfire used to work perfectly before these 4850's.

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    Re: My crossfire is broken

    I'd say either BIOS or power issue. Could be also thermals though there should be some time from cold boot for system to work ok. Try latest BIOS and chipset drivers. Set everything to stock, memory to 800MHz.

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    Re: My crossfire is broken

    I have the latest bios and drivers for my motherboard, and tried all my bios settings at default and nothing.

    I think that powercolor need to provide me with a new bios for my graphics cards. I just have to wait for their reply.

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    Re: My crossfire is broken

    I have two powercolor cards here brought from very different places and been in use for ~2 months in crossfire - never had any probs really.

    Try uninstalling the catalyst drivers, run driver sweeper, boot system with only one card, install 8.9, reboot, then power pc down and put second card in with CF bridge(s). It may take couple reboots for Vista to detect the secondary card. I guess you could have already went through this - just covering the basic troubleshooting
    Last edited by CooperXS; 29-09-2008 at 02:28 AM.

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      • Memory:
      • Geil Ultra Series PC3-17000 12 Gb
      • Storage:
      • 2 x Seagate 4 Tb, Crucial M4 128 & 512 Gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2 x Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 970
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    Re: My crossfire is broken

    Are your cards reference designs or custom ones? I think that it could be a problem with non reference 1 Gb cards, but the drivers on the CD did work at first.

    Official drivers from ATI (8.8 and 8.9) have never worked, and ATI customer support told me that I should use drivers provided by powercolor as theirs are only for built by ATI cards, i.e. reference designs.

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      • Geil Ultra Series PC3-17000 12 Gb
      • Storage:
      • 2 x Seagate 4 Tb, Crucial M4 128 & 512 Gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2 x Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 970
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      • Antec HCP Platimum 1300w
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    Re: My crossfire is broken

    Ok, this seems to be a driver problem with all 1 Gb cards with Vista 64 bit (maybe 32 bit too). I have read complaints from users of the 1 Gb 4870 that they cannot install any of the drivers either untill they let Vista automatically find and install them. The drivers fail to install everytime because they are incompatible.

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