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Before you say it yes I saw the sticky about it, I installed the same way as stated...... anyway I just got a second HIS 3870Iceq turbo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161217 and crossfired them. No noteable performance gain whatsoever..... I disabled ran and then enabled and ran same thing..... Anyone have this problem before or know of a post about this problem(i couldnt find one) btw I did a clean install with drivercleaner pro got the Cannot find INF file error and had to manually install display driver.

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thats odd... does it say enabled on gpu-z??ccc?? what o/s??
 
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Vista 64..... what is gpu-z? And yes I can enable in CCC.
 
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I think I might try a roll back to the crysis fix......
 
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oh and I wanted to ask.... when I click on identify GPU a one comes up and nothing else. What does that mean?
 

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Ah, make sure that you have it set in the bios for two cards. I forgot the exact name, but it's in there.
 
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What test are you using to determine that there is no increase?
 
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3dmark and ARMA with fraps. 936 in 3dmark. If i remember correctly. Also I tried disabling the CF and renabling it to see the diff.
 

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In the bios it's called Peer-to-Peer among GFX/GFX2. Enable it.
 
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I was looking in the PCI-E part of my bios. I enabled P2P and sharing. It says 25w GPP limit. I dont know what that is so I dont wanna touch it. I had it enabled before I did my last clean install too.
 
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oh and I forgot to say it shows both cards in DM as 3800's
 
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#12
So for clarification:

You cleaned the drivers in Safe mode, first? or later?
With only one card installed, you loaded the full Catalyst package?
Powered down, installed 2nd card (no Crossfire bridge) and boot to Vista.

Did the OS recognise the card and automatically install the display drivers? You made some mention of an INF fail, but you were reffering to drivercleaner pro in the same sentence...

Did you look in the Device manager to see in there were any errors/conflicts (yellow triangles)? Fixed them with a manual driver install?
 
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Cleaned in safe, installed one in normal, then second then put on bridge. No exclamation points...... Only problem in installation was the INF error. But I just manually installed the first card and auto installed the second.
 
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does anyone know what my GPP(I think General Purpose Processor) setting in bios should be set at for crossfire??
 
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oh and to add to the previous question about did vista recognize it..... no, after I cleaned it showed as VGA adapter.
 
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Keep us posted, I recently just got the board and I'm sure I'll give crossfire a shot on it sooner or later. :toast:
 
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This is where it get's sticky with these latest Cats. I guess it's why I always suggest starting with the Crysis Hotfix drivers. They don't do this auto driver loading crap.

I also state in the thread that if there are ANY errors at ANY step in the installation: start over. You'll get an express ticket to Frustrationville, that's about it.

Try the Crysis Hotfix drivers for Vista this time and while you're in Safe Mode cleaning out these latest drivers-do yourself a favor and select every ATI option and after the first run, run it again (just press "clean" again) and you'll see that there are always stragglers. Then do the windows "search" for anything ATI and delete any files that are signed by ATI. Delete those too.

Follow the steps (have the page up as a reference). Check for any errors at each stage and we'll have you up and running soon!
 
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I tried installing several times kept getting error.
 
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Please specify. At what stage of installation.
 
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Soon as installation starts.
 
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Packages for install
North Bridge Filter DriverFinal Status: Fail
Version of Item: 1.00.0000.1
Size: 1 Mbytes
ATI Display DriverFinal Status: Fail
Version of Item: 8.471.0.0000
Size: 90 Mbytes
 
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Have you updated you mobo drivers recently? Latest DirectX?

Also, it may be you Net framework is fargled. Try to only have a fresh net 2.0 installed.
 
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yes and I cant figure out how to uninstall .net on vista 64
 
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I just caught a quick whiff of what your issue might be.

I read that Omega drivers can sometimes bork your chipset drivers. Try and update your chipset drivers from the MFG's website and try the install again!