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Is my video card broken?
05-17-2011, 06:12 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-17-2011, 06:21 PM by morgothaod.)
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Is my video card broken?
I have 2 HIS Radeon 6950 video cards and an MSI P67a-G45 motherboard. The video cards come out of the top of my case. I was told that I need connect the monitor to the video card that is closet to the front of the case. I plugged the monitor into both of the DVI ports (each video card has 2 of them) and I got no signal detected for both of them. I then plugged the monitor in the video card towards the back of the case and it worked (It'll briefly say DVI NO signal but then it'll work). Is the graphics card near the front of my case ok? How would I know that it is working correctly? I'm currently installing Windows 7 ATM Smile. So far the computer has recognized my hard drive, optical drive, cpu, and RAM. It seems like everything is working. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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05-17-2011, 06:53 PM,
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RE: Is my video card broken?
You have to plug it into ONLY the top one. (though this is a bit confusing since your entire case is rotated) The bottom one will NOT output anything if you have a CrossFire bridge on.
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05-17-2011, 07:01 PM,
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RE: Is my video card broken?
I installed my video card cd and it came with something called "Catalyst Control Center." I went to the CrossFireX option, checked "enable crossfire x" and then the "identify gpu" button. It only shows 1 AMD Radeon HD 6900 series [Asus VH238]. Is it supposed to only show 1 card?
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05-17-2011, 07:38 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-17-2011, 07:47 PM by Andrew J.)
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RE: Is my video card broken?
No idea honestly, but considering that it allowed you to enable Crossfire...

I don't think it would list two cards.
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05-17-2011, 10:27 PM,
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RE: Is my video card broken?
I highly recommend that your get the latest version of the drivers directly from AMD.com, which will be much more recent then what comes from the CD. This will ensure that you get the latest bug fixes and the best performance possible from your cards.

As to confirm whether Crossfire is working or not, GPU-Z: http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
will show in the last field at the bottom, whether Crossfire is enabled or not.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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05-18-2011, 12:21 AM,
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RE: Is my video card broken?
I updated the driver and GPU-Z says ATI Crossfire Enable (2 GPUs). Cool!
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