Crossfiring video cards - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-26-2009, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2
Default Crossfiring video cards

So I just bought a Certified Data desktop today for a really good deal, and was wondering if I am able to crossfire the video card that came with it (ati Radeon HD 3400) with a new one such as the HD 4670.

Also I'm kind of wondering if it's crossfired right now. I'm confused because it only has 1 video card in the motherboard, but it catalyst control says that crossfire is enabled. Also when i go to the list of videocards in the crossfire tab of catalyst control, there is only 1 option (the 3400 video card that comes with the computer). And heres the part that really gets me, when i go to device manager, it says under display adapters, that there are 2 video cards that are functioning properly and enabled, the ati 3400 and the 3200 (the 3200 is built into the motherboard I think).

So are those 2 crossfired? It only gives me 1 option, but it says that it's enabled...Also would I be able to buy a hd 4670 , plug it in and crossfire it with the one I have now?

ledzeppie is offline  
Old 12-27-2009, 01:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Hefemeister's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 9,093
Default Re: Crossfiring video cards

You are currently running hybrid crossfire with the integrated gpu.

You will not be able to crossfire with a 4670.

Here is the list of which cards can run together.
Compatibility Charts

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

I do not accept support questions via PM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Hefemeister is offline  
Old 12-27-2009, 01:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2
Default Re: Crossfiring video cards

Ok thanks.

I read that crossfire only works as fast as your slowest video card. Well I have a 3400 and a 3200, should I turn off crossfire to take advantage of the 3400s extra speed, or is crossfiring still faster?
ledzeppie is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What To Look For When Buying Computer Components Luke Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 25 01-07-2009 08:09 PM
Hello TF Guys, Gals, and Members -- WE ARE MOVING Larry Forum Admin, Announcements & Feedback 35 08-18-2008 03:15 AM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.