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Old 05-17-2006, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So sometime in the future I was thinking of upgrading to a crossfire board. I was wondering if I'll have to uninstall and reinstall windows to add a new board or not? Also would it work for me to just get a new hd with it clean install windows on that and have my secondary my old harddrive? I wouldnt need to do anything to have all my old stuff on the old hd would I?

I've also been wondering this. Say I get one of those DX10 cards when they come out from ati. Will they be crossfire compatible? Like if I pair my 1900xt with a ati dx10 enabled card will it boost performance?
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I doubt you will have to format when moving to a crossfire board. Getting another Harddrive is good to do, if you need the space. If you're not pushed for space at all then its just a waste of money for unused space.

If your harddrive is particularly old then you might want to consider replacing it anyway, if not I'd say just stick with it.
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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im not a big Ati fan myself, but i think that you wouldnt be able to pair DX 9 & DX 10 cards.

Whenever you change the mobo, win xp takes a spaz & wont boot. if you have the money, get another hard drive, install windows on the new harddrive & use the other hard drive for games/music etc.
If you dont have the money, back up crucial files & format & re install
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Hmm now I just need a solid ahnswer if dx9 cards and dx10 will be compatible on crossfire
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