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Solved: Installing drivers for dual graphics cards

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Yorio, Aug 25, 2011.

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  1. Yorio

    Yorio Thread Starter

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    I am currently using dual ATI RADEON HD 5800 series graphics cards and though I have the most recently updated driver I'm almost certain I installed it wrong since I am continuing to have the video driver stop responding and other things such as disfigured or skewed images. I know how to uninstall and install drivers but since I have two I'm honestly a bit confused. If you can't tell already I'm new to this stuff. I've thought about this for a long time and this is actually my last resort. I've gone through google for hours looking at guides but can't quite find an answer for what I'm looking for.

    -Do I simply uninstall both drivers for the graphics cards? (I'll use dc pro to help clean out those drivers)
    and when I do that when I start to install the drivers do I just install it once or do I have to somehow install the driver twice and set it on the graphics cards?
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Are you using two cards to support 3 or more monitors, or are the cards in a Crossfire setup?

    If the cards are separate, uninstall the drivers using Add and Remove programs, shut down and remove one of the cards, then boot and install the drivers. After the first card is working, then install the second card.

    If it's a Crossfire setup, are the cards jumpered properly? And other issues can cause the drivers to crash. Power supply issues, motherboard BIOS and/or setup also come to mind.
     
  3. Yorio

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    Yeah it's a crossfire setup. I figured out I installed the new drivers wrong. So I tried it again (forgot to delete the old drivers last time) I haven't had a problem since. Thanks a lot for your help.
     
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