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    Default GA-MA790GP-DS4H: no vga card detected in second PCI-E slot

    I have a Gigabyte mobo and 2 Gigabyte graphics cards (HD4850, or GV-R485-512H-B) installed.
    I installed, per manual instructions, one card first, in the pci-e x16 slot, and installed the card drivers and CCC from the cd. Then I installed the second card, connected them with the X-fire bridges, and opened Catalyst Control Center. No Crossfire box to be seen!

    How can I enable Crossfire on these cards?
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    Default Re: X-fire: does not show in Catalyst Center

    You must reinstall the drivers after the second card is installed, did the directions leave that out????

    Best to install the newest drivers instead of CD ones as they are likely much older >>>
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    Default Re: X-fire: does not show in Catalyst Center

    Thanks!! My stupidity; in my haste to get it work I overlooked that.
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    WD 150Gb velociraptor sata300
    Samsung 750Gb sata300
    Samsung 1000Gb sata300 x2
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    Default Re: X-fire: does not show in Catalyst Center

    Nice to hear you got it! Ya, we often overlook the small stuff in a Hurry to get out new systems running!

    Post back if you have any more issues anytime!

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    Default Re: X-fire: does not show in Catalyst Center

    I did install the new drivers, on a reinstall of win xp (complete, no repair).
    Both graphics cards are present, and in bios I set the valu for first vga device, per manual, to PEG.
    Still no crossfire shown in CCC, and my second card is not even detected in hardware devices. The card is fine, I did get Crossfire to detect and work on a MSI mobo.
    Any suggestions please?
    Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H
    Corsair twinx DDR2 2048Mb pc8500 dominator 2x (setup in dual channel at 1066MHz, slots 3 and 4)
    AMD 9850 phenom BE
    Scythe-mugen cooler
    WD 150Gb velociraptor sata300
    Samsung 750Gb sata300
    Samsung 1000Gb sata300 x2
    Gigabyte GV-R4850 512Mb DDR3 x2 in crossfire
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    Default Re: X-fire: does not show in Catalyst Center

    The GFX drivers MUST be installed twice If you are having issues. Once initially for the one card, then shut down and insert the second card and install the driver package again and reboot >>>
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    Default Re: X-fire: does not show in Catalyst Center

    That is what I did; reinstall drivers after inserting second card. But in Device Properties, only one card shows up.
    In bios, I set the graphics card setting for PCI-E, per the manual.
    Also the powezr cables and the X-fire bridges on both cards are installed. Upon boot, both cards quickly speed up their respective fans, so this means they are detected, but nothing shows in Device Properties.
    Driver version: 8.541.0.0; CCC version: 8.10
    Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H
    Corsair twinx DDR2 2048Mb pc8500 dominator 2x (setup in dual channel at 1066MHz, slots 3 and 4)
    AMD 9850 phenom BE
    Scythe-mugen cooler
    WD 150Gb velociraptor sata300
    Samsung 750Gb sata300
    Samsung 1000Gb sata300 x2
    Gigabyte GV-R4850 512Mb DDR3 x2 in crossfire
    Windows xp professional sp3
    home-networked with KT600 AMD2600+ and some laptops

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    Default Re: X-fire: does not show in Catalyst Center

    In the BIOS you need to set PEG

    Hmm, very odd for sure. You do have your chipset drivers installed right? Have you tested each card seperately to be sure they both work? Is your PSU enough to power both? Good 12V rails for the cards?

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    Default Re: X-fire: does not show in Catalyst Center

    Thanks for your suggestions. I just swapped both cards, reinstalled chipset drivers (latest ones downloaded from Gigabyte), 12V is present, the psu is 650W. Anyway, the crossfire setup with these cards worked with a MSI 9KA1 mobo (which I had exchanged after serious compatibility problems with my WD Velociraptor: the MSI would not recognise this drive).
    Anyway, now this mobo does not yet recognise my second graphics card. I will try and reboot now with my monitor in the second card and report back shortly.
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    Corsair twinx DDR2 2048Mb pc8500 dominator 2x (setup in dual channel at 1066MHz, slots 3 and 4)
    AMD 9850 phenom BE
    Scythe-mugen cooler
    WD 150Gb velociraptor sata300
    Samsung 750Gb sata300
    Samsung 1000Gb sata300 x2
    Gigabyte GV-R4850 512Mb DDR3 x2 in crossfire
    Windows xp professional sp3
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    Default Re: X-fire: does not show in Catalyst Center

    Hmm, sounds like maybe you have a DOA card. You should be able to just remove one from slot one and place the other in there and it work with no driver reinstalls or anything like that since they are the same cards

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