3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2015 6:44 PM by black_zion

    Questions about Crossfire and A Problem I encounter (Random Freezing)

    kelleke

      First of all hello and thank you in advance if you can answer my questions.

       

      I recently bought "Asus AMD Radeon R7 260x" and installed it to my pc. I also downloaded and used the GPU Tweak with it's Default settings and used it like that. In the first month I was okay with it. I could play most of the recent games with 60 fps. Then something weird happened. My pc just freezes (I can't move anything and everything literally stops midway) and refuses to move until I force turn it off or reset it. I don't have the chance to get another GPU to test if the GPU is the culprit but I will do so when I get the chance. Also I get a loud glitch sound from my speakers or headphones when it happens. It becomes silent after 5 or 6 seconds. It rarely happens when I am gaming (happened a total of 3 times when gaming, and a grand total of +100 time I suppose). I will try a format his weekend.

       

      And the second part:

       

      I want to buy a "Asus AMD Radeon R9 380" next to my "Asus AMD Radeon R7 260x" to boost performance. One of my friends told me I can connect two or more (not sure about more) GPU's to get better performance or Frames-per-second. I also made some research and found that it's called Crossfire. I already have a Crossfire cable (comes with the first GPU I bought) and I think I know the basics. Now for the more specific questions:

       

      1. How exacty does crossfire work?

      2. How can I be sure it will work properly?

      3. Will the 2 GPU's power be added (or multiplied) or how much performance can I get from the told 2 GPU's?

      4. Does making a Crossfire connection require and software?

      5. How much does it last? I mean the total lifespan of the told GPU's.

       

      I appriciate anyone who could give me any hints or explanations about my problem. I also appriciate anyone who can answer any of my questions about Crossfire.

       

      Sincerely,

      A new user

        • Re: Questions about Crossfire and A Problem I encounter (Random Freezing)
          black_zion

          The 380 and 260x cannot be crossfired. Just buy a 280X, but tell us your CPU, motherboard, and PSU makes and models.

            • Re: Questions about Crossfire and A Problem I encounter (Random Freezing)
              kelleke

              First of all thank you for the answer.

               

              My pc specs are:ScreenShot_20151003203742.pngScreenShot_20151003203822.png

               

              And also what can I crossfire (I mean any other GPU) with Asus AMD Radeon R7 260x. I can't check my PSU atm but if needed I will check later.

               

              And here is the whole dxdiag.txt for further info (if it's not in the pics above)

               

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              System Information

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              Time of this report: 10/3/2015, 20:37:57

                     Machine name: PC

                 Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150722-0600)

                         Language: Turkish (Regional Setting: Turkish)

              System Manufacturer: To be filled by O.E.M.

                     System Model: To be filled by O.E.M.

                             BIOS: BIOS Date: 04/09/14 09:34:15 Ver: 04.06.05

                        Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor              (6 CPUs), ~3.5GHz

                           Memory: 8192MB RAM

              Available OS Memory: 8092MB RAM

                        Page File: 3317MB used, 12866MB available

                      Windows Dir: C:\Windows

                  DirectX Version: DirectX 11

              DX Setup Parameters: Not found

                 User DPI Setting: Using System DPI

              System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

                  DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

                   DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

               

               

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                    Display Tab 1: No problems found.

                      Sound Tab 1: No problems found.

                      Sound Tab 2: No problems found.

                        Input Tab: No problems found.

               

               

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                     Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

                     Monitor Name: ViewSonic VA2246 SERIES

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                          DXVA-HD: Not Supported

                     DDraw Status: Enabled

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              Default Voice Playback: Yes

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