What drivers are you using?
Sorry for missing the most obvious part!
There are not much choices anymore due the card/driver being marked as legacy, thus I tested both drivers from Legacy :
- Crimson Edition 16.1.1 Beta
Before installing either driver, I used:
To make as sure as possible to have a clean system.
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We are aware of this issue and we hope to have a fix for it soon, stay tuned.
For the record, although I think your post is spam-y due this off-topic external link: I've the AMD specific drivers, I don't know what AMZ zero core or ULPS is supposed to be and I'm always testing in fullscreen mode.
Just for completeness, a crimson screenshot (german, unfortuantely; don't know how to just switch the interface to english)
It's showing one of the GPUs numbered #6 as "deactivated"
And here the "primary" one:
I'm really crossing my fingers on some information from AMD.
I completely realize the card is old and my system isn't new, but I know for a fact (because I've played them on the very same system) I still can get 60 FPS in my favorite games if both GPUs work. But without it's just ... well :-(
I finally got Crossfire working again by going back to the 15.7 drivers. I found them via this answer on Stackoverflow: windows 7 - New AMD Catalyst driver update screwed things up. Where can I find and older version? - Super User which points to all previous drivers: Previous . Not sure why I was never able to locate that page myself. Anyway.
That's how the information on screen looks now:
Some notable differences to my previous screens:
- second adapter does not appear as "decativated" but "linked"
- GPU-Z shows "AMD Crossfire: Enabled (2 GPUs)"
- The task info icon context menu shows three entries and not four and enables access to "AMD CrossFireX Settings" again
Just for another test I went to 15.7.1 but Crossfire didn't work. I can confirm that 15.7 is the last one for which Crossfire worked on my system.
This issue was really nagging me, because I did absolutely nothing wrong and lost hours of hours because the provided drivers simply don't work. And that even though I'm definitely not alone, if one cares to search the forum:
- HD5970 not using one of the GPUs
- Re: 5970 crossfire only one gpu works in gaming
- Re: [HD 5970] 2nd gpu not working with 15.7.1 drivers, same with 15.11 beta
- HD 5970 Crossfire not with new drivers and strange PCI-E modes (4x/2x)
amdmatt wrote down @ 24.02.2016 11:01 "We are aware of this issue and we hope to have a fix for it soon, stay tuned."
But its still not working,i feel betrayed!
HD 5970 - Crossfire only with CCC 13.12
- Dual-GPU 5970 dont work -
I have tried 2 CPUs, 3 Mainboards & 6 operating systems now.
- AMD Phenom II 965
- Intel I3-6100
- AsRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming.-ITX/ac
- AsRock 980DE3/U3S3
- Asus M5A 78L-M USB3
Ubuntu 14 <- WORKS
Ubuntu 16 <- DOESNT WORK
Windows 7 <- WORKS UNTIL 13.12
Windows 8 <- WORKS UNTIL 13.12
Windows 8.1 <- WORKS UNTIL 13.12
Windows 10 <- WORKS UNTIL 13.12
Why AMD disabled our second gpu in the new drivers?! There is no problem on ubuntu 14 and there is no problem in win7-win10 with ccc 13.12. How to work around this problem?! I need the second GPU for my lab rig. -.-
- download the last legacy driver available 16.2.1 beta
- then install the patcher AMD/ATI Pixel Clock Patcher maybe fix your problem and they still working on it, maybe you can try some support there too.
The Custom Resolution Utility(CRU) is for if you want to reach 4k resolutions.
Signed up just to say THANK YOU ssmario! This got my 5970 back in fighting condition
damn AMD, they just disable via software .. but at least i find they trick