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No Crossfire and Driver Conflicts R9 M290X

Question asked by oocarlosoo on Nov 3, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 8, 2017 by oocarlosoo

Hi guys, I am new to the forums, but have used AMD graphics cards for many years now.


Please can somebody advise on the following issues I am experiencing.


I have a Laptop running with the following specifications:

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I had it custom built by PcSpecialist a number of years ago now and  it should still be a fairly capable machine for running games.


I am having some ongoing issues:


When I update the graphics card drivers for the R9 M290X through this AMD website , it installs Crimson edition (latest)

When I go to device manager, the display adapters drivers are now replaced with HD 8970M drivers.


This can be resolved by automaticly downloading the latest drivers through windows (returns to R9 M290X)


Something is not quite right with the pairing of the latest crimson edition driver software and the R9 M290X drivers.



I regularly experience game crashes with various games, some perform better than others.


What I suspect is happening is that only one graphics card is functioning.


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I believe that Crossfire needs to be enabled in order for the second GPU to be enabled ?

However, with the latest version of Crimson edition, there is no option for me to enable crossfire with the currently installed drivers / display adapters.

My laptop has two power supply units to support thr additional graphics card.

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The option for crossfire is not there in Global settings either.


Please can anybody help , so as I can install the correct drivers / software to get my laptop performing as it should be.


Any advice appreciated and hopefuly this might help others with simmilar issues.