How to Enable Hybrid Crossfire in the BIOS

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How to Enable Hybrid Crossfire in the BIOS
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AMD Graphics Product Group designed ATI CrossFire to allow users to run multiple graphics cards on one system to improve graphics performance. The ATI CrossFire creates a hybrid of the cards' capabilities, combining both video adaptors' outputs.

To enable ATI CrossFire on your computer, you must first configure your BIOS to support multiple video adaptors.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn on or restart the computer. Press "F2" or "Esc" at the boot screen to access the BIOS set-up utility.

  2. 2

    Use the directional pad to select "Advanced" from the main menu. Use the up- and down-arrow keys to highlight "Advanced Chipset Control."

  3. 3

    Press "Enter" to open the sub-menu. Use the directional pad to select "GFX Dual Slot Configuration."

  4. 4

    Press the "+" and "-" keys to select "Enabled" from the options. Press "F10." Select "Yes" or "Y." Press "Enter" to configure your system for ATI CrossFire and exit from the BIOS set-up.

Tips and warnings

  • After enabling hybrid graphics cards in the BIOS, you must also enable Crossfire in the ATI Control Catalyst console in Windows.
  • The BIOS set-up utility varies from system to system. Review your motherboard's documentation for further assistance, if necessary.

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