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Solved Help needed with Crossfire Configuration

February 9, 2013 at 17:10:03
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit, 2.6 GHz/ 4 GB

Hello all,
I have a Dell Precision T3400 that I am trying to setup with Crossfire, but the computer crashes after I change the setting in the ATi Catalyst Control Center. The GPUs are 2 ATi Radeon HD 2400 XT (I know they're very old, but I got them for free). I installed the driver from the ATi website, and the computer detects both cards, but it will crash when I enable Crossfire. The screen goes blank, then a BSOD appears quickly saying "attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed." and then the system restarts. Here are the specs:

Dell Precision T3400
Core 2 Duo @ 2.3 GHz
2 GB of RAM
2 ATi Radeon HD 2400 XT
2 80 GB HDDs
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks,
RMT2

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#1
February 9, 2013 at 23:27:55
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The HD 2400 XT is a low end card that uses 64-bit memory. Even in a crossfire config, they won't be as good as one low end modern card with 128-bit memory. Do you have a PSU that can handle the load of 2 cards? Do you have the crossfire bridge(s) between the 2 cards? And crossfire needs to be enabled in the Cat Control Center. See the following starting on page 37:

http://www.hisdigital.com/UserFiles...

Also, not all HD 2400's are crossfire-able. Do your cards have have the bridge connections?

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#2
February 10, 2013 at 13:52:13

They used terms like "CrossFire edition", "Native CrossFire" and a few others I never understood as some cards came with cable connections and some didn't. Never had the need to decode all that crap.

What are the manufacturer and models of the two cards?

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#3
February 10, 2013 at 17:22:20

The PSU is 375 W if I remember correctly. It seems to have enough power though, the unit still boots into Windows with both cards inserted, it just crashes when I try to enable Crossfire.

Actually, I think I have the 2400 that doesn't support Crossfire, both are low profile and I don't see the connector anywhere on the card. Thanks for the help!

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#4
February 10, 2013 at 20:25:07

Certain low-end NVIDIA GPUs can relay SLI info over the PCIe bus. Perhaps your HD2400s are capable Crossfire over PCIe?

Wouldn't hurt to plug the two cards in and see if the software lets you enable Crossfire.

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#5
February 11, 2013 at 07:40:31

@Jackbomb: That was the original question, because when I tried to enable Crossfire in the software the OS crashed every time.

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