Topic Title: Battlefield 4 (HD6950) Crossfire Issues with new drivers (Detailed)
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 11/22/2013 03:47 AM
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So I went ahead and decided to purchase a 2nd card that was a 6950 unlocked to a 6970, the same card that I currently have unlocked already.  So these Two Sapphire 6950 (2GB x2) cards using 13.9 shown present ability with my drivers automatically detecting crossfire between the two cards.  (worked great for Star wars the old republic, no issues!).  Anyways..

I ended up buying the 2nd card to play Battlefield 4 with some descent graphics and high framerate capabilities.. I download and launch the game.. Played for a matter of 3-4 minutes, recieving Direct X issues saying that I needed a requirement of 512mb or higher.  Figured out it could certainly be a driver issue.  Found 13.11 beta drivers.

Had no issues playing the game with these drivers, only to find out that my CrossFireX ability was actually disabled during this time, played for a few weeks like this.  Found out about the issue with crossfire, and found the official version of 13.11 drivers for the R9 290X.. when I installed that, rebooted my PC, checked CCC seemed like it reverted back to 13.9, back to my directx issues.  But Crossfire was obviously enabled again.

Happened to find 13.10 drivers, was excited.  Went ahead and installed those.  It Detected Crossfire just fine.  But no more directX issues but another error occured, same kind of crash that was exactly the same as my directx issue.  So I'm at a loss of figuring out this odd dilemma.

In the meantime I needed to stick with the 13.11 beta drivers just to play the game, even though crossfirex is disabled.. Having no error pop ups at all.

My PC Specs..

Motherboard: Asus Crosshair IV Formula: 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644

CPU: AMD Black edition Phenom II X6 1090T 3.7ghz

2 Sapphire HD6950's (Unlocked) (SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102914

Ram: CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory with Airflow Fan Model CMT8GX3M2A2000C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145330

Power Supply: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

 

I believe that's the important stuff..  Anybody having similiar issues with Battlefield 4?  Any tricks anybody have for this situation? 

 11/22/2013 05:54 AM
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Here's the trick, you won't like it:

1. Avoid games on release date. They are expensive, they are buggy, mostly unplayable these days.

2. Avoid multi-GPU systems at all costs. They're bad, both CF and SLI.

This won't help you now, but maybe next time. Your current choice is waiting for newer and newer drivers and game patches to appear.



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 11/22/2013 10:45 AM
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may i ask with 13.11 beta when you could play bf4 with no crash what was the fps you were getting? and what graphics setup did you have (low-high-ultra)?

 



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 11/22/2013 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by: matriX0wns So I went ahead and decided to purchase a 2nd card that was a 6950 unlocked to a 6970, the same card that I currently have unlocked already.  So these Two Sapphire 6950 (2GB x2) cards using 13.9 shown present ability with my drivers automatically detecting crossfire between the two cards.  (worked great for Star wars the old republic, no issues!).  Anyways..

I ended up buying the 2nd card to play Battlefield 4 with some descent graphics and high framerate capabilities.. I download and launch the game.. Played for a matter of 3-4 minutes, recieving Direct X issues saying that I needed a requirement of 512mb or higher.  Figured out it could certainly be a driver issue.  Found 13.11 beta drivers.

Had no issues playing the game with these drivers, only to find out that my CrossFireX ability was actually disabled during this time, played for a few weeks like this.  Found out about the issue with crossfire, and found the official version of 13.11 drivers for the R9 290X.. when I installed that, rebooted my PC, checked CCC seemed like it reverted back to 13.9, back to my directx issues.  But Crossfire was obviously enabled again.

Happened to find 13.10 drivers, was excited.  Went ahead and installed those.  It Detected Crossfire just fine.  But no more directX issues but another error occured, same kind of crash that was exactly the same as my directx issue.  So I'm at a loss of figuring out this odd dilemma.

In the meantime I needed to stick with the 13.11 beta drivers just to play the game, even though crossfirex is disabled.. Having no error pop ups at all.

My PC Specs..

Motherboard: Asus Crosshair IV Formula: 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644

CPU: AMD Black edition Phenom II X6 1090T 3.7ghz

2 Sapphire HD6950's (Unlocked) (SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102914

Ram: CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory with Airflow Fan Model CMT8GX3M2A2000C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145330

Power Supply: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

 

I believe that's the important stuff..  Anybody having similiar issues with Battlefield 4?  Any tricks anybody have for this situation? 

Dont listen to the guy who just answered. Crossfire works fine with BF4. I have a Crosshair IV like you with a FX8350 and 2 x Sapphire HD7950's. It runs fine with the 13.11 driver. What I would recommened is that you download your 13.11 driver and make sure you have the 13.9 chipset driver as well. First unistall all your AMD software and use the AMD Driver unistaller also. After that before you reboot go into the C drive and delete any AMD folders. Then reboot and install your chipset driver, reboot then your 13.11 driver. After it is all done installing it let it tell you that crossfire is enabled. It should do it on its own. Also make sure the crossfire connector is connected completely. Reseat it if needed. It should work. Make sure the Cards are in Slot 1 and 3 also.

FYI Call of duty Ghost doesnt work in Crossfire yet!

Let me know what happens.

In Med-High settings you should get around 40-45 FPS. I get about 65-85 maxed out ultra.

Oh forgot check this for DX issues http://answers.ea.com/t5/Battlefield- 4/Can-t-launch-Bf4-Direct-X-error/td-p/1826417 There are other fixes also regarding DX I think. Google it

 

 



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AMD FX-8350 @ 4.9 ghz
Corsair H100I


Asus Crosshair IV Formula


2 x Sapphire HD7950 (Stock speeds)
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2 x 120Gb G.Skills SSD Raid 0
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Edited: 11/22/2013 at 10:58 AM by ashton4life
 11/22/2013 11:42 AM
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BF 4 ultra 1920X1200,sapphire 6950 dirt 3's shaders unlocked.13.9 drivers.

single-26 FPS

crossfire-45-52

crossfire works fine in BF4

 



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 11/22/2013 03:47 PM
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Dont listen to the guy who just answered. Crossfire works fine with BF4. I have a Crosshair IV like you with a FX8350 and 2 x Sapphire HD7950's. It runs fine with the 13.11 driver. What I would recommened is that you download your 13.11 driver and make sure you have the 13.9 chipset driver as well. First unistall all your AMD software and use the AMD Driver unistaller also. After that before you reboot go into the C drive and delete any AMD folders. Then reboot and install your chipset driver, reboot then your 13.11 driver. After it is all done installing it let it tell you that crossfire is enabled. It should do it on its own. Also make sure the crossfire connector is connected completely. Reseat it if needed. It should work. Make sure the Cards are in Slot 1 and 3 also.

 

FYI Call of duty Ghost doesnt work in Crossfire yet!

 

Let me know what happens.

 

In Med-High settings you should get around 40-45 FPS. I get about 65-85 maxed out ultra.

 

Oh forgot check this for DX issues http://answers.ea.com/t5/Battlefield- 4/Can-t-launch-Bf4-Direct-X-error/td-p/1826417 There are other fixes also regarding DX I think. Google it

 

 

Yeah, In the process of all my uninstalls, I loaded into safemode, and removed the drivers from device manager.  Clicking the checkmark to remove the drivers as well.  Reboot the PC into normal mode, uninstall Catalyst drivers using the Catalyst uninstall software.  Going back into safemode again and verifying the drivers in DM showing they are still exclamation points next to both cards (uninstalling them).  

rebooting the PC back to normal mode, installing the graphics drivers, rebooting, installing the chipset drivers, rebooting.  Same smart concept of installing as you referred to pretty much.  My Frames are ok running at high/ultra mode between 60-65-70 fps.  

Howcome 13.11 official drivers for the R9290x reverted my PC to go back using 13.9 drivers?  thats kind of weird.

 11/22/2013 07:06 PM
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BF4 is problematic with both red and greed teams. I have avoided it for now until the game problems evaporate.

I want back to playing L4D2 which is very undemanding.

 



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 11/26/2013 02:28 AM
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Very big fix I just figured out..  And I had to do it in this order! [RESOLVED!]

I went ahead and decided.. you know I should try 13.10 and disable crossfire.. And see how the game runs.. then I said, well If I try it with these steps.  I will first try it out with crossfire on.  And I left it on!!!

I went ahead and rebooted to

1. Safemode.  *IN DEVICE MANAGER ONLY* Uninstalling and deleting the graphics drivers shown in your display adapters right clicking your cards and uninstalling them, removing them from the list  by clicking that checkmark "Uninstall Driver files" as well.  

2. Rebooted, went back into normal mode.  

3. Uninstalled Catalyst from Add/Remove Programs. [Absolute Full Uninstall], Restarted PC

5. Reinstalled Catalyst 13.10 drivers [not beta].  Restarted PC

6. Reinstalled Latest Chipset Drivers for my motherboard. Restarted PC

7. Went to the Battlefield Folder under C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 4\__Installer\directx\redist  .. And Installed the directx drivers from that folder, Restarted PC.

8. Done!  No more crashing Issues.. well thats for the most part.  The pop up error popped in the backround (heard the window's ding.  But I was able to keep playing.  I will give further updates if I can resolve that as well.  Playing CrossFire with 75fps on Ultra settings.  Turning off AntiAliasing in game.  

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