Wow, you guys are great. Thank you for your continued help with this matter.
Okay, gonna answer questions rapid fire here;
@realneil Yes, both cards were correctly connected from the power supply and both Crossfire connectors were snug (at this time, only one card is installed). The mobo that I'm using doesn't have an on-board GPU. When they were both installed, at first it said ''disabled,'' at which point I enabled Crossfire. After doing that, it read ''linked'' instead of ''disabled'' and gave me the option to click and drop down info on that card. That's when I noticed that the second card was in the PCI_E4 slot, which I switched immediately (I believe this is around the time that you suggested that I remove one card to see if there was a change in performance, also why there's still only one card installed at the moment).
@OptimusPrimeTime I believe I deleted the installer for CCC, which was the last video driver related thing I downloaded. Should I download it again?
"Yes, download it again http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2054/ATI_Catalyst_11.10_Software_Suite_Vista7_64-bit.html
and have on the desktop"
When you connect the second card again, don't use the second crossfire connector. That is for connecting three or more cards together. so,...just one crossfire connector between your two cards only please.
Get the latest driver and have the file on hand to use.
Then, uninstall your current driver completely and reboot using just one card.
Use the new driver file and install it.
Reboot and game a little to see how it works. If OK,
Shut down and connect the second video card and boot.
Get the crossfire going and test it out.
Good luck with it.
You're only suppose to connect one of the connectors between two cards?
Okay, file downloaded and on the desktop as I write this. Gonna go over what you told me to do to make sure I'm following both of you correctly.
1. Uninstall the current video driver using the file OptimusPrimeTime said to download again, reboot.
2. Install using the same file that I uninstalled with before the reboot, reboot again.
3. Test a game, if it works, turn off and install second card only using one connector.
The second connector has screwed up some people before. I know that it does work with some AMD Based cards, and not with others. Imagine if you had three cards in a row,.....how would you connect them? Card one to two, card two to three using the second connection on the middle card.
You only need just one of them.
"YES, it should be like this
Good night,...late here and I have to be up early.
May the force be with you,......[:)]
Alright, here goes nothing...
"No, you have to uninstall by going to the control panel under programs. not the File you just downloaded."
So, in the "uninstall programs" list in the control panel, what would I be uninstalling? The Catalyst Application Manager and the Application Profiles? Cause that's all I'm seeing.
When I used the file I downloaded, it gave me the option to install or uninstall things associated with AMD CCC. Did that and restarted and used ''install'' this time.
And that's not what I'm suppose to do, haha? i just started up Skyrim with one card. It plays, but it's a very low frame rate on ''high'' settings yet the game is still auto-detecting ''ultra high.''
"I think that its just best to lower the detail setting on High and dial down some eye candy , Unfortunately, your CPU may be bottle necking your system a bit. At least for the moment, Skyrim has started to work. I think you should read the review below for to compare some settings in Skyrim:
"Read it , I recommend it."
I mean, one 6970 keeps up with a GTX 570 and a pair of 460 in SLI all settings maxed. I have a 2GB 6950, yet I can only play it at low for a stable frame rate? Sounds like I still have something to figure out.