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can i enable crossfire while i am using AMD R5 and HD8500M on my AMD A8 laptop?

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April 1, 2015 12:11:43 PM

hello
i am using AMD A8 laptop with my device manager showing both display adapters as
AMD Radeon HD 8500M and
AMD Radeon R5 Graphics.

also the SPECCY software shows the two graphic cards and states that crossfire is disabled in both.

the system properties tells me that i have 6GB of available graphics memory with dedicated as 3072 MB and 3368 MB.

i've tried updating bios,display drivers and even AMD CCC.
still couldnt find ' enable crossfire' to check.

please suggest me really good solution to the problem.. :??: 

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a b À AMD
a b D Laptop
April 1, 2015 2:15:28 PM

Just because you have 2 gpus, it doesn't mean that you can do crossfire.

What A8 model do you have?
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April 1, 2015 8:38:41 PM

Brunostako said:
Just because you have 2 gpus, it doesn't mean that you can do crossfire.

What A8 model do you have?



I have a lenovo g50-45 laptop
1tb
8GB


so does that mean crossfire isnt possible in my case?
because it says 'disabled' and not ' not supported'
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a b À AMD
a b D Laptop
April 2, 2015 6:08:36 AM

That model of APU doesn't support dual graphics (crossfire).
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a b D Laptop
a b À AMD
April 2, 2015 7:06:36 AM

Use gpu z first, if it shows crossfire available u stand a chance. (Otherwise u should stop). Send a pic of your gpuz spec on both your gpu if possible.

Goodle amd 14.12 omega MODDED driver. Be sure to follow instructions and uninstall your old driver completely.
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April 4, 2015 9:30:59 AM

Maxime506 said:
Use gpu z first, if it shows crossfire available u stand a chance. (Otherwise u should stop). Send a pic of your gpuz spec on both your gpu if possible.

Goodle amd 14.12 omega MODDED driver. Be sure to follow instructions and uninstall your old driver completely.


YES my friend,.
it very well says that croosfire (for both gpus) disabled(crossfire available)

i dont know how to attach the gpu-z snapshot to this thread, sorry aboiut that.

but yes crossfire is avail;able.
please provide me further help.

also i have 15.smthing version of amd ccc installed and everything.
but that isnt helping anyway
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a b À AMD
April 4, 2015 10:25:07 AM

http://mahmoudelfar.blogspot.ca/2014/12/modded-catalyst...

or http://www.overclock.net/t/1530284/tweakforce-amd-14-12...

This contains 14.12 modded driver. Usually it should fix dual graphic issues.

What is your APU? is this A8-6410 (Beema/Mullins) or A8-7100 (Kaveri)

U could also try older drivers like 14.4 (like this http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=388380)

Hope it would help cuz amd really screw up the drivers.
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April 4, 2015 11:34:40 AM

Maxime506 said:
http://mahmoudelfar.blogspot.ca/2014/12/modded-catalyst...

or http://www.overclock.net/t/1530284/tweakforce-amd-14-12...

This contains 14.12 modded driver. Usually it should fix dual graphic issues.

What is your APU? is this A8-6410 (Beema/Mullins) or A8-7100 (Kaveri)

U could also try older drivers like 14.4 (like this http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=388380)

Hope it would help cuz amd really screw up the drivers.





its amd-A8 6410 mullins

the overclock .net link says that
"""

The AMD Catalyst™ 14.12 Omega is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series AMD Radeon™ R5 230 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 280 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 270 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 260 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 250 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 240 Series
""""

so i'd rather download it from the blog.

thanks for the help .. :) 
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a b À AMD
a b D Laptop
April 6, 2015 9:45:25 AM

As I already told you, that APU doesn't support dual-graphics.

Only Kaveri, Richland and Trinity APU support it.
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June 13, 2017 4:37:12 AM

I have AMD A8-6410 with Radeon R5 graphics as Primary Adapter and HD 8500 as linked Adpater, it shows 512mb as graphic memory and shows the same "disabled(crossfire available)" in gpu-z. ive tried updating drivers and everything but it just wont do any good. I run a win 10 pro 64bit.
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