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Old August 23, 2010, 03:45 PM
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Default Starcraft 2 and Crossfire?

I was getting frequent crashes, and the BSOD was always about atimpags.sys, so i figured something was wrong with my cards.



so, i took one out, and proceeded to play a few days with no crashes, and figured the card i took out was faulty.



I put the faulty one back in, and have been using only that for a while, no crashes.



Both of them in crossfire, i crash.


is anyone else experiencing problems?
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Old August 23, 2010, 03:59 PM
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Blizzard in General does not work well with SLI/Xfire I guess.

I've had bunch of issues with SLIs and Xfire setups in WoW, you are the 2nd person with xfires cards(other being a real life friend) having having issues with Starcraft. In his case, he game just crashes to desktop. He is using 2 5770.
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Old August 23, 2010, 04:17 PM
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response i got from blizzard.

"The game has no coding to take advantage of SLI or Crossfire. The devs are looking into reports of poor performance when either is enabled though not everyone experiences it. For now, we suggest disabling it as that seems to remedy the issues people are having."

so ill just disable crossfire while playing sc2
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Old August 23, 2010, 04:31 PM
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I have the same issue with my crossfire setup as well. Anytime I try to alt-tab or exit the game I get a BSOD. It's pretty annoying to say the least.
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Old August 23, 2010, 04:38 PM
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Old August 23, 2010, 06:23 PM
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I've been playing without issue with a pair of CrossFired 1Gb 5770's (both same make and model), what driver version are you guys running? I believe I'm running 10.4.

I haven't tried my SLI'd 460's yet, too busy building some cooling that will keep both cards happy under load.
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Old August 23, 2010, 06:34 PM
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Yeah, 10.5's and I was playing fine. I do have a 4870x2, but nonetheless...
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Old August 24, 2010, 11:57 AM
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I haven't tried my SLI'd 460's yet, too busy building some cooling that will keep both cards happy under load.
What? Mine never crests 60c under 100% folding load. Are you running this rig inside an airtight case or something?
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Try the 10.5s. My friend was having a lot of problems with his 10.6s in SC2.
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