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Old October 8, 2008, 11:05 PM
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Default 4870X2 Sapphire xfire (crashing)

any one getting constant shut downs with a pair of these?
1200W Powersupply.
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Old October 9, 2008, 06:43 AM
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I think the question is WHICH 1200W PSU. Since you have a power hungry CoolIT Elite running off your +12V rails, you may be pushing just one rail a bit too far at certain times which is causing a shutdown.
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Old October 9, 2008, 07:15 AM
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Wow, you got a power hungry system there....
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Old October 9, 2008, 08:39 AM
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Crysis Warhead crashed quite frequently for me. Crysis doesn't.
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Old October 9, 2008, 03:08 PM
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IIRC, John was having serious stability problems with a pair of ATI 4870's on a similar board/proc setup. Can't quite remember which thread or the exact remedy, but I think it involved altering the clock skew and putting the PCI-E clock back to 100. It's possible that so much data going across the PCI-E bus makes FSB stability a little harder to come by.

Although yeah, crashing on Crysis Warhead right now isn't a sign of instability, it's a sign that you've been playing Crysis Warhead for more than 15 minutes.
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