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I got an evga x58 sli le board and my chip is overclocked to 4.02 but in mafia II i get ridiculous bouncing around on GPU usage. Could this be bad drivers?

I'm trading my two 560s for a single 580 on Monday. Do you guys think my board can eventually handle two 580s?
    
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yes, but the resolution isnt quite up to par. It sounds more like a graphics card issue. Confirm you have cleared all the old drivers, check my sig.

As for the chip, no it is not the most powerful anymore (sandybridge), but were still up top
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yes, but the resolution isnt quite up to par. It sounds more like a graphics card issue. Confirm you have cleared all the old drivers, check my sig.

As for the chip, no it is not the most powerful anymore (sandybridge), but were still up top
i did a fresh install of windows, so the drivers should be fine . Soon I'm getting a 1080p TV to use for movies/some games but i'm keeping my 1680x 1050 for gaming currently...maybe getting a 1080 27" in the future...way down the road when my samsung dies, lol...I dunno, but as far as gaming goes I've heard that 1366 is better because it will support tri/quad sli, and in sli or single card SB is even in performance with 1156 and 1366...

so to confirm, you're saying it's a graphics card/compatibility issue and not my board limiting me? and was that yes to me being able to handle a second 580?
    
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yes you will, what im saying is you might not need it as your resolution is not that high.

and at the same time, the drivers windows uses during a fresh install are sometimes conflicting, even if you then installed the drivers from the maker.
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yes you will, what im saying is you might not need it as your resolution is not that high.

and at the same time, the drivers windows uses during a fresh install are sometimes conflicting, even if you then installed the drivers from the maker.
i did "clean install" on the nvidia install thing. is this okay? or should i follow through with drive sweeper...

but i guess my bigger question is, when one day the need arises, will i be able to handle two 580s for sure? I'm sorry to be repetitious but i didn't understand what you were referring to by the "yes you will"
    
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yes you will be able to. Your power supply will be cutting close though.

Only run driver sweeper IF your experiencing graphics issues, not just jumping
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yes you will be able to. Your power supply will be cutting close though.

Only run driver sweeper IF your experiencing graphics issues, not just jumping
thank you sir. Yeah my power supply is about 3 years old now, and it's been going very strong since the day I bought it. I think I'll step up to an 850W in about a year or so
    
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thank you sir. Yeah my power supply is about 3 years old now, and it's been going very strong since the day I bought it. I think I'll step up to an 850W in about a year or so
just look into upgrading a bit if and when you go sli
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I wouldnt push your overclock any further on that board.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...hy-choose.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...ught-fire.html

Though, given that was on a 6-Core i7. It just doesnt bode well with me the fact the board has only 6+2 phase power.
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I wouldnt push your overclock any further on that board.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...hy-choose.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...ught-fire.html

Though, given that was on a 6-Core i7. It just doesnt bode well with me the fact the board has only 6+2 phase power.
geez, yeah i remember reading about that...oh well...whatever happens happens...I don't think it'll be that bad for me if it happens...but you never know

as far as the board goes, it's been very stable thus far, no reason to suspect any issues...and i won't push more than 1.375 volts anyway...i'm at 1.2685 right now...
    
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