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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by awaizy;13712134 
Did you boot it up with only 1 GPU in? And if that didn't work, what happens when you put the other one in alone?

thats what i have done, and it seems to happen on both cards when they are in seperately. my question is how can both cards fail? maybe it is the 680i at fault?
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Chuckclc;13712141 
Well judging from what you said you can be almost certain its graphics related. Do you have another monitor cable? Or if you are using an DVI to VGA adapter is it fastened in all the way?

I dont have another cable and I have been using a DVI cable the whole time fastened correctly. Is it possible that the mobo is causing the card the fail? i can't imagine 2 cards failing at the same time
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by tirriel;13712227 
I dont have another cable and I have been using a DVI cable the whole time fastened correctly. Is it possible that the mobo is causing the card the fail? i can't imagine 2 cards failing at the same time

Have you tried one card in one slot using both slots? Like try card A in Slot A then try card A in slot B, the try the same thing with card B.
post #14 of 15
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I will try to do that once more after i reseat the NB/SB heatsink. Although i think that i have tried that already with no luck. Also, I downgraded my system from the 4GB to my old 2 GB corsair RAM, thinking it may be a RAM issue as well, but same problem occurs.
post #15 of 15
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Figured out the problem smile.gif

Turns out that there was no problems with the hardware at all. I did some research and got myself GPU-Z to determine GPU temp. My GPU was only running at 58 deg idle. problem was happening from somewhere else. So i read up on the 680i and found out that there was a driver update for 1066 and 1333 mhz processers. Since my e4500 was running at 800 mhz it was no problem, but once the e8400 went in it raised the FSB to 1333. Man am I happy. So future reference, always read up and update drivers smile.gif Never thought that the mobo was out of date that much.

Now my pc is running steady with new specs:

e8400 @ 4.0 ghz
EVGA nForce 680i sli
6 GB RAM (4 GB patriot Viper RAM/2 GB corsair Twinx XMS2 RAM)
2 x 8800 GTS 512mb OC
500 GB HDD + 160 GB HDD

didnt have time to SLI the cards last night but will do so today and test out how the clocks settle with gaming. biggrin.gif
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