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XFX HD 6950 2GB Nightmare

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Im having a nightmare with my graphics solution.

I bought a XFX HD 6950 2gb first and system was running fine.

Now i have 2 of them for crossfire and its a world of hell.
I boot up a game(Red faction Armageddon or Operation Flashpoint:red river)
and it shuts down computer.I have latest drivers from xfx site.No overclocking has been done and ive even put the fan speed to 100% and no good.

The Interesting part is:
1.As im writing right now,my crossfire setup is running at 67C and has reached 73 in idle.Boot game and bam, shut down. What could it be?faulty Video Card or driver issues(Latest installed as of right now) or power supply.

My system is this(problably could be power supply).

***Asrock M3A770DE
***8GB DDR3 1333MHZ ( 4 sticks with no OC)
***2-XFX HD 6950 2GB Crossfire
(both are model number HD-695X-CNFC)Check newegg.com)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHZ
1.5TB Hard Drive 7200RPM
Bluray Drive(Sony) and DVD Writer in addition.
Power Supply:800W with 1 6 Pin Express Cable for gfx.

Any help will be appreciated.
I was planning on returning both cards to newegg.
post #2 of 46
What power supply specifically is it?
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1. PSU brand? model?

2. Try different drivers.

3. Try spacing the cards apart as 73c is really high. The cards should only throttle at 95c though...
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post #4 of 46
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agiler 800W green cables and brown finish. weird check pics online.bought from a retailer and told me it was good.
post #5 of 46
It's probably your PSU.
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post #6 of 46
get the drivers from amd.com not xfx, but from what you've said happens it looks like it's your psu.
post #7 of 46
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no spacing available for cards.Case is a Apex Vortex 3620
post #8 of 46
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im so pissed and at the same time lol cause of the anger.Dam comp representative telling me it was good.
post #9 of 46
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if its PSU,then why it reaches so high temps?never had issues with temps in my life.
post #10 of 46
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Originally Posted by zeroalliance;13805782 
im so pissed and at the same time lol cause of the anger.Dam comp representative telling me it was good.

Yeah, don't listen to them. They're just trying to sell. A GOOD 800W unit should run 2x 6950 no problems but the one you have is probably a very overrated unit.

Look around in the power supply section of the forum for recommended power supplies. Corsair, antec, enermax, seasonic PSUs are generally very good.

A power supply wouldn't explain your high idle temps though...
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