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personally id just settle if you can run cpu or gpu on thier own and they stress fine...you dont fold, so your never gonna be at full capacity on both your cpu and gpu anytime soon
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Strange that they are both stable when stressed individually.
Why dont you try with HT off and shoot for 4.2?
This isen't the path i want to take. I want to know if my PSU is bad or if it's purley not enough. Someone suggested hooking the 2nd GPU to another PSU. How would i go about doing that? What i could do with is a wattage metre and if i am in normal levels but i still get the issue then it's a bad PSU.

Edit: Mate, i crash in all games, blue screen.
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Back to the topic of relevancy:

I'd say the 920 will be relevant in gaming for about another 7-8 years... honestly You'd just need to upgrade your GRAPHICS cards, because their the main bottleneck in any gaming setup.

If someone has a 980X+GTX460 your setup is still going to come out ahead.
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Thanks for the info everyone. I am just really puzzled by my issue. It looks like a bad PSU that can't supply full power. Maybe i should try using different Modular ports. A port might be bad?
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PSU issue?
If GPU stable and CPU stable independently then perhaps its a power issue?
Take out one of the GPUs and see if it still happens. I'm surprised you haven't tried this already. Otherwise, you can guess until your head spins. If it does still happen once one of the GPUs is removed, then it's not the PSU and you are unstable.
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I'd say the 920 will be relevant in gaming for about another 7-8 years... honestly
Yeah, seven to eight years is really pushing it there. Nehalems will more than likely be in the slow lane by 2018-2020...
Edited by Princess Garnet - 7/17/11 at 4:00pm
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Yes, the 920 @ 4.0 Ghz will remain a powerful thing for a very long time (though your e-peen will grow shorter, but you'll get over it... eventually)

Well, if you have another PSU or can get a friend's then test and see. I doubt the HX850 would just randomly crap out on you like that though. If it is still under warranty and you're convinced it is bad, then RMA it. Else, I say stick with your 4.0Ghz OC while you troubleshoot.

Oh, push it to 4.4Ghz, and take one card out and see if it still poops on you. If it doesn't, then it might be a PSU issue or instability, if not, the cause potentially lies elsewhere. Maybe other parts (RAM, Controller, CPU idk) are just getting weak over time and can't handle the OC anymore

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Usually Cpu's are fine for about 3-4 years when it comes to gaming, unless you really need processing power + latest hardware....
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I would recommend bumping your IOH and ICH voltages to 1.2. Then use LinX with max memory to test it, make sure all 8 threads are being tested if you have HT on. Also 25 runs should give you pretty rock solid stability.
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I would recommend bumping your IOH and ICH voltages to 1.2. Then use LinX with max memory to test it, make sure all 8 threads are being tested if you have HT on. Also 25 runs should give you pretty rock solid stability.
Without even asking for BSOD error codes?
Wow,just wow.

Why not just put his cpu to 1.5v while were at it just to make sure its not lack of Vcore
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Usually Cpu's are fine for about 3-4 years when it comes to gaming, unless you really need processing power + latest hardware....
Well, the Core i7 920 is already like two and a half years old, no? I guess it's got another one or two or so being nearer the top. After that, I say it's downhill. In that regard, Nehalem actually looks to have a bit of a longer life than many others. It'll be "relevant" a bit longer even past that, like three or so, but by then, four and five years out, it'll be old and outdated and in the slow lane. I think once Sandy Bridge E and Ivy bridge hit, it'll be looking like Core 2 does now, that is, still arguably relevant, but old news. It'll be relevant then even, sure, like many still having Core 2s prove, but seven or eight years... yeah, not sure about that one...

Unless the OP plans to be on it for three or more years, don't worry I say. It's probably got between another one or two near the top/middle top.
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