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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.
I have a couple of different OC setups and for practical purposes my 4.0GHz with HT is just perfect. I do have a 4.2GHz w/o HT OC saved but I rarely use it. Long answer to short question, you're fine with i7920 and if anything would need to be upgraded it would be GPU not CPU. (Down the line )
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Well i don't get the issue with just 1 card. I can also run 4Ghz with both cards at full strain without errors. It's just when i use 4.4Ghz with CF, i get Bsods that i did not get before. No i've not changed anything except newer IRST and newer Audio drivers.
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Well don't run it at 4.4 then, run it at 4.

It's pretty simple.
    
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Will my CPU at 4GHz with HT for 24/7 use be fine for the next lot of games like BF3 and games of next year?
your 920 is still a great cpu brad

If your really itching to upgrade , i bet you will love the 2600k . be smart like me and wait for ivy though man .. not long to go

Your 920 shouldnt have troubles with any game , not for a long while .

If you like benchmarking your cpu , then i can understand why you would wanna upgrade but if you only play games the 920 is still good to go .

i get bsod at 4.4Ghz also , no matter what . So dont worry . Are you getting 99% usage from both cards ? if you are dont worry about a new cpu for now imo . You should know ivy is coming , save your money until then .

Your money should go on : ivy bridge cpu , 7XXX amd cards in xfire .
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Sorry,wrong thread
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Well i don't get the issue with just 1 card. I can also run 4Ghz with both cards at full strain without errors. It's just when i use 4.4Ghz with CF, i get Bsods that i did not get before. No i've not changed anything except newer IRST and newer Audio drivers.
I would think 850W would be enough, but it sounds like maybe the PSU if it doesn't happen with one card? Those Nehalems overclocked can be quite hungry, can't they?

Alternatively, it might be heat. If you can, say, blow a house fan at the inside with the case open and try it, and see if it still happens.

Sounds like PSU or heat though. If it doesn't happen with one card, it sounds like the CPU is stable.
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Installed 11.6b and i ran furmark with Prime95, no crashing.
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Installed 11.6b and i ran furmark with Prime95, no crashing.
Thats great news,hope it stays like that for you.
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Thats great news,hope it stays like that for you.
Well i've played 2 hours of BFBC2 without errors!
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