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[SOLVED] 'Bout ready to throw out my CFX 6970s

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Alright, I am seriously about ready to chuck my 6970s to the "Will it blend?" show.

First my build is in my sig.

Now on to the problems:
1. Random reboot during a cold boot and reboot, initially considered to be a overclocking related issue.
2. Out of 4 games, TF2, Metro2033, MoH:Airborne, Borderlands; all but TF2, randomly freeze on me and my comp crashes, no BSOD, no error messages in event log, its just like the cards lock up and freeze and are dead until i reboot.

Things I've tried
1. Reset all settings BIOS and overclocks back to factory default.
2. Clean install of everything latest drivers from asus' website. Tried installing 11.6 and 11.6b on seperate clean installs. (I have an image pre CCC and AI Suite from Macrium)
3. On the 11.6 CCC install i have tried disabling CFX and using only one card. It still freezes but I get the vertical line grey screen that requires a reboot to fix. I have tried on the lowest possible settings and highest possible settings. The freezes seem completely random. MoH:A froze on a weapon loadout screen, metro freezes while talking to someone. Borderlands freezes while driving. Strangely I can recall that a good portion of the freezes are when zooming on a scope.

Things I've considered trying.
1. 11.5(b) or 11.7 preview
2. RMA cards for nVidia (just crossed the 30 day mark from newegg)
3. Updating MB bios, updating 6970 bios.
4. New case, just to see if its a heat issue.
5. Selling one and saying screw it to CFX.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks

-Tony
Edited by Pyrocide - 7/21/11 at 10:45am
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post #2 of 57
Have you tried a GPU Memory Test?

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/MemtestCL/memtestCL-1.00-windows.zip
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post #3 of 57
I'm getting the same issues (with my HD 4870 1GB) - I'd try some older drivers and see if that fixes the problem. Anything other than that, I'm trying to get a GTX 260.
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ill take them instead smile.gif

but try the newer drivers, maybe they have fixes in it for your issue
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Nice system and sorry for the problems especially after that 30 day mark...

Like mentioned above, try the RAM test and also do trial and error with one card physically on the MB and see if one is defective or not... Vertical lines and/or artifacts show goods signs of a defective card...
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Nice system and sorry for the problems especially after that 30 day mark...

Like mentioned above, try the RAM test and also do trial and error with one card physically on the MB and see if one is defective or not... Vertical lines and/or artifacts show goods signs of a defective card...

Definitely try and see if they work separately, one of them might have crapped out and affected the cfx pairing
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post #7 of 57
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I will give the ram test a shot.

I have not done the single physical GPU test either.

Will do both when I get off of work.

Any other suggestions to try?

FYI, Jummies, C&H ftw...I love that comic strip.

As well, i have not seen any artifacts come up so far, but im not really looking for them either.
Edited by Pyrocide - 7/20/11 at 6:24am
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yeah definitely check each seperatly
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Check your PSU. Flakiness = PSU.
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How would one go about testing the PSU?

It doesnt crash unless im in game or doing soemthing graphically intensive like a bench or something.
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