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well i know borderlands isnt CFX friendly, not sure about the other 3, u should look further into that. Are ud OC'ed and at +20% power control? If so, your prolly drawing close to 550w from cards alone. might want to invest in a wattage monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882715001. Clearly testing each gpu and your psu are on the menu as well. good luck
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Originally Posted by Pyrocide;14282320 
Also, can you explain this to me "switching between scissor/atr"

It's a red herring, just ignore it. The driver will determine the best method for crossfire and it's really out of the scope of your problem.

You have an issue with sudden reboots under load. Classic PSU power issue. You have to reduce the wattage draw under load and compare it versus normal draw and compare the time difference to crash.
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Originally Posted by tsm106;14282468 
It's a red herring, just ignore it. The driver will determine the best method for crossfire and it's really out of the scope of your problem.

It is out of the scope of his current problem, but it's useful information coming from someone who has the same setup. Also, manually switching rendering modes makes huge differences to me in some games even with the latest CAPs installed.

Anyway, on topic - your PSU (operating within its spec) is more than enough to power your setup. PSUs can suffer from sudden dips in voltage when you pull a lot of current, and indeed may not be able to supply enough current. Unfortunately, this fault would be difficult to measure on a typical multi meter as they don't sample data fast enough.

Have you maybe got a spare PSU you can use to power purely your graphics cards and see if you get the same issues? If so then you can focus on hardware + drivers.
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Have you tried intel SSD driver fix?

http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Solution-C300-Disk-Freeze-ups-in-Windows-7-solved-for-me/td-p/38766

i was having very similar issues till i did this.
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I'm not sure where people are getting that my computer reboots itself, but it does not.

I will be in game, doesnt matter what im doing, watching a cutscene, scoped in, looking at a wall not moving, middle of firefight up close and personal, and everything just freezes. No response from Ctr+Alt+Del, Alt+F4, Esc, etc. All i see is the last thing IN GAME from when it froze. for instance if it froze while i was scoped in on something, thats what i see until i reboot it. This was all i was getting until I was troubleshooting and disabled CFX and got the vertical lines in Metro. I also do not install CAPs.

On Borderlands, I know that my problems were fixed when I reverted my CPU overclock.

I do not have the +20% power draw enabled in CCC, any version of CCC, nor fans increased flow.

I can rip out the 350W Antec PSU from my server to power my MB and CPU and have the Seasonic firing the GPUs. How would i go about doing that though? How will the graphics card PSU know when to kill power to the cards when i shut down?
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I'm going to go with your PSU as well, your system is pulling a good 650W... I know you have a 750 but you never know...
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I had the exact same freezing issues with my vertex 3. It would constantly hang up ands I'd be able to do absolutely nothing, only a reboot would fix it. And it seemed to only hang up when I was playing games or had tons of programs open. Try installing windows on a regular hard drive and see if it helps at all

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I am still wary of saying its the PSU not have enough power behind it (not that it may or may not be faulty), the fact still remains that I get the vertical lines screen when i have CFX disabled.

I have thought it was the ssd, i have not installed OS on hdd yet and tried that.

That is another thing on my todo list this weekend.
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Originally Posted by Pyrocide;14283699 
I am still wary of saying its the PSU not have enough power behind it (not that it may or may not be faulty), the fact still remains that I get the vertical lines screen when i have CFX disabled.

Dude, why won't you run the tests as I've outlined? Are ya not interested in problem solving your issue?
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*just a thought.. are the GPU's 'drooping' in the PCI-E slot... ie. -> like 'hanging down'..? I have recently read some threads were folks had funny issues with apparently good hardware.. they attributed to the GPU's hanging in the PCI-E slot. Once corrected the issues disappeared...
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