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Hey guys, I got the RIVE yesterday, so you can add me to the club I guess. I am having some annoying issues though. I have/had issues installing Windows 7 on my 840 pro ssd's. Making the raid was no difficulty at all, but actually being able to install win7 on it was very annoying. I tried a bunch of drivers, from the asus site, from intel, and finally I used the older versions from the asus CD. I ended up using 32-bit drivers though, just to install windows (64bit drivers would either not show up the raid volume, or after installing windows it would not even boot windows saying there was an issue with istora).
So I did ended up with an installation of windows 7, but I am not sure how successful it really is. I installed the Intel RSTe drivers from their website (the drivers from ASUS website did not install at all). I am getting atrocious speeds though:



Surely there is something majorly wrong here, as my write speeds were much better when I had a non raid win7 install.
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I can max out my AX1200 with three 7970's around 1332mv with 1325mhz core clock 1700 memory clock. - it draws about 1325 watts from the wall.
Anything under that is pretty stable, but yeah with 4 GPU's you need more power. This is why I haven't bought another card yet. Don't feel like running two PSU's.
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deafboy is right. If the PSU is rated to deliver 1200W then it will deliver 1200W. PSU efficiency was referring to the ratio between the amount of wattage the PSU need to pull from the wall & the useful output wattage. PSU efficiency usually drop at certain load. For example, if the PSU pull 1500W from the wall & useful output is 1200W, then the PSU have 80% efficiency. 20% of the energy was converted to heat.

I never have to use two PSUs before but basically it just like one PSU. The main PSU is use for the motherboard, CPU, drives & cooling while the additional PSU is use for the GPUs. Just connect the cables accordingly. Obviously, the GPUs will draw power from both PSUs; one through PCIe slot which is from the main PSU & the other one through PCIe power connectors which is from the additional PSU.

Thanks guys (and deafboy above) !! smile.gif ...the 1200w figure ultimately isn't the issue, because I can step up the CPU one more multi and that would bring me over the top anyways...

...as it is, I limit it to 5125 G for now...just that I noticed the odd (not often) BSOD GPU power code w/4 GPUs (heavily oc'ed) and 5.125G, but not w/three GPUs at 5.125G...conversely, quads and triples are fine at 5.0 G - that and the specific GPU BSOD code relating to power makes me think either 1500w PSU, or the AX1200 / TX850 combo
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Thanks guys (and deafboy above) !! smile.gif ...the 1200w figure ultimately isn't the issue, because I can step up the CPU one more multi and that would bring me over the top anyways...

...as it is, I limit it to 5125 G for now...just that I noticed the odd (not often) BSOD GPU power code w/4 GPUs (heavily oc'ed) and 5.125G, but not w/three GPUs at 5.125G...conversely, quads and triples are fine at 5.0 G - that and the specific GPU BSOD code relating to power makes me think either 1500w PSU, or the AX1200 / TX850 combo

An hcp1200 has been show to be able to pull 2200 at the wall. At the upper limits you're more limited by the circuit in the house
 
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No great hints from me. I actually had my fourth card on a separate PSU, rough as, no splitter, but I did get my electrician to wire in a dedicated 20A wall socket for me. I had "blackscreen" issues, usually toward the end of benchmarks, before I did that. Only gained about 400 points on 3DM11 say, but no more blackscreen freezes at the limit, just a "driver stopped working" without any crash/freeze.

Not sure right now if my current GPU stop was mobo or psu related, or even gpu maybe...time will tell.

Are you saying a 3970X would draw more than a 3930K?

Captivate, to add you to the club, need a cpuz validation in your ocn name..smile.gif
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No great hints from me. I actually had my fourth card on a separate PSU, rough as, no splitter, but I did get my electrician to wire in a dedicated 20A wall socket for me. I had "blackscreen" issues, usually toward the end of benchmarks, before I did that. Only gained about 400 points on 3DM11 say, but no more blackscreen freezes at the limit, just a "driver stopped working" without any crash/freeze.

Not sure right now if my current GPU stop was mobo or psu related, or even gpu maybe...time will tell.

Are you saying a 3970X would draw more than a 3930K?....smile.gif

...that all depends on final top speed and 'x' vcore, but a 3970X has Tmax=150W, a 3930K Tmax=130W...

...black screens - yup, had those, though the circuit this sits on is 20a
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http://valid.canardpc.com/2812434

Now if only I could get my issues fixed frown.gif
post #5117 of 9802
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http://valid.canardpc.com/2812434

Now if only I could get my issues fixed frown.gif

Regarding your issues installing Win7 on Samsung 840Pro SSDs, heard of that happening, but don't know the solution. Sorry.
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I'm trying to access the Asus ROG forums, but I can't post anything because I can't validate my ROG account for their forum; it keeps getting stuck after I click "Update". It's been on "Please wait.." for over 10 minutes. So I can't even access any of their threads right now.....
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Ah, this has become a saga. I finished up last post with 3 x 580 in my returned RIVE because of a leaky connector. Sorted that out and got all four 580 installed not leaking only to find that fourth card wont work..

Tomorrow I'll take it out again and try it in a different PC to see if it is the 580 or the PCIe slot it's in that is faulty. Sigh.
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Damn you Murphy gunner.giffrown.gif

Just Primed a 24/7 4.8 Reasonable temps too wink.gif
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and bested my Valley score by 1.3fps
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Idle temps after Prime
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Edited by HOMECINEMA-PC - 5/26/13 at 4:40am
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