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1)
I have my cards on the quite shader clock setting and stock clocks.


Using the MSI afterburner "bench" tool I get. Playing BF3 my full load temps on GPU2 are equal to idle temps on GPU1.
Top card:
Idle:55
Load:75

Bottom Card:
Idle:40
Load:65

10c jump and they aren't even touching, normal? Here is a pic.



2)
Also whenever I move the shader switch on the card to performance I just get back screen.

3)
In BF3 only one card is being used, for a while they were both at 50%. I have MSI afterburner open in the background checking. I have two monitors so I can see msi afterburner and coretemp while playing, could this be causing problems? It switches GPU2 and 1 is for the game.
Edited by Live_free - 11/8/11 at 7:29pm
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Top card is always hotter, but I'll bet you're seeing 55 at idle because you have two monitors connected. I think that's a known bug. The card never downclocks since there's two monitors. Are your monitors connected to the top card?

As for the black screen, sounds like the performance BIOS is borked? You're not switching it while the computer is on are you? If so, that's the problem, you're trying to change BIOS in mid-flight.

As for BF3, I don't have it. Sounds like an issue with the CAP. Do you have the latest CAP from AMD?
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Top card is always hotter, but I'll bet you're seeing 55 at idle because you have two monitors connected. I think that's a known bug. The card never downclocks since there's two monitors. Are your monitors connected to the top card?

As for the black screen, sounds like the performance BIOS is borked? You're not switching it while the computer is on are you? If so, that's the problem, you're trying to change BIOS in mid-flight.

As for BF3, I don't have it. Sounds like an issue with the CAP. Do you have the latest CAP from AMD?
Have both connected to the top card.

Changed it computer off and unplugged, changed them from the far right to far left and just get black screen on boot.

Latest installed.

1GHZ is a breeze at just 1.2v with the top card maxing at around 80, good? Could probably get 1.1Ghz
Edited by Live_free - 11/8/11 at 9:17pm
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Bump - I need some input on the questions in the OP mainly that when I put the cards into performance mode and try to boot I just get a black screen.
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I have 3 of these cards so let me try to help smile.gif

1) As Breenemeister said, the top card is always hotter because that GPU is also handling the work required to put the image on the screen and it is sucking up hot air from the second GPU's PCB. 5-10C more on the top card is perfectly normal. (This is true for all multi-gpu setups and not just related to the lightning cards.)

2) As for the performance bios... DO NOT use the left setting as that is NOT the performance bios. If you move the switch slowly you will find that there are actually 3 places where it "clicks". The slot closest to the "silent" label is the standard bios, the MIDDLE position is the performance bios, and the third slot is nothing... hence why it will not boot. This was a mistake in the labeling by MSI so don't sweat it. According to them, the third position is blank for "future expansion".

Anyway, try putting the switch in the second position (for both cards) and booting. You can confirm it is the performance BIOS by opening CCC and checking that the clock range has increased to 2000MHz max.

3) Sorry I don't have BF3, but try this thread http://www.overclock.net/t/1152730/battlefield-3-crossfire-issues-complete-list-of-known-fixs-here/0_40 for tips.

Good Luck.
Edited by JCPUser - 11/11/11 at 12:04am
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Top card is always hotter, but I'll bet you're seeing 55 at idle because you have two monitors connected. I think that's a known bug. The card never downclocks since there's two monitors. Are your monitors connected to the top card?

As for the black screen, sounds like the performance BIOS is borked? You're not switching it while the computer is on are you? If so, that's the problem, you're trying to change BIOS in mid-flight.

As for BF3, I don't have it. Sounds like an issue with the CAP. Do you have the latest CAP from AMD?

Can anyone else confirm the dual-monitor temp bug? I have dual monitors running as well and I think 50C idle is kinda high especially after I reapplied thermal paste before installing the card. I was expecting something in the low 40s.

If I run three 30" monitors @ 2560x1600 will that further increase the temperatures?
 
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Its not a Bug. All new GPU AMD ot Nvidia have 3 clock settings, Low 2D, High 2D, High 3D. The moment you connect 2 monitors the card goes to High 2D to keep up with the extra pixels. Its not really needed but AMD/Nvidia made the drivers in mind with low end cards also.
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Anyone?

When there are two or more monitors connected to the card, the idle 2D clcoks are higher to maintain stability such as flickering, hence higher idle temperatures.

Easy to test, plug one monitor and check the core/memory clocks. It will lower the idle temperature.
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