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If you have not done a clean install I would recommend that before anything else. If you have an older spare hard drive laying around try it on that so if it doesn't help you didn't erase everything for no reason.
Then try the latest Nvidia drivers and all Windows updates

I was going to install it on a partition on the raid drives but your idea is better. ill just eliminate all three drives.

The only thing thats telling me this is NOT the problem was that it was crashing during bios when I was testing all three video cards. But im gonna do it anyway.
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Well, if you certainly done all that you could have, Its time to contact EVGA again, What baffles me is, do they completely test the cards functionality before sending it out? That's probably the worst case of bad luck I've seen, can you try SLI on another mobo/rig? I'm leaning towards the Bios or even the SLI connector?
   
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Well, if you certainly done all that you could have, Its time to contact EVGA again, What baffles me is, do they completely test the cards functionality before sending it out? That's probably the worst case of bad luck I've seen, can you try SLI on another mobo/rig? I'm leaning towards the Bios or even the SLI connector?

I havent checked the bios on this mobo, but the last ftw was the latest bios. Have tried 3 different sli connectors, and this is a different mobo im trying now (same make and model).

They usually do a great job. I think they have had some troubles last few months catching up or what not. Hopefully it gets straightened out. EVGA is a standout company for one reason, and thats great reliable service, with proffessional and good natured group of guys who handle the customer base the way they ought to. Im still a big fan, and I am sure at the end of the day this will get resolved. Which day I dont know.

On another note I got the hard drive. Im going to install windows 7 on it now.

5% chance of success... If that.

here we go.
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Hola from my new operating system, and new hard drive. After trying to install windows in raid mode for a single ahci drive(like a dumbass), I realised my mistake and had to start the process over again. Well I just got it installed about 10 minutes ago. Went to update video card drivers and before I even clicked IE,BANG, without warning off goes everything.

After reboot I was able to install drivers.

Perhaps this problem is multi headed. Someone mentioned that the psu could infact be faulty and damaged the video cards, which would inturn exhibit the same symptoms on a different set of psu power.

All this with 2 cards disabled btw .. I havent even bothered turning another card on till I finish updates.
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why not try SLI with only 2 cards? if it does the same thing then swap in the third card for a different one and test again. keep doing that, and see it you can pin point it.
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why not try SLI with only 2 cards? if it does the same thing then swap in the third card for a different one and test again. keep doing that, and see it you can pin point it.


Yup I have been running test doing this.

I am starting to lean towards PSU again. Perhaps I have 2 bad psu's?

With only 2 enabled heres what happened. I started 3dmark 3 and as soon as it gets to the ones where it utilizes cpu and graphics card (balls crashing down on to pillars) , the power turns off.

It tries to restart right away but fails, like I see the fan lights come on , star whirring then poof, off it goes, tries again and again. I have to manually turn it off, and let it sit a few seconds (capacitors charging?)
when it loads up again.

I hooked up a 600 watt to deal with the pumps and another video card and same issue. I also ran a heavy duty extension cord into the other room.

Im ordering a PSU today. We'll see what happens now.
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The only reasonable way is your houses electricity. Try running it off a different circuit breaker be it someone elses house, SAME PC, or down/upstairs; by the very least try running it off a different (not sure what the word is in english but) fuse line (IE different 13 amp socket somewhere else in your house). Get a voltage measure (KILLAWATT in Americaland I believe is the most common/popular) to check if you're getting what you're supposed to be getting. Your power might not be clean or your voltage might be too low which would explain when a "high load" goes on your system you get a shutdown because ANY PSU can't handle the bad voltage, when you want to draw say 300 watts of power, whether it be too low (most likely) or too high. This would explain it and I hope it works....

GOOD LUCK..SERIOUSLY.
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Wow EVGA is simply amazing. I'm a little upset to hear that they sent you~5 bad cards but they have done quite a bit to make sure you get a working pc. I bought an EVGA card because I heard they have great customer service and I was right smile.gif Hopefully you can get things working soon and then be able to say good job to EVGA even though they made you work for this lol.
 
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let us know how that new PSU works out for you. also, try your rig at a friends house or something, maybe you dont have enough power at your house. lol tongue.gif happend to me when i lived in a house with faulty wiring.
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Ok guys I promised an update so here it is.

Got the psu today , antec high current 1200 w.

Installed and have same exact issues. However I think i was able to isolate the problem to one video card.

When I have 3 video cards running in surround sli mode, thats when it crashes.

When I have video cards 1 and 3 running in surround sli mode, 100% stable.

When I have video cards 2 and X running in surround sli mode, it again crashes. Infact I saw some artifacts on the windows logo screen when using video card 2 as primary, and the system shut down soon after that.

So the culprit looks like video card 2. That FKKrr!!!!!! Id like to shoot it. But its in process to be RMA'd.


To follow up on some responses, yes EVGA is still awesome. This happens. As rare a consequent series of problems as it maybe, things like this happen. And EVGA has bent over backwards trying to fix it.
So yeah, I am still a EVgA fan boy andwould reccomend them to anyone.

I did try using different breakers . Ran a extention cord to a 20 amp gfc outlet in the kitchen. (needless to say did not work).

Anyway, computer is running great now with the middle fkr disabled so just waiting on a advanced rma video card from evga, at which point I will drain the loop once again(20x now? holy poop!)

I also appreciate all the support of the forums. I will keep you guys updated.
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