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ok, tried your last with all 3 GPU's seperately and only one worked! My friend has more of those so should be able to replace. the only other difference this time was that when I switched the off button on the front and kept it pressed to switch off, at the very moment the power goes off, the cpu fan starts at full speed then stops as power goes off

thumb.gif Don't worry about that. Reconnect everything & test....
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SInce its taking longer than usual, my guess is all is good thumbsupsmiley.png . You just had the bad luck of getting 2 out 3 busted cards. Hope they get replaced.
As for your original question, hooking them up in x-fire mode is ok. You might not see a linear increase in fps with some games but you'll get decent frames in almost all titles, new or old......as long as its 1080p.

Good luck with your rig & welcome to OCN smile.gif
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Ok will do but tomorrow as its 0240 in the morning here and I need my bed! Thanks for your help so far, will hopefully catch you after all is reconnected and tested again tomorrow
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Ok will do but tomorrow as its 0240 in the morning here and I need my bed! Thanks for your help so far, will hopefully catch you after all is reconnected and tested again tomorrow
yeah its 4:40am here.... hope it all works out. & I'll be here if needed thumb.gif
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let us know if your system works after all this. its doubtful its a bent pin on the cpu causing this. my guess would be grounding issue. also wouldnt be a bad idea to see if the cpu fan spins freely. use a fingertip and with the pc off try to spin the cpu fan, if it spins freely then i would guess a power issue with that.
 
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ok, had a real busy day but have now been able to re-assemble,I have 2 working 5830's now with a crossbridge. Tested after rebuild, both GPU fans working, case fans working, cpu fan still false starts. As an added test I connected the old fan from the previous processor that was on this board and the fan worked fine.....hmmmmmm. If the fan is faulty then I dont fancy exchanging for the old one as it looks a bit weedy plus I have no thermal paste with me and shops would be closed now. New fan spins freely while unpowered

There was not a flicker on the monitor during switch on
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arctic silver 5 thermal paste should be in order for the cpu. if you could locate the stock heatpipe for a thuban phenom 2 processor that should give you excellent cooling for your fx 6100 as the stock cpu cooler for a phenom 2 x6 has a big copper heatpipe to help move heat off the chip.
 
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I shall order some paste as it looks likely that i have a faulty fan, how annoying!!

Is it correct that there is some sort of failsafe that prevents the cpu from working if the fan is not detected as working? Somebody has told me they think this may be the case but is not sure and I'm worried that there is no sign of the cpu working at the moment ie. nothing appears on the monitor
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post #29 of 137
yea most modern cpus have a heat sensor that will shut them off if they are in danger of overheating. make sure to install the new heatsink properly with good thermal paste and let us know results.
 
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will do, any other recommendations on a cpu cooler other than the phenom stock cooler mentioned before, I am a student on a tight budget remember! lol
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