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At this point I might just give back both cards and opt for a fancier-(that a word?)-than-vanilla GTX 680. Imma call it a night since i'm dead tired from walking all day, but PLEASE I APPRECIATE ALL YOUR HELP AND I HOPE OCN CAN HELP ME MORE smile.gif Fresh windows install 1st thing in the morning then it's either back to the stores or back to peaceful gaming biggrin.gif
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post #22 of 43
Sounds like your power supply is too small.
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post #23 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by ploppercon View Post

Sounds like your power supply is too small.

No, It isn't.

That rig will only pull around 400W.
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post #24 of 43
The Z68 boot loop is a well known problem on V1 the BIOS. Which BIOS are you using?

From my reading I understand later versions of the BIOS addressed SLI issues specifically!
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post #25 of 43
Other posters are right that the PSU might be worn down.
But capacitor aging isnt usually that severe unless the unit has been seriously loaded for its entire life, or has just been generally abused.

Both of which are uncommon.

I would hazard that its NOT The PSU, but getting a new one from a local retailer just to double check is a low risk option.
Worst case scenario, you return it.
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post #26 of 43
That is a good point on my board at home I do have an additional sata connection for extra power to my graphics cards.
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post #27 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by ploppercon View Post

Sounds like your power supply is too small.

as said before - 750 is plenty thumb.gif
post #28 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by kakik09 View Post

I've checked and there are no additional power sockets to my mobo other than the 24 pin. And I've tested both slots with all my cards, no problems there

What motherboard do you have? Every SLI/Crossfire compatible board I know if has at least a 4-pin E-ATX power connector on it.

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post #29 of 43
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Right sorry if I missed letting you guys know about my mobo. It's a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3h-B3 rev. 1.3 and I'm pretty sure it has no additional power connectors.

Anyway, I'm currently installing a new Windows on the Caviar Green I bought yesterday. Since I'm able to enter the installation, does that rule out PSU failure since both cards are in and fans spinning?
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I think the problem is the driver. After i installed windows 7, i installed 314.22 driver and rebooted then the problem came back. Will try the driver within the disc Zotac included.
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