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4870x2 Only one working core. sad face

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So today I bought a 4870x2 from some guy. I take it home, I pop it in and this thing was getting hot as hell. Cleaned the card, applied some AS5, ect. Fine now.

Anyway, I go to do some benchmarks and I notice.... 1 of my cores is at 0% the entire time. It doesnt move.
I can't find a clear cut answer and all the leads I've followed lead to dead ends, and unsolved threads.

If anyone knows the answer or knows of a thread I may have overlooked, I would appreciate it. thanks smile.gif

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600w OCz PSU
Edited by Darqside - 5/13/13 at 3:20am
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I had a 4870x2 in the past with a bad core and any time an application would try to use it the entire system would crash, so with that said perhaps your core is not bad and it's just a driver issue of some sort. Did you make sure Crossfire is enabled? In the past my card would work properly if I disabled crossfire because it never tried accessing the second core which was bad.
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Do you have the latest drivers and cf profiles?
do you have cf enabled in ccc?
are you even running a game that supports cf?
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I had a 4870x2 in the past with a bad core and any time an application would try to use it the entire system would crash, so with that said perhaps your core is not bad and it's just a driver issue of some sort. Did you make sure Crossfire is enabled? In the past my card would work properly if I disabled crossfire because it never tried accessing the second core which was bad.

Thanks for your replies guys. Sorry for my late replay but I waited for hours and nothing. Just got back from work.

Well, I don't think the core is bad. I get no crashes. I was hoping this card may restore my faith in AMD cards, you know, driver issues and all, but so far has made it worse.

There is no crossfire options available in CCC (AMD VISION Control Centre) because this is a dual card, not 2 cards in crossfire. But I am sure you guys knew that.
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Do you have the latest drivers and cf profiles?
do you have cf enabled in ccc?
are you even running a game that supports cf?

I do have the latast drivers. I don't know what you mean by cf files. Nvidia user, but I assume it is program profile setting like nvidia cards have?
Crossfire is not an option, it's a multi-gpu card.
And I really do hope Skyrim supports crossfiire.
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