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I have a possible issue that I need some help with and decided to post here instead of making a new thread. I just picked up a 3870x2 for my signature rig so I took out the already installed 3870 and put in the 3870x2. Connected everything and powered it on. Problem is that I see nothing on screen. The 3870x2 fan is spinning fast and I am pretty sure I booted into windows because after a while, I forcefully powered off my rig and put back the 3870 and it said windows was shut down unexpectedly etc so I was wondering what you guys might think is the problem? The PSU should be enough for 2 3870x2s so I don't think that would be the issue. Thanks in advance
Edited by arcstrider - 6/9/08 at 8:18pm
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I have a possible issue that I need some help with and decided to post here instead of making a new thread. I just picked up a 3870x2 for my signature rig so I took out the already installed 3870 and put in the 3870x2. Connected everything and powered it on. Problem is that I see nothing on screen. The 3870x2 fan is spinning fast and I am pretty sure I booted into windows because after a while, I forcefully powered off my rig and put back the 3870 and it said windows was shut down unexpectedly etc so I was wondering what you guys might think is the problem? The PSU should be enough for 2 3870x2s so I don't think that would be the issue. Thanks in advance
anyone with any idea?
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not 100% but I think I read somewhere your PSU having issues running dual gpu pcb graphics (not regular CF but X2 series) with the TPQ 850; it does have issues with some Nvidia cards for sure as I was going to buy this PSU till I read about compatability issues and I don't like locking myself out of a particular upgrade path.

I would find a forum or thread dedicated to either your HD3870 X2 or Antec's TPQ 850w to see if others have had this issue. I wish I could help more but this is something that you should be able to find what others did to resolve. Google your PSU and gpu together and see what pops up.
    
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not 100% but I think I read somewhere your PSU having issues running dual gpu pcb graphics (not regular CF but X2 series) with the TPQ 850; it does have issues with some Nvidia cards for sure as I was going to buy this PSU till I read about compatability issues and I don't like locking myself out of a particular upgrade path.

I would find a forum or thread dedicated to either your HD3870 X2 or Antec's TPQ 850w to see if others have had this issue. I wish I could help more but this is something that you should be able to find what others did to resolve. Google your PSU and gpu together and see what pops up.
but then the Antec TPQ-850W is on the certified list on the AMD/ATi website so I have no idea. Could it be possible that its the card?
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Maybe. Certification was done for crossfiring HD3870 single gpu configs. It certainly has enough "oompf" to run any modern single card or dual setup, but there can be other issues or bugs affecting newer dual pcb cards like HD3870 X2's. This lists a known issue with 8800gt cards http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rk=False&Page= , could be something similar is happening. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...OnlyMark=False
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Maybe. Certification was done for crossfiring HD3870 single gpu configs. It certainly has enough "oompf" to run any modern single card or dual setup, but there can be other issues or bugs affecting newer dual pcb cards like HD3870 X2's. This lists a known issue with 8800gt cards http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rk=False&Page= , could be something similar is happening. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...OnlyMark=False
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Maybe your x2 is bad?
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so about us with multiple rigs with different brands? =P nah reckon i ought to stay with what my main rig is even though i have a X700 Pro (Only card i owned that was worse was the FX5200) and a X850XT
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Maybe your x2 is bad?
maybe, but i got another today and still same problem so it probably is an issue like that.
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