Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
Well, I can handle Crysis on all high @ 1440x900 with 2x AA with my Opty and 8800GT. I was hoping for all Ultra High @ 1440x900 with 8800GT SLI. But I may or may not end up going that route now.
Seems something may have been damaged in the Apevia accident afterall. I can't get "stability" even with stock. It still FEELS stable enough, it doesn't crash or BSOD or anything. But it will not pass Orthos / S&M / OCCT, anything! Awaiting my new PSU to test further
Which S&M tests are you failing? If its L1 or FPU you need to up the voltage. I have an internal article from AMD specifically about the Opterons and L1 cache failure. What I gathered from the article, there is a lto of technical info that I honestly dont understand, L1 cache failures are due to a lack of voltage. But too much voltage causes electromigration and dead sectors. And some crap bouncing off something else and doing something. lol.
As for my 4870, well so far Im not impressed. With it maxed in CSS @ 1680x1050 16xaf and for some reason itll only let me set it to 8xmsaa it only got a measly 137 fps. 1 of my GSO's with 16xaa/af everything maxed got 129.
Granted the GSO was with my 3500+ @ 2.6ghz and the 4870 is running with my 165 @ 1.8ghz. It does seem
prettier, but I was on a 64 man server to test it out and my fps were dropping really low like 40.
Im planning on d/ling the crysis demo and the benchmark and seeing how it does there. Then Ill OC and see if anything improves. I might swap it around to a different board with the 180 and the corsair and reserve the A8N32 for folding, if I could ever get it to fold with both GPU's