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^ yeah mine haven't been high at all under load either.

Jamyy10, what is that little display you have next to your Hard Drive? I've seen those before. What does it do?
Its an LCD poster only for certain ROG motherboards like mine. It goes through a sequence of codes and if it is stuck on one it means it didn't pass the test and therefore it wont post. one of the codes is CPUINIT which is CPU initiation failed. Which would mean there is a fault with the CPU. Once its booted past POST then you can programme it to say something or tell the time.

It is really really handy and i wish more motherboards had them or this which is the ASUS Crosshair 1.

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That's cool!
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Running a 1GB and a 2GB card will make the 2GB card 1GB. Even if you have it as the primary card, it will still be 1GB. It is calculated by the smaller card so if you have a 2GB and a 1GB, it's 1GB total. I'd say don't crossfire, just use the 2GB. However, in some game cases, they only use the primary card and don't use the slave, in this case the game can run the 2GB card.

*EDIT* I just realized I hadn't reloaded the page :/ this was meant to be back on page 404 aha. ><
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I just decided to go with an extra Sapphire Radeon 6870 1gb for Xfire, ordered it yesterday, that should do me fine for the next couple years, I guess, until its time to upgrade again or if I get a great bargain for some better cards like I did for my 6870's. My Bottle neck will be my CPU, I think.
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I just decided to go with an extra Sapphire Radeon 6870 1gb for Xfire, ordered it yesterday, that should do me fine for the next couple years, I guess, until its time to upgrade again or if I get a great bargain for some better cards like I did for my 6870's. My Bottle neck will be my CPU, I think.
6870 CFX is a bit better than a gtx 580 you and I should both be fine for a while.

You CPU will bottleneck you at some point, but you should be able to OC that away to an extent
    
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yeah, I've check the benches, I'm pretty happy with the way I went a single gtx 580 is about $460.00 (lowest price on Newegg), I got both my 6870's for $320.

The bad thing about the Phenom 840 is it's not a black addition so it's not really an overclocker, I have it at 3.47 from 3.2 right now with the stock cooler, (don't want to push it anymore without a better cooler) plus it has no L3 cache. It's a great CPU for the money but in the near future I'm gonna grab something a little better.
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yeah, I've check the benches, I'm pretty happy with the way I went a single gtx 580 is about $460.00 (lowest price on Newegg), I got both my 6870's for $320.

The bad thing about the Phenom 840 is it's not a black addition so it's not really an overclocker, I have it at 3.47 from 3.2 right now with the stock cooler, (don't want to push it anymore without a better cooler) plus it has no L3 cache. It's a great CPU for the money but in the near future I'm gonna grab something a little better.
Got my 6850s for 270 AR

and yeah, the absence l3 cache is a bummer, but with bulldozer coming soon you're not trapped
    
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My 6870 wont overclock or overvolt no matter what i try it crashes even at 950 core no mem oc. I need to up the voltage but all the programs i tried dont work
any ideas in this thread?

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Got my 6850s for 270 AR

and yeah, the absence l3 cache is a bummer, but with bulldozer coming soon you're not trapped
I don't know to much about bulldozer yet, I've looked into those cores a little but my socket is AM3 and I think if I go that route I'll have to get a new mobo with an AM3+ socket (Always something to upgrade!!!).

My current Mobo also only supports 2 8x PCIE slots when running Xfire, I hope that doesn't hinder performance that much, I've read in some places that it's not to bad.
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enable overvoltage in afterburner if you haven't already.
    
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