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is it always the same error message in the bsod? what is the message?
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These last days I almost filled an RMA for my 2nd/Slave Sapphire HD6850, its a newer revision and I never really had access to it.
As a slave I couldnt OC it, couldnt see the volts she was using, couldnt do anything besides using it has a slave card in CF, couldnt use it as a main card cause for some weird reason both cards would show up but I couldnt enable crossfire.
They always worked fine except in BF3, where I keep getting BSOD's while having crossfire enabled.
The other day I exchanged positions in a last try to get it working and with the newer driver(12.4) I gained voltage control through Sapphire Trixx only and voltage monitoring through GPU-Z.
So I started doing OC'ed runs on Uningine 3.0, OCCT, Furmark, other games I play.
After doing all of this I was getting optimist cause I didnt get a BSOD and they were stable, without voltage adjustments I managed to get 900/1100 @1.150 and keeping temps under 65 with auto fan.
Decided to give BF3 a go, after 20min's with temps arround 56ºC BSOD(This was at stock settings).
I turn off crossfire and use my newer revision card as my main GPU and it gives me no problems running BF3, I basicly only get BSOD's on BF3 while using crossfire and Im getting tired.
Every benchmark I run, it doesnt give me a bsod runs stable even with a minor overclock on them, I try to run BF3 at stock and I get a bsod.
Any1 had/has similar problems?

The best drivers for me so far were 12.3, 12.4 isn't stable on BF3 at all for me.. I might try the newer caps though.
I get all sorts of colour errors in BF3 with 12.4 and then once the game starts it lags like crazy and then my computer locks up for a few seconds.. Is anyone else having this problem? I'm running on 12.3 fine now. 12.2 was also good for my setup!

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Got some new thermal pads finally:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13407/thr-112/Phobya_Thermal_Pad_XT_120mm_x_20mm_x_05mm_-_7Wmk_V-Regs_RAM_Ramplex_Koolance_MIPs_Innovatek_19099.html?tl=g8c487s1288
Also got some Aluminum heatsinks from BWG and cut them to fit the VRM's. The VRM's have a weird plastic on them though that the thermal pads don't like to stick to very well, so I resorted to zip-ties to get the job done of holding them in place.
2287843
2287845
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Wow nice! I'm looking at getting some of these. Just so I can sit them on my cards.
How do you guys check your VRM temps btw?
 
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VRM temps are in GPU-Z under VREG temp.It doesn't work with all cards.For me there are two temps vreg1 is my VRM's and im not sure what vreg2 is and the temp doesn't really change anyway
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On mine Vreg 1 (main big VRM) Vreg2 (memory voltage regulator. Normally sits around 25C)
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On mine Vreg 1 (main big VRM) Vreg2 (memory voltage regulator. Normally sits around 25C)

I see, all my temps are the same. The highest I see at 940/1100 is 72c so I'm assuming that's the VRM's.. Which is a good temp yes?
Just found out that they can run at 940MHz under stock voltage fine.. Just needs to have the cooler roaring! thumb.gif
 
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Well the stock cooler covers them, but I'm using a VF3000A which comes with no heat sinks for the VRM's so I've been running them without cooling for the last year. At stock voltage they manage to stay below 80 C but as soon as I start adding the tiniest bit of voltage, they heat up super fast.
I was hoping to find a VRM heat sink for them with 69 mm hole spacing, but the only ones I can find are too wide so I had to use these instead.

Oooh, roger roger. And that really sucks. But I'm glad it's working though. I just feel like the zip tie over the top is limiting the efficiency of the sinks.

If someone has one for whatever reason, I'll see if I can nab it for ya.
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Also I've got some Thermalright Chill factor sitting here. It's in a zip-lock bag as it came with a Thermalright Macho cooler from a rig for a friend. Is this stuff safe to use on my 6850's? Also how much would I be needing etc?
 
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is it always the same error message in the bsod? what is the message?

Its a BSOD on atikmdag.sys
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0x000000A IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Edited by Tokkan - 5/5/12 at 5:17am
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Should be getting my second HIS HD6870 iceQ X turbo X in the next week biggrin.gif took my a while to hunt one down! they are very limited here in Australia...
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Its a BSOD on atikmdag.sys
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0x000000A IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Found a lot of questions not to many answers someone suggested heat but i doubt it and others say its a driver issue related to CCC more likely id say.try killing the processes mom.exe and ccc.exe before starting the game see if it helps.
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