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well I just played killing floor after rebooting i.e. crashing, I enabled crossfire and I am going to try Killing floor

Edit: Killing floor doesn't mind crossfire, but Crysis hates it. I'm gonna try with dual desktops now.

Edit of my edit: Even Fallout 3 insta-crashes, am I doing something wrong? Does anybody know where there is an idiot's guide to setting up crossfire?
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Well I narrowed the crashing to an unstable overclock, I set everything back to default and fixed my overclock. Now I'm having issues where some games won't even load, I'll go into task manager and it wont' say the game is "not responding" but it won't load. Do some games have issues with crossfire? The games in question are Battlefield Bad company 2, Crysis, and sometimes Far Cry 2.
    
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This may sound obvious, but make sure crysis has the latest patch. Just got CF and had problems there. That fixed it. Though the..

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I'll go into task manager and it wont' say the game is "not responding" but it won't load.
..doesn't sound good. You could try reinstalling a game, but both crysis and BC2 crash from time to time for me.
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you dont have a big enough power supply for crossfired HD 5850's. my Zalman 750 watt psu wasnt enough voltage for my HD5850's, the non-reference cards tend to draw a fair amount more. id say that your lacking the power to keep them running.
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If you are still having problems with it i would say its the power supply.

I bought 2 xfx 5850s running on a good 650 watt psu. Tried games, some worked, some crashed. Bought 1000 watt psu and everything runs perfect now. Cards are beautiful
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If you are still having problems with it i would say its the power supply.

I bought 2 xfx 5850s running on a good 650 watt psu. Tried games, some worked, some crashed. Bought 1000 watt psu and everything runs perfect now. Cards are beautiful
1000W for two 5850s? Talk about overkill.
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Maybe go with a 750w PSU but 1000w is just plain overdoing it.
    
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