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I was having lot's of problems with my crossfire setup a last Friday night. First some games wouldn't load with my 2 5850's and crossfire enabled, I disabled crossfire and it helped little to none. I pulled out my slave card and then whenever I would go to play some games (Far Cry 2, Crysis, Borderlands, etc, etc) My computer would instantly crash as if it was a bad CPU overclock, which I know isn't the culprit, I have my 965 running at 3.8GHz. I reinstalled 7, put my 1st 5850 in and installed the drivers (11.1), shut it down and installed the second card. So far so good, I wait for steam to finish downloading Crysis and give that a go.

First time playing it takes a bit to load, the cut scenes are super laggy and the first few minutes of the game suffer from huge FPS dips. After playing for a while things get better, I save and quit for the time being. Play some other games which all take quite some time to load but they all load eventually. I go back to Crysis a while later and it won't load, same thing with Far Cry 2 It won't load. If a game does load it's only in windowed mode and it's super laggy even then. I try playing Killing Floor and I get 30FPS on average, the only game that I tried so far that loads butter smooth is Day of Defeat. I'm really at a loss here, It's really frustrating because I just got my second 5850 and selling the two of them for a single GPU solution is looking more and more tempting. frown.gif
    
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Bad hdd? Why do people always blame the wrong part
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Bad hdd? Why do people always blame the wrong part

For S&G I will try playing off of my main drive, I did swap out my Black Edition 5850 with my gf's Sapphire 5850 and Crysis did load a lot quicker and was playing at a solid 50FPS with everything at max. I'll update when my steam folder finishes transferring.

Edit: on a side note, the Sapphire card when in 2D mode idle's at 157 and 300. Unlike the BE 5850 which idled at max clock speeds with no GPU load.
Edited by Kratthew D. Kraids - 1/30/11 at 1:12pm
    
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Update: I transferred my games Steam folder to my main drive, (250GB Seagate vs 1TB Hitachi). The results: Far Cry 2 now goes to the black screen faster, Crysis loads a hair faster and still running at a solid 50FPS. Killing floor is still running at around 30-40FPS.
    
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Update: I transferred my games Steam folder to my main drive, (250GB Seagate vs 1TB Hitachi). The results: Far Cry 2 now goes to the black screen faster, Crysis loads a hair faster and still running at a solid 50FPS. Killing floor is still running at around 30-40FPS.

Not on Very High it doesn't...
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Not on Very High it doesn't...

Very high, 8x AA, and V sync on
    
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Bad hdd? Why do people always blame the wrong part

This.
All the symptoms you've mentioned point to a bad HDD.
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I encountered the same problems, on my main drive just a little bit faster. And still doesn't explain the low FPS in Killing Floor either.
Edited by Kratthew D. Kraids - 1/30/11 at 3:55pm
    
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I encountered the same problems, on my main drive just a little bit faster. And still doesn't explain the low FPS in Killing Floor either.

Driver problems maybe. Have you compared Killing Floor reviews for comparison?
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Turning off VSync in Dead Space took load times from 1 minute to 3 seconds for me...
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