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I have the box to synchronize settings for both card checked. But when I restart my computer, only GPU 1 gets the overclock but GPU 2 does not. Also, GPU 2 starts running at 99 % load. If I go into MSI Afterburner and just mess with the overclock a bit, it will apply the settings to both card and then drop the GPU 2 usage down to 0 %.

Have been trying to figure what the issue is. Any help will be appreciated.
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get MSI AB Beta 6 or 7 if you dont run that yet.
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Running MSI 2.1.0 Beta 7
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Do you have AMD overdrive enabled within the Catalyst Control Center?

I believe that can cause some issue with afterburner if it is.
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No it is disabled.
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When using Crossfire, the second card actually isn't utilized at idle. So, setting the clocks on it does nothing. The second card doesn't kick in and clock properly until you load it. Load up Furmark/Kombustor Multi-GPU and you will see both of your cards clocks go to the correct speed.
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Agree. So, when I first start my comp, I should see both cards idling - with low clock and mem speed. But what happens is my 2nd GPU is at 99% load with 800 clock, and 1250 mem. The only way to kick this down is to start Kombuster windowed mode. This kicks the first card to 840 clock, 1280 mem, and brings the second card to idle. Now when I exit Kombuster, both cards are at idle with clock at 250 and mem at 150.
The reason I know that overclock is NOT applied is because when I first the comp, the second card shows 800 clock and 1250 mem. Now, I switched the master GPU from 1st card to 2nd card in MSI. When I restart comp, 1 st GPU is idling as it should, but 2 nd GPU shows 840 clock and 1280 mem and 99% load. If I start Kombuster in window, 1 st card kicks in with 800 clock and 1250 mem, while the second card goes to idle. This also tells me overclock did not get applied to both. When I exit out of Kombuster, everything is hunky dory. I do heaven benchmark, both cards kick in at 840 clock and 1280 mem. When I exit benchmark, both idle properly.
So it is the initial load is somehow not registering both cards. I have to go in there and mess before both cards get the same overclock and the second card idle's properly
I even uninstalled and installed MSI Afterburner - no dice...

EDIT: Do you guys have CCC running (with overdrive disabled) along with MSI Afterburner?
Edited by Awaz - 2/23/11 at 6:21pm
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Still needing help here...

I fixed part of the problem - don't ask me how ! lol ! Now it seems overclock applies to both card. All I did was hit 'reset' in AB to reset my overclock. Well, I can see it reset in the screen, but when I restart my computer, the overclock still gets applied to card and is now getting applied to both. Verified with GPU-Z. So, hitting 'reset' really did not reset anything. But hey, at least it is now applying overclock to both the cards properly.

Now to my second problem. My second card still goes to 99% load right off the bat. The only way to bring it down is to start Kombustor, which brings the second card down to idle and kicks up the first. Then I exit Kombustor to bring both card down to idle. So, still not sure what is making my second card start off at 99% load.
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Now to my second problem. My second card still goes to 99% load right off the bat. The only way to bring it down is to start Kombustor, which brings the second card down to idle and kicks up the first. Then I exit Kombustor to bring both card down to idle. So, still not sure what is making my second card start off at 99% load.
Happens to me too. Not sure why. Start/Stop Furmark after a reboot to fix it. Looking for a real fix as well.
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