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on my new computer. I built a computer for playing BFBC2 after the build I decide to run three screens in eyefinity and now that I have I can’t go back to single screen. For months I was just running one 5870 with no problems on medium settings. I recently upgrade to two 5870 in crossfire and have had problems since then. Computer always crash’s now after about 30, 40 min of playing I have tried almost every driver from 10.4 to 11.2 reinstalled windows 7 updated bios checked all temps they look good. Before installing the crossfire I checked both cards by themselves and they worked fine. Been trying to fix this for awhile now, gave up to switch back over to one card like I had with no problems but still crashing. Forgot which driver I had then, don’t know if that’s the problem or not? so what I would like to know is do I have the right spec for three screen in eyefinity? If not how can I make it work without throwing to much more money at it? How should I improve my rig? I would like to overclock it but still trying to learn how. Just don’t understand what am doing wrong when it was working fine with one card. Wish I would have left it alone.
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1000w antec Cooler Master HAF 932 
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post #2 of 6
Your problem is the drivers. ATI Drivers with Crossfire are hit or miss. Some people never have issues while others do
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post #3 of 6
Just throwing this out there, as I have never used eyefinity, but could having the CPU running at only 2.6Ghz with CF 5870s, cause a problem cuz of a bottleneck?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phobos223 View Post
Just throwing this out there, as I have never used eyefinity, but could having the CPU running at only 2.6Ghz with CF 5870s, cause a problem cuz of a bottleneck?
An i7 will in no ways bottleneck XFire 5870s.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung F3 1tb Samsung 830 64Gb Western Digital Green 1tb Samsung 850 EVO 500gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-On Blu-Ray Player Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Acer S231HLBID 23" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Vizio 32" 1080P Razer BlackWidow Rocketfish 900W HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G402 Hyperion Steel Series QcK Asus Xonar DG 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 760 Asus P7P55D-E Pro XFX 5570 Corsair XMS3 2x1gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 640Gb HP DVD1260 Cooler Master GeminII S524 Windows 7 Enterprise x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Vizio 32" 1080 Corsair 650TX Silverstone LC13B-E Droid X2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
so the people who are not having issues what do they have differnt then me. been woudering if my cpu @ 2.66ghz is causing problems... did I go wrong somewhere in my build? I will keep doing the driver dance to try and get my one card working the way it was.
My System
(14 items)
 
folding rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.7 ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3  x2 Powercolor pcs+ 6970 16gb corsair vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120gb ocz ssd H60 / EK 6970 waterblocks / 360 rad / XSPC Rese... Windows 7 3 acer 23" monitors in Eyefinty 
PowerCase
1000w antec Cooler Master HAF 932 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9400 @ 3.6 EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 GTX 560 SC / GTX 260 patriot 4gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital Caviar Blue 320gb windows 7 23" acer fatality 750w 
Case
lian li test bench 
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My System
(14 items)
 
folding rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.7 ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3  x2 Powercolor pcs+ 6970 16gb corsair vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120gb ocz ssd H60 / EK 6970 waterblocks / 360 rad / XSPC Rese... Windows 7 3 acer 23" monitors in Eyefinty 
PowerCase
1000w antec Cooler Master HAF 932 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9400 @ 3.6 EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 GTX 560 SC / GTX 260 patriot 4gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital Caviar Blue 320gb windows 7 23" acer fatality 750w 
Case
lian li test bench 
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post #6 of 6
OC the cpu to 3.5 and see if that helps
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 pro NVMe M.2 Custom EK watercooled loop Windows 10 Pro Triple LG 4K 27" 
PowerCase
Cosair 1500Ti CaseLabs M10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Delidded i7 3770K @ 5Ghz ASUS Maximus V Gene EVGA GTX 670 SLI - Heatkiller Blocks 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 @ 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 EVO Custom Loop - EK Supreme HF Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Dell 30" + 2 x Dell 24" 
PowerCase
Sparkle Gold 1200W CM Stacker T01 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @4.0GHz (308x13) / 3.08GHz NB ASUS Crosshair IV Formula w/EK full coverage block ATI 5870x2 Crossfired @ 950/1250 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 SSD Swifttech Apogee Drive Block/Pump Windows 7 64bit Pro ASUS 27" LCD 
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Stacker T01 v5.0
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Sturbin' Box
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5960X ASUS Rampage V Extreme 2x Nvidia 1080ti SLI 32GB Corsair Dominator DDR4 3400Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 pro NVMe M.2 Custom EK watercooled loop Windows 10 Pro Triple LG 4K 27" 
PowerCase
Cosair 1500Ti CaseLabs M10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Delidded i7 3770K @ 5Ghz ASUS Maximus V Gene EVGA GTX 670 SLI - Heatkiller Blocks 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 @ 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 EVO Custom Loop - EK Supreme HF Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Dell 30" + 2 x Dell 24" 
PowerCase
Sparkle Gold 1200W CM Stacker T01 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @4.0GHz (308x13) / 3.08GHz NB ASUS Crosshair IV Formula w/EK full coverage block ATI 5870x2 Crossfired @ 950/1250 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 SSD Swifttech Apogee Drive Block/Pump Windows 7 64bit Pro ASUS 27" LCD 
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