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my 470s are def folding stable....haven't crashed folding or reported errors or anything.
@850mhz core, 1900mhz RAM, 1.137v

but it ain't gaming stable? only for some games though.....like source games like alien swarm and TF2
but its stable on BC2 and ME2....

once I fire up Tf2 or alien swarm, the whole PC locks up and when I reboot it'll keep locking up till I go into safe mode, remove the OC, then reboot.

the BSOD error code is 116, but I've upped the volts, or went all the way down to 1v @700mhz and it'll still crash?...
cards are running in SLI

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F@H doesn't use the cards like gaming does. I would down your clocks and test again
    
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Damn I was gonna suggest something that you already tried, read your entire post too late after my reply. Delete this message plz.
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1. CPU / Memory / QPI Freq / Uncore Freq instability. Vcore and VTT?
2. The PSU is no longer happy.
3. Driver issues, previous BSOD/Crashing has damaged Windows, conflicting IRQs from problematic devices.

Folding != Gaming
Gaming != Folding

Much like Small FFTs stable doesn't mean Blend stable.
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1. CPU / Memory / QPI Freq / Uncore Freq instability. Vcore and VTT?
2. The PSU is no longer happy.
3. Driver issues, previous BSOD/Crashing has damaged Windows, conflicting IRQs from problematic devices.

Folding != Gaming
Gaming != Folding

Much like Small FFTs stable doesn't mean Blend stable.
I thought folding was more intensive than gaming in most cases?
When I had a single 470, it would be gamign stable, but not folding stable

CPU"s def stable, 50 passes IBT/Linx and 24 hours Prime Blend

the BSOD error codes is 116 which from the list that floats around on OCN indicates either IOH/NB unstable or GPU unstable (multi-gpu) setups.

PSU's fine; its a 1050w ABS SL which is a rebrand of the enermax 1050w revolution 85+
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Possibly something in the way the game's coding reacts with the Xeon Cpu? I'm not an expert, but I'd probably look at the game(s)...

A quick google search on Alien Swarm (one I haven't tried yet btw, sounds fun, hope it works for me! ) suggests turning off multi-core rendering (?), and also reveals problems with Nvidias, do you have an ati card laying around?

Anyway, my two cents...time for bed..
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