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scubes 11-05-08 01:10 PM

wot is wrong with my sli
 
hi all ive been having probs lately with crysis and crysis warhead the screen goes all funny colours.now after i exit the game the pc wont respond for a couple of secs im maybe thinking that it could be the psu which is a thermaltake tough power 850 watt (could this be my problem?
here is a pic of it

[img=http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/9818/warheadmr1.th.jpg][img=http://img83.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif]


my specs
intel quad core 9450 @ 3gig
2.5 gig of ram crucial ballistix
xfx nforce 780i mobo
bfg geforce 280 gtx oc edtion in the bottom sli slot
xpertvison gefroce 280 gtx in the top sli slot
samsung 400 gig sata
hitachi 400 gig sata..
thermaltake tough power 850 watt psu.

hope this helps you gurus please help .......

Technoholic 11-05-08 03:42 PM

Re: wot is wrong with my sli
 
You should have enough power for your computer. But the funny colors/pictures that you are getting is definitely from your video card.

From my experience, I rarely overclock my video card, and at one moment when I overclock too much, I get the funny pictures, sometimes my computer would freeze. So I blame the video card.

If you manually overclock even though your video card is a OC card, try to reduce the clock. If you did not OC at all, try updating your video card drivers as well as installing the latest patch for Crysis.

Bman212121 11-05-08 04:34 PM

Re: wot is wrong with my sli
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by scubes (Post 1835073)
hi all ive been having probs lately with crysis and crysis warhead the screen goes all funny colours.now after i exit the game the pc wont respond for a couple of secs im maybe thinking that it could be the psu which is a thermaltake tough power 850 watt (could this be my problem?
here is a pic of it

[img=http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/9818/warheadmr1.th.jpg][img=http://img83.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif]


my specs
intel quad core 9450 @ 3gig
2.5 gig of ram crucial ballistix
xfx nforce 780i mobo
bfg geforce 280 gtx oc edtion in the bottom sli slot
xpertvison gefroce 280 gtx in the top sli slot
samsung 400 gig sata
hitachi 400 gig sata..
thermaltake tough power 850 watt psu.

hope this helps you gurus please help .......

Your setup is quite similar to mine. It's possible that it is a driver issue, but I would also recommend making sure you have the latest bios update. It's version P08.

http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/Help/Support.aspx

I used to have trouble running anything with SLI and DX10 mode, but since I updated drivers and that latest bios update the problems went away.

Your PSU should have plenty of power to handle those cards. I'm only pulling about 550W from the wall with a pair of 8800GTX cards. You're probably only another 100W above that. How is your case for airflow? You need to have some decent fans in the front of the case to keep not only the GPU's cool, but also the northbridge.

scubes 11-05-08 05:03 PM

Re: wot is wrong with my sli
 
thanks for the replys pll really appericate it i have 3 noctuas blowing over my cards ive swapped my cards around cos i used to have the bfg oc in the bottom slot its now in the top slot now i dont no how to update my bios (i dont really mess with anything to be honest ). i tried the 180.43 betas and they give me flicker in pure so i dropped back down to the 177.92,s. thanks for teh replys exellent keep them coming i thought itwas apower issue.

Bman212121 11-05-08 05:26 PM

Re: wot is wrong with my sli
 
It sounds like everything else is in order. I would definitely back off your OC on the processor, and any other OC's you might have. See if that has anything to do with it. Also before you update your BIOS you always want to make sure that everything is running at stock speeds before you do.

Try changing the settings you're using in game, turn off AA / AF and see if any of that makes a difference. It could be a bug. I definitely think it is GPU related like Technoholic said, but if the easy stuff doesn't fix it then I would probably go for a BIOS update before you have to start messing with GPU clocks. Normally I would do it the other way around, but because I know they fixed several stability issues with the last few updates it might be related to that if your board has an older bios on it.

Updating your bios is actually quite easy. If you goto the link I provided:

http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/Help/Support.aspx

Register an account. Then you can just enter the serial number for your motherboard (It's on the side of the box) or manually look for it. Your board should be a MB-N780-ISH9 but I would double check the box if you still have it.

Then it will give you an option to download support files. The Bios is listed under there and is an CD ISO image. (Version P08) You can burn that with most burning software. Leave the disk in the pc and reboot it. It should automatically do everything for you and then have you reboot once it's done.

If the BIOS update doesn't do anything to help either. I would start looking at graphics cards.

john19055 11-14-08 08:51 AM

Re: wot is wrong with my sli
 
It sounds like you may have a bad video card.The secound BFG card I got a BFG GTX 280 OC was bad when I would get into windows It wouls just show three colors .I sent it back and got a replacement and everthing worked fine after that.


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