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are my 295s dead?

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I had the same problem when i set the qpi link to slow speed with my hd4870's.
But i guess this already have been checked?
 

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i have noticed that it works fine when cpu is at stock.

but


not when cpu is OCed.
 

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We all read your threads since we like seeing stuff from your high end hardware.
 

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gah.... same shit again.

something is weak. just cant figure out what.
 

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Boy I would have had the bat on it by now. How flusterating.
 
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Maybe your NB is dying. What cooling is on it? Wish I could put a finger on it and tell you it was the cards or the board.

One way to find out for sure is to send me those 295's and I'll test'em to make sure! :) Surely that would be better than a RMA. Guess I could send you my x58 for a day for 'testing'. Just here to help a TPU member out.
 

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matt... u busy? drive up here with your board so i.... we can see whats going on.
 
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Unfortunately I'm crazy busy, testing for the next three days straight and finals next week. :(

Whats your NB cooler? Air or liquid?
 

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damn. its only an hour drive each way. i can bbq or somethin.

its got factory air cooler with ocz freeze under it.
 
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BBQ you say.... tempting.... very tempting...

My best guess is the pci slots are bad or the NB is failing and causing limited access to the gpu's. Any other thoughts?
 
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As i'm not sure if you're GTX 295's r dead I think we would all like to blame it on the mobo:D

I guess you have worse prob's than me, I'm pissing of my local computer store for a case so i can play crysis at 2 fps. :nutkick:

Enough with the jokes, Cause i can't go water i suggest you do. ON THE NOTH AND SOUTH BRIDGES! Go for a brand like danger den. :toast: As a 12 year old on TPU i am scared for your GTX 295's of your running them on a fried chipset. :eek:

Well Good Luck
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BBQ you say.... tempting.... very tempting...

My best guess is the pci slots are bad or the NB is failing and causing limited access to the gpu's. Any other thoughts?
aw... come on... doesnt have to be today.

i dont know that it has to do with the NB overheating. its never been over 45c and i know it can take alot more than that.

it does seem odd that im having troubles when OCed though.... 2 different cpus too.
 
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im edging closer to bat time...

it freezes EVERY SINGLE TIME it enters 3d mode.
 
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just read the thread, and yes i would like to agree that the board is dying. It seems like some kind of intermittent PCI-e problem, maybe swap the cards over?
 

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hmm try dropping your PCIe bus from 100mhz to 98mhz seem if that tiny drop gives some stability if dropping the bus speed gives some stability then you can isolate it as the main cause i honestly dont know how low is a safe speed but i still think that could very well prove helpfull
 
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Wasn't this the DFI with the intermittent LAN port?
 

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dfi cand go lwer than 100. i ran it at 113 until last week.

no... that was the dk x58 i rmaed and sold
 

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ouch sorry to hear that i dont know of any software tools that would lower the pcie fequency if anyone knows of any speak up XD u might be able to use software to work around it maybe
 
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Ah, my bad. I'm going to toss in on the 'sounds like a dying board' thing as well. You already said you're out of x58 boards, do you have any 775 or similar tech around (enough for a PC)? Might as well rule out the video cards as best you can.
 

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im picking up an ECS x58 wednesday here locally.
 

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at least im having luck OCing....

 
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