4850X2 Issues ... or so I thought!

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  1. RE III - Frankie

    RE III - Frankie Banned

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    I just installed my HD4850 X2 and ran 3DMark Vantage after enabling CrossfireX. It crashed and locked up during the second GPU test, New Calico. Oh NOOOO! I stuffed my brand new card!! I reran the test trying different settings a few more times updated my drivers, but nothing, still crashing... I then realized that it always crashed whenever the fans started up on the card (and they're loud ones too). So I thought, "If it's crashing whenever the card uses more power that it has to be my Superflower powersupply!" At last, I turned off CrossfireX and it's running fine. Come Monday I'm heading down to my local PC Hardware outlet. Hey Jimmy gimme one of those 1500W thingmajigs...:tears:
     
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    OldBuzzard DH's oldest Geek

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    I doubt that you would need a 1500 W one :w00t:

    A Corsair PSU in the 650-850W range would do just fine. Possible even the HX620.

    This one would be perfect, and give you room for expansion:
    Getright Computers - Australia Buy Computer, Buy Computer Parts, Laptop Computers, Monitors, Computer Casing Online at Getright Computers have the Corsair TX-750 at AUD$249.00 inc. GST

    If you wanted a little more power, just to be safe:
    850W "Corsair" TX-850 ATX Power Supply

    Although, if all you are running is just the 4850 X2, then the 620HX would be more than adaquate:
    http://www.allneeds.com.au/prod470.htm
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    how do you enable crossfirex with a single hd4850x2?

    crossfire shouldn't even be showing up in the ccc...

    and i'm running a HD4870x2 2gb with triple fans on a single OCZ GamerXStream 600watt... so you can be guaranteed that this psu would likely more then suite your needs considering my system specs and yours....
     
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    I have about 300AU to spend so I'll probably get what I can for that.
     
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    Judas Crossfire shows in CCC with 4850X2
     

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    RE III - Frankie Banned

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    I've had this PSU for so long that it's about time I replaced it. I'll want something that can go for another while yet I guess. The box says it's got CrossfireX can work on "any" MB.
     
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    is that only for the 4850x2 cause the 3 HD4870x2's i've played with no don't...
     
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    i would suggest PC Power & Cooler 750watt... those suckers work great and are powerful buggers
     
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    CrossfireX works with onboard video as well as discrete cards.

    You probably don't have on-board video on your MBs.
     
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    Crossfire option appears on the 4850X2 and not on 4870X2.
     
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    i'll go with meaker on that...

    considering he doesn't have onboard video either
     
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    I picked up a OCZ Silencer Blue Quad 750W. 4850X2 now great!!
     
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    i'm on a corsair tx750 for my 4870x2
     
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    Yeah, it's running perrrfect now. No crashes in 3DMark Vantage or Race Driver GRID. Smooth as.... I'm loving it.
     
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    thats good to hear, i like mine I know that much :)
     
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    cool on the card frankie ;) and the power supply also, enjoy that baby to the fullest .
     
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    Thank you guys! I will, I promise!!
     
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    Good stuff Frankie on the new PSU and glad you can finally enjoy that 4850x2 to it's fullest :)
     
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    BTW the crossfire option is there since the HD4850X2 has 4 DVI ports, but they are only all usable when crossfire is disabled (first two only otherwise).
     
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    oh ok.... that makes sense.. as it's 2 video cards... and not just 2 gpu's only.... from a technical standpoint
     

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