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How many frame rates would I lose with P45 chispet

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December 24, 2008 6:32:54 PM

hi I m planning to crossfire my system but I have a few issues these are my chipset first of, how much frame rates have been lost..

also I fear my HD4870 512 has not got he power for what I want it to do

my current mobo is P45 maxumus 2 formular
my GPU is HD4870 512
Q6600 @3.61Ghz
and my power supply uni is 1100watt Tagan piper rock

any help would be nice thanks

and marry xmas :p 

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December 25, 2008 4:25:44 AM

? What is your question? How can you lose framerates if you are adding another video card. You'll be gaining framerates.
December 26, 2008 1:22:51 AM

yes I should do, however, compare a X48 chipset to a P45 chipset in crossfire, same card same CPU and everything exect the mobo. how many frame rates would the P45 chipset based comp lose verses the x48 that was my question

asuming my mobo is working properly in the first place which I deailt(been acting funny racently)
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December 26, 2008 3:55:07 AM

Sell the HD 4870 and get HD 4870 X2 (single card). The X2 cards perform better than the single-GPU counterparts in Crossfire, anyway.
December 26, 2008 10:08:40 AM

I could do, I do have the money for one but thats not the first of my problems, I trhink my mobo acturly is damaged A. its unstable no matter what I do :| it crashes in game the error code relating to the BIOS, ive agusted the voltage a little still nothing it does work through.

2. £400 for a card is a little over the top and my country is suffering to the credit crunch vairly badly
is a X2 a little overkill ?? I don't game at very very high res with 8x AA otherwise i would have by now :D 

and I don't know if OCUK would cover it for RMA the mobo cos, if it is indeed damaged, it was probley done by a fatuly powersupply unit, its never been the same since, since it was working properly before hand i don't know if they would take it back.
December 26, 2008 6:45:22 PM

sorry I can't seem to edit but hay, I ask this question so if I have to get a new mobo I get the right one this time... this thread has some hiden questions aprt form that one I giving..

1. is my currnet mobo dieing, it crashes during games or after a long peroid of time, it never used to do that I have no idea why no matter how much I fiddle with voltages, declock it, etc i can do what I like I can't get it stable anymore...I did have a nasty powersupply which was faulty, this might be the casue of it as it motherboard was fine up till than.

2 althrough not really related to this section but I might as well ask it, is my HD4870 enough for a 24inch 1080+ screen ? with AA I know i m going crossfire but I don't wanna do that till I got my crashing sorted, cos its doing it WAY too much now
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