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Blue Flashing

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May 6, 2010 2:55:25 AM

Hello, I have recently built a computer specifically for gaming. I am running 2 9800gtx + SLI and while playing World of Warcraft I am getting some blue flashing in the background. Some people say it is heat but my bards are only running at 50 C. I have many people in game that say they are using the same setup, but with no problems. Anyone have any idea on what could be causing this problem? Thanks.

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a c 169 U Graphics card
a b Ý World of Warcraft
May 6, 2010 6:57:54 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Please post your full system specs and also make sure you have the latest VGA drivers installed
May 6, 2010 8:24:34 AM

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor 3.4
8 GB Kingston HyperX Ram
WD 1TB 6.0 gb hard drive
2x 9800 gtx+ video cards
ANTEC 1000W power supply
Antec 1200 case w/ added fans
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a b U Graphics card
May 6, 2010 9:06:36 AM

Try using only one card at a time and see if it still happens. I have a feeling it might be something specific to SLI.

Also, what are you using to monitor the temperature and when are you checking it? Are you using GPU-Z to monitor the card during gameplay? If not, do so, and check the MAX temps reached during a game session in it's "Sensors" tab. Be sure the check the box "Continue refreshing this screen..." prior to starting up WoW. 50C seems rather low for these cards...
a c 169 U Graphics card
a b Ý World of Warcraft
May 6, 2010 9:06:58 AM

So do you have the latest VGA driver installed ?
Also try using your cards in single mode(take one out and test the other)and see if it performs fine with a single card or not
May 6, 2010 9:43:44 AM

Each card works fine by itself, no flashing during gameplay. I played for about an hour and temps raised to 65-72C. When I turn on SLI I get the blue flashing. I am not sure what is going on. Hmmmm
a c 169 U Graphics card
a b Ý World of Warcraft
May 6, 2010 10:42:59 AM

What's your drivers version ?

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a b U Graphics card
May 6, 2010 12:02:51 PM

I'd contact Blizzard tech support and see if they've encountered the issue. It's quite likely they have, and highly probable they know what causes it.

Those temps are more of what I expected under load, and are acceptable. It's not a temp-related issue, but it is an SLI one, just as I first suspected. But alas, I have no cure.
May 6, 2010 6:36:49 PM is the driver version I have at the moment. I will be contacting blizzard for sure. Thanks for all the help, I will continue to be doing some research on what the problem is because several people I play have the same setup as I do, but are not encountering this problem. Thanks again.
May 6, 2010 7:40:02 PM

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