I agree with you on that but I don't agree with using power consumption figures obtained by running Furmark as an indication of what will be used in any real life situation.
Yes, Furmark and Prime95 together will give excessive power consumption .But we need to know if the overclocking was done properly.Even if the system is the same , the results that TH got might not be the same that you get.
You could purchase a power consumption meter which isn't usually cheap. Your PSU should not be the problem as it is a good brand. Have you tried just one card at a time to see if one of them is faulty?
If you read the fourm stickies you would see that Bumps are not allowed. Mousemonkey already set one person straight today on this topic.
hmm, maybe I'll try the single card thing over the weekend.
The problem is fairly intermittent, I ran furmark again today and it didn't do the same thing, it seems to not be intrinsically connected to the stress on the cards.
Needless to say if it's a fault on one of the cards it would be worth stressing both of them.
A bit more info, usually after the crash when I reboot the system hangs at the login screen after I've entered my details. The screens do not turn off but the loading icon stops 'swirling' and the system sits there indefinitely. It normally takes a good 5-10 minute wait before I can boot again.
Hope some of this helps, I'm concerned It will fail properly soon..
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So to be fair to others who have also had their threads closed this one should also be closed. When you've done your testing over the weekend you can start a new thread to let people know how you got on.