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a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2011 5:33:44 PM

hello guys...i was hoping my first post with the new rig would be a positive one,,,but alas it was not to be...... got a new 990fx sabertooth and a 2nd 6970 asus dcii and have had a heller time getting the 2nd slot card to show....im at my wits end here......tested both cards and both work..plenty of power (nzxt 850 _ fsp 450w booster) both tested and working,,,re-re-re-re-installed drivers......both cards work from both slots alone.....but plug em in at the same time and i only get one....

i need fresh ideas pls help
thanx in advance
bTx

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a c 620 U Graphics card
June 30, 2011 1:57:52 AM

Did you connect the Crossfire bridge?
Did you update your motherboard BIOS?
Did you enable Crossfire in both the BIOS and the drivers?

Just a few things that pop to mind.
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a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2011 1:06:22 PM

yes,,,/ 401 is the only bios out for the sabertooth990fx so far,,,/ and crossfire wont show up in the driver unless the board detects the card

NZXT hale 90 850w in combo with a FSP X5 450w booster
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a b U Graphics card
July 7, 2011 11:50:30 AM

i was using the 850 to power one and the 450 to power the other...
update.....
well when i shut down the other day the nzxt psu died....perhaps this was part of my problem......im rma'ing that 850w but buying a bigger one anyway (1000w) hopfullyl this helps.... im only going to use the 1000 watt- no booster this time
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a b U Graphics card
July 7, 2011 12:52:28 PM

i just overestematied its amperage .......i need 40+amps and this lil guy only has 37.5
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a c 272 U Graphics card
July 24, 2011 2:18:19 AM

badtaylorx said:
i just overestematied its amperage .......i need 40+amps and this lil guy only has 37.5

Aren't ATi/AMD cards supposed to be good on power consumption?
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a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2011 3:19:26 AM

OP: get a single quality psu, not some NZXT piece of crap, not a good idea if you value your components, if you can afford two 6970s then you can come up with the money for a quality Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX 850w unit. Its just not a smart thing to go cheap on
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a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2011 3:23:48 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Aren't ATi/AMD cards supposed to be good on power consumption?


good on power consumption but not on noise db when talking about reference models imo
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a c 272 U Graphics card
July 24, 2011 3:42:18 AM

jjb8675309 said:
good on power consumption but not on noise db when talking about reference models imo

Yes I've read a few reviews that made mention of the noise levels.
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