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Recent crossfire issue - 3 GPU difficulty; but no issue with 2 GPUs

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September 14, 2011 1:16:11 PM

Hi all,


I run a 3 GPU crossfire setup with ASUS 5870s.

My other system specs are basically as follows:

Asus Rampage III Extreme
Intel i-7 950 CPU (but OC'd)
12GB OCZ Reaper 2000
OCZ PCI-e RevoDrive (120G)
WD Velociraptor 600GB
NB: The video cards are not OC'd


The difficulty:

I have been running the latest AMD drivers and Catalyst 11.8. However, without warning, in all full screen games (i.e. when crossfire is working), I am now getting a very significant 'rolling' of the screen, much like a vhold issue, or it could be perhaps described as severe horizontal flickering. It is extremely pronounced, and effectively makes games unplayable with 3 GPU crossfire enabled.

However, the issue does not exist with only 2 GPU crossfire (not at all).

I had thought this might be a hardware fault, but each of my three cards seem to be operating without issue (on their own).

I have tried downgrading Catalyst etc (just to version 11.6). I have otherwise attempted multiple driver wipes (the usual course of removing all installations, manually deleting any leftover files, cleaning out the registry and driver sweeper) and re-installations, but this has not helped the situation. I have also attempted adjusting the settings in Catalyst, but this has not proved productive either.


Accordingly, I am looking for any suggestions people may have - I am somewhat stumped, particularly as it seemed to start all of a sudden, when everything seemed fairly stable.


Thanks all for any assistance you may be able to offer, please let me know if you need any further details.

Regards,
Del52

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September 14, 2011 3:41:05 PM

Have you tried to interchange the CF Cable that connect the 3 Cards?
Use the one that you're using with the 2nd & 3rd card in place of the one that Connected 1 & 2. Remove the third card and see if the flickering happens with just 2 card and the 2nd CF Cable.
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September 14, 2011 6:04:52 PM

if u play games which make use of bloom go ahead and disable it
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September 14, 2011 6:22:19 PM

alyoshka said:
Have you tried to interchange the CF Cable that connect the 3 Cards?
Use the one that you're using with the 2nd & 3rd card in place of the one that Connected 1 & 2. Remove the third card and see if the flickering happens with just 2 card and the 2nd CF Cable.

+1. No experience with Crossfire, but it sounds like the symptoms of a bad SLI bridge, that's exactly what happened to me.
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September 14, 2011 9:09:32 PM

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September 14, 2011 9:11:41 PM

Hi all,

Thank you for the suggestions.

In particular, alyoshka (and Cuecuemore) - I had a spare bridge and switched it out for the one connecting cards 2 and 3, and this resolved the problem completely. It had not occurred to me that the x-fire bridge might be the issue. Thanks a lot for the idea!

Much appreciated,
Del52
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January 30, 2012 3:20:06 PM

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