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  1. My question here is that I have sli running my 1 monitor and am using both GPU's but the 2nd monitor is run by a different vidcard. the 7950 is 2 cards in itself, and i have another vidcard for the other monitor but it don't work right
  2. What happens when a CMOS dies? Could that be what is happening to me, my CMOS is dieing? I will probably flash to that bios that was suggested and clear my cmos one last time to see if that fixes it before giving up
  3. Quick lazy person question, Anyone know how a bios flash would work if you DON'T do a cmos clear? I am asking because I finally put my big ol computer away in my HUGE computer desk which I don't want to move and is a terrible pain unplugging and re-plugging all the cords so I am hoping I could get away with a bios flash without following best practices and doing a fresh cmos clear. Do you think it would work? Would it hurt my comp somehow? Thanx (Yes I know I should do it but my question is would it be possible to flash without and have it still work?)
  4. thanx for the friendly anti-moron reminder hehe It is good advice, which I have followed I would say about 15-20 times at this point. Hopefully a different bios will fix the issue or I will just give up. I boot into windows perfectly every time so I am feeling like saying heck with it, no need to go to the bios anyway lol. It usually only takes around 3-5 tries to get into the bios anyway and I already have my settings set how I want (reset after..... yes doing a propper cmos clear) EDIT: Oh and does 4-26-06 work well with dual cores and OCing? No difference? Thanks.
  5. I just found this: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/dis...7950gx2_30.html "Another drawback of the new GeForce 7950 GX2 is not a significant one but may cause nasty problems to some users. I am talking about multi-monitor configurations support. Since Nvidia SLI technology (like ATI CrossFire) supports only one display in case both GPUs are involved, the owners of multi-monitor configurations will have to switch from multi-GPU mode to multi-monitor mode every time they finish playing games and vice versa. Of course, if you often switch between games and any other work that requires multi-monitor support, this may become a very annoying issue for you." EDIT: Issue also talked about here: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2006/06/0...950_gx2/11.html "Multi-display: One final point to consider is whether or not you use more than two displays - anyone using dual monitors with this card is left with having to switch between card modes every time they want to switch between gaming and 2D work. This is a problem with all current multi-GPU solutions although not with single cards, which the 7950 wants so desperately to be. It would be good to see the driver detect whether the machine is running in 2D or 3D mode (with the option to force a setting as you can now) and dynamically change the cards' operating mode." So that would seem to explain my issue...... except that I am using a 2nd video card to run my 2nd monitor. I was hoping this would allow me to use dual gpu for my main monitor and whatever game and the 2nd vidcard to power my 2nd monitor. Any ideas?
  6. I'll try flashing to that 4/6 when I get home today and get back with the results.
  7. Hey all, Hopefully someone here will have some helpful info. I have the rig that is in my sig, just finished puttin in the CPU, PSU, and Vidcard. I have dual monitors. Everything works perfectly with windows expanding onto my second monitor utilizing a 2nd video card that I have specifically for that purpose (7300GS or something). So I have my XFX 7950GX2 powering my main monitor and my 7300GS powering my 2nd monitor. I can play counter-strike 1.6 perfectly fine if I have my 2nd monitor disabled, but if I try to open it with both monitors enabled, it jumps to a BSOD and restarts my computer. Is there anything I can do? I Don't want to have to disable one of my monitors every time I want to play games. I believe it probably has something to do with the 7950 being SLI with its 2 builtin cards. Is there some patch or anything? 3DMark06, OCCT, Prime all work fine as well as windows and anything else. It appears to only be an issue in games and only when I have both monitors enabled. Pls help. Thanks.
  8. Ok I flashed my BIOS, 6-23 version 3 from that list of bioses from the thread the guy posted earlier. I also ran OCCT for the half hour with no problems. Max temp was 45C for my CPU. The only other temp that is really high is my chipset which hit a max of 51C. It is still basically luck whether I get into the BIOS or whether I just am stuck at a black screen and have to reset. Any other ideas?
  9. New update. I just did a full CMOS clear following step by step the procedure recommended by multiple stickies and left it for 3 hours. I still could not get to my BIOS. I then simply tried restarting over and over again and I got in. I did not change anything, simply kept trying. I got to the bios 3 times in a row then again could not get in for the next 5 tries. I then got in again twice more. During that time I did not change anything so it is not related to my BIOS settings. Oh and I also have run memtest86 to be sure it isn't my memory and I never received an error through multiple iterations of all the tests. Any other ideas? Basically is my only option flashing? I am using 6-23 right now, any recommendations for another one? Also please post a link to a good step-by-step flashing tutorial, I haven't done it in a while.
  10. I understand what you guys are saying, and I have obviously been able to get to the bios many times since I have been OCing my computer yesterday but the problem is that this keeps happening. I can do a full CMOS clear and usually get to my bios but then if I try OCing, half the time I just get the same problem again where it is stable and i can get to windows and run prime etc. but can't get into the bios. Are you thinking if I get a good bios clear then it will prevent this issue in the future even after OCing again? EDIT: Oh I just thought of something, could it be related to my video card? It is a 7950GX2 and I seem to remember something when I first installed the drivers and it began working in SLI that it said something bout the possibility of losing display. Anyone have any experience with this card? I dled the drivers from the XFX website, any other driver I could try? Thanks.
  11. Hey all, I am very confused. I have been OCing today and have gotten to the BIOS multiple times but many times it won't get me there it just leaves me at a black screen. I would not be surprized by that and would think I had just set my settings too high..... but I can boot into windows fine and I can run Prime!! So anyone have any ideas why I obviously have ok settings because I can run memtest, prime, etc. without issues but 99% of the time can't get into my BIOS? I am just left with a black screen and have to reset the comp. Even clearing my CMOS doesn't fix it all the time. A complete CMOS clear has usually worked but who wants to unplug, pop out the battery, switch the jumper, and wait a while every time you want to get to your BIOS. pls help. Flash a new BIOS maybe?
  12. Any recommendations for a bios that is known to function well with dual cores? I thought 6-23 was fine but I am happy to flash if there is somethin you all think would work better for me. Also a link would be nice to go with any suggestions
  13. I have never had dual core before and know nothing about it. I am thinking of buying this processor tonight but want to make sure with you guys that it will work in my MOBO. My searching has shown that most people all have 3700 san diegos like I have now in this mobo. Any thoughts? Is this a good idea? Thanks.
  14. Hi all, I built my first and only rig a while back. It is a gaming rig that I have loved but now I believe it is time for some upgrades I have some questions and some current items I am looking at. What I would like from you guys is your explanations and suggestions and comments. OK so here we go, my current setup: - Antec PERFORMANCE TX Black Steel Server Computer Case - 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply - Amd athlon 64 3700 sandiego OCed from 2.2 to 2.65ghz with a Big Typhoon heatsink - DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D mobo (6-23 bios i believe) - eVGA 7800gtx video card, OCed but I forget what it is at right now - ViewSonic VP930b Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor - 2nd Video card for 2nd monitor is an XFX 7300GS - 2nd monitor is a ViewSonic VP191B Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor - G.SKILL Value Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM sadly running at a 5:6 mem divider I think - 160 GB Seagate 7200RPM Serial ATA150 - X-Fi Fatality Soundcard - Cool headset from japan (I am too lazy to look up the name) - Sony Black CD/DVD Rom - Lite-On Black CD/DVD Burner and Player (doesn't burn anymore, basically just another player now stupid thing) - Black LG 16x Internal Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Super MultiDrive with LightScribe (replacement for the busted burner) - NEC Black Floppy Drive - 3 80mm intake fans, 2 in the front and 1 in the side and 1 big exaust fan in the back - Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse Now Here are the parts I am looking at getting as upgrades: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103544 XFX Geforce 7950GX2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814150160 Western Digital Raptor 10,000 rpm 74gig hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822144366 OCZ GameXStream ATX12V 700W Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817341002 What I really need to know: - Do I need to buy a hardware card to do raid or does my mobo have that built in? - Can I do raid 0 with my current crapper 160 gig 7200rpm HD and the new 10,000 rpm raptor HD that I would get (i have never done raid before and know nothing please explain as much as possible) - What do you think of that new processor? Is there an Opteron that is dual core that I should consider instead? What kind of OCing can I expect? - Does that CPU even work on my MOBO? Does my Big Typhoon heatsink work on it? - I had a performance loss with my 7800gtx when I ran my 2 monitors from it. That caused me to buy the 7300gs to run my secondary monitor and use the full 7800gtx for my main monitor. Can I sell both of those on ebay and run both monitors with the 7950GX2 and still have the gaming performance I crave? - Do I need to get this new Power Supply to power all my crap or is my old Antec 500W one still good enough? Thanks for all your help, please offer suggestions, comments, links, and explanations. I know absolutely nothing about raid and have virtually no experience with dual monitors. I do realize DX10 will be out soon but I figure this vidcard can run vista or anything else and DX10 won't be out for a while yet so it still seems like a good idea to me. Thanks for your help!!
  15. My bad, can a mod move this to the OC section? I was just hopin some people might have some good suggestions for me to try. I have been readin stickies, searchin for 3700 san diego posts, and all that.
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