cheers for all the replies folks. much apreciated
ive only just woke up though so will get on it in a bit. ive not run any tests yet but im pretty sure my psu is sound although i dont have aida installed at the min it has always shown my voltage's at the right range. CPUID hardware monitor has always shown a couple slightlly under but still well within the expected range's i think +12v = 11.73 and +5v =4.91 as i said though aida and all other progs have shown the same numbers, apart from CPUID hardware monitor.
a 700w psu is recomended for 2 x 670's according to ALL the reviews i read
and mine is about 18 months old now.
yeah i remember using occt when i 1st oc'd my phenom so will give it a check aswell as setting gpu-z to output to a log. ive seen the check box but never neede to use it
once ive woke properly i'll do a clean install/update to 306.97 following this guide. how on earth can people say that ati make bad drivers
or they're a pain in the ass? ive had more trouble in the past 2 days with nvidia than i ever had with ati
just thought id chuck that out there
process of elimination i suppose
as for throttling, its not that as the 670 start to throttle at 70c as u said and come down in i think 13Mhz increments. however the cards are @ 32c while this is happening. its as soon as i launch the game.
cards are fully seated, i made damn sure of that with the amount of time i put the bloody card in lol. grrh nvidia
never once had any issue with ati
again cheers chaps, i'll get on it as soon as im awake llol.
edit: ive gotta drive 40m first to pick up some greenary
so will get on it once im bk