I started building this gaming PC like 8 months ago and today the final piece of the puzzle arrived... a 2nd HD Radeon 6870 to CrossFire it with the one I already got. But strangely, instead of increasing the performance, frames per second dropped by half on all the games I tested.
I've troubleshooted everything I could think of... power, dust on the connectors, updated drivers from AMD, even changed the CrossFire bridge, still sucks. Now I'm gambling into blaming the operating system so I'm installing Windows 7, fresh install.
My main reasoning here is that all the online reviews about this setup can't be wrong. Therefore, *I* must have done something wrong. Either that or I should change religions and jump on SLI bandwagon.
I have a headache.