Have you checked clocks at idle and load? Under load, both should go up to 750/900, and at idle the second should stay at 500/500 and the first at 600/500.
Using GPU-z it never shows the second gpu never having a load at all, forgot to mention that earlier. Which is weird, because crossfire is shown to be enabled. Could that be why the second card never has a load, because the system treats it like one card? And the first gpu, the clock speeds always remain at 750/900, they never go down. I posted this along with the first part of my question on another forum hoping to get some answers a little quicker. It's an issue I've had for quite a while with rendering water on this card: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UKK5OvrsKI