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#1 12 years ago

I just recently got a second nvidia 7800GT to run in sli wit my other one. I installed the card, plugged everything in right, the comp recognizes it in the hardware manager but wen I try to get the drivers i need i get a problem. Instead of finishing the installation, my screen flickers once or twice, then stays blank untill i restart the comp. When it reboots i get a prompt that says "your computer is now sli ready" or somthing like that, but there is still no checkbox to enable sli under 'multi gpu' in the nvidia settings. Instead, it gives me the msg" you must remove any graphics cards that are not compatible with sli before you can enable sli. Im really quite sure the card is the same, and my cards/mobo are compatible. Any ideas? (2x nVidia 7800GT w/ ASUS A8N-SLI mobo)




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#2 12 years ago

It sounds like your hardware is up to snuff. Have you tried reinstalling your nvidia driver and control center?




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#3 12 years ago

yea, i have. This sounds like another problem i wont be able to fix, i hate this.




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#4 12 years ago

hmm. call it a hunch but i think that if you google your videocard model and manufacturer, you'll get an answer to a similar problem.




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#5 12 years ago

ehh no... google didnt help and tech support is thinking over how to solve this. In the mean time anyone else get this prob or know how to fix it?




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#6 12 years ago

On the Asus A8N-SLI between the two PCI-X slots there is a little thing that looks like a memory card. You have to flip that card over to the ENABLE SLI side before it will work.

Did you flip this card over?

Also the motherboard has a 4 pin molex connector just above the top PCI-X slot. Do you have a power lead plugged into this connector?

Do you ahve SLI enabled in the BIOS?




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#7 12 years ago

Anlushac11On the Asus A8N-SLI between the two PCI-X slots there is a little thing that looks like a memory card. You have to flip that card over to the ENABLE SLI side before it will work.

Did you flip this card over?

Also the motherboard has a 4 pin molex connector just above the top PCI-X slot. Do you have a power lead plugged into this connector?

Do you ahve SLI enabled in the BIOS?

The paddle isn't present on all models. The Premium uses IC switching.

Check the firmware on both video cards; that needs to match up in order for SLI to work. Flash one (or both) cards if necessary.




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#8 12 years ago

OMFG!!!! It was that little card thing; the end that is for single video cards was inserted. I switched it and it worx now! I plugged everything correctly and spent hrs on phone with tech support trying to solve this but they kept shooting and missing. Anlushac11, if u didnt suggest that it would have taken forever for me to figure this out and i might have given up anyway. Thanks very much you guys. Now lets see what kind of framerate i get in css video stress test now...:deal:




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#9 12 years ago
Yautja384OMFG!!!! It was that little card thing; the end that is for single video cards was inserted. I switched it and it worx now! I plugged everything correctly and spent hrs on phone with tech support trying to solve this but they kept shooting and missing. Anlushac11, if u didnt suggest that it would have taken forever for me to figure this out and i might have given up anyway. Thanks very much you guys. Now lets see what kind of framerate i get in css video stress test now...:deal:

if you get anything lower than 60fps, im shooting your computer.




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#10 12 years ago

HA yea i would too , then shoot myself for spending 200 bucks(not bad) on deh card. I get 115 fps in the CSS video stress test with all eye candy set to max and GPU settings configured for quality over performance. :p