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Sig rig with 2x GTX 580 TFII cards. newest drivers, had to use updated beta SLI hack .exe to get windows to recognize.

Both cards show usage, but usage is low, <50% and I saw 94fps on medium (to compare with Tom's) with Metro 2033 benchmark, which is the same as what I had with a single card.

- The SLI bridge I'm using is old, like ~5-7 years old. Not sure how much it could have changed, but the Nvidia Control Panel recognized SLI, which I am led to believe it would not have done if the bridge didn't work. Ordered a new one from amazon just in case.

- I just kept the same 270.61 driver installation, should I try a new install?

- These cards directly replaced my EVGA 480, so I didn't re-install anything other than update Afterburner.

- My cpu wouldn't be a bottleneck @ 3.0 Ghz, would it?

Thanks for any help or ideas!
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At 3.0Ghz, any cpu is absolutely a bottleneck to SLI 580s. If it's at 3.8 like your sig, it won't be much of a bottleneck though.

However, 50% is quite steep. Try moving the monitor so that it plays from the 2nd card, see if that changes anything.
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yes cpu 3.0 definitly goin to be bottleneck ur 580 sli , and trying to reinstall driver see whats goin on
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Holy GOD I needed to Overvolt my cpu. Damn this mobo.

I did all the usual stuff, then did +.15v and did a little bump to 3.5

I went from 86-101fps just by going up .5Ghz

Old board, old chip. I need to get my WC on to make the most of these cards!

Rep+ for the reminders.
Edited by Nytehawk - 5/13/11 at 10:10pm
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It'll be a lot less of a bottleneck if you run higher IQ settings on the more graphically-challenging tests. 85fps is a lot, you start running stuff that fast, CPU's will start having troubles keeping up on the CPU-dependent apps.

What are you testing on here, bench-wise?
    
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