Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › 2nd pci e slot acting weird
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

2nd pci e slot acting weird

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
When I plug my 2nd gtx 480 into my 2nd pci e slot it says for optimal 3d performance, plug the geforce gtx 480 (2) into a high performance pci slot.

Is that why I have no sli option in the nvidia control panel?
Edited by bshan67 - 6/11/11 at 10:08am
THOR
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.5ghz asus p8p67 ws revolution msi gtx 580/2 way sli  2x4gb ripjaws 1600mhz ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640gb dvd rewrite windows 7 pro 23.6" acer 120hz 3d monitor 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 1000watt bronze Rosewill THOR cheap laser mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
THOR
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.5ghz asus p8p67 ws revolution msi gtx 580/2 way sli  2x4gb ripjaws 1600mhz ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640gb dvd rewrite windows 7 pro 23.6" acer 120hz 3d monitor 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 1000watt bronze Rosewill THOR cheap laser mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 11
Do you have a SLI Bridge? If yes, then what you have said above may be the reason why your having issues.
X79-GCN
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
  hide details  
Reply
X79-GCN
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
yes i have sli bridge on. Tried 2 of them
Edited by bshan67 - 6/11/11 at 10:37am
THOR
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.5ghz asus p8p67 ws revolution msi gtx 580/2 way sli  2x4gb ripjaws 1600mhz ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640gb dvd rewrite windows 7 pro 23.6" acer 120hz 3d monitor 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 1000watt bronze Rosewill THOR cheap laser mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
THOR
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.5ghz asus p8p67 ws revolution msi gtx 580/2 way sli  2x4gb ripjaws 1600mhz ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640gb dvd rewrite windows 7 pro 23.6" acer 120hz 3d monitor 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 1000watt bronze Rosewill THOR cheap laser mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 11
That second PCI-e slot might be wired for x8 instead of x16, in which case it won't matter because x8 isn't enough to effect your FPS that much.

They have tested it with SLI 480's on two x4 slots and the cards ran exactly the same.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
They run x8/x8 but no sli option. Tried everything, even sli patch.
THOR
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.5ghz asus p8p67 ws revolution msi gtx 580/2 way sli  2x4gb ripjaws 1600mhz ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640gb dvd rewrite windows 7 pro 23.6" acer 120hz 3d monitor 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 1000watt bronze Rosewill THOR cheap laser mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
THOR
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.5ghz asus p8p67 ws revolution msi gtx 580/2 way sli  2x4gb ripjaws 1600mhz ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640gb dvd rewrite windows 7 pro 23.6" acer 120hz 3d monitor 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 1000watt bronze Rosewill THOR cheap laser mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 11
You shouldn't need the SLI patch, your board supports SLI. I would try removing all your drivers and reinstalling them.
Use driver sweeper to get rid of all your board and gpu drivers. then redownload and reinstall everything.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
I did a fresh install of windows 7, 3 times now. Same result.
THOR
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.5ghz asus p8p67 ws revolution msi gtx 580/2 way sli  2x4gb ripjaws 1600mhz ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640gb dvd rewrite windows 7 pro 23.6" acer 120hz 3d monitor 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 1000watt bronze Rosewill THOR cheap laser mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
THOR
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.5ghz asus p8p67 ws revolution msi gtx 580/2 way sli  2x4gb ripjaws 1600mhz ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640gb dvd rewrite windows 7 pro 23.6" acer 120hz 3d monitor 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 1000watt bronze Rosewill THOR cheap laser mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by bshan67 View Post
I did a fresh install of windows 7, 3 times now. Same result.
did you download the new drivers, or use old ones you downloaded before the fresh install?
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Ive tried 275.33, 260.71, and a coule other older ones
THOR
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.5ghz asus p8p67 ws revolution msi gtx 580/2 way sli  2x4gb ripjaws 1600mhz ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640gb dvd rewrite windows 7 pro 23.6" acer 120hz 3d monitor 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 1000watt bronze Rosewill THOR cheap laser mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
THOR
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k 4.5ghz asus p8p67 ws revolution msi gtx 580/2 way sli  2x4gb ripjaws 1600mhz ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640gb dvd rewrite windows 7 pro 23.6" acer 120hz 3d monitor 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 1000watt bronze Rosewill THOR cheap laser mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 11
Try blowing out the PCIe slot, and switch around the cards.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon w3680 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R GTX 295 Engineering Samples 2X Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisk SSD Seagate Corsair H50 W7 Ult 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
Viewsonic VA1912wb Viewsonic VA912b K350 CM HAF 
Mouse
Logitech M570 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon w3680 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R GTX 295 Engineering Samples 2X Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisk SSD Seagate Corsair H50 W7 Ult 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
Viewsonic VA1912wb Viewsonic VA912b K350 CM HAF 
Mouse
Logitech M570 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › 2nd pci e slot acting weird