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I'm using (or going to be shortly) two Zotac AMP! GTX 480 cards in SLI mode.

How can I monitor the usage of them to see if a game is taking advantage of both cards?

I'm a minimalist so if there is something already built into the nVidia drivers I'd prefer to use that but if not I'd like a very small utility if anything like that exists.
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MSI Afterburner / EVGA Precision should still work.
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Afterburner for sure. Enable monitoring for what you care about and then enable the on screen display for a readout displayed on your screen in any game you play.
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MSI Afterburner and go into the settings and enable gpu usage in OSD. you will see on screen percentages of the useage of GPU1 and GPU2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sofakng;14281122 
I'm using (or going to be shortly) two Zotac AMP! GTX 480 cards in SLI mode.

How can I monitor the usage of them to see if a game is taking advantage of both cards?

I'm a minimalist so if there is something already built into the nVidia drivers I'd prefer to use that but if not I'd like a very small utility if anything like that exists.

If your only goal is to make sure of the bolded part above, then just play a few minutes of the game with the SLI Visual Indicator enabled within the Nvidia Control Panel. A green vertical bar will appear on screen and its real time movement will show you the scaling. See the 2 pics below.

I think this is as minimalistic as you can be.
Edited by windfire - 7/20/11 at 8:04am
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AIDA 64 and a g15 keyboard tongue.gif
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by huhh;14281334 
AIDA 64 and a g15 keyboard tongue.gif

Doubt he wants to spend $120 on a keyboard when he can use free software that works great.
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Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado;14281422 
Doubt he wants to spend $120 on a keyboard when he can use free software that works great.

That's what did before my g15. Software monitoring works great, if you can get past the stats on your screen. Don't think I could ever go back, definatly spoiled now lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by huhh;14281559 
That's what did before my g15. Software monitoring works great, if you can get past the stats on your screen. Don't think I could ever go back, definatly spoiled now lol

Yeah, I had the original G15, spilled sweet and sour sauce on it and the LCD stopped working....sigh...That's when I stopped eating at my pc, and also stopped buying absurdly priced peripherals.
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Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado;14281581 
Yeah, I had the original G15, spilled sweet and sour sauce on it and the LCD stopped working....sigh...That's when I stopped eating at my pc, and also stopped buying absurdly priced peripherals.

Open box $30. I would never spend $100 on a keyboard unless it made me dinner.
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