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So a buddy of mine was having problems with his PC. We did a bunch of checks and ended up seeing the problem to be the primary (master) 8800GT. Removed it, all is good.

He was wondering if we could use the faulty card as the slave in the SLI? I've heard of people doing this, but not sure if it'll work.

The card is artifacting and causing drivers to crash. But as a secondary, would it still give the issues?
Edited by Domino - 7/27/11 at 2:45pm
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I've not heard of this "slaving" a bad card in SLI before but I don't see how it could work. If a card is crapping out I don't see how putting it in SLI with a good card will make it magically work ok?
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Hey it's worth a shot... Like they say though...

Computers are like Old Testament Gods; Lots of rules and no mercy.
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Wont make a difference , card is faulty .
    
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Seriously though, if the faulty card has bad VRAM (which is likely) putting it as the second card in SLI makes sense because SLI/CF are still limited to one card's VRAM, the first card's. Give it a shot!
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i put an artefacting card in as my 2nd, still made it artefact as they render alternate frames
     
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depending on the type of issues you are seeing you might be able to bake it to bring it new life or try running it as a physx card, but it may be a lost cause
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If all else fails, bake it.
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