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Originally Posted by RawrNate View Post
Checked all of these.

1.) Newest drivers are installed from Nvidia's website, the 275.33 drivers
2.) SLI is enabled in the Nvidia Control Panel
3.) Motherboard is an EVGA X58 SLI LE - The cards are running in the x16 and x8 slots.

Perhaps it's my SLI Bridge Connector that's not functioning?
Your cards are on 16x and 8x slots? Maybe that's your problem there. So, your second monitor is not getting anything from the second card? Do you try switching the cards to see if both cards are working?

I'm willing to bet 16x and 8x slots are limiting your SLI performance. Getting a new, better motherboard especially with two 16x slots might be best solution for you.
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Your cards are on 16x and 8x slots? Maybe that's your problem there. So, your second monitor is not getting anything from the second card? Do you try switching the cards to see if both cards are working?

I'm willing to bet 16x and 8x slots are limiting your SLI performance. Getting a new, better motherboard especially with two 16x slots might be best solution for you.
I'm planning on getting the Asus Sabertooth, which has two x16 slots along with USB 3.0 and SATA III.
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i'd say keep them for a while longer. i have the same cards, and they overclock well.
if you havent allready, you can easily oc these babys to 850 on stock cooling for some extra performance before your next upgrade

i doubt the 8x slot is holding back your sli. i've read some benchmarks on that particular subject with these specific cards. and there should only be a 2-3fps difference from 2x 16x and 1x 16x + 1x 8x.
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i'd say keep them for a while longer. i have the same cards, and they overclock well.
if you havent allready, you can easily oc these babys to 850 on stock cooling for some extra performance before your next upgrade

i doubt the 8x slot is holding back your sli. i've read some benchmarks on that particular subject with these specific cards. and there should only be a 2-3fps difference from 2x 16x and 1x 16x + 1x 8x.
Exactly. x8 still delivers great bandwidth. OP, download GPU-Z and double check that your cards are at 16/8! If it isn't, well your motherboard is the problem, or the chipset.

If it is indeed running at x16/x8 or x8/x8, your motherboard is NOT the problem and you do NOT have to buy another one.

Try reinstalling the drivers, sometimes that works.
     
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Second card shouldn't output video in sli only in surround does th he second card output video
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OC your i7 to at least 4.0ghz. /thread nm..I just noticed you're at 4.2ghz.
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Why not just wait for the new cards?
January/Feb is a long ways off.
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