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Hey so I have a slight dilemma. My gtx 470(1) started showing some distortion (horizontal blue lines flickering). I normally would want to send this in for an RMA, but I cannot find the screws to attach the original heatsink instead of my waterblock. I would like to run the bottom card gtx 470(2) as the primary card. The only problem is, when both cards are plugged in the gtx470(2) will not display video, only the 470(1) does. If I unplug the gtx470(1) from the slot, then the 470(2) works fine with no distortion.

Is there a work around for this? I would just swap the locations of the cards, but that would be a bit of work, because I would have to disassemble my loop.

Edit: Nevermind, the bottom card is showing similar distortion problems now...it might be the motherboard, I'll have to swap that around to check
Edited by postama - 8/7/11 at 12:29pm
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Well, I see you have the same issue w/the bottom card, but for future reference it is possible to connect the monitor(s) to the bottom card in an SLI set. However, I don't think you actually can get any image until you get into Windows (no POST screens iow).
    
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hynix 250gb ssd (boot), 2tb deskstar (apps),1tb... plextor px-712sa - still the best optical drive... corsair h8o v2 aio W10 home 
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