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hello there. I have a regular evga 460 as my main card and i bought a 460 SE to run SLI but I installed it and updated drivers and put in the SLI bridge but the SLI option never appeared in the Nvidia control panel. I've rollbacked and even gone to beta drivers. nothing works. my PC recognizes both cards but only runs the main 460. Solution?
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No, you can't. They have to be the same card. The regular 1gb 460 and the 768 won't SLI, either, as they have different memory bandwith. The SE has a cluster of shaders disabled, so they're different.

You should return it and grab a compatible card.
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post #3 of 10
2x 460 SE
2x 460 768mb
2x 460 1GB

Those are the mix you can do.


Edited by Sp33d Junki3 - 8/9/11 at 2:09am
    
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No, they are different cards, IMO Nvidia should have named them differently to avoid this kind of confusion.
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Its already been mentioned, you cannot.
    
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As for a solution, you need to return your GTX 460 SE and buy the same card you have. That is the only option you have.

I know it sucks.
    
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post #7 of 10
NO u can't it has to be the same card.
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Ok this may be a bit offtopic but i've saw 460 SE v2 on the nvidia download site .
Is this a new card or just a new revision of 460se ?
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TBH it really seems like it should totally be *physically* possible. Just having different shader clusters shouldn't prevent the cards from working in tandem ... considering you can do a 5830 + 5870 and those are different SP count and ROP count.

This being said, although like I say I'm 99% sure it's physically possible ... nV might just not allow it.

I wonder though what would happen if one were to flash the SE with the regular 460 bios? Not telling you to do so, but just academically I wonder
    
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TBH it really seems like it should totally be *physically* possible. Just having different shader clusters shouldn't prevent the cards from working in tandem ... considering you can do a 5830 + 5870 and those are different SP count and ROP count.

This being said, although like I say I'm 99% sure it's physically possible ... nV might just not allow it.

I wonder though what would happen if one were to flash the SE with the regular 460 bios? Not telling you to do so, but just academically I wonder
I'd be willing to bet that it's cut with a laser. The 460 is cut from 384 to 336. The SE is just cut further.

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