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I just got another gts 450 the other day and popped it in my rig. Before I had it dead island was choppy and after I put it in it was still laggy. Is it the refresh rate for my monitor or the res I am playing at? Because in tf2 I am getting 100+ fps at all times.

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dead island has been really dodgey from day 1 so im guessing that it isn't optimised for SLI?

tbh not all games see much of an improvement unfortunately.

But if your gaming why go for a GTS450? :\\ I mean thats more general/multimedia performance
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dead island has been really dodgey from day 1 so im guessing that it isn't optimised for SLI?

tbh not all games see much of an improvement unfortunately.

But if your gaming why go for a GTS450? :\\ I mean thats more general/multimedia performance
I was on a budget and already had 1 gts 450 and honestly 1 was probably fine for my needs, but I ended up finding another one for a low price.
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post #4 of 20
fair enough

but like i said dead island did have alot of issues when it came out so maybe its a compatability issue? in the nvidia control pannel you can add the SLI overlay (i can't remember where it is but I'll say when I get home) that should tell you if SLI is working or if theres an issue
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post #5 of 20
Have you tried BFBC2? it would work your dual core hard

as stated not all games support dual cards COD4 MW had an option in the setup menu for multi GPU
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post #6 of 20
I wouldn't be surprised if you were also noticing, or will notice micro-stutter due to the lower end type cards with their limited memory size.
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what VRAM are they?
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post #8 of 20
As said before Dead Island is a bad game to test your SLI on. It has had problems since day one with multi card setups. Try Crysis 2 or BFBC2.
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post #9 of 20
Agreed with everyone else. Dead Island is not a great game to test SLI performance. I would try it on Crysis 2, BFBC2 and games like that that really take graphics to the next level.
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Now That I am looking at my clocks on my cards, its reading my second car at 51mhz/ 135mhz!? Why is it doing that?
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