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*completely rewritten OP*

now, fullscreen=every other frame is 90% red, so flashing like a red strobe light. Other frames are normal.

I flipped the SLI bridge around and pushed down on the GPUs. The SLI bridge is too long, so it bends upwards a bit dramatically.

at one point I disconnected my monitor and hooked it to the second GPU and I got a rainbow screen.
after that I flipped the sli bridge and am able to play full screen but again, flashing red. temperatures are just fine.

as soon as i go to windowed mode the problem dissappears and I get tru SLI frame rates (just about double from my single card)

I am going to test to see if the second GPU is faulty, but that still makes no sense considering the fact that it runs so damn well in window.
Edited by civilian_pr0ject - 11/1/11 at 3:32pm
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In the resolution setup, is your display, connection type and refresh rate correct?
Test games with each card seperatly. Test both cards in all your PCI-E slots. These tests will tell you if you have a faulty GPU or PCIE slot.

Next, try using a HDMI cable and see what happenes.
After that, test with no SLI bridge and see if the issue still happenes. This will tell yuo if the SLI cable is broke.
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the latest drivers could be the issue. maybe try the 266 drivers as i have heard they have been the most stable. also make sure your card/s are seated properly. also check voltages going to each card and overclock(if applicable)
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A little over 2 hours of unigine heaven WINDOWED 1680x1050 default settings ran smooth, max heat on card one 72C, card 2 61C, at 1.050v and stock clocks.

scored almost 1600 on the benchmark which is pleasing, average 63FPS, max 140

the highest my 560 Ti ever scored solo in unigine was about 960 on an overclock that later proved quite unstable, so this is great news in terms of performance for me.

i think this shows that there is nothing wrong with the SLI hardware, because i am still running my windowed unigine, now closer to 2 and half hours straight, and GPU usage stays at 99% except for a few simple scenes where it drops.

this must be a full screen driver issue of some kind... but the problem is so dramatic.

either the second a 3d program launches the screen is black with a green haze covering all but a strip of the bottom 15% of the screen, or the program launches and flickers rapidly and intense and then crashes in about 30 seconds.

i'll try older drivers, but i did try to launch a 266.66 driver that was sitting on my desktop and it said unsupported graphics hardware.

can you recommend another driver to try?
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i disabled SLI to install the new (technically older) drivers. The SLI tab dissappeared afterwards and didn't come back with the new drivers. -_-
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Try Geforce 285.62 WQHL Drivers(Idk what you got now) Also do a clean install.
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those are the first ones i tried, clean install every time...

would it make sense to plug the monitor cable into the second card or something?
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direct x function "getdeviceremovedreason" failed with DXGI_ERROR_RESET: device reset due to a badly formed commant.. GPU: "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560", Driver: 28538


copy of the error message im getting lately

EDIT:
*completely rewritten OP*

now, fullscreen=every other frame is 90% red, so flashing like a red strobe light. Other frames are normal.

I flipped the SLI bridge around and pushed down on the GPUs. The SLI bridge is too long, so it bends upwards a bit dramatically.

at one point I disconnected my monitor and hooked it to the second GPU and I got a rainbow screen.
after that I flipped the sli bridge and am able to play full screen but again, flashing red. temperatures are just fine.

as soon as i go to windowed mode the problem dissappears and I get tru SLI frame rates (just about double from my single card)

I am going to test to see if the second GPU is faulty, but that still makes no sense considering the fact that it runs so damn well in window.
Edited by civilian_pr0ject - 10/26/11 at 4:26pm
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Originally Posted by civilian_pr0ject;15465500 
direct x function "getdeviceremovedreason" failed with DXGI_ERROR_RESET: device reset due to a badly formed commant.. GPU: "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560", Driver: 28538


copy of the error message im getting lately

EDIT:
*completely rewritten OP*

now, fullscreen=every other frame is 90% red, so flashing like a red strobe light. Other frames are normal.

I flipped the SLI bridge around and pushed down on the GPUs. The SLI bridge is too long, so it bends upwards a bit dramatically.

at one point I disconnected my monitor and hooked it to the second GPU and I got a rainbow screen.
after that I flipped the sli bridge and am able to play full screen but again, flashing red. temperatures are just fine.

as soon as i go to windowed mode the problem dissappears and I get tru SLI frame rates (just about double from my single card)

I am going to test to see if the second GPU is faulty, but that still makes no sense considering the fact that it runs so damn well in window.

That SLI bridge i gave you can bend as much as it wants. Its meant to do that. It work with my gtx 460 sli . So idk whats up then frown.gif
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hmm it may have been damaged or something
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-653916.html

guy with similar issues (only fullscreen) fixed by new SLI bridge.

or just doesnt want to cooperate with my gigabyte board and msi cards frown.gif

if i have it reversed it runs the game but every other frame is red.
if i have it regular way i get a greenish black screen and a crash.

now that i have SLI connected i'm gonna yank the bridge and see if i can run SLI without it.
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