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So strange, has to be the 285.xx drivers. Ever since I switched over to them I have been experiencing this problem. I thought it was only in BF3 but now it seems like any game I try to play. If I load it up in SLI, once the games get passed the videos and to the actual menus it just locks up on me. If i disable SLI or have only one card in it works no problem. I spent hours today trying to figure it out but I can't say it's anything other then the 285 drivers. I tried stock cpu settings, raising/lowering ioh as it was giving me a 116 bsod, increasing the voltage to the cards, tried with only one card and with both of them, and I don't believe its my PSU. Anyone having this problem?

Now I know i can just go back to the old drivers which im gonna try, but then I won't be able to play BF3 or Arkham City which is why I'm trying to resolve this...

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi...
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have you tried doing a clean install of video drivers?
uninstall all vga drivers, afterwards get driver cleaner, boot into safe mode.

use driver cleaner to delete any remnants of the old vga driver.. restart

then reinstall the drivers.

Might work.. and hope it does
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If the above doesn't fix it, test each card by itself. I have more than one 4xx series go bad and start causing lockups.
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have you tried doing a clean install of video drivers?
uninstall all vga drivers, afterwards get driver cleaner, boot into safe mode.

use driver cleaner to delete any remnants of the old vga driver.. restart

then reinstall the drivers.

Might work.. and hope it does
Thanks for mentioning it, but I tried this a few times as well. =(
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If the above doesn't fix it, test each card by itself. I have more than one 4xx series go bad and start causing lockups.
I have tried this too. I put in each card one at a time while running games to make sure but they both handle BF3 at Ultra setting hitting around 80* no problem.
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what varajo said...

check each card separately.. only way to isolate what the problem might be (stress test each of them.. run a loop of unigine or something similar)

EDIT: hmmm.. i'll get back to you in this thread after i grab some coffee and think
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I can't be the only one whose had this problem. Anyone else that can give me an idea as to what it could be? It's killing me!

I just spent a few more hours at it, I reinstalled windows and changed sli connectors, yet still the same.
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post #8 of 13
Can be the SLi bridge as well.

Edit 2:
Just saw about the SLi bridge. Ran out of ideas, did you format yet?
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Can be the SLi bridge as well.

Edit 2:
Just saw about the SLi bridge. Ran out of ideas, did you format yet?
You ninja'd me.
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As the SLI was working perfectly before upgrading to 285.62, I suggest going back to 280.26 (at least for diagnostic purpose). If it works without problem, then this eliminates any possibility of a hardware fault.

The worst case scenario is that you will have to use this 280.26 instead of the 285.62. I do not think you cannot play BF3 and Batman Arkham City. The older driver is not optimized but it should still allow you to play through those games. The framerate would be not as high but a pair of GTX470 SOC should give you very decent fps anyway.

BTW, when you did the driver upgrade, how did you do it? What procedure did you use?
Edited by windfire - 10/27/11 at 8:34pm
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