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HELP! I think one of my Lightning 580s is done...

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I was playing some BF3 and my machine hard locked and so I had to shut it down. Upon power up it took longer than usual to come on. Ok... So I get back to desktop and Nvidia control panel is not recognizing SLI. Neither is After burner. Neither is GPU-Z. I go into BF3 and isn't either.

I restart again and this time it sounds like the GPU fans are cranked at 100% upon startup. Then it goes down a little but still sounds like they are at 70% when I'm typing this. I check Afterburner and it shows fan speed of 35% for the one card that is showing up. Both of the cards are showing the Blue LEDs and are on. What is going on here? Is my card done or is the PCI Slot?

I am so pissed right now :/
post #2 of 9
Have you tried booting up one card at a time?
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I haven't yet. I'm trying to calm down and came here looking to see what you guys think is going on :/
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What are the temps?
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Also check sli connector to be sure.
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Reseat everything.
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post #7 of 9
BF3 is also having some odd issues with my lightnings as well. I've had several hard locks and even did a full wipe of my ssd. Weird that its happening to another lightning sli owner...
post #8 of 9
I'll just be straight up, if afterburner or nVidia control panel is not recognising the second card, or GPU-Z, and you can't enable SLI, it's done.

The sure test would be to run the dodgy card on it's own in the system and see if your monitor displays a picture. If it's a black screen, she's shot.

Also, the SLI connector wouldn't cause these problems, just dodgy performance (you can actually run them in SLI without it, it just doesn't work well at all).

Check the power cables for burns, check the PCI-E slot for burns, sniff the card (weird I know, but there could be something damaged within it and you WILL smell it if it's popped) and if there is, RMA that mother. Stuff like this is covered under warranty from all major manufacturers.

Welcome to the PC, I guess. Just find comfort in the fact that you're not alone in your frustrations. Stuff like this is going to happen to all of us sooner or later. You gotta pay to play, and not just in money- bleeding-edge PC gaming often demands a lot of your patience and mental well-being at times, too.
Edited by lowfiwhiteguy - 10/30/11 at 11:20pm
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I have had similar problems with the newest nvidia drivers, random reboots and then cards not being recognized. If you are using them you could try rolling back and see if that helps at all.
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