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Just received my second GTX 570. I've enabled SLI in the NVIDIA Control Panel, updated my drivers to 285.68, did a BIOS update, overclocked to 870/1990. Is there anything else I'm missing or forgetting to do in order to maximize my performance?

For F@H, should I leave it enabled or disable SLI?
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post #2 of 10
I'm so jelly.
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post #3 of 10
all i did when i recieved my SLI was enabling it on nvidia control panel, and adjusting some OC.

you are good to go.
post #4 of 10
Welcome to the club. Remember to register that card in case you end up having to RMA it.

One thing that you should know is that their are options to change how the graphics cards render graphics in the nvidia control panel. This is help full when games have poor sli support or non at all. When getting poor SLI performance go to the nvidia control panel, manage 3D settings and then SLI rendering mode. Their are 2 options, try witch ever works best. Some times you have to do this for new game releases cause most of time drivers are not realest fast enough.
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u also put the bridge on right?
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Folding does not take advantage of SLI. Thus, you have to run the F@H client 1 on each of the GPUs. There is a guide on Stanford's website here to help you get started: http://folding.stanford.edu/English/WinGPUGuide

edit: to answer your question. You can leave it enabled with no impact to folding performance because, as stated above, F@H does not take advantage of SLI
    
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Awesome!!! Congrats man. SLI'd 570s is the best bang for your buck. I never looked back.
     
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by vcrazy View Post
Folding does not take advantage of SLI. Thus, you have to run the F@H client 1 on each of the GPUs. There is a guide on Stanford's website here to help you get started: http://folding.stanford.edu/English/WinGPUGuide

edit: to answer your question. You can leave it enabled with no impact to folding performance because, as stated above, F@H does not take advantage of SLI
true on the first part but what?
I have SLI enabled and still fold
I run one client, fah gpu tracker v2 with both gpu's going
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post #9 of 10
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Thanks everyone. Good to know about the rendering modes in the CP. Yeah, so far so good. Just played a little bit of BF3 and was getting 90-120 FPS; so I'm pretty satisfied with my purchase. Thanks again.
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post #10 of 10
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true on the first part but what?
I have SLI enabled and still fold
I run one client, fah gpu tracker v2 with both gpu's going
I have a copy of F@H client in a second folder, running separately for my 2nd GPU.

If F@H doesn't take advantage of SLI, how could you stress both GPUs at once using only 1 client? :

Are you using the systray version or console version of GPU3?

edit:
"SLI or Crossfire does not have to be disabled to run the GPU client. However, SLI and CF cannot be used to make a dual GPU card or cards perform like one super GPU. The SLI and CF link does not have enough bandwidth to support that functionality. Run one FAH GPU client for each GPU chip." source: http://folding.stanford.edu/English/WinGPUGuide (scroll down to where it says "Installation for a multi-GPU system (Systray Version)")
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