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post #1 of 11
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How do I see that SLI is activated in my rig.
I mean I have enabled SLI in bios and at the NVIDIA CONTROL PANEL. How do I understand that?
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post #2 of 11
As long as you have two vid cards, and the control panel says SLI is activated, you're up. Easiest way to tell is benchmark it.
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Ok I am trying that now. Lets see how much high will that go. Thanx pal
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post #4 of 11
Sorry I couldn't be more descriptive on how to tell. It's kind of like me with my crossfire setup..."is it working?" I can tell it is running right when I game because both cards ramp up their cooling fans...and in Vista, the slave card does not react (because ATI's Catalyst Control Center doesn't even show a crossfire menu option to enable it).
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Just ran a PcMark on my sli. Well the increase in performance was at 50% more. Is this what i should expect?
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post #6 of 11
Definitely, it's working as it should be.
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post #7 of 11
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is 50% a good increase? I thought it should go at 70% or so. what do u think?
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
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is 50% a good increase? I thought it should go at 70% or so. what do u think?

nah. no way it would go up that much.
cant complain..
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
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is 50% a good increase? I thought it should go at 70% or so. what do u think?
Considering 3DMark also benches your processor, it should only go up about 50% or so. I went from 3500 to 5490 when I threw in a 2nd 7600GT.
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post #10 of 11
Also you can see it work in games in the control panel at the top click advanced then at the top 3D settings and show sli visual indicators while your gaming you can see it working.
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