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So I've been playing Borderlands 2 for a week or two now, and ran fine on my sig rig. I updated drivers to 306.92 (or whatever) to run the game in SLi, now my screen flickers constantly in game with SLi on, but not with it off.

How can I fix this?

What I've tried:

V-Sync on and off.
Reseated the cards.
Reseated the bridge.

I've had this issue in other games and fixed it by messing with V-Sync. Either disabling in game and Nvidia control panel, disabling in game, and forcing through control panel, adding an SLi profile, none of that works here.

Any suggestions?
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Try the latest Beta

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-64bit-310.33-beta-driver.html
    
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Try the latest Beta
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-64bit-310.33-beta-driver.html

Tried it, and still have the same problems.
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Tried it, and still have the same problems.

Can u make a screenie of your issue and your Nvidia control panel / game settings?
    
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Can u make a screenie of your issue and your Nvidia control panel / game settings?

The issue doesn't show up in screen shots, already tried. And currently my settings are default.
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The issue doesn't show up in screen shots, already tried. And currently my settings are default.

Disable Sli and see if it continues.
    
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As I said in the OP, SLi causes the issue, I was running it on older drivers that didn't support SLi for the past couple of weeks and it ran fine, and when I disable it now, it also runs fine.
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Well, it works with SLi disabled, and the second card set for PhysX, but I'm getting an average of 30-50FPS.
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Well, it works with SLi disabled, and the second card set for PhysX, but I'm getting an average of 30-50FPS.

Borderlands 2 Is a CPU Heavy Game my 3770k @ 5.2ghz Bottlenecks my 2 Gtx 680s in it..

Only time i can hold 120fps is when im standing still looking at a wall..

If im in a gun battle i drop to 60 = 80fps.

On the note of SLI off and it works....

Set in NV Control panel Power management mode = Maximum power

Also look here

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gts_450_review_roundup,15.html

Those are Regular 450 models ti would use more power.

It looks like your pushing the PSUS limits And it could not be providing enough power causing an Issue..

Also here somebody with the same issue.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1307997/screen-flickering-evga-gtx-670-reference-sli/0_20

Ended up being a BAD SLI bridge.

Recommended Power Supply

Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTS 450

On your average system the card requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit.

GeForce GTS 450 in SLI

A second card requires you to add another ~100 Watts. You'll need a 600 Watt power supply unit.

If you are going to overclock massively, then we do recommend you purchase something with some more stamina.
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Originally Posted by Hokies83 View Post

Borderlands 2 Is a CPU Heavy Game my 3770k @ 5.2ghz Bottlenecks my 2 Gtx 680s in it..
Only time i can hold 120fps is when im standing still looking at a wall..
If im in a gun battle i drop to 60 = 80fps.
On the note of SLI off and it works....
Set in NV Control panel Power management mode = Maximum power
Also look here
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gts_450_review_roundup,15.html
Those are Regular 450 models ti would use more power.
It looks like your pushing the PSUS limits And it could not be providing enough power causing an Issue..
Recommended Power Supply
Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:
GeForce GTS 450
On your average system the card requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit.
GeForce GTS 450 in SLI
A second card requires you to add another ~100 Watts. You'll need a 600 Watt power supply unit.
If you are going to overclock massively, then we do recommend you purchase something with some more stamina.

That might have done it... However, after the driver update my afterburner no longer displays usage or temps for my GPU's, nor does any other program. frown.gif
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