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There may be something wrong with my bottom card. I cant change the order around since they are water cooled. Top card is always the primary card, cant change the "master" GPU. I've tried plugging in the DVI cable to the bottom card. No dice.

 

Is there anything I can do so I can just test/benchmark/stress the bottom card to rule out that is a hardware issue?

 

Top card runs fine btw. No crashes in FC3. As soon as I use SLI, the game crashes every 15-20 minutes or so.


Edited by youra6 - 2/26/13 at 9:22pm
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Just an idea: could you set your top card as a dedicated PhysX card and run something that uses it like some loops of Metro 2033's benchmark? I have no idea if a PhysX card can be used to drive a monitor though.
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Just an idea: could you set your top card as a dedicated PhysX card and run something that uses it like some loops of Metro 2033's benchmark? I have no idea if a PhysX card can be used to drive a monitor though.

 

Lol, never thought about that. Maybe that could work.

 

Metro benchmark crashes before even starting (software issue not hardware). Any other benchmarks that uses physx?


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Top card still primary card in Metro.

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Vantage maybe? Otherwise just any game that uses PhysX and has a built in benchmark (or just play the game for a while tongue.gif).

Edit: Wait, so the top card is still rendering rather than just doing PhysX? Odd, might be because it's driving the monitor I guess. You did disable SLI right tongue.gif? Have you tried using any of your secondary card's other outputs? Probably won't change a thing but it never hurts to try some things.
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