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So I just bought a second GPU to SLI, the Gainward GTX670 Phantom.

I ran into an issue when using them.

When I initially instyalled it, I had the SLI bridge plugged into the rearmost port on the cards, and then when I went to play games, I got massive flickering. One fix I read was to try flipping the bridge around, which I did. SO I got red flickering.

I then moved the bridge to the second set of ports, closer to the front of the card. No problems at all now.

What I want to know is, is this fairly normal? Or, more accurately, is it something i can not worry about? Or do I have to look at maybe RMAing the card? And does it affect the performace of the SLI, having the bridge on the second ports?
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Bump.
That is quite strange, no real explanation, just don't complain basically.
In the great words of some dead guy, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it".
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That is quite strange, no real explanation, just don't complain basically.
In the great words of some dead guy, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it".

Not really complaining, lol, but just wondering if that could lead to issues down the line, like when my warranty expires.

I think if I had to buy a new card in a year, my wife would shoot me.
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Not really complaining, lol, but just wondering if that could lead to issues down the line, like when my warranty expires.

I think if I had to buy a new card in a year, my wife would shoot me.
Having the SLI bridge on the quote unquote "wrong ports" should cause absolutely no damage. I would monitor your voltages, temps, memory and core clock speeds of each card just in case, but you should be good. And also by the time the warrenty expires in 2 years, your going to need/want a new card anyways. wink.gif
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Having the SLI bridge on the quote unquote "wrong ports" should cause absolutely no damage. I would monitor your voltages, temps, memory and core clock speeds of each card just in case, but you should be good. And also by the time the warrenty expires in 2 years, your going to need/want a new card anyways. wink.gif

So Im gonna assume by your use of qutotations, I have no need to worry about performance hits?

Actually, why does it have two SLI ports? Is that for when people want three way SLI?
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So Im gonna assume by your use of qutotations, I have no need to worry about performance hits?

Actually, why does it have two SLI ports? Is that for when people want three way SLI?
It has 2 for each card in case people want to do tri or quad SLI configurations. Basically it would look like this (if you were to do it with a bunch of single bridges)

Tri SLI
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Quad SLI

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But people buy the bridges that cover all the ports, just so it doesn't look so stupid. At least this is what I understand of it. Dont take my word.
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It has 2 for each card in case people want to do tri or quad SLI configurations. Basically it would look like this (if you were to do it with a bunch of single bridges)

Tri SLI
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Quad SLI

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But people buy the bridges that cover all the ports, just so it doesn't look so stupid. At least this is what I understand of it. Dont take my word.

Ah ok. Well, I dont think I'll be worrying about Tri or quad SLi anytime soon haha.

Also, on an unrelated note, your profile .gif was perfectly in time to the Daft Punk song I was just listening to.
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Ah ok. Well, I dont think I'll be worrying about Tri or quad SLi anytime soon haha.

Also, on an unrelated note, your profile .gif was perfectly in time to the Daft Punk song I was just listening to.
IKR, the song was either DaFunk or One More Time, forget which.
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