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OK, Kids, I've got one for you.

Recently, I went SLI. I got a new motherboard, and a second xXx Edition 7600 GT. I got it up and running, I did a fresh install of Windows on my 7200.10 RAID0. It was running fine, my most recent 3dMark06 run was close to 6000.

Now to the problems. When I would unplug the machine, update drivers, change between SLI enable/disable, sometimes it would BSOD on me after a restart. Recently, I haven't been able to get into Windows at all. Usually booting into Safe Mode, then restarting would fix it, but the problem is getting worse, and I don't know what else to do.

What I've done:

Tried with just one card. This DOES NOT WORK at all! Both cards do not work separately in this board.

Clean off drivers. This sometimes works...

Boot with Last Known Good Configuration. This usually does not work, booting in Safe Mode usually works.

What I think:

The new card has a newer BIOS version. Maybe that is causing a problem?

-OR-

The board is bad. I think this because it doesn't boot with just one card. (Yes, the shadow card is in its place)

All of the specs in the Sig are up to date.

So what I am saying is HELP!!!

EDIT: Once it is up, it is up and runs like a champ, as long as no changes are made to drivers or video setup (SLI Switching)
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Have you tried disabling Fast Writes in bios?
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Have you tried disabling Fast Writes in bios?
I am not familiar with this, could you explain?
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post #4 of 37
Some nVidia cards have problem with Fast Writes Enabled, like mine is, and it gives me random freezes when FW is turned ON. This only applies to AGP cards however and since you didn't specify wether you have AGP or PCI-E, I'm assuing it is AGP.
Fast Writes you can disable either through Riva Tuner, or your mobo BIOS.
I'm sure you know how to enter your Bios, but every Bios is different, so I can't really help you find it there. It is usually, but not always, located under Advanced Chip Settings or something of that nature. Disable that and set Apperture size to 128MB. Also if you overclocked your CPU, lock your AGP Frequency to 66Mhz.
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post #5 of 37
i have fast writes on should i disable it? and should i have 128 appature too?
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I am running PCI-E, I thought that saying SLI would cover me there... I will look at the BIOS, though.
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post #7 of 37
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As for FastWrites, I did not see anything.

My big question is still: Why can't I boot in normal mode? (not SLI)
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post #8 of 37
Sorry, I thought you could SLI AGP cards as well, can you?
Anwywas, Justinone, if your card is working fine, leave it as it is.

Stevemc, since you can use your cards after safe mode blah blah, means that there is nothing wrong with your cards, probably just poor BIOS setup.
FastWrites is for AGP, you wont see it if you have PCI-E, however check your PCI-E frequency, I believe it should be set to 100Mhz? <--Might wanna google it.

Also, check if this is enabled [Control Panel/Display/Settings/Advanced/Troubleshoot/Enable write combining (uncheck it if checked and restart)] and vice versa.
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post #9 of 37
well i mean i wouldn't say fine because i can get choppy gameplay i was wondering if fast writes was the case or maybe some other hardware related.
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post #10 of 37
If you do get choppy gameplay, then you need to either enable vsync, defrag your hdd, get better drivers, lower game settings, etc.
Disabling Fast Writes wont hurt, since it is practicaly not doing anything, and yeah, depending on your video memory, your Apperture size should be about 64/128, however it doesn't play a significant role in performance, it is useful on older cards though.
You should be getting around 70 to 100fps in counterstrike source with settings maxed out.
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