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980Ti SLI and M2 SSD on Gigabyte G1 Gaming 7 Z170 not enough PCIe lanes ? need help !

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Hello guys I have a problem making my new 6700k Z170 platform working as it should.
I just Installed new board/CPU memory M2 SSD and 2nd 980Ti all seems ok apart from the fact that I cant get SLI working.
Nvidia control panel does not open it gives an error ''You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU''
when I check device manager one card is ok but second one gives following error, ''This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)''
My initial thought was it's the driver but I've tried multiple times, clean install, removing drivers in safe mode, I even re installed W10 and still no luck mad.gif
Could it be that my M2 NVE SSD is causing that ?
I tried changing slot for SSD as my board has two M2 slots but it makes no difference, I also disconnected all my other drives nothing seems to help ..... I'm on the end of my rope here
I was pretty sure that 6700k/Z170 has 16 PCI lanes + 20 from chipset and I would be able to run 980Ti SLI + M2 SSD easily
I would really appreciate some help here mad.gif

This is the board I have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128835

and SSD

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-214-SA
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Which slots have you put your graphics cards in?

PS: Second link doesn't work.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post

Which slots have you put your graphics cards in?

PS: Second link doesn't work.

I have cards in slot 1 and 2

Anyway I've solved it, after all that messing about (spent hours on it) it turned out to be a BIOS update axesmiley.png

P.S Might be good to leave this for some other poor sods that might have same problem with this board.
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Hello Robotdevil666,

I have a similar setup to yours except I only have the 1 980ti gaming G1, I am just wondering what performance do you get in 4k in GTA5? I am considering installing a second 980Ti for SLI. Are you happy with the results your getting?
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