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To answer, Nitteo. Yes, the bridge is still required. And, it could have an issue (anything can break), and it's cheaper/easier to check than another video card Also, you had scores with each separate card, so they both seem to work.

Is that the newest BIOS for your motherboard? It's definitely something with the SLI somewhere, could just be driver immaturity for Vista causing. Easiest thing to check would be to run it with XP and see what you get with the newest XP drivers.
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To answer, Nitteo. Yes, the bridge is still required. And, it could have an issue (anything can break), and it's cheaper/easier to check than another video card Also, you had scores with each separate card, so they both seem to work.

Is that the newest BIOS for your motherboard? It's definitely something with the SLI somewhere, could just be driver immaturity for Vista causing. Easiest thing to check would be to run it with XP and see what you get with the newest XP drivers.
The mobo bios is the lastest from ASUS > 1102.

As for SLI on Beta Drivers: 3dmark06 on the 158.43: 12,944
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Doing some searches real quick for other Vista/Ultra/Quad 06 benches.

CPU at 3.438 GHz, Ultra @ stock. 14592 total. I think this is a single Ultra
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Hmm ouch. I think you'd be really mad if I told you what I get with my E6300 and one HD 2900XT 11684

You have any spare bridges you can try? Both cards are getting all the juice they need right?
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Hmm ouch. I think you'd be really mad if I told you what I get with my E6300 and one HD 2900XT 11684

You have any spare bridges you can try? Both cards are getting all the juice they need right?
Nice score.

I would hope so, I installed a 1000w PSU last night. The previous 850w would shut off the system running 3dmark06 on SLI!
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Dang man well all I can think of is driver issues.
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You're sure both are running in x16 mode, yes? Check the nvidia control panel and go to 'system info' or whatever and it should tell you.
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Nice score.

I would hope so, I installed a 1000w PSU last night. The previous 850w would shut off the system running 3dmark06 on SLI!
Wait what type of PSU was that 850w? Even 850w should be MORE than enough to run your rig...
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You're sure both are running in x16 mode, yes? Check the nvidia control panel and go to 'system info' or whatever and it should tell you.
Both cards are installed on x16 PCIe slots on the Striker...Is there a setting in the bios that would possible make them run on x8? I cleared Cmos and returned everything to default before benching.
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Wait what type of PSU was that 850w? Even 850w should be MORE than enough to run your rig...
Definitely... please tell us the PSU.
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