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Having some teething problems atm.

3x eVGA 8800 Ultras on an eVGA 790i mobo

What drivers would you suggest?

ATM XP is seeing all 3 cards but not allowing us to enable SLI on them.

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You may have to go with Vista as I know that there is more stability under that platform with Tri-SLI.

Try PM'ing littlratt. he has his rig up and running.
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I had to use Vista with my 3 ultra's =)


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Having some teething problems atm.

3x eVGA 8800 Ultras on an eVGA 790i mobo

What drivers would you suggest?

ATM XP is seeing all 3 cards but not allowing us to enable SLI on them.

HELP
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post #4 of 7
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bugger bugger and bugger!

I really don't wanna start installing Vista at this time of night!

Currently downloading the 174.60 drivers, give them a try!

Actually, can anyone give me a definate answer, does Tri - SLI work in XP?
    
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Tri-SLI will not work in XP. XP is only capable of using 2 GPU's at a time. No matter what drivers are used. Even drivers coded by Jesus himself can't get past the 2 GPU limitation in XP. Sorry =o(, a Vista install is soon peeking over your horizon!
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post #6 of 7
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Managed to do some quick benchmarks in XP with the 3rd card disabled but yeh, we basically found out the hard way that XP Won't support 3 cards (not with SLI enabled anyway).

I'll post up the results over the weekend!
    
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I recently installed 8800 GTX in Tri-SLI mode on an EVGA 790i board. When I run 3DMark, I do not see any improvement on the FPS. In fact the FPS appear to have gone down. Am I missing something? I already used nTune to turn on the Tri-SLI mode and 3DMark shows SLIx3 on the screen when I run it..help...anyone?
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