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My friend and I are attempting to get Quad SLI working on his new rig, he's using Vista Ultimate 64-bit, 4 gigs of RAM, Stock Q6600, and two stock XFX 9800GX2's. We've tried the 17*.74 drivers, and those make us get a black screen after windows loads, we don't even get into the desktop.

Any suggestions?
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Could it be that the 680i doesn't support Quad SLI?
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post #3 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillard13 View Post
Could it be that the 680i doesn't support Quad SLI?
im pretty sure it doesnt,
that is most likely why
    
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The 680 supports Quad SLI because it's only 2 cards. 7950Gx2 ran in quad SLI on a 680, it just wasn't to good. Did you try the latest beta drivers?
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post #5 of 9
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Nevermind, problem solved....thanks guys!
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post #6 of 9
howd u fix it?
    
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Quote:
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howd u fix it?
Reformat...lol
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2 Raptors X's in RAID 0 and 1 WD Caviar 160gb LG DVD/CD Lightscribe Windows XP Professional SP2 Samsung T240 24" 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillard13 View Post
Reformat...lol
That fixes everything
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Pioneer BD-XL R/RW External Corsair H100 Antek Kuhler 620 Windows 7 U. x64 
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BenQ E2200W OCZ Modx whatever 700w Thermaltake Armor A30 Internal WiFi 
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1.3 GHz Intel Celeron 867 Samsung proprietary Intel HD Graphics 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 
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Intel 730 Segate Baracuda 750 WD 500GB Laptop Samsung 22x DVD+DL LightScribe 
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Pioneer BD-XL R/RW External Corsair H100 Antek Kuhler 620 Windows 7 U. x64 
MonitorPowerCaseOther
BenQ E2200W OCZ Modx whatever 700w Thermaltake Armor A30 Internal WiFi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1.3 GHz Intel Celeron 867 Samsung proprietary Intel HD Graphics 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillard13 View Post
Reformat...lol
rofl good stuff
now bench that thing
    
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