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post #41 of 45
maybe the cards conflict with each other in quad SLI b/c they are running SLI stock ....maybe they created the GX2 to do away with the need for 2 cards
but being the upgrade freaks that we are we have to be greedy and stick in 2 GX2s to see what we can push

if it was only u MHILL having this issue i would have looked for another reason but others appear to have the same probs

maybe in order to properly utilize quad SLI u need 4 physical cards
(could be completly wrong)

hope u get them firing on all cylinders though ...cos i would be pissed at those prices
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Originally Posted by {core2duo}werd View Post
here's my stock results
Ok this is just weird, your 1680x1050 run is a mere 2FPS faster which is sometimes the difference between one run and the next. But your 1900x1200 run is 8FPS avg faster!
 
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i found this......


"The GX2 performance matched that of GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB SLI. The real advantage to the GeForce 9800 GX2 is going to be its ability to allow NON-SLI motherboard owners a better performing alternative than the current 8800 GTX. ...The real star of the show however seems to be GeForce 8800 GT SLI which came very close to the performance of the 9800 GX2 for a lot less cash. " - HardOCP

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Test both cards seperatly...maybe one is dead??
LMAO Did you read the thread? He already did that.
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Mark I didn't buy the second card as I knew of the quad SLI issues. Actually, I had to RMA my 9800GX2 as it was overheating at 65c. Seriously the set up is fine. If anyone tells you that they are getting better performance out of quad SLI they are full of s*&). I got two friends that have a quad setup and both running 4.0GhZ on the CPU. Same damn problem. I figure with these cards, and going forward as well, one 9800GX2 with a water block is the best you can do until some newer cards come out this summer (physX is coming on board.) I was one of the most positive people on this card, but now I am waiting for the next "flagship."
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