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you can see my comp specs in my sig
i have another 8500 now, and am trying to SLI them
they are from diff manufacturers, and the newer one is a 512 mb version
(older is 256, but from nvidia documentation, they say that if you put the lower memory card in the primary slot, the other one will be auto set to the lower one's specs)
i know they can still be SLI'd
and windows detects both of them in device manager
(the 8500 has no SLI bridge)
i have no way of enabling sli, there is no option to do so in nvidia controll panel, please help?
Edited by ragugh - 6/5/08 at 9:31pm
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post #2 of 17
is there a reversible card on the motherboard to enable sli?

both 512mb cards?

option in bios?

newest drivers?

any of these could be the issue.
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post #3 of 17
There's a card on the mobo you have to flip in order to enable SLI on that board.
post #4 of 17
No SLi Bridge no SLi...
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post #5 of 17
nope, the lower end cards are bridgeless.
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Like this except yours is red I think.
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see the red-colored rectangle? flip the switch on that
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post #8 of 17
Some cards do not need a bridge.

Lower end cards have a lower bandwidth requirment, and thus can be SLI'd through the board. The bridge is to enable higher-end cards to directly communicate.
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=p. Go team
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post #10 of 17
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lol, i have already flipped the card as needed.
and, in my bios you can either make SLI auto or off.
thats all
and my bios is either newest, or pretty new, because i updated it not too long ago
i just a bit ago rebooted into safe mode, uninstalled my drivers, rebooted back into safe mode, then installed the drivers again
and, still no success

any more help?
im dying to get this working
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