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Yes use the newest driver you can find. Also overclock the cards and see the Proformance Boost
Okay, Thanks mate. I'll try to get the cards to 700/1600/1800
But, ill think ill just see the same performance in single vs. dual again. just that now i'll get that 5% extra fps.
Edit: with what software can i OC my cards in SLi?
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Thats the settings i get best performance for..

What was your prior score?

And XP gives higher 3DMark than Vista
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Thats the settings i get best performance for..

What was your prior score?

And XP gives higher 3DMark than Vista
I've been on vista all the time.
My old score was 12.8k on 3dm06 (Sli) and 7.3k Non sli
Now im getting 6.8-ish(sli). i'm now trying 3dm01 and furmark.. post results in a few mins.
Edit: 60Fps avg in 3dm01 Nature @ Sli, 201 fps avg @ single
Edit2: changed rendering method(split frame), now 230 vs 201
Edited by dasparx - 7/1/08 at 1:18pm
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You need to set SLi Performance mode to either nVidia recommended, or Single GPU. Forceing split frame rendering is why your system's performance has dropped so significantly.

3DMark01SE can only use one of your graphics cards under Vista. This is because nVidia's SLi, and ATI's Crossfire, only allow support for multiple cards in DirectX 9, and above, and OpenGL. 3DMark01SE runs under DirectX 8.1, so only one card is able to be used under Vista.
Edited by t4ct1c47 - 7/1/08 at 1:24pm
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You need to set SLi Performance mode to either nVidia recommended, or Single GPU. Forceing split frame rendering is why your system's performance has dropped so significantly.
Actually, i get the best results with split frame.
And why set it to single gpu, that'd make SLi useless?
I'll try it anyway
Edit:
In CSS, there's no significant difference (all between 1 and 0.5fps difference.)
In 3dm01, split frame works best.
Testing 3dm06 now.
Edited by dasparx - 7/1/08 at 1:26pm
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Okay, Thanks mate. I'll try to get the cards to 700/1600/1800
But, ill think ill just see the same performance in single vs. dual again. just that now i'll get that 5% extra fps.
Edit: with what software can i OC my cards in SLi?
nTune or Rivatuner will work fine to overclock
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Actually, i get the best results with split frame.
And why set it to single gpu, that'd make SLi useless?
I'll try it anyway
"Single GPU" doesn't literally mean only one GPU is used when seleced in the nVidia control panel. It means that both graphics cards resources are pooled and concentrate on processing data for the whole frame, rather than half, or alternate frames.

Read my edit on how 3DMark01SE is affected under Vista.

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3DMark01SE can only use one of your graphics cards under Vista. This is because nVidia's SLi, and ATI's Crossfire, only allow support for multiple cards in DirectX 9, and above, and OpenGL. 3DMark01SE runs under DirectX 8.1, so only one card is able to be used under Vista.
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"Single GPU" doesn't literally mean only one GPU is used when seleced in the nVidia control panel. It means that both graphics cards resources are pooled and concentrate on processing data for the whole frame, rather than half, or alternate frames.

Read my edit on how 3DMark01SE is affected under Vista.
But still, im getting more fps when forcing splitmode. i'll give you a screenshot.
Edit:i see now, split gives best sli performance, but its just 2-3fps better than signle.
But anyways, why isnt my 3dm06 score higher when i enable SLi?
before it was, now it isnt.

Well, going to bed now, be back tomorrow.
Edited by dasparx - 7/1/08 at 1:41pm
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these are my settings
how do you get these settings? all i have on nvidia controle pannel is adjust 3d settings with preview under 3d settings
Edited by headcrabcake - 7/1/08 at 2:45pm
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how do you get these settings? all i have on nvidia controle pannel is adjust 3d settings with preview under 3d settings
Make sure you have the latest stable nvidia drivers and have it view with the advance mode settings and it should show up all those menus for you when you go into Nvidia Control Panel.

Uninstall the normal way in Windows and go to Safe Mode with Driver Cleaner Pro/Driver Sweeper. Restart. Go back into normal Windows and install new drivers.
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