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Hi all,

Ive just reecently done a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and just put my nvidia drivers on for my dual 8800M GTX's in my Dell XPS M1730.

When i enable SLi when windows finishes loading it just BSOD's its fine in single card mode, i have the latest Nvidia drivers so any ideas?
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Power shortage?
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Try some different drivers. Make sure to use Driver Sweeper to clear out the old drivers. Also make sure to not install (or if you have already, uninstall) the Stereoscopic 3D driver as I've heard it can cause problems on Win7.

What I do is extract the downloaded driver file from Nvidia and then delete the Stereoscopic 3D Driver executable and the Physx executable (if you already have the latest version) so that it only installs the GPU driver.

It's not an overclocked system, and I'm guessing you haven't overclocked your GPU's right?
     
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Make sure that SLI is enabled in BIOS and that both cards are running at 16x.
 
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I have a GTX 295 and I cant get it to work with Dual GPU...it causes driver errors...or BSOD on the driver... Any solutions about the matter? Does Center spectrum has to do with it?
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post #6 of 8
maybe start your own thread and not hijack somebody elses?

Anyways i doubt its a power issue since Dell wouldnt likely put in SLI and not give it enough juice to run. I would also recommending changing drivers first using driversweep in safemode to delete the old one
Edited by youra6 - 11/6/09 at 8:44pm
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post #7 of 8
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im pretty sure this is a driver problem as i had to remove the physx part of the driver just to make it stable with no sli enabled if i enable sli i get a bsod after windows finishes loading the part just before you enter your password if you have one.

If this is so its going to be pretty pants not being able to enable my physx card and sli
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post #8 of 8
try enabling it after changing powersettings to high performance..
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