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post #1401 of 1985
Dunno if the first page is updated, but this patch works great on my ASRock 870 Extreme3 mobo. Haven't had an issue with it at all.


Just waiting on the next patch to update drivers. Not a fan of modded drivers.
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post #1402 of 1985
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Originally Posted by Carcinogens;14758537 
Do I need to do this every time I boot to windows or just the once?

I know most of you guys must have way more experience with putting all of this together, and thank you for all the advice. I have a sneaking suspicion that maybe these two 460's I have are incompatible.

Card #1 is Zotac SE 768 megabyte 710MHZ 1800MHZ shader clock .975 volts
Card #2 is Zotac SE 768 megabyte 675 MHZ (lower shader clock, but exactly sure by how much) .987 voltage


I thought they were identical cards but it turns out they are slightly different. Anyone know if the different volts or clock is causing an incompatibility maybe?
There are a couple of things you should do to improve your setup:

- click "start", type in "msconfig", and press enter
- go to the "boot" tab, and set the SLI patch option as the default, and set the timeout to 0

You should also flash the bioses of the two cards so that they are the same. I use nvflash. What you'll need to do is:

- use nvflash to read your current bios
- make sure you save your current bios files in case you want to revert to stock
- use MSI afterburner to test the cards at the faster speed
- if it's stable, use nvflash to flash both cards to the faster speed
- the command I use in nvflash is "nvflash -i0 -4 -5 -6 bios.rom"
- to flash the second card, the command you use is "nvflash -i1 -4 -5 -6 bios.rom"
- I've got a USB drive all set up so that I can boot off of it into DOS to do all that stuff with nvflash; I don't think you can do it from within Windows (and even if you can I wouldn't recommend it)
- I also actually used FermiBiosEditor to overclock both of my GTX 460s to 850mhz on the core and 2100mhz on the memory at 1.087v

Good luck!

Thanks to the people who make the SLI patch possible by the way! wave2.gif
post #1403 of 1985
When you install the patch it should be automatically selected as default when you load windows. You can change your boot options in control panel.
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post #1404 of 1985
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Originally Posted by SickBeast;14760119 
There are a couple of things you should do to improve your setup:

- click "start", type in "msconfig", and press enter
- go to the "boot" tab, and set the SLI patch option as the default, and set the timeout to 0

You should also flash the bioses of the two cards so that they are the same. I use nvflash. What you'll need to do is:

- use nvflash to read your current bios
- make sure you save your current bios files in case you want to revert to stock
- use MSI afterburner to test the cards at the faster speed
- if it's stable, use nvflash to flash both cards to the faster speed
- the command I use in nvflash is "nvflash -i0 -4 -5 -6 bios.rom"
- to flash the second card, the command you use is "nvflash -i1 -4 -5 -6 bios.rom"
- I've got a USB drive all set up so that I can boot off of it into DOS to do all that stuff with nvflash; I don't think you can do it from within Windows (and even if you can I wouldn't recommend it)
- I also actually used FermiBiosEditor to overclock both of my GTX 460s to 850mhz on the core and 2100mhz on the memory at 1.087v

Good luck!

Thanks to the people who make the SLI patch possible by the way! wave2.gif

The above step I bolded, I would not set the timer to 0. There are occasions when you may need to boot your "vanilla" Windows 7/Vista in order to uninstall the drivers or SLI patch. If you set the timer to 0 it will make it harder to do so. I would set it to something like 3, won't sit there long, but will give you enough time to select your normal OS as boot.
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post #1405 of 1985
I have mine set to 2, makes getting into safe mode a ton easier.
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post #1406 of 1985
I just reinstalled and i need the patch... it seems i cant connect to the site :/ can someone send me the files? including the 280.36 modded drivers?

Thanks -kill
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post #1407 of 1985
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Originally Posted by kill;14764604 
I just reinstalled and i need the patch... it seems i cant connect to the site :/ can someone send me the files? including the 280.36 modded drivers?

Thanks -kill


280.26 Modded Drivers:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=62Z4BYMR

SLIPatch 1.5b:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OV2Z84DV
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post #1408 of 1985
Funny thing is... i found teh SLI patch but didnt install the Modded Driver.... and SLi works :/

On 280.26
Edited by kill - 8/30/11 at 4:25pm
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post #1409 of 1985
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Originally Posted by kill;14765918 
Funny thing is... i found teh SLI patch but didnt install the Modded Driver.... and SLi works :/

On 280.26

If you get flickering install the modded drivers.
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post #1410 of 1985
Are the links down for anyone else?
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