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post #491 of 1985
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Originally Posted by popson View Post
Hello, looking for some help here. When I run SLIpatch 0.9b, I recieve a message "Unable to get boot information". (here is a screenshot)

Some details:
-Asus p5q3 board
-gtx280 card
-Nvidia Drivers 260.99
-Win7x64, fully updated

I should point out that I don't have a second gtx280 yet, but I'd prefer to be able to apply the patch right now. I haven't been able to find anyone else with the same issue. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction to troubleshoot this.

Thanks,
popson
Fill out your system specs in the user control panel, on the left click on "edit system".

Ok, your issue is the patch with one card. I know this, because I've had terrible luck running the patch, especially w/ one card even If chose to load normal windows 7. so, to make it plain and simple: Don't install the patch if your only running one card! The Nvidia driver will work with one card as long as you have an available pcie 2.0 slot. Once you have your 2nd card, then install the patch, reboot, select "SLI Windows 7..." or the like, and viola, test your cards for stability and that both gpu are in use.
Edited by wermad - 11/8/10 at 10:38pm
post #492 of 1985
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Fill out your system specs in the user control panel, on the left click on "edit system".

Ok, your issue is the patch with one card. I know this, because I've had terrible luck running the patch, especially w/ one card even If chose to load normal windows 7. so, to make it plain and simple: Don't install the patch if your only running one card! The Nvidia driver will work with one card as long as you have an available pcie 2.0 slot. Once you have your 2nd card, then install the patch, reboot, select "SLI Windows 7..." or the like, and viola, test your cards for stability and that both gpu are in use.
Thanks for the response, but I've determined the issue. My boot information (bootmgr, /boot, etc) was located on a small partition which was not assigned a drive letter. I gave it a random drive letter with disk management, and sure enough I can apply the patch now. It was rather frustrating to troubleshoot!

I will take note of your remark though, and hold off on installing the patch until the second card arrives. Thanks.
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post #493 of 1985
If anyone has been succesful with this SLI hack with a BIOSTAR TA890FXE motherboard, please post here. I am debating whether to ask Santa Claus() for a second GTX 460 this year!
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post #494 of 1985
sli gtx 470 worked on my Asus Crosshair IV Formula 890fx board
post #495 of 1985
Anyone tried 2 GTX 400 series cards in an ep45-ud3p board yet?

I have 2 470's but it's not seeing the one in the second slot.. Both cards are confirmed working and sli in my other system fine, but device manager shows nada on the ep45, just 1 GTX 470..

Either work by themselves, and any other card but the 470 in the second slot shows up fine. even the 2 GTX 280's I have show up and can sli in this board with the hack, but I get nothing on 2 470's.. just see's 1 card. :/

Am I missing a step or something here?
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post #496 of 1985
bios update for the mb? does gpuz only show one gtx 470 regardless if you have the hack installed or not?
post #497 of 1985
yes, and device manager only shows 1 card as well, but if i take out the second 470 and put in a 9800gt per se, it shows up fine, put the second 470 back in, only 1 470 comes up.

Tried scanning for new hardware, got nothing. updated the bios to the latest bios, no change. took both cards out and put them in a different system, x58 system and they work and sli fine. put them back in mine, 1 card.. try 1 at a time, they both work, but together, just 1 shows up..

Gigabyte tech support is saying to RMA the board.. but every other card combo i try works.. just not these two 470's for some reason :/
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post #498 of 1985
about the only things i havent tried that i've heard may possibly work is:

1. reinstalling the drivers
(don't think this would make a difference if the second card doesn't even show up in device manager no matter what i do..

And 2.
Connect another monitor to the second card before i boot the machine.
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post #499 of 1985
sounds like a mobo issue, any new updates for it? flash your bios if necessary. Even when the hack was not installed, both my gtx 470 showed up in gpuz, cpuz, & device manager.

try putting one gtx 470 in the orange pcie 2.0 8x slot first, install the nvidia driver, try 257.21 first. (for me this was the best driver with the older patch 0.8b to run). reboot, make sure the driver and fermi are full load in msi afterburner when you run kombuster or furmark. then shutdown, install the 2nd gtx 470 in the blue pcie 2.0 16x slot. install patch (try 0.8b) first, reboot, select sli and check if two cards are showing up. if all else fails, rma it. good luck
post #500 of 1985
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If anyone has been succesful with this SLI hack with a BIOSTAR TA890FXE motherboard, please post here. I am debating whether to ask Santa Claus() for a second GTX 460 this year!

Someone?
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