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ok nvidia all uninstalled. I used Driver sweep to look what files where left behind. Many files were left behind. I had to remove them to be sure. Installing new drivers now.
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Dam it, windows just installed Nvidia drivers with other updates. PC restarted then i got a blank blue screen and had to press reset. What do i do with the drivers windows downloaded? Should i reomove them? if so, how do i totally remove them?
NO do not try to remove the drivers Windows installed or used.

Try starting up with only one card installed.

If that works (and it should), then install the latest Forceware. Then shut down, add the second card, and restart. Let Windows do what it's going to do. Then REINSTALL the same forceware package on top (no uninstall) to make sure you get the latest driver installed on the second card. Then restart.

You should be fine then.

With a fresh install of Windows, you should always just let windows install a video driver. And you want to have only one card in your system until after you install the latest forceware and shut down.
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What i do is just uninstall the previous nvidia drivers using the control panel, then restart and use driver sweeper, restart again and install.

Never had a problem this way.

Also, no stuttering using my GTX 470.. My 2nd card is arriving today and hopefully i will get no micro-stuttering.
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NO do not try to remove the drivers Windows installed or used.

Try starting up with only one card installed.

If that works (and it should), then install the latest Forceware. Then shut down, add the second card, and restart. Let Windows do what it's going to do. Then REINSTALL the same forceware package on top (no uninstall) to make sure you get the latest driver installed on the second card. Then restart.

You should be fine then.

With a fresh install of Windows, you should always just let windows install a video driver. And you want to have only one card in your system until after you install the latest forceware and shut down.
Hi am sorry i don't understand what forceware is? is it the Nvidia control panel and driver package? So i run 1 card in the system, install drivers, replace card, install package again but DO NOT UNINSTALL, is this correct?
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oh hang on, i install windows with 1 card. install nvidia. add second card. run installer again over the top and it should work? Do i have this right?
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1) You've already installed windows, no need to do it again unless you're just anal
2) Start up Windows with just one card installed. This should work w/o issues. If Windows wants to install drivers, just let it. By the way, at this point you should disable automatic installation of windows updates ... choose the option to let updates download, but you choose when to install them.
3) Install Forceware AKA the nvidia driver package
4) Shut down
5) Install 2nd card and SLI bridge
6) Start up Windows. It should now work w/o an issue.
7) Again, let windows install drivers it wants to.
8) Once windows is done doing it's thing, re-install the same forceware package on top of existing one to make certain that both cards have the same driver.
9) Restart, enable SLI, game on.

P.S. make sure you're using WHQL version of the driver you're installing, not the Beta.
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1) You've already installed windows, no need to do it again unless you're just anal
2) Start up Windows with just one card installed. This should work w/o issues. If Windows wants to install drivers, just let it. By the way, at this point you should disable automatic installation of windows updates ... choose the option to let updates download, but you choose when to install them.
3) Install Forceware AKA the nvidia driver package
4) Shut down
5) Install 2nd card and SLI bridge
6) Start up Windows. It should now work w/o an issue.
7) Again, let windows install drivers it wants to.
8) Once windows is done doing it's thing, re-install the same forceware package on top of existing one to make certain that both cards have the same driver.
9) Restart, enable SLI, game on.

P.S. make sure you're using WHQL version of the driver you're installing, not the Beta.
Excellent stuff, i will do that now. Thank you very much and i will let you know how it goes
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Also ... another thing that's a good idea to do once it's all up and running is to go to the Microsoft site and grab the latest DirectX package from there, and install it. I've had this cure some issues for me in the past.
    
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I added 1st card.
Installed forceware
shut down
add 2nd card
ran nvidia package after adding the 2nd card.

I get this error.
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my 275 maxs it fine at 1680x1050. try driver sweeper and newest drivers, or maybe try putting it in dx10 and seeing what happens, ive never had an issue.
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