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Running SLi with 2 GTX 285's on water, temps are not the problem (unless they are too low).

When I first boot up WoW and enter the game, I can't hear my cards working (caps squealing) very much. I alt+tab and then bring WoW back to the foreground and all of a sudden both cards start working. It not only happens when I first start the game up but at seemingly random intervals during gameplay and can again be fixed by alt+tabbing out and back in.

Anyone had this problem?

I have to run in full screen because if I don't I get a horrible line right above my chat/hotbars that clips. Going fullscreen removed it. I am not sure if going windowed mode stopped my cards from working but it sure does it in fullscreen.

Edit: Just thought... Maybe they are downclocking to 2d mode, gonna try riva.
Edited by Shrimpykins - 12/17/10 at 8:09pm
 
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Wow is complete garbage when it comes to newer hardware. Chances are your going to have to disable SLI to play wow.
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SLI no likey windowed mode, especially in wowzers.
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People are definitely getting off-track already; let's keep the game-hating away. There's nothing wrong with the game; it just so happens that an unreasonably large portion of the player base is filled with people who do unreasonable things and make it look like bad. Anything that manages to pull 10+ million subscribers is doing something right.

As for the OP: as another has said, WoW has been known to not always play nicely with anything beyond a single GPU, or even take proper advantage of newer hardware, at that. What you're seeing isn't exactly "normal," but it isn't ridiculous either. I suggest trying the 265.90 Quadro drivers, with a modded .inf to work with Geforce cards. I believe Capwn originally got it going on OCN, it's worked wonders for me and the numerous people I've spread it to, including SLI issues. It wouldn't hurt to try. PM me for the link to the zipped file.
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There's nothing wrong with the game; it just so happens that an unreasonably large portion of the player base is filled with people who do unreasonable things and make it look like bad.
You're right, just the people that play it...well most of them anyway.
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It was reverting to 2d clock modes apparently. I forced 3d perf clocks with RivaTuner and it fixed my problem.
As I said, I am not running in windowed mode, I am running in FULLSCREEN, windowed mode arguments are invalid.
Edited by Shrimpykins - 12/18/10 at 6:46am
 
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when i play warcraft and have a website open with google chrome i get it stuck on 2D clocks to. dont have it with internet explorer open
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when i play warcraft and have a website open with google chrome i get it stuck on 2D clocks to. dont have it with internet explorer open
Was running with nothing but WoW up. I think it's just the 200 series cards. They have always had trouble with going into 2d modes when not needed.
 
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