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Looks like the drivers did the trick.

Just FYI, you can run SLI without a bridge just fine. I would install the other card and enjoy the performance increase, then just pop the bridge on real quick when you get it.
     
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Looks like the drivers did the trick.

Just FYI, you can run SLI without a bridge just fine. I would install the other card and enjoy the performance increase, then just pop the bridge on real quick when you get it.
Yup, it was the drivers alright.

I got P4283 in 3DMark11.

I'll pop in my other GTX 470 now then I guess if it works, right?

Note that the above score isn't too far off of where my sig score is.

Seems like everything's running fine now. Granted, the score in my sig was done at 880/1760 and the one above was done at 815/1630
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Nice to hear that
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Nice to hear that
thanks coolkat and saint. and anyone else who helped

I just have one last question.

I have both cards in now. How do I enable SLI? Via BIOS? Nvidia Control panel?

If it's in NVCPL, I don't know why it's not letting me.
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thanks coolkat and saint. and anyone else who helped

I just have one last question.

I have both cards in now. How do I enable SLI? Via BIOS? Nvidia Control panel?

If it's in NVCPL, I don't know why it's not letting me.
On nVidia control panel.
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On nVidia control panel.
yeah, i don't have the option for SLI.

It seems that I have to wait for the bridge to enable it
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yeah, i don't have the option for SLI.

It seems that I have to wait for the bridge to enable it
Yeah, you need the SLI bridge.
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Yeah, you need the SLI bridge.
hehe, I tried. I have both cards installed lol. Just need the bridge (it's being shipped to me).

I'm really surprised it was the drivers saint, I couldn't believe the difference!

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The bridge does not enable sli. You can run sli w/o it. Re- install the drivers. use the custom clean install option.

If that dont work, open your windows device manager. make sure you see both cards are there. If not make sure both cards are powered and are working. Check them separately one at time. nvm I see you got it working, cool. The sli bridge will help your score a few 100 points.

It helps the cards scale.
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ohhh you tried to install a new mobo on an old copy of windows..
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