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8800 GTX SLI issue

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Hey all, having some troubles getting stability when running these cards in SLI. if SLI is disabled, i have no problems in bad company 2, the game works fine. when i enable SLI that is when the problems start to occur

so far, the latest beta drivers that were relased this year work, but they cause a crazy amount of artifacts/tearing. i believe it was release 265/266.35

i tried release 260/260.99 and i get the same thing.

i rolled back to drivers that were released in august of 09, release 190.62 or something like that. this driver release would crash/freeze the game as soon as the map has finished loading.

does anyone know if there is an optimal driver for running 8800 GTX's in SLI, like how my 4870x2's in CFX crash on every driver release past 10.5a (so im fine with using 10.5a.) im curious if there is a release that was stable. im also not sure if this is an issue with my mobo as its quite old and might not support win 7 64 bit properly

rig specs are:

AMD phenom ii x4 940 BE
Asus m2n-sli deluxe mobo flash to latest bios to support the 940 BE (has nforce 570 MCP)
some old ddr2 800mhz OCZ ram
XFX 750W black edition PSU. its a single 60A rail
Win 7 ult 64 bit, this is a fresh install and no other drivers but nvidia are on this install

Thanks!
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One card is probably bad. That happens if they can't sync up properly. Just replace them with two GTS 450s. Perfect replacement too.
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hmm, i will have to test each card individually then. id like to avoid replacing them if possible. i purchased the 2nd card last month used and water blocks to do my first WC rig, so i didnt mess up my i7 (never WC'd before). hopefully they check out, would be a shame if the one i bought used was busted
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If its not a bad card, try 197.45 drivers. We have almost the same set up. My 8800gt sli ran perfect on them. I upgraded to 460's and its awsome.
    
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