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Trying for Hybrid SLI with nForce 980a and GTX 460

post #1 of 24
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Okay so my issue is that I'm trying to "enable" Hybrid SLI between my onboard southbridge chipset which is a 980a. My motherboard is a m4n98td EVO purchased from Provantage (because I hate NewEgg...long story) and my graphics card is an EVGA GTX 460. SLI is not showing up under the NVIDIA control panel, only Physx configuration and I know that's where SLI should be. I can enable the "mGPU" to act as the Physx processor but no SLI. My Motherboard manual says I should have an icon appear on my taskbar, but I get nothing. I just performed an extensive cleansing of my drivers with DriverSweeper and reinstalled the latest Nvidia drivers in Safe mode and nothing. Still no SLI in the control panel. Am I doing something wrong? I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
post #2 of 24
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And yes, my BIOS has the Hybrid SLI option Enabled with 512 mb of memory

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AMD Phenom II x6 1075t Six Core CPU
M4N98TD EVO Motherboard
EVGA GTX 460 GPU
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post #3 of 24
Ok I might be wrong, but in order for SLI to work you need 2 identical cards right?
I believe nvidia's not as lenient as amd on this.
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I'm no expert on Hybrid SLI but to my understanding Hybrid SLI only works with cards of the same series of the mgpu, someone with more experience can tell me if im correct?
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I was under the impression it could only work with low end cards i.e. 9400 and etc
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post #6 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by loony View Post
I was under the impression it could only work with low end cards i.e. 9400 and etc
u are absolutly correct, if ur board has a 94 or 84 card you have to have the same physical card
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post #7 of 24
its actually pretty cool that u can make your onboard a physix card, i thinkg thats pretty dam cool
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post #8 of 24
not possible. not going to work. hybrid sli is end of life anyway. end/
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post #9 of 24
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Thanks for the input guys. I guess it makes sense that the 980a wouldn't be able to SLI with my 460 because the 460 is way ahead of the mGPU. I guess I'll have to get another 460 next month. And I'm still not sold with the onboard acting as the physx processor. I get the impression that it's in some way too "limited" for Physx. I don't know.
post #10 of 24
Even by some miracle (and I have heard of such things hacks n' whatnot) enabling the onboard mGpu was a terrible performance hit when put into an SLi mode with anything even remotely modern... at one point I thought about this, researched it... and just turned off the mGpu in bios... not even worth it as a PhysX... not enough cuda/freq. Like all things 'tossed in' or 'freebie' your sorta got what you paid for it.
 
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