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Last night I spent about 4 hours trying to Sli my 480s. I tested each card individually and they both worked properly but once i had both of them in i ran into lock ups and black screens.

I can go into detail about all the troubleshooting i did but what i really want to see is if other people have trouble setting up sli too. I see alot of people here with dual or tri sli set ups. Should it be easy to do?
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Hmm I had the same thing happen to my 1200 Silverstone unit (also made by Impervio). The only difference was that I was trying to get two GTX 280s to work. Every time I tried to play Crysis, my system would instantly lock up and blue screen.

I got a response from Joel, a technical IT guy from Silverstone and he told me set the PSU from multi rail to single rail. I just discovered that your PSU is a single rail... so my advice wont help lol.

Try and plug the PSU straight into a wall instead of a power squid or power strip.

If that does not work, you may need to look at some other things:

1. Do you have your SLI bridge attached?
2. It may be a defective/faulty Bridge.
3. Faulty PSU... My PSU ended up being faulty, and I RMA'd it. Worked perfectly afterwards.
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Hey thanks for the reply.
I used two different sli bridges that came with my mobo. The flexible ribbon one and the hard bridge meant for 3 cards. Neither made a difference. I will try plugging the psu straight into the wall and calling silverstone tech support.

Frankly I just want to sell the 2nd card right now. Don't really need the horsepower of two and time spent troubleshooting is time not spent gaming
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Originally Posted by cchoy87 View Post
Hey thanks for the reply.
I used two different sli bridges that came with my mobo. The flexible ribbon one and the hard bridge meant for 3 cards. Neither made a difference. I will try plugging the psu straight into the wall and calling silverstone tech support.

Frankly I just want to sell the 2nd card right now. Don't really need the horsepower of two and time spent troubleshooting is time not spent gaming

Don't plug it straight into a wall, nothing good can happen from that.
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That's crazy, I had less trouble SLIing on a non-SLI board and never have any crashes.
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Don't plug it straight into a wall, nothing good can happen from that.
if the rig dies due to you having it in the wall homeowners insurance will cover it

but, its highly unlikely thats going to happen anyway
 
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