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I predict OP will find the Yellow Exclamation mark with "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)".

If this turns out to be the case, I suggest testing the 2nd card alone in the system, especially if it is a newly bought card.
Yes it says (code 43) but they both worked speratley.
 
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post #12 of 15
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Okay well I think I know what happen it's a little wierd though... the orignal install was with the Card in slot x16_2. The card I added to SLI was added to x16_1. I proceeded to plug monitor into x16_1 and do drive sweep and reinstall driver several times... I just rebooted with the monitor plugged into x16_2 slot and SLI magicaly appeared. I would much rather have montor plugged into top slot but this will do for now.
 
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post #13 of 15
For a SLI setup, the top card (ie PCIEX16_1) is usually the primary card of the pair because the monitor is plugged to it. The primary card is often hotter for 2 reasons:
a. its air intake is largely blocked by the lower card
b. as the primary card, it handles a little bit more workload. This part alone will cause 2-3C higher.

So, I suggest you to connect the monitor to the lower card (ie PCIEX16_2) so that the lower card is made as the primary card of the pair. This will make your top card a little happier, thermal-wise.

One additional step (which might have previously related to your problem):
Go into BIOS's Advanced Features (see pic below) and confirm that the Init Display First to PCIEX16_2.

I suspect, you have this setting already previously but you then re-attached the monitor to the upper card. This conflicted with the BIOS setting and therefore, caused your previous problem.
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For a SLI setup, the top card (ie PCIEX16_1) is usually the primary card of the pair because the monitor is plugged to it. The primary card is often hotter for 2 reasons:
a. its air intake is largely blocked by the lower card
b. as the primary card, it handles a little bit more workload. This part alone will cause 2-3C higher.

So, I suggest you to connect the monitor to the lower card (ie PCIEX16_2) so that the lower card is made as the primary card of the pair. This will make your top card a little happier, thermal-wise.

One additional step (which might have previously related to your problem):
Go into BIOS's Advanced Features (see pic below) and confirm that the Init Display First to PCIEX16_2.

I suspect, you have this setting already previously but you then re-attached the monitor to the upper card. This conflicted with the BIOS setting and therefore, caused your previous problem.
Yeah that was my setting before... I do like it with the monitor on the bottom card this is helping with temputures. So ill leave it this way. Top card is peaking at 81c bottom at 77c this is with them both overclocked to 841 Core... Its pretty nice thanks for both of your help and plus Rep...
 
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post #15 of 15
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I did more test can't get it stable but no worries it's stable bumped down slightly so it makes little difference
 
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