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Thank you Core2uu for listening.

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EDIT: Next person who tells me "flash the BIOS" get bludgeoned. Seriously. I heard the first 100000000000000 people who told me to flash the BIOS. I'm not a idiot. My phys-x options are missing off the control panel. That is the problem.
What version drivers do you have? Also, I'm assuming you have PhysX installed... =/
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Graphics Driver270.51 (8.17.12.7051)
Performance 6.05.26
PhysX 9.10.0514

Edit: While looking at GPU-Z i stumbled across something interesting. My second PCI-E 16x it tells me is a 1.0 slot. My first one is a 2.0 slot. Would this have something to do with the problem?
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 4/7/11 at 10:30pm
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The reason why Nvidia Control Panel does not show the Physx feature is because the 2nd card is not being detected/setup properly by Windows (as demonstrated in the very first post that there is a Yellow Exclamation mark with the 8800GT).

I think the solution is to get into BIOS and set the SLI Configuration to Dual Video Card. See pic below taken from page 4-32 of User Manual of Asus M2N-E SLI mobo.

Edit 1:
Do not use the SLI bridge just yet.

Edited by windfire - 4/7/11 at 10:38pm
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The reason why Nvidia Control Panel does not show the Physx feature is because the 2nd card is not being detected/setup properly by Windows (as demonstrated in the very first post that there is a Yellow Exclamation mark with the 8800GT).

I think the solution is to get into BIOS and set the SLI Configuration to Dual Video Card. See pic below taken from page 4-32 of User Manual of Asus M2N-E SLI mobo.

Edit 1:
Do not use the SLI bridge just yet.
1.) Removed SLi bridge.
2.) In the Bios changed from "Auto" to "Dual video card".

The device is still not being properly set up my windows in the device manager.

It is my suspicion that my motherboard has x1 PCI-E 1.0 and x1 PCI-E 2.0, and that might have something to do with the problem.

Edit: Also, my motherboard is old as all hell. Maybe i need to update my motherboard BIOS?

Edit again: http://forum.overclock3d.net/index.p...pcie-10x16-x4/ <-- This guys is running Phys-X on a PCI-E 1.0, and it runs just fine. Soo i guess the 1.0 has nothing to do with it.

Edit again again: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=51688 <-- There people are having the same problem with my motherboard and two identical video cards. They suggest flashing the BIOS.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=195584&mpage=1 <-- Same problem, fixed with a bios update

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/952615-problem-sli.html <-- Here is someone else with the same problem in the control panel. They suggest removing the video card and installing the drivers in a certain order.

Gonna try the last link with the reinstalling the driver. If that does not work, i'll look into updating the BIOS.

It's 2am here, i got college class early in the morning. I'm going to sleep. If anyone has any good ideas leave them here and i'll review them in the morning. I'll post an update tomorrow evening if i make any progress.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 4/7/11 at 11:02pm
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i dont know why you would want to use a 9800GT as physX when it could SLI with the 8800GT...

obviously flashing the BIOS will help your situation as that is what the majority of people in this thread suggested.
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1.) Removed SLi bridge.
2.) In the Bios changed from "Auto" to "Dual video card".

The device is still not being properly set up my windows in the device manager.

It is my suspicion that my motherboard has x1 PCI-E 1.0 and x1 PCI-E 2.0, and that might have something to do with the problem.

Edit: Also, my motherboard is old as all hell. Maybe i need to update my motherboard BIOS?

Edit again: http://forum.overclock3d.net/index.p...pcie-10x16-x4/ <-- This guys is running Phys-X on a PCI-E 1.0, and it runs just fine. Soo i guess the 1.0 has nothing to do with it.

Edit again again: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=51688 <-- There people are having the same problem with my motherboard and two identical video cards. They suggest flashing the BIOS.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=195584&mpage=1 <-- Same problem, fixed with a bios update

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/952615-problem-sli.html <-- Here is someone else with the same problem in the control panel. They suggest removing the video card and installing the drivers in a certain order.

Gonna try the last link with the reinstalling the driver. If that does not work, i'll look into updating the BIOS.

It's 2am here, i got college class early in the morning. I'm going to sleep. If anyone has any good ideas leave them here and i'll review them in the morning. I'll post an update tomorrow evening if i make any progress.
Updating the BIOS is perhaps the last resort as it does involve a little risk.

At this moment, go into Device Manager, try these 2 methods:-

1) Click on the 8800GT (with Yellow Exclamation mark) and right-click it. Uninstall and then immediately reinstall by directing it to the downloaded latest driver

2) Right click the 8800GT and select Content. Go the Resources tab and find out what hardware is conflicting with the card (as you are having a Code 12 error which usually has something to do with IRQ conflict).
Disable that hardware (which might be the onboard 1394 which I suppose you do not need. See pic)
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i dont know why you would want to use a 9800GT as physX when it could SLI with the 8800GT...

obviously flashing the BIOS will help your situation as that is what the majority of people in this thread suggested.
Dear Wumpus,

Flashing the GPU BIOS is a bit risky. I want to get windows recognizing BOTH card card first (AKA using one as dedicated phys-x). Once phys-x works, THEN i will flash the GPU BIOS to do SLi. I am 99% sure i have some other issues going on that flashing the GPU BIOS will not fix. Something is weird with my drivers or something is set up stupid in my BIOS or i have a IRQ conflict.

Dear Windfire,

Rep+. I'll try those things tomorrow! Great ideas! Thanks!
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Did some reading. It is a IRQ problem. Windfires ideas did not work.

From doing some reading it seems the early versions of the M2N-E had this problem on Vista and Windows 7, but not in Xp. This problem could be corrected by a motherboard BIOS update. The problem is, i have been trying to get to Asus's website for a while now and their downloads section is down. Anyone know a reliable place where i could get the latest BIOS for a M2N-E other than the Asus website?

edit: Never mind, the Asus website magically started working. Will keep you guys informed if this works.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 4/8/11 at 1:28pm
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Windows won't install them together it seems.




My guess is you can't select PhsyX because Windows only installed 1 card.



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First of all, you are tryying to do Hybrid SLI with 2 different physical cards... that won't work. You can only do that on the latest nvidia chipset that has embedded graphics, then you add a dedicated card and enable it in BIOS. For SLI, 2 cards must have the same GPU, memory size doesnt have to be the same because you can edit registry and make it work as the weakest link. I did that with 2 8800GTS (G80), one was 320mb and the other one 640mb. After tweeking registry, they both ran as 320mb (weakest link wins). you cant just flash BIOS and think that G92 and G80 would co-exist as if they were the same.

p.s. Correct me if I'm wrong. Better, prove me wrong =)
    
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